Welcome to Olumo Rock, the highest point in the Egba Kingdom
Journey to the Top
A trip to Olumo rock usually commences with a climb up the man-made stairs carved into the rock for the adventurous tourists. However, there is an elevator to transport tourists to the top of the rock without fear of climbing the numerous stairs. The journey continues with climbs on irregularly sized rocks (or ladders which are now provided) through a narrow corridor that leads to the top of the rock. All along the way, catch sights of carvings in the rock, cowrie-studded statues and the ancient abode of the priestesses who live in huts on the rock. Guides are available.
On the way back down the rock, the sight of the Ogun river running like a silver chain amidst a forest of aged red corrugated roofs bordered by thick green forests which melt into the horizon is breathtaking.
Olumo rock was recognized by the WHO as a World Tourist Centre in 2008.