Revisiting my visit to Whispering Palms, Badagry Lagos

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Whispering palms is one of the tourist and relaxation centers located in the ancient city of Badagry in Lagos, Nigeria. The name was coined from the whispering sounds made by coconut palm plants when a gentle wind blows in their environment. The center is characterized by different species of coconut plants and is about 30 km from the urban area.

The first storey building in Nigeria

From the continuation of my visit to the slave trade museum in Badagry, I proceeded to visit the first storey building built in Nigeria before heading over to whispering palms to see what the place has to offer in terms of tourism.

There is nothing much to the first storey building except that it still standing strong even after hundreds of years of being built by the Christian missioners that imported the Christianity religion into the country. You will think it is a mere coincidence that the same Badary that serves as the point for slave trade also serves as the entry point for Christianity religion. Make out of that whatever you wish.

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Herein lies the first storey building in Nigeria. Built by Christian missioners

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A little history of the building found hanging on the wall within the building

Whispering palms

From the first storey building, we headed straight to whispering palms, paid the required entrance fee, and went sightseeing to feed our eyes.

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The entrance

The first thing that greeted us is the serene and aesthetic atmosphere provided by ornamental plant species such as bougainvillea, palms and Delonix regia. We proceeded straight to the reception area just to have a feel of what and what services that we can get.

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Entrance to the reception

The reception had a mini-museum with cages containing parrots overlooking the area, sprinkling it with some natural beauty.

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The parrots were the first to greet us

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The mini-museum containing eggs of different water animals, coral shells, and preserved water animals

At the reception, we were told of different services that we can get and they include just sightseeing, boat riding, beach volleyballing, swimming, and a host of other trivial activities I cannot remember. I felt a bit disappointed because I was expecting more. Anyway, it seems the only exciting thing I can get is to go on a journey riding a boat. I had never been in a boat before then anyway. We paid for the boat rides and went sightseeing before heading to the harbour.

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Just a place to relax and savour nature

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Something for the kids to play with

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I am the one behind the camera, so don't bother looking for me

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The water is already been plaqued by seaweeds. Signs of eutrophication?

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Time to get into the boat

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Would have preferred to take this one but it is much more expensive

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So we opted for this cheaper one

After going on the boat ride, there seemed nothing left to be excited for except to see the environment. We got to the swimming pool but none of us was interested in swimming. Hence, we just savour the beauty of the water and the environment.

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Here is the coconut shed where tourists can buy and drink coconut milk.

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These are some of the apartments available for tourists. They come at different costs depending on certain criteria

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Fish grilling shed

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ANother look at the coconut shed

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The swimming pool area overlooked by palms. A beauty to behold

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After touring the entire area and taking the boat ride, we decided to take our leave. In my opinion, the whispering palm is a really cool place to hang out away from the life of the city where one can enjoy and savour the beauty that nature has to offer. For those that do not love partying, perhaps just hanging around the beach would be enough. I also did not check their menu to see the varieties of food on offer. Perhaps the food would be offered something to be excited about. Who knows!

All images are my properties, taken using Samsung S4.


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Nice pictures. Heard so much about badagry. Even though I stay in the city of Lagos I never gone there. Hope to make a visit there someday. Never heard of the whispering palms. Guess there are lot of things yet to discovered or still unknown till I get there. Thanks for giving us an experience on how it all went.


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Interesting..

Slave trade and christian missionaries... I say no more.

Nice pictures


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You don't wanna be starting something.....in MJ's voice


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Haha..
No I don't .


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Badagry is known for it numerous tourist center in Lagos, the first ever storey building in Nigeria is located here. The building was constructed under the CMS under the ministration of Late Reverend Henry Townsend, He was the head of CMS (The Church Missionary Society) back then.

I've been there once, but I was still a little kid then, I accomplished my brother for an excursion and it was fun and great.
You took a great shot, thank you for sharing.

Thanks for the kind compliment. Yes, I agree that Badagry is one of the places to be if history is what we are looking for.


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I am the one behind the camera, so don't bother looking for me.

Hahhahaha you got me here😊 Whispering palms is in my bucketlist before this year runs out i hope i made it there so i can share the story of my trip with everyone.


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From my own perspective i can see from the pictures that you really had fun.it is a very educative and fun vist you really had.i encourage everyone to create out time to vist some recreational centres that will add value to their life.


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Thanks for sharing your family time with us. It does my heart good to see you had fun with them my friend. I hope to get caught up on your latest posts I missed this last few days as I have been neglectful in my curation.

In all of my world travels, Nigeria is one of several places I have never been so I am glad I get to experience it through you.😀

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I cannot advice anyone to visit Nigeria for tourism purposes as of now due to high level of insecurity in certain parts of the country. I've done some sightseeing in the past and will write more if I can dig the pictures up.

Nice pictures it looks wonderful and lovely, like your kind of person thanks and keep it up.


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Wow, very interesting place to shill out with family, look so beautiful and creative.


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I got to know about whispering palms since I was 12 but ever since then, I have never gotten the chance to visit there. Hopefully I will some day.

The name was coined from the whispering sounds made by coconut palm plants when a gentle wind blows in their environment.

Hahahaa.... That's very clever of the founder. Thanks for the brief history class😉
Awesome photos btw.

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Have heard about "the first storey building in Nigeria" but this is my first time hearing of "whispering palms" I hope I get there someday. Love the pics you took.