Experience Kwara - Ilorin City Tours
What's included, what's not
Know before you book
- Public transportation options are available nearby
- Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
- Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
- Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
Ilorin Central Mosque
The Central Mosque of Ilorin, the capital of Kwara State is one of the most beautiful mosques in Nigeria. It can also be called the pride of Ilorin because of the architectural beauty and is just a stone throw from the Emir's Palace. This grand place of worship is one of the largest mosques in Nigeria with a capacity of 20,000 worshippers at a time. The mosque is open to all tourists regardless of religion. It has six major entrances, all are named after prominent individuals in the city.
Emir's Palace Roundabout
Emir's Palace Ilorin is the seat of the Ilorin Emirate. The Emir's Palace is also one of the most visited tourist attractions and destinations in Ilorin. The Palace has different sections including clinic, stadium and zoo.
Amongst the numerous pottery centres in Nigeria, Dada Pottery of Kwara State is well-known for its artistry in pottery and is regarded as the largest traditional pottery workshop in Nigeria. Located in the Dada area of Ilorin, the workshop showcases one of the traditional occupations of women in Ilorin. Virtually all the females in the area are potters and for more than a century, the women of Dada Okelele have perfected the art of pot making. Their perfectly designed vessels have earned them reputable recognition as the biggest traditional all-female enterprise in Nigeria.
Alaro Asooke/Weaving Products
Aso-oke or Aso ilu oke, (uptown clothes) is a traditional attire worn mostly by the Yoruba tribe for special occasions. Aso-oke is usually woven by young men to make outfits for both men and women. There are three main types of Aso-oke: Etu: This is mainly indigo blue with white stripes and light blue checkerboard in a pattern weave structure. Alaari: crimson in colour Sanya: Caramel in colour with a white stripe running through the middle. Aso-oke textile has been patronised by Tourists within and outside the country over the years.
Iya Yusuf Restaurant
Iya Yusuf is a local restaurant in the heart of Ilorin where local cuisine is served. Over time the restaurant has been a stop over place for tourists exploring Ilorin to enjoy local dishes like Amala, Tuwo, Efo riro and much more.
University of Ilorin
Unilorin Zoological Garden and 320m Canopy Walkway is a combination of animal sighting and adrenaline pumping thrill, located at the famous University of Ilorin, Kwara State. From seeing exotic animals, birds watching and thrills from the Canopy Walkway, you don’t want to miss this. It is a wonderful way to get refreshed!
University of Ilorin
The University of Ilorin Lakeside Resort is another wonderful attraction to visit in the city of Ilorin. It is located in the heart of the prestigious University of Ilorin. The serenity of the Lake is so heartwarming that visitors to the Lake are tempted to take a canoe ride across the Lake. There are sit-out canopies for relaxation, a chit-chat, drinks, a meal, snacks, board games and there’s also a floating banquet hall on the lake for holding special events. Life-guards are stationed and patrolling the lake round-the-clock to forestall any danger. The lake with it’s cool breeze also provides that purity of nature and calmness that every soul needs to connect with nature.
Cleaning and safety practices
Enhanced cleanliness measures
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Gear and equipment sanitized between use
- Social distancing measures in place
- Personal protective equipment worn by staff
- Temperature checks available
- Masks required
- Masks provided
- Hand sanitizer provided