Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) is located in Presidential Bouleva road, Oke Mosan, Abeokuta, Ogun State. It’s a beautiful and serene environment with a museum, a cinema, a bamboo grove bar, a pool, a guesthouse, a recreation centre for kids, a wildlife park, among others.
How much will a visit cost?
It’s important to note that entry is free but It cost N3000 (three thousand Naira) per person to tour the museum. And N5000 (five thousand Naira) per person to tour the whole OOPL. You can also pay extra to get a boat ride. I’m not sure how much that cost. It cost N1000 (one thousand Naira) flat to see a movie at the cinema. Entry into the wildlife park cost N1000 (one thousand Naira).Ever heard of Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Ogun State? Here's what I think about the home of the former president of Nigeria. Click To Tweet
When is the best time to visit Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library?
OOPL is open every day (9 AM to 5 PM) but it’s best to visit during the weekends because that’s when people tend to visit the most.
I visited OOPL on Tuesday, February 2, and to be honest, I was pretty impressed by what I saw and I know for sure that I would be going back, sooner than later. OOPL is a beautiful tourist attraction that I think everyone needs to see but just make sure you have enough money to explore all of it. Plus it’s also the former president’s residence.
How to get to Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library?
If you’re coming from outside Lagos, the best option is to fly into Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), which is the closest airport to Abeokuta, Ogun State. Once you get to the airport, you can get a cab that will take you to the nearest park where you can board a bus going to Abeokuta.You won't believe what I found in Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) Click To Tweet
When you get to Abeokuta, you can take a cab or a bike to OOPL. It’s one of the most popular places in the city and everyone and their uncle knows it.
Things to do at OOPL?
There’re a lot of things you can do at OOPL, they include:
- Tour the museum.
- Go for a boat ride.
- See a movie at the cinema
- Visit the wildlife park.
- Lodge at the guesthouse.
- Visit the bamboo grove bar.
- Visit the recreation centre.
- Go for a swim
- Visit the library.
NOTE: The wildlife park is just an added side attraction to the resort. There’re a lot of animals but it’s nothing close to a safari experience.
See some pictures from the park below…
What else can you do in Abeokuta?
On your trip to Abeokuta, Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library isn’t the only place you can visit. Ever heard of Olumo Rock? Yea, you should absolutely visit it on your trip to Abeokuta. It’s cost only N1000 (one thousand Naira) to enter and my COMPLETE GUILD to visiting Olumo Rock has all the details you need to make your trip as stressful and enjoyable as possible. Be sure to read it!A visit to Abeokuta, Ogun State, will never be complete without visiting these places... Click To Tweet
Other places you can visit in Abeokuta include:
- The National Museum Abeokuta
- The markets
- Take a tour of the Centenary Hall
- Take pictures of the Oyan River Dam
- Explore the Omo Forest Reserve
Have you been to OOPL? What was the experience like? If you haven’t, kindly leave a comment below to let me know if this guild was useful. I hope it was 🙂