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Osun Oshogbo Festival

UNESCO World Heritage Site, Osun Grove, Oshogbo Nigeria

Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove is a sacred forest along the banks of the Osun river just outside the city of Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria. The Osun-Osogbo Grove is among the last of the sacred forests which usually adjoined the edges of most Yoruba cities before extensive urbanization. In recognition of its global significance and its cultural value, the Sacred Grove was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005. Osun is honored at the Osun-Osogbo Festival.

Every August, lots of people from around the world throng to Osun State, Nigeria, to attend and participate in the Osun-Osogbo Festival. It is held at the illustrious and sacred Osun Grove. Although a sizable number of the participants are Osun indigenes, the festival has, over the years, morphed into an international event that attracts the attention of tourists and visitors from other parts of the world.

 

Abridge Tour Itinerary

DAY 1: Transfer from the arrival airport to Osogbo town.

Day 2: “Iwopopo’’, a ritual done to cleanse the city from evil.

Day 3:  Osogbo city tour; visit Susan Wenger’s house, Freedom Park and Nike art gallery.

 Day 4: Be at leisure. No organised tours.

Day 5: Go to Ataoja’ Palace for “Iboriade’’ where the sitting Ataoja of Osogbo would bless the crowns of past kings of the ancient town and the lighting of the over 600-year-old 16-point lamps known as “Ina Olujumerindinlogun’’.

Day 6: Join the procession to the groove for the “Arugba Ritual’’, the major highlights of the festival in which a virgin maiden carries a calabash containing items of sacrifice to appease and worship the goddess. She leads the procession across town to the grove.

Day 7: Departure

 

Tour Cost Includes:

a. Return transfer from Lagos

b. Daily breakfast and lunch or dinner

c. Shuttles from the hotel to the Grove and other tourist sites in town

d. Local Souvenirs

 

Tour Cost Excludes

1. International flight to Nigeria

2. Lagos Airport transfer (available at N10,000 per person)

3. Any item not expressly stated in the itinerary

 

COSTS FROM: N150, 000 (per person)

The Cost of this Osun Oshogbo Festival tour package is N150, 000 per person sharing -  available for 5 persons traveling together. 

 

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Package Price: N150,000.00
SKU: Osun-Oshogbo Grove Festival

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