Olumo Rock is an ancient rock located in Abeokuta, Nigeria. It was first discovered by a hunter named Adagba and he found the rock to be a natural place of refuge from wars and threat of wars. The rock provided sanctuary to the Egba people giving them room to monitor the enemy’s advance which led to their eventual triumph in the war.
A trip to Olumo rock usually commences with a climb up the man-made stairs carved into the rock. The journey continues with climbs on irregularly sized rocks through a narrow corridor that leads to the top of the rock. There are carvings in the rock, cowrie-studded statues and inside. On the way back down the rock, the sight of the Ogun river running smoothly like a silver sash amidst a forest of red ridged roofs and thick green forests that melt into the horizon. The Rock is annually celebrated with lots of sacrifices.
Olumo rock is one of the most popular tourist centers in Nigeria.