Full meaning of acronym: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture. IITA has to be one of the best places to live in Nigeria (I’m not kidding). Entering the compound felt like coming into fantasy land like Alice did when she fell through the rabbit hole. The air was so fresh and crisp because of hundreds of trees in the reserve.
What I cherished the most during my short stay was the peace and serenity that’s a luxury for Lagos residents. There were no generator sounds, no horns or honking, no traders shouting their wares and no fighting pedestrians on the roads.
Accommodation in IITA ranges from a single room to flatlets and all are very affordable. There are also many sports amenities available, there’s a swimming pool, basketball court, tennis court, football field, squash court, a golf course and a fitness centre. There are also organised forest walks and bike rides. A unisex salon and spa are also available for all your beauty needs.
Overall rating 10/10. I would visit this place anyway anytime. It’s a wonderful place to break from everyday hustle and bustle.
Until next time, from your top guide in fine living.