Agodi Garden

There are several mental health benefits of travelling, but they are rarely discussed. Did you know that travelling is a way to handle anxiety? Other ways in which travelling is beneficial to your health includes; Boosting your mood, keeping you Alert, Increasing levels of creativity, and stress relief.

Is it time to go on leave or you need a place for that holiday vacation or honeymoon? You should check out these cool places around the world where you can relax, unwind and get some therapy from mother nature.


6. Agodi Garden (Nigeria)

This is a beautiful place to ease the stress if you are interested in visiting the ancient city of the brown roofs. Ibadan, in the Oyo state of Nigeria, is the largest city in Africa and home to the beautiful Agodi Garden.

Formerly called Agodi botanical and zoological garden when it was created in the year 1967 under the former Western region, this unique recreational centre was destroyed by the Ogunpa flood of the year 1980 losing all its beautiful animals to the disaster.

However, The Oyo state government took it upon themselves to renovate this mini paradise in the year 2012 and officially re-opened the new recreational centre in the year 2014. The present Agodi Garden has a beautiful lake with colourful fishes and Offers boat rides.

There is a lovely water park consist of three beautiful swimming pools with two water slides.  The Ariel view of the water park area is a beauty to behold.

The Agodi Garden mini zoo is still under construction, but it is home to some monkeys, two lions, alligators, crocodiles, some tortoise and turtles, ducks, and some other pretty birds. The perfect place for a picnic with your family is nowhere better than this recreational centre.

There are donkeys available for rides, bouncy castles, swings, and plenty of green area for the kids to run around. If you like bridges, there are lovely bridges over some parts of the lake that allows you to look over and view the fishes as they swim.

There are Karaoke nights just in case you would like to stay out late, and if you are hungry, there are shops that offer all kinds of local mouth-watering chops and drinks. The Agodi park is just perfect for relaxation.