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The Best Apps for visiting Lagos

Want to go to Lagos? Lagos is a bustling and vibrant city with many things to offer. There is so much to see and do in Africa’s largest city that you might need some help getting your head around it all. Nevertheless, downloading a few apps prior to your visit to Lagos might make your trip stress-free and more fun. From currency converter to transport apps, here are some of the best apps you should download before visiting Lagos, Nigeria.

Google Maps

The best way of exploring Nigeria’s biggest city is to get lost in its Mainland and Island. Lagos being the biggest city in Africa as well as one of the most congested cities in the world comes with an unbelievable traffic. And for that Google Maps App is your best betoffering real-time directions and current traffic updates. With that you’ll know when best to hit the streets and how to navigate.

Currency Converter

Currency Converter Lagos
Image courtesy of XE Currency

Since Nigeria uses the Naira, you will need to figure out what the daily exchange rate or currency converter is when you’re planning on purchasing local currency. Or simply want o makes purchases from your home card. XE Currency Converter and AbokiFX has live-market rates to be sure that the conversion is as accurate as possible. They are easy to use – perfect for when you’re comparing prices in Nigeria with those back home.

Transport Apps

Worried about the safety of the city taxis or you’re simply in doubt? Worry not. Global transport apps such as Uber and Bolt (Taxify) have enabled global payment security encryptions and measures to ensure safe and reliable ride for all.

Google Translate

English as the official language of Nigeria is widely used for business transactions and for official purposes. Most ethnics groups prefer communicating in their own languagesIgbo, Yoruba and Hausa – the three major languages spoken in Nigeria. So, when travelling around Lagos, you’re bound to come across words and phrases that you don’t understand, and that’s where the Google Translate App becomes handy. A great language tool when wanting to understand something in a language that you don’t know. Great for short phrases and single words.

Food Delivery Apps

Eating out in Lagos has always been overwhelming with multitudes of both local and international restaurants offering cuisines from around the world. Luckily for the foodies in Lagos, apps like Jumia Food and Domino’s Pizza allows you to advantage of the city’s food delivery scene. With over 120 restaurants in Lagos on its platform, Jumia Food allows you to connect with the best restaurants around and find your delicious cravings and have it delivered anywhere in Lagos.


Whether you’re booking a hotel, choosing a restaurant for dinner, local attractions to visit, TripAdvisor App provides you with helpful local tips from their own recommendations to customer reviews. Your searches will be categorized into different selection criteria, will provide detailed information about things to do, hotels, restaurants and more. It will make your trip to Lagos go that bit more smoothly.

We also recommend our guide to the 10 reasons everyone should visit Lagos.


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