Akure is in Southwest Nigeria.
Akure is the capital of Ondo State and headquarters of the Akure Kingdom, said to have been founded by the great-grandson of the Yoruba divine king Oduduwa. The palace is located in the center of town, and was built around 1150AD. Akure is also the home of the respected Federal University of Technology, Akure, and of a peaceful tapestry of backgrounds in its people. There is a sizable presence of restaurants and stores.
- 1 Idanre Hill Peak (Pretty much just take Akure-Idanre Road out of Akure to location.). Located about 25km outside of Akure, this popular hiking destination allows you to ascend 667 steps to an elevation of nearly 3000 feet, among dome-like hills that are steeped in folklore and supposedly listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Sight due to its presence of prior human habitation. Here you can find the Owa's (king's palace), Belfry, Old Court, Agboogun footprint, shrines, etc, and the scenery is really quite awe-inspiring. You may have to pay a "guide" at the entrance, but there is no need to book ahead.
- 1 Royal Birds Hotel & Towers Akure, 6 Ola Akadiri St, Alagbaka, Akure, Nigeria, ☏ . Why not go all out and stay at a prime place in the high-end Alagbaka area? Pool, hotel tower, fitness center, restaurant with breakfast. High customer satisfaction on Google. one site said 17000 Naira, best inquire personally.