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Yenogoa is the capital city of Bayelsa State with a population of around 350,000 people (2006 census). It is found in the South South of Nigeria. Bayelsa was carved out of Rivers State in 1996.


Yenogoa derives its name from acronym of three of its main local government areas – Brass (BALGA), Yenagoa (YELGA) and Sagbama (SALGA). The first major settlers are the Ijaw people. Yenogoa is surrounded by swamps and mangrove and tropical rain forests and mostly accessible by water.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

From wherever you are, to get to Yenagoa you need to fly in to Port Harcourt Airport and continue the journey to the city by road. Flights every hour from Lagos take around 1 hour and 20 minutes.

By bus[edit]

From the terminus of God is Good Motors found in different parts of the country GIGM will suffice. It costs ₦10,500 from Lagos.Peace Mass Transport and Agofure also have terminals all over the country.

Get around[edit]

Map of Yenagoa

By bus[edit]

The bus as a means of transportation is very affordable, starting from as low as ₦100 depending on your destination and the distance.

By boat[edit]

Yenogoa is surrounded by water and this makes roads inaccessible. The major form of transportation is by water.


  • 1 Azaiki Public Library, Foundation. Azaiki Public Library Plot 01, Gen. Andrew Azazi DriveOff Imgbi Road Amarata, +234 806 112 7071, +234 814 151 5074, +234 806 849 7611. 9AM-5PM. Reading space and accessible to any kind of books.
  • 2 Peace Park, Mbiama-Yenagoa Road. 24 hr. The park is found near the government secretariat. It was intended as a tourist attraction to boost tourism in Bayelsa State. It serves as an amusement park, and thousands of people visit the park for vacation and recreational purposes, and it has served the needs of everyone within the state by its strategic location at the heart of the state capital.
  • 3 Bayelsa Heroes Memorial Park Ekeremor, Beside Redeemers International School along Danni Abacha Expressway, +234 806 757 7669. Bayelsa Heroes Memorial Park is a museum suitable for recreational purposes and a place where most heroes from Bayelsa where buried among others.
  • 4 Bayelsa Ferry Terminal and Resorts, +234 813 714 0794. It is a public beach that has a localized ferry terminal for the ferrying of passengers and goods cross the Niger Delta Region. It is intended as a one-stop water transportation hub to enhance commerce and tourism. Bayelsa Ferry Terminal and Resorts, Yenagoa has accommodation facilities too . Bayelsa Ferry .It will be made up of world class facilities such as a ferry terminal to be made up of jetties, slipway, arrival and departure halls and so more, a shopping mall with over 5,000 shops and halls, hotel and resort, and support facilities such as fire station, a mini petrol station, and medical health centre. It is expected to attract over a million tourists yearly.
  • 5 Kontiki Amusement Park and Resort, TB Referral Clinic, Yenegwe, Mien Bolous Street besides, +234 803 312 9071. 8AM-8PM. The amusement park is a place of fun to visit with the family has a roller coaster, swimming facility, a bush bar, a restaurant for exciting exotic meals. It also has a 5D cinema and 5 A size football pitch.
  • Achievers Farms LTD. Igbogene-Epie, km 2. Chief Melford Okilo Express Way (from Church of Jesus Christ), +234 907 150 6274. A beautiful serene environment often likened to the garden of Eden with a multi purpose farm. It is surrounded with lots of flora and fauna all kept in balance.
  • 6 Presidents' Cathedral (Deanery of St Stephens), Otuoke Road Otuoke. 24 hours. Presidents' Cathedral is an Anglican church with distinct architectural design and prominent is stained glass.


Swimming, fishing and boat racing.


  • Sunky supermarket, Azikoro street, opp New sunky supermarket, Azikoro, +234-803-118-0324. 8AM-9PM. Sunky supermarket is a big supermarket/shopping mall that offers amazing services and product like in store shopping and Delivery. They also sell products that gives pleasure to the consumers.
  • Joepal supermarket, 225 Mbiama-Yenagoa Road, +234-703-978-4027. 2–10:30PM. Provides services like in-store shopping and delivery.
  • The Food Shop, 601 Melford Okilo Road, +234-818-735-695, . The food shop is a very big shopping mall. They offer services like in store shopping and delivery.
  • A to Z Mall, Isaac Jasper adaka Boro Expressway baybridge junction, +234-810-377-4232, toll-free: +234-802-361-2322, . 8AM-10PM. They offer services like in-store shopping and free delivery.


  • Megroasty Foods, By Sunky Supermarket, 14 Azikoro Street, Ekeki, +234-805-057-1087, . 7AM. Offers dine-in, take away and delivery.
  • Bloozzom Bistro Salad Bar and Cafe, Along Old Assembly Quarters, +234-802-856-2400. 24 hr. Dine-in, delivery.
  • Foundation Bakery, +234-806-832-9258. 8AM–8PM. Dine-in, take away.
  • 1 Atlantic Flavour, 40 Erepa Rd, +234 810 230 1000. Daily 8AM–10PM. They offer various options like jollof rice, chicken sauce, soups, etc. Dine-in and delivery available.
  • 2 D'Delicatessen, Yenagoa Yenagia. Daily 8AM–8PM. They offer menu like jollof rice, soup etc.
  • 3 Cocopot Restaurant, Nirvana, Azikoro Street, +234 706 860 2323. Daily 8AM–10PM. They offer various menus like soup, rice recipes, and yam recipes. Dine-in and delivery available.


  • Bolex Car Wash and Bar, Isaac Adaka Borough Expy, +234-803-709-4522. Bolex bar is a bar in yenagoa.
  • Aster plaza, Asters, Isaac Boro Expressway, . 24/7. Bar, restaurant, event hall.
  • Nnanna's Bar, Along chief Melford Okilo Expressway imgbi, +234-803-775-6670. Their service includes: delivery and dine-in.


  • Ruthmour Hotel and Treasure suites, Ruthmour street, off Imiringi Road, +234-806-895-7007. A very classy hotel with free parking, air conditioned rooms, restaurant and adequate room service.
  • Meglams Hotel, Environment sanitation office lambart turner Eradirist, Onopa, +234-802-232-0597. Check-out: noon. Free parking space, breakfast and room service.
  • Top Ranks Hotel Galaxy, Sanni Abacha express way. A lower priced hotel with free parking space, breakfast, WiFi and restaurant and room service.
  • 1 Golden Tulip Yenogoa. The hotel has a serene environment with well kept lawns. It has a regular sized swimming pool. Offers well cooked intercontinental meals.
  • 2 Royal Tulip Castle, Government House Premesis, +234 806 805 9438. Check-out: noon. It has a restaurant, fitness centre, a bar and garden. Featuring a terrace, the 4-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with a private bathroom. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, room service and free WiFi throughout the property. The units in the hotel are equipped with a flat-screen TV. Royal Tulip Castle Yenagoa offers a continental or buffet breakfast. The accommodation offers 4-star accommodation with a sauna and hot tub.It has cosy huts set mandarin style surrounded by artificial lakes. Well kept swimming pool.


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