The story of 400 years of slavery cannot be told without a visit to the former slave port. This is a private tour to explore the former slave quarters and see the preserved relics at the Slave Museums. This tour affords you the opportunity to experience first-hand what really happened and how these things happened during the slave trade regime. Many people known today as Black Americans have actually traced their roots to Africa to see and write their own narratives.
Your tour will include a boat ride to the Point of No Return (Gberefu Island) where the slaves were routed through to the ships to foreign countries. During the tour, there will be a brief stop at the ‘Attenuation Well’ where slaves were made to drink magical waters that made them forget who they’re. There will also be a stopover at the beach front of the Point of No Return for a little rest and reflection.
- The first point of call is the William Seriki Abass Slave Baracoon where you will pick up the history of slavery in Nigeria including the small rooms where a hundred of slaves were kept and also find out the batter prices for slaves. Aside seeing some of the relics of the slave era, you will as well visit the resting place of the Williams Seriki Abass, one of the great players during the slave era.
- The Mobee Slave Relics Museum which holds artifacts such as chains, mouth guards and locks, and more which were used on slaves is the second place to visit. You will also be shown relics and wreckage of some items used at the time.
- You will be taken to see the first storey building in Nigeria built by the missionaries in 1845 and learn about their activities in Nigeria. This was the same place the bible was first translated from English to a Nigerian local language- Yoruba by the late Samuel Ajayi Crowther.
- You will be taken on a boat across a small lagoon to the sandy beach that leads to the Point of No Return where the slaves were routed through to the ships to foreign countries. There will be a stop at the ‘Attenuation Well’ where slaves were made to drink magical waters that made them forget who they are. At the beach front of the Point of No Return, you will make a brief stop to rest and reflect.