Our Omu resort trip has been one of the most anticipated group tours for the year since the previous visit was with a family of three who requested a private trip, and the experience was what birthed a group trip in the month of March and thereafter more trips to the destination. Welcome to Omu Resort.
Where is Omu Resort?
Omu Resort is situated in Bogije off Ajah – Epe expressway. The resort is what you can classify as Nigeria’s Disney park, but this time it is more than just an amusement park, it combines a water park, Jurassic Park and an amusement park, it is indeed a wonderland. It is a family-themed park designed for all ages and it can accommodate all kinds of groups for different purposes.
Our invasion started with a meet up at Ikeja City Mall, where everyone who paid for the trip assembled for take-off. The departure time was slated for 9:00am but we all know that time is relative to some of us so we waited an extra hour before we set out to invade Omu Resort. During the wait, it was a good opportunity for a few shopping at the Ikeja City Mall and the moment the roll call was made, the pilot was signalled to take-off.
Meanwhile, since every road trip with The Ayomide Travels is more of an experience, and good vibes is always our culture, we had someone say a word of prayer but eventually it turned out that it was a prayer warrior that anchored the session and everyone caught the fie and energy, and with that energy we entered straight into networking and introduction session. Everyone introduced themselves in this format; Full name, what they do, how many states have they visited and two truths & a lie about themselves. It was an amazing session as everyone got busy meeting each other and guessing whatever was the truth or lie about each other. The energy was out of this world and right there we knew that a family has just being birthed.
Interestingly, our journey from the mainland passing through the third mainland bridge through Lekki straight down to Ajah was a traffic-free trip with very little traffic jam at some intervals, and we got to the resort in a great time despite our delayed departure time. Arriving at the resort, we were greeted by an interesting animal-shaped sculpture at the main entrance welcoming us into the park, that alone notified us that we are about to have a great time coupled with the fact that the weather smiled on us with some hot sun filter and we came prepared.
The excitement on everyone’s face as we highlighted from the bus while tickets were being sorted out, guys had their legs stretched and had few poses for pictures. We were called to check-in, but a group picture was never a bad idea when visiting a destination, so everyone stroked a pose for the gram as we all got checked in. With just a few steps into the Omu resort, guys were already taking their turns at every picturesque object or attractions posing for pictures, that is one thing the destination will give you – a filled gallery with nice pictures. Immediately after everyone exhausted their poses and turns taking pictures, we headed to the first experience; the mechanical bull ride.
The Mechanical Bull Ride
Have you ever watched the bull riding sport on TV before? You know how aggressive a bull can be, now imagine having to ride the mechanical bull, which the main goal is to throw you off its back. Everyone had to take their turn because it is mandatory for every single person to try out all the activities we paid for. You just have to see how the mighty were fallen within seconds, while we also had both genders who refused to give in to the threat of the bull. This is one activity you should try out. It got us pumped and ready for the series of events.
The Twist & Turn
The next activity was what we called the twist & turn. This stuff got us all fooled by its look as we all saw it as something very easy to try. The ride can take just four people at a time, we all made sure we did as we were told by the operator, as he ensured that the safety measures were all adhered to. The moment the ride started, we started hearing screams from everyone on board as the ride turned them all on all sides including upside down and it feels like the whole earth was rotating and was about to crumble. The expressions will leave you laughing lol.
After the sea world tour, we tried out our dunking skills at the basketball dunk challenge, everyone showed off their Michael Jordan & Kobe Byrant skills and the ladies made us proud with their numerous dunks.
While some tried dunking as many balls as possible, others went on to allow their childhood memories come alive as they tried the various swings available, you need to come and see the joy on the faces of these adults as they play around and taking pictures too, Omu resort was living up to the hype and expectation.
Omu Resort possesses one of the well managed private zoo that we have around and the animals that are kept in here are all doing well more than we all envisaged, but before we had access in to the zoo, the zoo keeper explained that it is not advisable to take in any food or drinks and so we all ensured we finished whatever we were eating. The zoo had animals like hyenas, crocodiles, alligators, monkeys, baboons, peacock, ostrich, geese, duck, and we were also greeted by Nigerian bred Simba & the King. We also went to the snake kingdom and we saw different snakes in their habitat, not everyone was brave to see the snakes. However, it was a great tour and the zoo added to our experience.
We shook off the snake sight with another amazing ride that was named “The Pirate Ship”. The pirate ship will restrict your airflow lol. It accommodated a good number of people and everyone was excited to be on the ride only if they knew what was about to hit them. The ride was in a back-and-forth movement but gradually increases its speed over time and it gets to a point you feel like being thrown out of the ship and once again the screams started lol. Words can’t do enough justice to the feelings and adrenaline rush one feels when on this particular ride, and it is one of the rides I will definitely recommend that you try out.
The team took a pause on the amusement rides and went for some photoshoots around the resort and it was well needed, the loud music playing from the DJ stand added more to the flavour, music is just food to the soul and when in the right atmosphere like this one, we just go with the flow.
We tried more rides including more daring ones and the team never disappointed with their screams when needed. Some also tried the Archery section and ensured they enjoyed every bit of it as that was the goal. We moved straight to the water sport before going for the final activity of the day – Waterparks. Omu Resort had so much to offer that we were unable to exhaust all options available.
Most people, have not tried this next activity before and when they did, the feedback was amazing as they all seemed to enjoy it the moment, they got a grip on how it works. Some even said they wanted to stay longer enjoying the peace and calmness it brought and thanked The Ayomide Travels for including it in their options. The water sport is called Kayaking. Kayaking is a water sport that is similar to canoeing, but this time you are the one in charge of your destiny and you determine the pace and the direction. It is one activity you should try whenever you are at Omu Resort.
Water Parks & Water Slides
At this juncture, we switch from the dresses to the swimming outfits to enjoy the waters calling unto us. All thanks to the well designed and layout water parks for all ages, we had many options with the water parks, from the huge water bucket pouring a large amount of water on us to the sprinklers, and finally, to the waterslides, it was everything fun and great moments and we never wanted to leave the water until we were told that the day is over.
At this point, we all wished we had more time to explore more, but here we have to say our goodbyes to the resort with the hope of returning soon.
Omu resort will always give you inexhaustible value for money with so many other activities to do till you get tired. The experience lasts longer and everyone has options as to what to do and what not to do.
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