16 Amazing Locations for Personal Retreats in Nigeria

Best Places for Personal Spiritual Retreats in Nigeria

If you are considering a personal retreat, chances are that you are concerned with the location of your retreat. If you are making positive plans towards holding it somewhere in Nigeria, there are many factors you may consider ranging from a serene, conducive, safe and solitary environment, food availability

Considering all of these, we have compiled a list of best spots for your personal spiritual retreats across Nigeria.

1. Your Room

When we did a survey, asking reviews of personal retreat locations in Nigeria, a few persons mentioned that they rather have personal retreats in the confines of their room. If you are working on a low budget and would like to have some personal time, using your room is the best bet.

2. Mount Carmel Prayer Village

The Mount Carmel Prayer village is located in Ifewara in Osun State. It is owned and managed by Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God. The Mount Carmel prayer village offers you a nice place to pray as it has huts specifically prepared for prayers. You can go into the prayer hut during the day time and return to your room at night; it is also advisable to go with your food and drinks as they are quite pricey in that area. 

3. Habitation of Faith, Ile-Ife

The Habitation of Faith is a retreat camp owned and managed by Evangelist Mike and Gloria Bamiloye of the Mount Zion Faith Ministries. Located in Ile-Ife, Nigeria, the retreat camp is a conducive and affordable environment that hosts churches, ministries and individuals to a special time with God.

4. Bible Society of Nigeria Guest House

Popularly known as BSN Guest House, the Bible Guest house was founded in 1994 as a Christian establishment providing comfortable rooms for lodging and halls for meetings to individuals and corporate institutions. From 38 guestrooms in Lagos, the facility has expanded to the city of Abuja, owning an ultra-modern facility of 42 guestrooms which include a beautiful penthouse. The facility affords regular power supply, free Wi-Fi service, complimentary Breakfast, serenity, solitude and adequate security. You can make your reservation online for Accommodation and conferences. They also have catering services. The three Guesthouses are centrally located in exclusive environments. The Abuja Guest House is at 23, Ndola Crescent, Wuse Zone 5, Abuja while the Lagos Guest House is at 4, Commonwealth Avenue, Palmgrove Estate, Ilupeju, Lagos. The Ibadan Guest House is situated at Plot 7A Trinity Avenue, Education Estate, along University of Ibadan Road, by Light House Church, Samonda, Ibadan. You can reach out to them on Facebook, Twitter or visit their website here.

5. Christ Arsenal Retreat Centre

Located at Sparklight Estate, Kilometre 2, Lagos/Ibadan express way., Egba, Lagos State, the Christ Arsenal Retreat centre offers easy, safe and cheap accommodation in their personal retreat and holiday packages. According to their pricing, a single bedroom costs ₦7500 - 8000 while double bedrooms are at the rate of ₦12,500. They also have triple bedrooms for ₦20,000 and group dormitories for ₦30,000. They also have event and conference halls for Christian based programmes. You can reach them via social media (Facebook, twitter, Youtube, Instagram and LinkedIn), their website, email  or phone - 08091112206, 08091112207, 08091112205, 08091112204

6. MFM Prayer City

The Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) Prayer City is in Lagos Nigeria and provides a great place to have a retreat and seek the face of God. The MFM Prayer City has various accommodations with prayers going on 247 in the camp. It is owned by the mountain of fire miracles Ministries headed by Dr. D Olukoya. You can get Prayer Chalets at the MFM Prayer City for as low as #4,000 and as high as #12,000, depending on the number of occupants and the level of convenience you desire. You can read our review of the MFM Prayer City here or visit the Prayer Chalet Website here


7. Camp Young, Ede, Osun State

Also known as School of Missions, Ede, Camp Young was founded and built by missionary women who gave their lives to ministry and the ambience of this retreat ground is an evidence that the lives of those missionary women were spent as a sacrifice to God's work.It is located in the heart of Ede, Osun state. Camp Young has dormitories and chalets for your retreat convenience and it is very affordable too. It can go for as low as #200 per night if you are coming for a group retreat and will spend more than three days. You can read our full review of Camp Young Prayer Camp, Ede here


8. Redemption Camp

The Redemption Camp is the international headquarters of the Redeemed Christian Church of God led by Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye. It is located along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, just before Mowe and Ibafo in Ogun state, Nigeria.

9. Alone With God Camp

The Alone with God Camp is located in Nigeria’s Capital Territory, Abuja and offers cheap single rooms for those undergoing a prayer retreat. It is located along Gwagwalada Road, Abuja, Nigeria and is ideal for an individual or group prayer retreat or camping.

10. Gethsemane Prayer Mountain

The Gethsemane Prayer mountain is located in Eleyele, Ibadan. It is

11. St. Benedict Monastery

Located in Ewu-Esan, Edo State, this location is a great place to undergo a group prayer retreat as it is open to people from all walks of life.  It can host about 50 guests.

12. Restoration Garden Event/Retreat Centre

Located in Ile-Ife, Restoration Garden Event and Retreat Centre 

13. God Head Camp, Benin City.

14. Ori Oke Ikoyi, Osun State.

15. Shalom Prayer Camp Ministry, Abuja

16. Christian Retreat Centre, Ikorodu Lagos.



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While all these locations are as comprehensive as possible, certain economic and social factors may affect your experience. So, we usually advise that you do your due diligence before you visit a retreat location. You can do this by asking reviews from someone who recently attended a retreat at that location so you have a better idea of things before you set out.

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  1. Christian Retreat Centre, Ikorodu Lagos.

    1. Thank you very much for your comments. We will make our research and update this article with this retreat centre.

  2. Thank you very much for this information. Very helpful guide for those seeking for a quiet place to be with God. Christ Arsenal Retreat Center is located at Sparklight Estate, Kilometre 2, Lagos/Ibadan express way. The address can be confirmed on their website. Please keep up the good work.

  3. Marvellous Olufela-Jay10 December 2022 at 15:44

    Mount Carmel Prayer City, Ifewara is a really good place for retreat indeed in terms of the spiritual and physical atmosphere and for the serenity of the environment.
    Thank you for this great article. Very helpful and informative.
    God increase you!


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