Emerald Forest is surrounded by village communities that are systematically plundering the natural resources through illegal logging and denudation of the indigenous forest. This has 2 effects. One the obvious loss of the forest terrain and the second is the unsustainable manner in which this is done resulting in loss of livelihood and free services from the forest ecosystem to the community acceleration the rural to urban migration.

Conservation and Preservation are often used interchangeably. They are two different views on how public land should be managed.

CONSERVATION is a view in which some people believe that the environment and it’s resources should be used and managed, by humans in a responsible manner. This has to do with the goods and services that the environment can give people and must be used in a sustainable way so as not to be depleted. Conservationists believe that the supply for future generations can not be depleted.

PRESERVATION may refer to the preservation of cultures; preservation of land or historic preservation, such as buildings and also art. In most cases, preservation means leaving something untouched, in it’s natural state. In the case of land use, preservationists want the land to be left in its’ natural form without alterating the natural habitat. This can be done to maintain an area as protection for wildlife and natural resources.

The Emerald Forest is  untouched, virgin forest

AFE’s Emerald Forest is a protected parcel made up of 400 acres of protected rainforest. This is one of the best opportunities in Nigeria, for exploring native vegetation, flora and fauna. Searching for wildlife in untouched surroundings can lead to amazing experiences and is a wonderful learning opportunity. The Emerald Forest protects part of the South-Western region’s rich lowland and sub-montane rainforest. It is a perfect  habitat for an extremely rich suite of butterflies and  birdlife.


Emerald Forest Bed and Breakfast, Ibadan

Welcome to our page for Emerald Forest Bed and Breakfast, Ladele Close, Ibadan. 

Dr. Ladipo and Dr. Abayomi Owners of the Bed & Breakfast
Outside view of this stately B & B.
Inner courtyard and garden with beautiful plants, flowers and orchds. There are also fruit trees in this serene haven of a garden.
One of the many palm trees. The birds can be heard in the mornings and evenings as well as an owl or two hooting at night.
Comfortable Queen size bed with AFE traditional patterns on the counterpane and windows. This room sleeps two and has an adjoining full sized bathroom.


Beautiful AFE fabrics adorn this king size bed and windows. This room is on the lower floor; easily accessible from the inner front courtyard and garden with a full bathroom.


Eco-resort and Lodge at Emerald Forest

The eco lodge is nestled in the forest. There is a generator that supplies electricity and running water which is collected in a large overhead tank.



This is for rugged, outdoor enthusiasts who can live without wi-fi and creature comforts, removing all external distractions and enjoy nature at it’s best.