In the past couple of years, Lekki Conservation Center (LCC) has since become a major tourist destination for those exploring Nigeria for the first time, and even for locals seeking something different beyond their norms.
Pretty much 95% of tour packages sold for Lagos explorations now include a visit to LCC and its amazing beauty also does help with capturing Instagram-worthy images to show off to friends.
Lekki Conservation Centre (LCC) has grown into one of Africa’s prominent and most-diverse urban Nature Parks due to its high species richness. It is located in the coastal environs covering an approximate land area of 78 hectares, extending from kilometer 19 along the Lagos-Epe Expressway and ends up a very close distance to the Atlantic Ocean near Okun Ibeju Village, Eti-Osa Local Government Area in the Eastern district of Lagos State.
Widely acclaimed as an icon of nature conservation and pearl of ecotourism, Lekki Conservation Centre represents the flagship project of NCF for the preservation of the unique biodiversity, scenic, natural, scientific and recreational values of the coastal environs of the south-western Nigeria.
It is therefore one of the best urban parks to satiate visitors’ curiosity of nature. It is the only vibrant protected area in Lagos State and one of the very few vibrant tourist destinations of repute in Lagos and has thus been recognized as one of the notable Sites/Monuments of special interest and exceptional relevance by the Lagos State Government under the LISTED SITES for the preservation, protection and restoration of historical properties and cultural heritage in Lagos State and for connected purposes.
The LCC’s 401-metre long canopy walkway is a scenic attraction reputed to be the longest canopy walkway in Africa. It is an engineering feat and an amazing suspended swinging bridge walkway through the mosaic of vegetation types characterizing the LCC Nature Park.
It has the entry & exit portals connecting six towers treating visitors to unique experience/unforgettable chance to explore the Nature Park and get a bird’s eye/panoramic view of the habitat types and sight the unique wildlife that inhabit the Lekki Conservation Centre.
Families and group of people come here for picnics and hangouts. You will have the opportunity to get in touch with nature. A long walk to the canopy walk entrance and then the family park.
The canopy walk is the longest in Africa. If you have a fear for heights, please don’t try this. Stay calm and you will be fine. At the family park, you can sit and have a picnic. You can also have barbecue, drinks and coconut water
Kids are also not left out with a few rides, trampoline and bouncy castle. There is also a tree house and fish pond.
There are a lot of monkeys freely moving that can grab your stuff and run with it especially food items so be careful. Other than that, its a fun place when you go in a group.
The canopy walk is awesome. You should go on it, not too scary. Lots of monkeys around. The family picnic area is large open space with so many games, food points. Definitely a great place to take the kids to and for couples to hang out.
It has well designed parking lots. Though they say they open by 8:30am, they actually won’t start until 10am. The canopy Skywalk is the best…! But a lot of people are disappointed by not seeing more of the animals apart from few monkeys and fish ponds, instead of the ones in their natural habitat – snakes and crocodiles.
The Lekki Conservation Centre is a really good tourist attraction. The view is amazing. So you get to walk the longest canopy walk in Africa and possibly make new friends, and there is a spacious family park where you could hang out with friends. You will absolutely love seeing the monkeys moving about freely.
The atmosphere is just clean and makes you happy. The staff are really helpful and friendly. We advise you bring your own drink so you don’t pay double the price. And yes, be sure to take lots of pictures.
This places features a pretty long canopy walk which could be a nice workout. It is quite clean and pretty for nice pictures. However, the display of wild animals is somewhat lacking though… Lots of monkeys but very little else.
Once you get on the bridge towards the park, you will have to trek back the same way to get to the main entrance.
There is a separate parking lot outside the picnic area, so if you aren’t driving yourself, you can direct your ride here. Besides getting Instagram worthy pictures on the canopy walkway, LCC also has spaces for family and friends to play games and to picnic.
Pack a backpack worth of bites and drinks for the visit, there are no food vendors after crossing over to the picnic and games section of the park.
With so many clusters of concrete jungles in Lagos, it is so easy to forget that we have such an amazing patch of nature within our bustling city.
In a moment, you will get to forget about the noise pollution, air pollution, and the way too many buildings in small areas that is characteristic of Lagos city. Simply be present and experience what nature in Lagos has to offer.
Take a selfie stick with you.
Make sure to go with family and friends. A day of picnic and games is definitely a must. Also take some fun games along for the experience; there are usually a good number of people spending time there and the games available are too limited in number for a large group of people to share.
Carry cash with you! Entry fee for the picnic area access is 1,000 NGN and an additional 1,000 NGN to get on the Canopy Walkway, which is pretty affordable for the amazing views it has to offer.
There are some animals roaming the area, but do not feed them. The monkeys there can be very familiar and a bit savage the minute you offer them some nibbles.