Last updated on September 8th, 2020 at 05:21 pm
Looking to escape the hustle and bustle and probably take a well-deserved vacation? The Lekki Conservation Centre fits the description of a short well-deserved vacation. It has an outdoorsy experience with the lush and serenity of nature (if you are a big fan of all things nature, you’ll love this).
The LCC was established in 1990 by the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) in a bid to set aside a natural habitat for plants and animals as urbanization has led to the intrusion of their natural habitat. It is located around some of the best hotels in Lagos, covering approximately 78 hectares of land area and extending from kilometre 19 along the Lagos-Epe Expressway and ends up at a very close distance to the Atlantic Ocean.
The Canopy Walkway
The canopy walkway is one the most visited sites in Lekki Conservation Centre, the walkway is 401-metres long and it was launched in 2015 as a picturesque attraction reputed to be the longest canopy walkway in Africa. If you are an adventurous person looking to showcase that side of you, the canopy walkway should be your choice. It is not only daring, but it also oversees the whole park at a spectacular view and interacting with wildlife around. While on this walk, you will reach a point of “no return” where you are on level plans with extremely tall trees such that you could even touch their canopies.
To partake in this exciting and totally safe walk, you will first have to pay an entry fee of one thousand Naira for adults and two hundred Naira for children between the ages of 1-10 and then pay an extra one thousand Naira to take the canopy walk. The opening hours at LCC is between 8:30 am to 5:00 pm daily and it is advised to go early in the day to be able to fully explore all the Conservation Centre has to offer. The only time you are not allowed access to the bridge is when it is raining so it is advised to visit the LCC during the Dry Season (October-March). In the event that you visit LCC during the rainy season, it would be safer to have foot-wears ideal for the season.
The Lekki Conservation Center is also great to visit and spend quality time with family and loved ones with lots of activities to bond over like floor games (Ludo, Snakes and Ladders, Draught, Chess and Street Tennis), jungle gym facilities (Zip lines, monkey bars, etc). You can also visit the Koi & Tilapia ponds, Beach Volley-ball courts & Spectators’ pavilion, Bird hides, Rotunda, Swamp look-out Station all in the LCC.