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Lekki conservation centre: mixture of mother nature, adventure



Lekki conservation centre: mixture of mother nature, adventure

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The Lekki Conservation Centre, Lagos is one of the best nature reserves in Nigeria. This conservation and relaxation center offers a breath of fresh air and an escape from the forever buzzing city of Lagos.


The 21-year-old conservation center cum nature hub, covers an area of 78 hectares and has emerged one of Africa’s most conspicuous modern nature parks, known for its diversity. It is run and managed by the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) and is generally regarded as an icon of nature conservation. The Conservation Centre represents the flagship project of Nigeria Conservation Foundation for the preservation of unique biodiversity, scenic, natural, scientific recreational values of the coastal environs of western Nigeria. It has a lot of interesting places one can visit and things one can do, some of which include; Tree House, Nature Station, Bird Hide, Swamp Lookout Station, Rotunda, 96-Seater Gazebos, Koi & Tilapia ponds, Beach Volleyball courts & Spectators’ pavilion, Barbecue joints, and gym facilities.



The Canopy Walkway

The Lekki Conservation Centre canopy walkway is a picturesque attraction and the longest in Africa. Constructed by 13 Nigerians and supervised by two Canadians, the 401m Canopy walkway launched in 2015 is not a climb for the timid. Climbing this bridge will sure bring out the other side of you, especially if you’re a lady.


With entry and exit portals that connect six towers, it treats visitors to a unique and memorable experience. Visitors get to explore the park and get an aerial view of the various habitat types. While climbing, take precaution to stay close to other climbers and avoid looking down if you’re scared of heights. With a token fee of 1000 Naira, you will be afforded the opportunity of taking this canopy walk, albeit taking the canopy walkway is not allowed when it’s raining. You should know that only visitors within the 14 -65 age range are allowed on the Canopy Walkway.



Play a Game of Chess

After a captivating climb of the Canopy walkway, play chess and other games at this recreational centre. The chess board just like the Snake and ladder board as well as the Ludo board is designed on the floor with 16 big pieces. At this point your ability to be a good player is not really paramount; just play it for the vast size and for the purpose of fun. I mean that’s part of the essence of visiting the Lekki Conservation Centre right?



Picnic at the Gazebos

The shed made of raffia is a cool place to relax, rejuvenate, and recover one’s strength. At these mini huts which are above eight in number, one can have a picnic or that romantic moment with your partner. These sheds would afford the opportunity of enjoying the warmth of the breeze. One could make the Lekki Conservation Centre, a destination for next romantic getaway or family outing. Certainly, it would be glad to the soul that one did, as this family park is a top-notch relaxation haven that offers nature walks, picnic & sporting facilities.


The giant 95-year old turtle as well as Other Animals

It is a thrilling experience seeing a 95-year-old tortoise. Visiting the Lekki Conservation Centre would afford the opportunity to enjoy this memorable experience. The turtle roams freely as it has a very slow pace, which makes it possible for tourists and visitors to take selfies. One will feel the strong and powerful shell of the turtle that is if you are lucky that it comes out during the period your visit. It is a wonderful sight to behold! Also, there are other animals at this reserve like Monkeys, the beautiful Peacock, crocodiles, and snakes. If you’re lucky the animals come out during your period of visit, you will have a feel of them or even feed them.


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