I first read about Lekki Conservation Center on LivinginLekki and I added it to my to-go list. I organised a trip down to Lekki Conservation Center with my friends and it was awesome and a little scary tho. I am surprised it even held because when we planned it we didn’t know the roads were going to be blocked due to the Lagos Marathon but it held YAY!!.
Lekki Conservation Center is located along the Lekki-Epe Expressway in East Osa Local Government Area of Lagos, the reservation is about 5 minutes drive from the Chevron toll gate. It is a major tourist attraction in Lagos apparently although most of the people I went with had not gone there before.
If you were expecting lots of animals and co, you are going to be disappointed because we only saw lots of monkeys, peacocks and a very old tortoise.
Although there are trial board along the conservation, we opted for the Canopy Walk instead. If I had researched on that before planning the trip, I am pretty sure I would not have indicated interest in it. When we first started the canopy walk, it was very SCARY but after a while, I got used to it. Everyone kept making scary jokes about getting lost in the woods then splitting into two groups and only one person surviving.
The canopy walk is said to be longest canopy walk way in Africa (i think > 400m, I am not exactly sure).
@iGbenga even shot a musical video on it.
We played human draft (remember that scene in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone where they played life chess).
After the long journey, we were very thirsty and hungry luckily for us we met a family who came to celebrate their birthday who gave us food and drinks.
Would I go back there? Nah, unless there is something new and attractive there.
- Go in a group its a lot more fun
- Wear comfortable shoes
- Take water to drink, once you start the journey you won’t get water in front
- It’s nice for a picnic with friends and family
- Pay for the canopy walk, it’s scary but more fun
- Tickets are N1000 with the Canopy Walk it’s N2000
If you are interested @SocialPrefect organizes tours to Lekki Conservation Center.
I am thinking of going on the Erin Ijesha trip with Truppr as it is on my to-go list.
Photo Credits: @temmithayor & @igbenga
Thanks for reading!!!