If you are new to Lagos or just have not gotten around to doing touristy things, you probably have the Lekki conservation centre on your list. If it is not on there, then it should be now.
As the name gives away Lekki Conservation Centre is based in Lekki, Lagos and it is the longest canopy walk in Africa.
Below I have listed all the things you need to know for a great visit!
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The Lekki Conservation Centre was established in 1990 by Chevron Corporation for the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF). The NCF is a non-governmental organisation dedicated to sustainable development and nature conservation.
Lekki Conservation Centre Address: Lekki – Epe Expy, Lekki Penninsula II, Lekki.
To get to the Lekki Conservation Centre I advise using Uber or Bolt ( formerly known as Taxify). Just type in Lekki Conservation centre, the Uber or Bolt will drop you off in the car park area. Pay the fare, simple!
When Are They Open?
According to their website they are open every day from 8:30am – 4:30pm including weekends and public holidays.
How Much Does It Cost?
- 1,000 Naira to visit the centre without the canopy walk (as of Dec 2019).
- 3,000 Naira to visit the centre and go on the canopy walk (as of Dec 2019).
- Tree house
- Family Park
- Tilapia Pond
Things to Note
- After buying your ticket, you will be told that the waiting time is around 30 minutes and you will told to wait in an air conditioned room with many chairs. You will be taken in groups. I am guessing to avoid overcrowding.
- When you get further into the conservation centre the signal for phones is not that great. I had to literally walk towards the end of the road leading to the conservation centre to book my Uber back to leave.
- Do not wear fancy shoes or heels. I advise wearing trainers or covered shoes. This is not a fashion show and you will regret it!
- Take a side bag or a bag you don’t have to hold while on the canopy walk. You are going to be walking on a canopy and will need your hands.
- As you are walking to the canopy you will see monkeys around on the trees. If you have food on you they will find you, so part of the rules is not to take food with you.
Is There Any Food There?
When I went there was someone selling water and drinks at the front. As you go in and go to the family park area, you will find snacks such as ice cream, coconut juice etc.
For proper food to take for a picnic, pack in a bag and don’t bring it out until you get to the park area. If having a picnic bring blankets to sit on.
For any more information you can go the official website.
Do you feel ready to visit now? I really hope you do! Go with a friend and enjoy the longest canopy in Africa.
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