A Guide to visiting Lekki Conservation Centre

Lekki conservation center is a nature reserve park /tourist attraction sight located along lekki – Epe Express, Lekki peninsula 2, Lekki.

The park covers approximately 78 hectares of land and houses the longest canopy walkway in Africa amongst others. They open every day from 8:30am – 5pm.

I visited LCC with my ALL MY VIEW squad on a Saturday afternoon and it was indeed a day of discovery and adventure.

Nature parks, tourist attractions

DIRECTIONS

Lekki conservation center is in Lagos so first, you’d have to be in Lagos to access this park. That said, if you’re coming from the mainland, get to Obalende /CMS and locate a bus going to Lekki /Ajah then alight in Trailer Garage busstop. The park’s signage is right there in the bus stop and all you need to do is turn to the right and walk into the park.

If on the other hand you’re coming from the island, take a bus/cab to trailer garage busstop, cross over to the other side and walk into the park (you’d see the LCC signage)

ACCESS FEE

The sum of 1000 Naira is paid to access the park and everything in it. However, an added 1000 Naira is needed to climb the canopy walkway.

SPECIAL FEATURES IN LCC

  • 401- METRE LONG CANOPY WALKWAY

This is a suspended swinging bridge walkway with 6 towers specifically designed to treat visitors to a unique and unforgettable experience. Here, you get to have a bird’s eye view of the habitat.

P. S——- Take precautions not to look down while walking on the bridge especially if you’re scared of heights.

Towers, canopy walkway

All my view crew, Lekki peninsula

  • TREE HOUSE

You’d need to climb some steps made with wood to access this house. Mind your steps while climbing so you don’t lose your footing.

P. S— The climb is totally worth it when you eventually get to the tree house so yea, you should definitely try that out.

Climbing, Lekki conservation center

Don’t forget to sign your name on the wood when you climb( Well, this isn’t compulsory but hey!! It’s all part of the fun). Also, watch your steps on the journey down.

Tree House, wooden tree house

FAMILY PARK

Like it’s name suggests, this is a park where you can relax and enjoy the journey so far. It contains some gazebos, the floor games ( Ludo, snakes and ladder, street tennis court and the almighty chess board with 16 big pieces).

Family park, Lekki, Lagos state, nature reserve park

The barbecue joint is located here too

  • 2KM WALKWAY

Everyone goes through this walkway to access every other center listed above. Here’s where you’ll see the monkeys and birds in their natural habitat. (Be sure to secure your belongings because the monkeys can be very mischievous, you wouldn’t want to lose your food or purse now, would you?)

Lekki

  • SEE THE 95 YEARS OLD GIANT TURTLE AND OTHER ANIMALS

Get to meet the turtle, peacock and crocodiles. Personally, I didnt care so much about the turtle, it was the peacock that had all my attention. An absolute show stopper, occasionally, the peacock made its appearance , spreading it’s colorful feathers and soaking in all the glory like the royalty she was . Asides from the turtle and peacock, you might get to see the crocodiles too(I didn’t see one though but you might).

IMPORTANT THINGS TO NOTE

* It’s better to visit during the dry season when the grounds/grasses aren’t slippery and wet. No one is allowed to climb the walkway when it rains.

* Wear comfortable clothing and footwears when visiting. Tight outfits and heels are a no no considering the fact that you’d be walking for a while to access all the locations I mentioned above.

* There’s only one entry and exit point so be sure to not wander farther than you can walk back.

* Carry your own food especially if you’re on a budget. Be sure to hold onto them tight though, the monkeys on the walkway into the park are naughty and might snatch it( This applies to all your belongings especially your phones.. Make videos or take pictures with caution. Don’t worry, you’d get to a point where you’ll find little or no monkeys )

* Have a guide if you want to learn more about the park and its environs.

* Carry little or less belongings : you’d be walking for a while and you wouldn’t want your bag to weigh you down.

* If you can, visit in pairs / groups, it makes it more fun. Thankfully, I had my ALL MY VIEW Squad to visit with. ( p.s — All my view is a travel community where travelers and travel lovers connect, engage, take parts in projects, share ideas involving travel, plan trips and travel together. In other news , they’re the travel buddies you need. With branches in Benin and now Lagos, they ensure you have maximum fun during all trips taken. One of the perks of being a member is that you get to visit LCC for free all through the year.. In case you have questions on how to become a member , send a DM to their Instagram account Allmyview or my account Thatgiftedgirl .

HIGHLIGHT OF MY VISIT

I’d say the highlight of my visit was spending quality time with the crew.. I got to bond with the other members over small chops and drinks.

Bonding time, Travelling

I did enjoy the canopy walkway even though we were all screaming during the walk (sssshhh.. You didn’t hear it from me though).

Tourists, travel groups

P. S– The chess board is a beautiful picture location so be sure to get a few good shots from there.

Chess board, games

All in all, I had an amazing time and yes,before you ask, I’d be revisiting LCC if and when I have the opportunity (member privilege).

Ever been to LCC?… What was the experience like for you?

80 thoughts on “A Guide to visiting Lekki Conservation Centre

  • June 17, 2019 at 12:43 am
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    This was quite enlightening ..i haven’t visited yet so this is quite helpful

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  • June 17, 2019 at 12:44 am
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    Haven’t visited yet but I feel like I have through your writing. I enjoyed reading it ❀

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  • June 17, 2019 at 12:45 am
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    Lovely pictures , love the post too.. Well done

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  • June 17, 2019 at 6:55 am
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    Lovely pictures πŸ’• plus I love the write up.

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  • June 17, 2019 at 9:07 am
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    Haven’t been there yet but someday I will. I enjoyed reading this post especially the special features to see

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    • June 17, 2019 at 5:43 pm
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      I’m glad you did πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€— do let me know when you visit

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  • June 17, 2019 at 9:09 am
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    Lovely pictures.. Will definitely check out the chess board.. Enjoyed reading the post

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  • June 17, 2019 at 10:07 am
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    it was scary..i had fun tho..but the canopy walk mehn my god is scary

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    • June 17, 2019 at 5:42 pm
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      πŸ˜‚You’re strong though πŸ’ͺ🏾πŸ’ͺ🏾 never forget this!!.. You walked the walk and came through like a boss πŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ™ŒπŸΎrespect!

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  • June 17, 2019 at 10:48 am
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    This is so enlightening

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  • June 17, 2019 at 12:08 pm
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    Great tips! I must climb the tree house next time I visit so I can sign my name too!😜 But hey girl, you’re a whole moodπŸ™Œ Love ya😍

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    • June 17, 2019 at 5:41 pm
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      Lol πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ you know this!!!.. I had an amazing time with you that day πŸ’œlet’s do more

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  • June 17, 2019 at 9:31 pm
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    Wow, interesting post. Loved it πŸ’œ

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  • June 17, 2019 at 9:32 pm
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    The pictures 😍😍😍😍😍😍I enjoyed reading the post too.. You have a way with words

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  • June 17, 2019 at 9:43 pm
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    Nice oneβ™₯️ Enjoyed reading this.

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  • June 17, 2019 at 9:43 pm
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    Amazing Tips.
    Very practical.
    More Grace

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  • June 17, 2019 at 9:45 pm
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    Amazing Tips
    Great Content

    Reading alone, I’m enjoying the adventure.

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    • June 17, 2019 at 9:49 pm
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      Oh great 😁😁 thank you for earlier, I didn’t notice it πŸ’œ

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  • June 17, 2019 at 9:49 pm
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    I haven’t been here yet but this blog post defs makes me want to check it out.
    I’m excited about the tree house already.

    Ps your outfit is so cute especially eith the shoesπŸ’—β€οΈ
    I enjoyed reading this

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    • June 17, 2019 at 9:52 pm
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      Awwww.. Thanks girl πŸ’œπŸ’œto think I was skeptical about rocking this shoe πŸ‘Ÿ with this outfit at first πŸ˜‚.. Yes, the tree house is adorbs

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  • June 17, 2019 at 9:52 pm
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    This is a lovely write up.
    Good content & tips
    Reading it alone, I’m seeing myself enjoying the adventure…

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    • June 17, 2019 at 9:53 pm
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      Awwww.. Thanks prince, I tried to write it in such a way that everyone is carried along πŸ’œ

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  • June 17, 2019 at 9:55 pm
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    Been there before the canopy work was completed, heard there is an extra fee for professional photographers with cameras?

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    • June 17, 2019 at 9:57 pm
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      Oh really!!.. That must be sometime before 2006 I guess.. I don’t know about the extra pay though, I didn’t go along with a camera πŸ“Έ.. I’d find out πŸ’œ

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  • June 17, 2019 at 9:55 pm
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    Thank you so much for this detailed post. I have been dreaming of visiting LCC, and you just reawakened my desire. I’d visit soon enough.

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    • June 17, 2019 at 9:56 pm
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      Awwww.. I hope you visit soon 😘 😘 it’s an amazing place 😁.. Thank you πŸ’•

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  • June 17, 2019 at 9:55 pm
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    Thinking of visiting soon. You made it quite easy for me. Thank you Boo. How do we reward you for such detailed insight.

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  • June 17, 2019 at 10:11 pm
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    Haven’t visited but you made me feel like I have πŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎI absolutely enjoyed reading this ❀

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  • June 17, 2019 at 10:11 pm
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    Can’t wait to visit this place. So amazing

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  • June 17, 2019 at 10:12 pm
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    Love how you write πŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ very enlightening πŸ‘πŸ»

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  • June 17, 2019 at 11:01 pm
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    I’ve heard of this place but haven’t been there, this comprehensive description just trigger the hunger to visit there and I think I’ll do that soon….. Nice work Mercy…

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    • June 18, 2019 at 4:27 am
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      Awwww.. Thank you Philip πŸ€—πŸ€— I hope you visit someday soon πŸ’œ

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  • June 18, 2019 at 6:35 am
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    Wow, I’ve never been there but with your post the desire to visit just quadrupled lol. I’d bear in mind not to go during this raining season. Thank you for the thorough review. Your pictures are awesome

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    • June 18, 2019 at 7:12 pm
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      Thank you oluwayomi πŸ€—πŸ€—I hope you visit some day πŸ’œ

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  • June 18, 2019 at 9:56 am
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    I want to visit LCC😣😣😣. Last time I went there was when I was in secondary school not been there since that time.

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    • June 18, 2019 at 7:11 pm
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      Awwww.. I wish you joined us 😒never mind, we have another hang out soon.. A beach house staycation.. Don’t miss out 😊

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  • June 18, 2019 at 8:12 pm
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    Really really amazing write up πŸ‘πŸΏπŸ‘πŸΏπŸ‘πŸΏ…
    U made me laugh while reading…
    LCC is really a beautiful and wonderful place to visit and am glad i did with @allmyview …

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    • June 19, 2019 at 2:59 am
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      I’m glad I did ❀️ ❀️ you’re amazing πŸ’žπŸ’ž

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  • June 18, 2019 at 8:24 pm
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    I love this write up too much πŸ‘πŸΏπŸ‘πŸΏπŸ‘πŸΏπŸ‘πŸΏ.. You made alots of sense & your sense of humour is πŸ”₯πŸ”₯……….
    LLC is sure a beautiful and interesting place to visit in Lagos,i had an amazing time with @allmyview ….

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    • June 19, 2019 at 2:59 am
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      😘😘😘😘Best girl.. Thank you mamacita πŸ€—πŸ€—

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  • June 18, 2019 at 9:03 pm
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    Wow, i am intrigued. Hopefully I visit when I finally make it to Lagos

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    • June 19, 2019 at 2:58 am
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      Yayys girl πŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎplus its been a long time.. We miss you πŸ’œ

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  • June 19, 2019 at 3:33 am
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    I absolutely feel like I have been here even though I haven’t.. Thanks to you. This is a very detailed post.

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    • June 19, 2019 at 3:38 am
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      Keep gassing me up πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜

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  • June 19, 2019 at 3:34 am
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    Love it, love it, love it!!!.. Kudos maamii

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  • June 19, 2019 at 3:36 am
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    You write so well πŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎplus the pictures just helped in driving the points home.. Star girl 😍😍

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    • June 19, 2019 at 3:37 am
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      Awwww.. Thank you so much πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™I’m grateful

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  • June 20, 2019 at 6:16 pm
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    Ohhh.. I absolutely enjoyed reading this πŸ‘Œvery detailed and well written

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  • June 20, 2019 at 6:18 pm
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    I haven’t been to LCC but I’d like to visit someday. Thanks for this ❀️

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  • June 20, 2019 at 6:19 pm
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    Kudos.. You wrote a detailed post.. I love it 😍

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  • June 22, 2019 at 3:07 am
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    Thanks to you, I absolutely like LCC even though I haven’t visited.. This was fun to read

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  • June 22, 2019 at 3:07 am
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    No, I haven’t visited, but I will soon. Thanks for this

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    • June 22, 2019 at 3:10 am
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      I look forward to hearing what you think when you visit 😁

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  • June 22, 2019 at 3:09 am
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    The mischievous monkeys had me laughing πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Thanks for this. It was a good read πŸ’œ

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  • June 25, 2019 at 1:30 pm
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    Lmao you write so well ..I’d visit someday

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  • July 2, 2019 at 2:11 pm
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    Love the pictures.. Detailed post too

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