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What You Need To About Lekki Conservation Centre

From its origin and establishment in 1990 by the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Lekki Conservation Centre (LCC) has grown into one of Africa’s prominent and most-diverse urban Nature Parks due to its high species richness. It is located in the coastal environs covering an approximate land area of 78 hectares, extending from kilometer 19 along the Lagos-Epe Expressway and ends up a very close distance to the Atlantic Ocean near Okun Ibeju Village, Eti-Osa Local Government Area in the Eastern district of Lagos State. LCC can be accessed through the Lagos-Epe Expressway.

Widely acclaimed as an icon of nature conservation and pearl of ecotourism, Lekki Conservation Centre represents the flagship project of NCF for the preservation of the unique biodiversity, scenic, natural, scientific and recreational values of the coastal environs of the south-western Nigeria. It is therefore one of the best urban parks to satiate visitors’ curiosity of nature.

It is the only vibrant protected area in Lagos State and one of the very few vibrant tourist destinations of repute in Lagos and has thus been recognized as one of the notable Sites/Monuments of special interest and exceptional relevance by the Lagos State Government under the LISTED SITES for the preservation, protection and restoration of historical properties and cultural heritage in Lagos State and for connected purposes.

Immerse yourself in the beauties of nature on this amazing tour. Walk through towering trees in the nature reserve and climb above tree canopies on the longest canopy bridge walk in Africa. Spot monkeys, peacocks and other interesting animals and end your tour with a refreshing light picnic.Your tour begins with a complimentary pick-up from your centrally located hotel in Lagos. Enjoy your ride to the Lekki Conservation Centre.On arrival, you will begin with a scenic walk through the nature reserve. Spot monkeys and birds in the towering trees as you make your way through the woods on a rustic wooden walkway to the 401 meter Canopy Walkway. Walk on the wild side as you climb across six suspended canopy bridges on the longest canopy walkway in Africa. Gosh as the park ranger displays acrobatics on the bridge and soak up the amazing panoramic views from above the tree tops at 22.5 feet above ground level. Wind down after the adventure with a tour of the rest of the conservation centre. Visit the fish ponds and play human size chess if you please. Your tour ends with light refreshments at a picnic in the grassland area of the park after which you will be given a complimentary ride back to your hotel.


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