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“great market but sad for the elephants” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lekki Market

Lekki Market
Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
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Ranked #4 of 18 attractions in Lagos
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
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Lagos, Nigeria
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
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“great market but sad for the elephants”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

great market tucked away at Lekki.
Walk through the first stalls and down to the back to find the deals. They say prices are more on the weekends but to be honest they are high every day of the week. Just be prepared to use your bargaining skils. Never pay more than half of what they ask for.
among this market you will see all sorts of animal hides which should be on a animal and not ready for a wall. Ivory was in abundance being sold to the Asian mass which flock there on weekend to buy. This is real and not plastic as some people have said.very sad to see and wish it would stop
some good chinese food products to be bought here also.
Enjoy and get yourself a great deal
Simon

Visited September 2013
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Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India
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“Shoppers paradise for African stuff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

This is a tyipcal market lined with small shopes more than 300 selling all types of local stuff.
Approach road to the market is very bad,better to take a SUV.Carry your own water bottle .
Once you are in,you will lose track of time .Market offers wide variety of pearls,paintings,cloths,arttcles made from animal skin,ivory,wood.
Be prepared to be a tough bargainer.One can even exchange money at reasonably good rates if you run out of local currency.
Overall a nice place to spend 2-3 hrs even with the basic infrastructure the market offers.
Weekend is ideal time to visit to get a good deal.

Visited August 2013
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Basel, Switzerland
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“LEKKI (BEACH) MARKET! Finally FOUND IT!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We tried to locate this place in 2010 but not successful! This year however - I did finally find it! It's a great place to get authentic african arts & crafts, from masks to paintings, wood carvings and so on and forth! I could easily spend 3 hours without even noticing it! It's a good place to practice your bargaining skills too :-)! Got a few masks, a painting and some bangles!

I was told that to help people find it they must give the right name and direction! It's known as the Lekki (Beach) Market. The address is Oba-Elegushi International Market at the Jakande State! It's right after the first round-about at the Lekki-Epe Express Way!

Definitely worth a visit!

Here are couple of art dealers you can contact:

Ibrahim Art Gallery: +2348025065659/+2347033095930
Philip Art Gallery: +2348027182050

Visited August 2013
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Lagos, Nigeria
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“Wide Variety of African Crafts”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Lekki Market is worth a visit if you're in a friendly mood and willing to bargain. Our favorite finds are West African masks, baskets from Ghana, beaded necklaces made by Chichi and Chinese pearls strung by Musa. You'll pay a small amount for parking and likely find helpers trailing you about--they want to carry your purchases in exchange for a tip.

Visited August 2013
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nigeria
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“Lekki Market”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Overall a good day out. Have been a few times. Not a good idea to go during the rainy season as the road up to the market is awful unless your in a 4/4. A great experience but shop around, what ever price they ask for offer half then haggle after that. Take water with you. Be careful when children ask to be your escort as there can be 4 or 5 kids showing you round and expect to be paid, better to wander round in your own, it's not rocket science and its safe.

Visited April 2013
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