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“Go Placidly Amid the Noise and Haste”

Lekki Conservation Centre
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Lekki Conservation Centre Private Tour from Lagos
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Private Guided Tour of the Lekki Conservation Centre
Ranked #2 of 35 things to do in Lagos
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Lagos, Nigeria
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22 reviews
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“Go Placidly Amid the Noise and Haste”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

As the other reviews testify, if in the noise and haste of Lagos you are looking for a refuge of calm and peace then LCC is the place to come. The expansive grounds were donated by Chevron Oil and they have been well used to create this nature walk. Please note that it is not suitable for wheelchair users. The advertising boasts much and the truth is you will see Mona monkies - plenty on a good day. You may get to see the giant tortoise, the collection of peacocks and peahens. My friend who is an avid visitor and birdwatcher has also seen the tiny crocodiles and a collection of different African birds. The route through the centre is via the boardwalks that have been constructed and you get to experience four different terrains including grasslands and savannah. There are detours to the swamp observatory and bird hide and there is a tree house for those with the nerve and stamina to ascend the ladder which offers fantastic views. On entry to the park, the monkeys have become so used to visitors that if you go armed with bananas you are very likely to make a lot of new friends. Please see the pictures attached.

Here's the thing - I have been on a quiet, early Sunday morning and seen virtually nothing and yet it is still worth it. Just to be in the fresh air, looking at amazing trees and enjoying that very under-rated thing called "peace" is worth the modest entry fee alone.

Well worth a visit!!

Visited July 2013
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Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
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“Good place that could be better”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

I go to this facility to temporarily escape the madness of Lagos. It's an untouched natural vegetation that houses various plant and animal species. Inside you'll walk on a platform throughout your time there.

My challenge however is that much of the conservation is being encroached on. Certain areas of the vegetation is lost to the new international school being erected beside the conservation. It is also becoming difficult to sight animals but for the ubiquitous apes that play on trees.

This facility can be made to serve more purposes by introducing more animals and preventing further real estate development around it.

Overall, it takes about 60 minutes to walk through the conservation,that is if you're not stopping over at any of the bird watch cubicles or climbing the tree house in the middle of the conservation.

Visited May 2013
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Lagos, Nigeria
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“An oasis of natural beauty in Lagos. Appreciate green and wild life mins. Away from the city.”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Lekki conservation centre is one of the few places around Lagos where one can visit to experience nature at its best. With an amazing forest/swamp vegetation it is indeed a perfect display of wild life and green . The suspended walk paths provides you with an unforgettable experience. The fact that it is located in an unexpected location , minutes within the city makes a very convenient tourist attraction. It is also surrounded by some of the most astonishing beaches you can river imagine. You have to see it to believe it

Visited November 2012
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Lagos, Nigeria
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“A must go if you are in Lagos”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Just forget one day about traffic jam and go to enjoy something that despite of simple i has some magic. Really a nice time for relaxing, chilling or even to invite your date to go with.

Visited August 2012
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Lagos, Nigeria
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“its really a good place to visit”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

its a breath taking natural reserve for family picnic and it offers a good sense of what nature is all about.

Visited April 2013
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