Go bird-watching and visit the Lekki Conservation Center


Lekki is the preferred home for rich and famous Lagosians, with multimillion-dollar real-estate developments continuing to spring up.

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The Lekki Conservation Center, a 75-hectare (185-acre) patch of unspoiled mangrove. The park’s ubiquitous mona monkeys are noticeable right from the gates and you can get up close to them on the boardwalk. But the highlight of a visit here is walking above the forest on the 401m (1315-ft) canopy walkway. It’s a busy spot for the bird-watching community and other attractions include fish ponds, life-size board games and multiple gazebos scattered across the savanna-type vegetation.

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There’s also Lufasi Park, a wildlife sanctuary on 25 hectares (62 acres) of preserved habitat, a 10-minute drive away on the Lekki-Epe Expressway. Managed as a public-private partnership, its chief attractions are Nora lake, a fern and butterfly garden and a plant nursery, as well as a spot for forest bathing by an ironwood tree. On the way to Epe, don’t miss the architectural masterpiece that’s the Yemisi Shyllon Museum, Pan-Atlantic University’s art museum and one of the most delightful landmarks in the city.

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