The Lekki conservation centre is one of the most popular and most visited nature reserves in Nigeria.
Established in 1990 by the Nigerian conservation foundation to protect biodiversity and promote environmental conservation, LCC (as it’s fondly called) has grown into a household name as one of Africa’s prominent nature parks. It is covers 78 hectares which spans from Lagos-epe expressway and ends up close distance to the Atlantic Ocean near Okun Ibeju Village. The reserve provides a tranquil environment for anyone looking to relax and escape the “madness of Lagos”.
Features of Lekki conservation centre
The Canopy Walk
The 2km board that offers nature walks and bird watching opportunities.
Swamp Look-out Station
6 and 8-seater Family Huts
Floor Games (Ludo, Snake and Ladder, Draught, Chess and Street Tennis)
Koi & Tilapia ponds
Beach Volley-ball courts & Spectators’ pavilion
Jungle gym facilities (Zip Lines, monkey bars, etc)
Fun things to do at lekki conservation centre
There are lots of Fun activities and interesting places to visit at LCC. Besides the main attraction which is the 401 meter long canopy walk, you can play games , watch animals among other activities
Take a walk on the longest canopy walk in Africa
The LCC canopy walk is reputed to be the longest canopy walk in Africa. This amazing bridge walkway is suspended at 22.5 feet above ground and offers a panoramic view of the entire reserve.
Gigantic Board games
There are huge paintings of Chess, Ludo, Snake and Ladder on the floor at LCC. These “board games” are designed with very large pieces to be played on the ground. After taking a walk on the canopy walkway, you can play chess and other games at this recreational centre.
Visit the giant tortoise
Get to see the giant 95 year old tortoise at the lekki conservation centre. The 95 year old tortoise roams freely about the LCC with its gigantic shell. You can take selfies, feel the strong and powerful shell of the tortoise and make lasting memories with your family or loved ones.
You can have picnic or spend alone time at gazebos under the raffia shed. The family Park is a world-class picnic haven and offers nature walks, picnic & sporting facilities.
Go sightseeing around the park
The 2-km board offers excellent nature walks and bird watching opportunities.
Visit the nature station to see Monkeys, Peacock, crocodiles, snakes and other wild animals in their natural habitat.
Other activities Include:
Koi and Tilapia fish ponds
Play Beach Volley-ball at the courts or watch others play at the spectators’ pavilion
Enjoy freshly made barbeque at the barbecue joints
Push some bars at the jungle gym (Zip Lines, monkey bars, etc)
Visit the NCF library and conference centre
Do’s and don’ts of Lekki Conservation center
- Wear flat sole shoes
- Wear light cologne or none
- No smoking in the reserve
- Don’t feed the animals
- The reserve is not a zoo, do not expect to see wildlife everywhere.
- Loud speakers are not allowed in the park
- There’s a 30 minute waiting time before each tour
- You’re expected to leave the park by 6pm
- Access to the park might be restricted because of weather
How to get to Lekki Conservation centre
Below is the address and full contact details of LCC
Address: Km 19 Lekki – Epe Expressway, Lekki Peninsula II, Lekki
Phone: 0812 755 6291, 0909 546 0479
Hours: 8:30am – 5pm
To get to LCC from anywhere in Lagos, you can hail a cab – either bolt or uber and you’ll be taken straight to the Lekki conservation centre. If you’ll like to get there by intra-city bus, board a bus to either CMS or Obalande. From any of these locations, you can take a bus heading to Lekki/Ajah, stop at Chevron Bus stop and walk to the centre.
The opening hours at the Lekki Conservation Centre is between 8:30 am to 5:00 pm daily
How much does it cost to visit Lekki conservation centre
A visit to the Lekki Conservation Centre is relatively cheap compared to other parks across Africa. The Nigerian Conservation foundation has made it affordable for tourists and visitors.
- Gate Fee for children ( between the ages of 1-10 ) 200 Naira.
- The gate fee for Adults is 1,000 Naira.
- The entry fee for a group of 30 individuals 25,000 Naira.
- To access the Lekki Conservation Centre Canopy Walk (Excluding entry fee) cost an extra 1,000 Naira.