A GUIDE TO Visiting Lekki Conservation Centre

Lekki Conservation Centre is a gem in Lagos State. It is a gem that I frankly believe needs to be promoted more but I do have my reservations and concerns (See my full review and travel tips for visiting at the end of this post). This conversation centre was established in 1990 by the Nigerian Conservation Foundation. The centre covers a land of approx. 78 hectares and is located along the Lagos-Epe expressway. I went to visit on a sunday afternoon and below is my visual diary. Don’t forget to watch my short VLOG on my trip here.




Keeping my eye on multiple monkeys


The trail begins


Hey beautiful!


Arriving at the main attraction (Africa longest canopy walkway)


Arriving at the main attraction (Africa longest canopy walkway)


Walking on the impressive walkway…If you’re afraid of heights, DO NOT DO THIS (It is not compulsory, there is an alternative walkway on land)


Checking out the picnic area


Human-size board games anyone?

IMG_0155One of the fish ponds


This one sure knows how to show off


What did I like: The trail especially the canopy walk (which is a must for an extra N1000). The area was well maintained.

What didn’t I like: The fact that I didn’t see many animals. I was told that many animals tend to make appearances early in the morning and late at night. But given the nature park isn’t open to the public during those times, the public never really gets to see many other animals.

What got me confused: If the park is home to black mambas and the likes, safety would be an issue, no? (I got the feeling there were probably no dangerous animals on site.

What could be better?: Better signage. It would have been easy to miss the picnic area and fish pond if we didn’t ask.

Animals I actually saw: Monkeys (at one point, I felt we humans were the minority), fishes, squirrel, peacock, tortoises.

Who should visit (for what?): Day out, picnic with friends, family day out.


  • Ensure to do the canopy walk (It is what makes the conservation centre what it is, its an additional costs but worth it)
  • Ensure to have a guide with you if you are interested in learning more about the park (they seem in short supply)
  • Bring along your own drinks and food because the heat can be intense
  • DO NOT WEAR HEELS (I saw a lady wearing heels, she had to take them off to walk the across the canopy walkway…It is not that kind of event)
  • There is only one way in and one way out so the further you walk is the same distance you have to walk back.

Hope you enjoyed my review of the Lekki Conservation Centre. Have you been there before? What were your thoughts?




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    September 4, 2018 at 11:52 am

    I love your narration, love you plenty

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    October 24, 2018 at 6:17 am

    This is a nice review. I’m planning to visit the place that’s why I searched and saw your review. Thanks for providing the tips.

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      October 29, 2018 at 5:48 am

      Thank you for reading. Glad it was useful.

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    November 14, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    this was very useful. thank you

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      November 26, 2018 at 1:52 pm

      Thank you. Glad you found it useful!

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    November 19, 2018 at 9:11 am

    I really appreciate sister.. Please wanna ask how much is the entry fee

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      November 26, 2018 at 1:52 pm

      Hello! It is N1000 Per adult (and additional N1000 tO climb the canopy walkway). For Kids its N200 (Age 0-10) and N300 (Age 11-17) – and N1000 Additional if the child 11-17 wants to climb the canopy walkway.

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    February 20, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Almost everything you think about it, i have been there before and i enjoyed the experiencr.
    Although i did not get to go on the canpy walk because i was little then.
    I think the same about the safety issue too, and the fact that i did not get to see most of the animals i thought were around the place.
    Awesome review and travel tips.

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    June 14, 2019 at 8:40 am

    Good morning Sassyfunke, thanks for your review but I want to know if we have to pay a separate fee for the shed at the picnic centre?

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      June 14, 2019 at 9:41 am

      Hello! It operates free on a first come, first serve basis. But if you are trying to book it exclusively for a large group, there may be a fee. Hope that helps!

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    Adeyemi oluwatobi
    March 16, 2020 at 5:16 pm

    Thank God will bless you richly, your tips are helpful.

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    June 12, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    Please can I visit on d 21st this month and is dis price still the same

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    June 12, 2020 at 10:01 pm

    No ,we are just 2 and it our first time
    I don’t even know how to get there from iyana ipaja

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    July 21, 2020 at 7:15 pm

    This is so detailed. Thanks for the guide, I’m happy I found this page

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