Why travel to Lekki, Lagos plus short let apartments offers? Lagos might be the largest city in Africa, but isn’t devoid of nature, and visitors can experience something of the wilderness at Lekki Conservation Centre, an expansive urban nature park on the coast. A canopy walkway – a long, narrow suspension bridge that’s not for the faint of heart – carries you above wetlands inhabited by tropical birds, monkeys and crocodiles. The nature park also features a tree house and family picnic area, but visitors are advised to keep an eye on their food or else risk losing it to the resident monkeys. Lufasi Nature Park is an animal rescue center and nature preserve in Lekki that welcomes visitors to stroll among rare native ekki trees and see animals, some in enclosures and some roaming freely. There’s a bird and butterfly garden, forest adventure walk, fern garden and playground for children. Visitors are welcome to bring their own food and drinks or purchase some inside.
Nest on our list is the spectacular Ikeja City Mall; owned and developed by Broll Property Services, the mall was built in December 2011. The shopping centre comprises of 100 stores with a desirable mix of retailers trading renowned quality brands. You will not only be spoilt for choice of shops and the best meals, there are fun centres for kids to play in as well as a cinema for you to enjoy some quality movie viewing. Ready to have the night of your life?! Then put your party shoes on, because quilox is switching the temperature up. It’s the place to be on a Friday night in Lagos. The club, popular among celebrities and socialites, is described by many as addictive. Whether it’s a party for 4 or 400, at Quilox, you are sure to have a fun time with the booming bass and all the debonair party lovers in Lagos.
Does the sound of seagulls appeal to you? Or does the sound of the waves as they tide and crash against the surf soothe your nerves? Then, visiting a beach in Lagos should be one of the top things to do. Being a coastal city, Lagos is home to number of beaches such as Lekki Beach, Elegushi Beach, the popular bar beach (located at Ahmadu Bello Way), La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort, amongst others. Trust us when we tell you that your stay in Lagos will not be deemed as complete without a trip to its popular markets. Ditch the thoughts of online stores and shopping malls, and treat your legs to a trip to markets including Oshodi, Yaba, Aswani, Computer Village, Eko, Jankara, Balogun Markets, and many more. Discover even more info at Duplex For sale in Lekki.
Just outside of the flashy wealth of Lagos Island you’ll find the severely economically challenged community of Makoko, which is by some definitions the largest floating slum in the world. Definitely the most eye-opening thing to do in Lagos, you’ll witness a hugely marginalized but remarkably resilient community that subsists off the ocean and its own will power. A visit to the Makoko floating village requires some preparation to be sure you’re interacting with the community in a way that is respectful and not voyeuristic. To that end, it’s best to go with a local tour guide, though admittedly that can be a challenge to arrange. I went on a tour with the incredible Nigerian travel group Naija Nomads, who arranged for a boat tour through the village guided by the son of the head of the Makoko community. Note they arrange tours on a custom basis, so you can book a tour through them and see not only Makoko but a few of the other places on this list of things to do in Lagos too! Click here to check out their tours.