Top destinations in Lagos, Nigeria plus short stays offers? Hi-Impact Planet offers world-class fun for the young and old, friends and families. There are games, rides and other entertaining attractions for the young and young at heart. You and your family will enjoy a good time and form magical memories. You can grab a snack or a pastry during your day of fun or enjoy full-blown intercontinental meals at the parks 3 food court. Built in 1990, Lekki conservation centre covers a land area of 78 hectares. This nature hub is run by the Nigerian conservation foundation (NCF) and If you appreciate the sight of plants and animals in their natural habitat, then this place is a must visit for you. The NCF was set aside to sustain the natural habitation of plants, and animals as urbanization began leading to the intrusion of areas meant for them. The conservation centre is located in Lekki, immediately after Chevron, before the 2nd Lekki Toll Gate.
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.
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. Explore a few extra details at Holiday Rental in Lagos.
Festac town was built for participants of the festival of arts and culture in 1977. The town has a rich cultural heritage and makes for a good place to visit for people looking to explore Lagos. Having being renovated and transformed by Fela’s famous children, The New Afrika Shrine is an entertainment sanctuary, a place to catch real fun for fun seekers. You can visit the shrine on Thursday night for a free show with Femi Kuti. Similarly, on the last Saturdays of the month, Seun Kuti, the last of the Fela’s boys does his thing (Afrobeats Sessions with Seun Kuti) on stage. At each jam session, you’ll enjoy getting educated about African politics. Plus it’s a god way to dance, socialize, and listen to good music. Lagos attractions and top destinations selection with short stays choices?