Why travel to Lekki, Lagos with holiday rental options? 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.
Tarkwa Bay is sheltered beach located near the Lagos Harbour. It’s a popular with swimmers and water-sports enthusiasts, also home to a welcoming resident community. You’ll love this beautiful island that far removed from the hustle and bustle of Lagos. Tarkwa Bay Beach, unlike most public beaches in Lagos, isn’t often noisy or overcrowded. This makes it a great place for some alone time with your significant other or perhaps a fun day out with your friends. If you are looking for a quiet romantic time, you should visit Tarkwa Bay Beach on a weekday. Though Tarkwa Bay Beach is a small and lesser visited beach, many fun seekers visit it during the weekends, public holidays and festive season.
Feeling intimidated with the fancy products displaced around the Ikeja Shopping Mall? No need to be! You can visit the mall and enjoy the aesthetics that come with these magnificent malls and galleries. There are lots of places to visit in this shopping mall; from the 5-screen Silverbird Cinemas, to Africa’s largest supermarket chain, Shoprite, Mr Price, Apple restaurants, Mango, Wrangler, Casabella, Essenza, Rhapsody, Barcelós, beauty shops/salons, banks and lots more. To have some fun, go round, window shop at the stores and then treat yourself to a meal and cold drink at Mr Biggs restaurant located in the mall. You can find some hotels in Ikeja if you are planning on staying the night. See a few more info on this website.
There’s no understanding West Africa without learning about the tragic history of the slave trade and the havoc colonial slavers wrecked across the region. A trip to the historic town of Badagry is sure to leave you pensive as you explore relics of this unfortunate chapter of Nigerian (and world) history at the Badagry Black Heritage Museum. Badagry is also a charming town in its own right, and is near some decent beaches, so it makes for another worthwhile daytrip from Lagos. Again, to get there it’s likely best to organize a private driver, though there is at least one company offering tours to locals (click here to check them out).