My day out to Lekki conservation centre: all you need to know and fun things to do at LCC
September 10, 2019
Lekki conservation center is exciting, fun and loved by the fearless. The fear factor is because of its famous long canopy walk. My day out to LCC was quite interesting and fun. Lekki Conservation park is located at Lekki epe expressway, Tipa bus stop. I almost missed my way trying to locate LCC on Sallah day. The reason is that one Lout ( Agbero) misled us, so I found myself in Ajah. This conservation center is also a home for wildlife animals like Crocodile, monkeys, etc.
Entrance into LCC and Fee
After finding myself in Ajah, I took another bus back to Tippa bus stop. The park is just opposite this bus stop at Lekki. The gate fee is 1000 naira per adult and 200 naira per child. You are to pay an extra 1000 naira if you’re to participate in the canopy walk. After payment, all tourist are to wait in a hall to led to the nature reserve. This is to allow entry into the conservation center in batches. The waiting hall is so beautiful. In my years on earth, I am enamored by the beauty of a bamboo roof. Such a nice innovation. Also there a small food canteen at LCC. You can get foods, finger foods, drinks, etc. The price of such foods is quite pricey. This may be because LCC is located on the island and food items are sometimes double the price of the mainland.
The tour guide usually pre-inform individuals not to take food along into the forest reserve. So, I lost my small chops to the monkeys in the forest because i didn’t hear the instruction. Any food item attracts the monkeys in the forest and these animals will harass you until it is taken from you. The walk into the reserve was a long one. Also, there is warning signage on the trees informing tourist not to rest on the wooden bridge. This because the wood may snap and the person will fall into the marshy swamp or be eaten by crocodiles.
Fun things to do at LCC
Prior to my vacation at LCC, I never knew there was more to this nature reserve than canopy walk. This is because the canopy walk is the most talked-about part of LCC. Aside, the long canopy walk you can engage in other fun activities as stated below. The gate of 1000 naira gives you access to the family park only. In order to enjoy the canopy walk, you need to pay another 1000 naira. So, the walk on the canopy is optional for tourist.
The walk on the canopy is both exciting and scary. To access this activity, you are to pay 1000 naira. Children are not allowed to climb this canopy except teenagers. It was a very scary moment for me all through the walk. I almost quit the climb, but perseverance kept me till the end. The canopy is built such as an arc i.e. at a point on the walk, you keep climbing higher before descending. Also, there are intermittent stop points on the canopy. So, you can catch your breath and brace yourself on your journey. We all had to climb the canopy in batches of six or more to avoid so much weight. One of tourist, a lady couldn’t continue the canopy so, she left for the family park.
Another fun place to explore at LCC is the family park. The entrance fee of 1000 naira per adult grants you access to this park. A lot families only visit the family park at LCC. While other enjoy the canopy walk while the younger children are led to the park. There are array of activities to participate in for fun. The park has bouncing castles for children. So, your kids can have as much fun on the castle. LCC family park also have lovely huts where you hold a get together, birth party or family picnic. This huts are of various sizes, you can opt for small hut if you’re just two or max four people.
The family park also have some game boards for fun like Chess , monopoly, draft etc. Although these boards games are no longer in good shape due to poor maintenance. LCC park would have been fun with the board games. You can go along with ball for those who love football. Finger foods also available at the park like barbecue chicken, drinks, snacks, ice-cream etc. So you can visit the park with cash for your purchase of foods and drinks. Moreover, tourist are not allowed to carry food items through the forest reserve to family park to prevent harassment from the wild animals. There are also ponds with an assortment of fishes. Tourist are warned not to feed the fishes for their own good.
LCC also have a tree top house that children/teenagers can engage in at the park. This tree house is about 21m tall. So, your younger children can opt to climb the tree house in place of canopy walk.