Lekki is a city with so many things you can engage in or do. It is a place in Lagos where most of the elite people in Lagos stay. So, naturally, you expect most of the recreational centers or fun places to be expensive. Yes, there are places in Lekki that are super expensive. Also, there are fun things you can do in Lekki that are affordable too. There are so many fun places to visit in Lekki Lagos on a budget. I have visited a lot of places in Lekki yet I have others on my bucket list. So, in this post, I will be sharing my top 10 best places to visit in Lekki Lagos on a budget. Some of these places are quite close in areas like Lekki phase 1 or phase 2. However, some of these places are as far as the Lekki-Ajah axis, or Bogije.
Lekki Conservation center, Lagos (LCC): Top 10 best places in Lekki
Lekki conservation center is a nature park located at Lekki. This nature park has different sections to it; family park, tree house climbing, & Canopy walk.
How does it cost to enter LLC? The gate for entry is 1000naira per adullt. It is located at Lekki – Epe, Lekki Penninsula II, Lekki. So, if you need to locate this place, take a bus from CMS or Obalende to Tippa bus stop. The park is just opposite this bus stop.
Lekki conservation center is a fun place to visit. You will have make payment and wait at the holding area. Visitors are allowed into the Nature park in batches. Maybe this to enable them monitor people going in and out.
You can bring your own food to this park. So, if you are visiting LCC, feel free to get your food. However, their food vendors sell in the park at a hiked price. This is not surprising since this park is located in Lekki.
One of the major fun things people do is to walk the canopy. I was scared all through the canopy walk. This is because I have a phobia of heights. So, if you have a phobia of height, you can skip this on your visit.
The tree house climbing are tailored for kids. Although, I would not recommend it if your kid fear heights. But they are quite adventurous, it is a fun option for them.
The family park is free to access. I would recommend your visit this place. You can have a photoshoot, do content creation, a picnic, or games in this park. You can also get finger foods at this park. Opening hour is 8.30 am to 5.30 pm. You can read all about my experience at LCC here.
Lekki arts and Craft Market, Lagos
Another of the top 10 best places to visit in Lekki is the Lekki arts and craft market. This market is also known as Oba Elegushi market. It is located at Jakande bus stop, Lekki.
Lekki arts and crafts market is kind of hidden. I walked round the market twice before I could locate it. This market host a lot art works, paintings, sculpture, artsy furniture’s and fashion bags. So, if you want to visit this market, be ready to shop. There are so many things tp shop. I was not prepared for the nice things at this market.
So, if you are ready to shop, you can check out this market for things to add to your wish list. All the sellers are very friendly to customers and tourist. So, you can get their business cards to reach out to them when you’re ready.
I didn’t get anything on my visit. However, I reached two businesses ( collected business cards) and I shopped from them. They delivered the items to my office on the island for a 1000 naira fee. I prefer to shop online as it makes me more relaxed to see the items and make decisions. However, I shopped from both brands using WhatsApp. They were super helpful and offered great customer service.
Nike Art gallery, Lagos
Nike art gallery is one the biggest of the three Nike art center in Nigeria. It is a 4-storey building housing a lot of art works, painting, crafts and textiles.
Nike art gallery is located at the 2nd roundabout Lekki phase 1. It is easy to locate because it is close to the roadside. There is so much to see at this gallery. Also, it is free to access. So, if you need a place to visit in Lekki on a budget, opt for the Nike art gallery. I would love to re-visit this gallery again.
The opening hours are from 10 am to 6 pm. I went there quite late so I couldn’t really enjoy the gallery. You can also read my post on all you need to know about the Nike art gallery.
Eleko beach Lagos
Eleko beach is the second beach I visited in Lagos Nigeria. Lagos has so many beaches that I am yet to explore. So, I am glad I visited this beach.
Eleko beach is located at Eleko beach road, a few distance from Novare mall. So, if you’re coming from the mainland, Eleko beach is quite far.
The entry fee is 500 per adult & child. It is a private beach with a lot of fun things to do. You can enjoy a horse ride or have a picnic at the beach. Also, there beach huts with mini pools where you can have fun in groups. On my visit, I went with the Myhangout buddy brand. It is an Instagram travel and hangout brand. She offers a lot of hangouts at an affordable price. So, you can give her a follow on Instagram to get updated on the next hangout.
Lufasi Nature park Lagos
Another fun to do at Lekki Lagos is to visit Lufasi Nature park. Lufasi park is located at Majek 1st bus stop, Awoyaya. This park was built to help conserve wild life due to the Lekki peninsula development project.
The entry fee to Lufasi park is 500naira per child and 1000naira per adult. It is a fun place to hang out with your family or buddies. There are so many fun things to do at Lufasi park Lagos. The park has so many sports activities you can engage in like soccer, volleyball and table tennis. Also, there is a kid playground to keep them engaged while having fun at this park.
You can explore every part of this park like Anthill, the mini zoo ( for some domestic animals and monkeys) and the pond. It also have a short bridge which you can use for photoshoot or content creation.
If you love arts and crafts, there is a store that sells arts, paintings, and craft items. So, you can shop for souvenirs on your visit. You can read all you need to know about Lufasi park and other things to do.
Omu resort Lagos
A fun resort you need to visit in Lekki on a budget is Omu resort. Omu resort is located at 1 Asiwaju Bola Tinubu way, Ibeju lekki (Bogije). Although Omu resort is quite far, the place is worth it.
Omu resort offers a group tour which you need to book in advance. This tour guide will curate fun activities for a group hangout. I enjoyed the engaging games we did at Omu resort. There are so many fun facilities you can use. Most of them are free to use and others are paid.
Omu resort also has a mini zoo which has some domestic animals and wild animals like snakes, lion etc. Also, it has an aquarium which is free to access.
I love the rides at Omu resort. My bets being the quad bike rides. It was so much fun. You can also ride a horse at Omu resort. Omu resort is also perfect for a family hangout. They have children’s playground and shallow pool in which they can have fun.
Omu resort gate fee is 2000naira per adult. Also, it is open from 9 am to 6 pm daily. So, you need to leave on time (coming from mainland) to enjoy Omu resort. This is because Bogije is quite far and they close early too.
Lekki Leisure beach
Another of my top 10 best places to visit in Lekki on a budget is Lekki Leisure beach. This beach is an affordable luxury beach in Lagos you need to visit.
Lekki leisure lake is located at Adekunle Animashaun Drive, Marwa, Off Lekki Phase 1, Lekki. It is quite easy to locate from the Lekki phase 1 2nd bus stop. You can then take a bus to Lekki Leisure. (I am not sure of the bus stop). The drivers around there know the area very well.
My only issue is that there a place where they dump refuse on our way to the beach. So, I would recommend you use your nose mask because the odor is quite offensive.
You need a nose mask for entry. Lekki leisure beach observes the pandemic protocols. The entry fee is 2000 per adult. Also, you are not allowed to bring in your food. And of course the prices of food are not cheap. I will link my vlog below so you can the prices of food at Lekki Leisure beach.
Awolowo museum and Private beach
Awolowo Museum and beach is another place in Lagos just like Kalakuta museum, Ikeja. It is the home of the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo. So, if you need a place that captures all you need to know about this Legend, visit the Awolowo museum.
This place is top of my bucket list destinations to visit. It is located off Eleko beach road, Ibeju lekki. Also, this museum has a private beach attached. So, you can enjoy a tour of the museum and a fun day at the beach. The opening hours are 8 am to 5 pm daily. I am yet to visit this museum. However, I will definitely write a detailed post on this museum. Be sure to subscribe to my blog for updates on a new post.
Laguna Beach Lagos
Another place to add to your top 10 best places to visit in Lekki is the Laguna beach Lagos. As you know, most of the fun places in Lagos is the beach.
Laguna beach Lagos is an affordable beach resort. The entry fee is 1000naira on weekends and public holidays. However, the beach club is free to access. I love free beach access. So, you know that this is one of my top bucket list places to visit in Lekki.
Oniru private beach
The Last place on my top 10 best places to visit in Lekki is the Oniru beach. Although this beach is closer to Victoria island than Lekki. However, it can be accessed from both places with ease.
Oniru beach is located at water corporation drive, Oniru estate. The entry fee is 1000 naira per adult. Also, the beach is accessible everyday of the week.
You can engage in fun activities like horse riding, jet skiing, or a boat. However, I would not recommend this beach if you want to stroll on the beach. This is because the vendors have set up so many beach chairs and benches close to the water.