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Lagos City Guide: 7 fun things to do in Lekki

Adjoined by the popular upscale Victoria Island and Ikoyi neigbourhoods of Lagos, Lekki is one of the epitomes of urban living in modern Nigeria.

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Lekki Waterside with Lekki-Ikoyi-bridge in the background (Coach Panda)

An aspirational city and a choice residential area for budding entrepreneurs, Nigerian music and movie stars and Instagram celebrities, Lekki is a melting point of culture, lifestyle business and pleasure – exactly what ‘the city of Lagos’ is known for.

While the city may first leave you in  awe with its tush people and an array of the finest restaurants, bars, hotels, beaches, spas and shopping malls where a lot of supposed wealth is blatantly flaunted, spend time long enough and you will be equally shocked at the wide class difference between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have nots’.

A Keke Marwa and a Chevrolet Camaro slug it out on the streets of Lekki

For being such an aspirational city, Lekki is one of the most popular destinations on the mainland people will leave their homes in Ikoyi, Victoria Island and Ajah just to come to have a really good time in Lekki.

 

What makes Lekki tick is the very vibrant nightlife and the non-shortage of fun things to do.

See: Fun places and things to do in Ajah, Lagos

With this in mind, here are 7 fun things you can do in Lekki from our Lagos city guide series. Enjoy!!!

1. Take a Memorable Photo At The Lekki Ikoyi Bridge

Photo source: Instagram Clara Atarodo

Just like the Eiffel tower in France, the Lekki Ikoyi bridge is one of the most photographed landmarks in Lagos.  You can’t come to the republic without taking away a picture of the famous Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge. The Lekki Ikoyi bridge is also a hot spot for fitness buffs who go on regular jogs on the bridge.

See also: 5 healthy activities to do around Lekki

2. Go Kayaking

Kayaking in Lagos

Photo source: Instagram.com/Omidjire

Though not quite popular, Lekki being surrounded by water means Kayaking will become increasingly popular among the young adventurous crowd in Lagos. The Kayak organizers usually have live vests so even if you can’t swim, Kayaking is an adventure worth trying. The 2 Places you can Kayak in Lekki are Abimbola’s place and Omidjire.

 

3. Explore Nature at Lekki Conservation Centre & Lufasi Park

Lovers at Lekki Conservation Centre

Both the Lekki Conservation Centre & the Lufasi Nature Park are good places to escape the Lagos noise and retreat into the quiet beauty of nature. The Lekki Conservation Centre has the famous canopy walk and more variety of animal, Lufasi park is also a great location for picnics with family, friends or loved ones.

 

4. Play Golf At Lakowe Golf Resort

Lakowe Golf resort

Photo: Gbenga Adigun

Lakowe Lakes Golf & Country Estate is a beautiful, luxury community nestled in a serene neighbourhood. The area is set on lakes, lush palm groves and equipped with a spa, hospitality resort, sports facilities, and an 18-hole championship golf course. Note: This is a membership only facility but if you can afford it, the investment is worth it.

5. Explore Art at the Nike Art Gallery

The Nike Art Gallery is a beautiful place to see exotic African art on display.

See also: Things to do on the Island if you’re on a low budget

6. Explore The Beach

There are lots of beaches for you to explore in Lekki from Elegushi beach to Alpha Beach, Barracuda beach and a whole lot more.

7. Buy Souvenirs at Lekki Art Market

 

Called the Oba Elegushi International Market or Jakande Art Market, this hidden gem contains over market consists of over 60 mini stores  that sell pieces from carvings to metal work to corals to painting to pearls and more. You’ll be sure to get some rich cultural history when you visit this market.

 

What are your favourite fun activities in Lekki? Do you think we omitted anything, feel free to let us know in the comments below.

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. Dame

    March 12, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    Super Cool post. There is also a members only club and entertainment centre known as FairAcres on the Lekki-Epe Expressway where you could register and go boating, Picnicking that sort of a thing. Large open spaces with a manmade lake and sporting activities available.

    1. Olumuyiwa George

      March 12, 2019 at 7:35 pm

      Hey Dame,
      thanks for stopping by. I will check out FairAcres as you have suggested.

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