7 relaxation spots to spice up your festive celebration.

The year 2020 has been an eventful year and it is gradually winding down to a close. It is a year that will not be forgotten in a hurry. However, like every year, it is also going to end with the usual end-of-year festivities. 

Today’s post is the first in the series of articles on the topic: “7 Relaxation Spots To Spice Up Your Festive Celebration”. Each Tuesday, we will publish content on the best spots in Nigeria to relax with your family and friends whilst you celebrate this Christmas season. 

We will cover the following choice spots among others. Some of which are; Lekki Conservation Centre, Nike Art Gallery, Elegushi Beach, Takwa Bay Beach. You sure won’t want to miss any reviews so watch this space.

 

LEKKI CONSERVATION CENTRE.

LCC, which boasts the longest canopy walk in Africa, is a reserve area of 78 hectare located on lekki Peninsula, next to the lekki lagoon, and near the lagos lagoon.

LCC, which boasts the longest canopy walk in Africa, is a reserve area of 78 hectare located on lekki penninsula, next to the lekki lagoon, and near the lagos lagoon.

LEKKI CONSERVATION CENTRE
LEKKI CONSERVATION CENTRE (CANOPY WALK) Photo Credit: LCC/YOUTUBE.
 
Approaching the reserve, there’s a boulevard of coconut trees which leads to a well laid out car and Visitors Park. It is endowed with an abundance of plant and animal life. Its huge tract of wetlands is set aside for wildlife viewing. Raised walkways enable viewing of animals like monkeys, crocodiles, snakes and various birds.

There is also a conservation center and a library.  It includes a figure-of-eight system of footpaths, with hiking trails and stepping stones to cross waterways.

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Picture Credit: Jumia Blog

LCC’s trail boardwalk enriches tourists’ view of the vast resources of the nature reserve which is encapsulated on a mangrove terrain.

Side attractions along the trail includes swamp outlook, bird hide, rest stops and the tree house. The 1.8 km nature trail behind the foremost main buildings is connected by two wooden tracks. A sturdy wooden track leading to the nature trail, reveals an expansive stretch of marshland and savannah grassland teeming with wildlife, as well as rich aquatic flora and fauna.

 There’s also a tree house which is a twenty-one meters-high tree platform where one can have a panoramic view of the picnic area, reserve, visitor’s center and children’s playground among the trees. The bird hide overlooks a swamp/marsh which is home to crocodiles and monitor lizards.

Photo Credit: The Fisayo Blog

 

 There is a cone-shaped structure which functions as the auditorium for lectures, conferences and seminars. At first glance, there are rare collections of striking pictures of endangered species of animals as well as plants prescribed in glass stands around the oval hall. (Wikipedia)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT LCC.

WHAT IS LEKKI CONSERVATION CENTRE ENTRY FEE?

  • Lekki Conservation Gate Fee for children is between the ages of 1-10 is 200 Naira.
  • The entrance fee for Adults is 1,000 Naira.
  • A group made up of 30 individuals will pay a gate fee of 25,000 Naira.
  • Access to the Lekki Conservation Centre Canopy Walk (Excluding entry fee) cost an extra 1,000 Naira.  (COURTESY: JUMIA BLOG)

WHAT ARE THE OPENING HOURS AT LEKKI CONSERVATION CENTRE?

The opening hours at the Lekki Conservation Centre is between 8:30 am to 5:00 pm daily. (COURTESY: JUMIA BLOG)

 

NIKE ART GALLERY.

Nike Art Gallery is situated at 2 Oba Yekini Elegushi Rd, Lekki Phase I, Lekki, Lagos.

PHOTO CREDIT: SASSY FUNKE BLOG

It is the largest art gallery in West Africa. It boasts a collection of about 8,000 diverse artworks from various Nigerian artists.

Photo Credit: Sassy Funke Blog

The art gallery has 5 centres in all. They are situated in the following locations; Lagos, Osogbo, Ogidi and Abuja.

The art gallery has the following art pieces displayed amongst its collections: Adire, batik, indigo, beadwork, painting, carving, embroidery, metalwork, weaving and drumming.

These artworks can be purchased on the art gallery’s website.

Photo Credit: Sassy Funke Blog

Interestingly, the art gallery boasts students from all parts of Africa who are engaged in a variety of contemporary and traditional art.  

HOW MUCH DO YOU PAY TO ACCESS NIKE ART GALLERY?

No entry costs.

WHO OWNS AND MANAGES NIKE ART GALLERY?

Nike Davies-Okundaye

HOW MUCH DO THEIR ART PIECES COST?

From some thousands of naira to over a million.

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME VISIT THE GALLERY?

You can visit at any time but the gallery is busiest from 11am to 12 noon on Saturdays.

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