Monday, September 20, 2021

Travel: Nature Meets Beauty At Lekki Conservation Centre

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Lagos state is not just one of the biggest commercial centres in the world but also boasts of numerous hangout sports to relax and unwind after a day or week of hard work. One of the most spectacular is the Lekki Conservation Centre. From its origin and establishment in 1990 by the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Lekki Conservation Centre (LCC) has grown into one of Africa’s prominent and most-diverse urban Nature Parks due to its high species richness.

It is located in the coastal environs covering an approximate land area of 78 hectares, extending from kilometer 19 along the Lagos-Epe Expressway and ends up a very close distance to the Atlantic Ocean near Okun Ibeju Village, Eti-Osa Local Government Area in the Eastern district of Lagos State.
Widely acclaimed as an icon of nature conservation and pearl of ecotourism, Lekki Conservation Centre represents the flagship project of NCF for the preservation of the unique biodiversity, scenic, natural, scientific and recreational values of the coastal environs of the south-western Nigeria.It is therefore one of the best urban parks to satiate visitors’ curiosity of nature. It is the only vibrant protected area in Lagos State and one of the very few vibrant tourist destinations of repute in Lagos and has thus been recognized as one of the notable Sites/Monuments of special interest and exceptional relevance by the Lagos State Government under the listed sites for the preservation, protection and restoration of historical properties and cultural heritage in Lagos State and for connected purposes.
The scenic attractions easily puts one at ease as you can become one with nature in this beautiful conservation. Some of the other attractions include, the Bird Hide, Nature Station, Jungle gym facilities, Swamp look-out-station e.t.c.
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