I happen to have quiet a number of clients visiting Lagos this summer!
First time ever i must say for me to have such a large number of clients visiting, but most importantly, how will they make the most of their holidays. If you are visiting Nigeria for the first time, then Lagos should be on your list.
Lagos is the commercial hub of Nigeria, most populous in the country, second most populous city in Africa. In Lagos, what you see is what you get! Its a city with so much hustle and bustle,talk about fashion, entertainment,nightlife,traffic,parties (called owambe), list goes on.
List of things to do in Lagos are numerous but here are 2 of them I just added
You will find most of these activities and places of interest on Lagos Island, two bridges called eko and carter which is know as third mainland bridge connects Lagos mainland to Lagos island.
Lagos the city that never sleeps!
There is always something new in this city, one of such is Twinwaters, i recently heard about this place from a food blogger and I had to go see for myself. Twinwaters is a 5 floor entertainment center situated in Lekki phase 1, you pretty much will find several interesting things to do here no wonder its referred to as a one stop center because on these 5 floors you get a seafood restaurant, games, rooftop lounge, chinese restaurant,shopping and event suites.
Rufus & Bee: Right on the 1st floor is this exciting place with loads of indoor modern fun games, go with kids,friends,partners or with your squad. I wont suggest doing solo here except if you are good with making friends and easily fit into such crowd. I was here to observe and sure to repeat my visit with my gang, oh! I noticed a sport bar on my way out.
788 on the sea: I love seafood restaurants, this might just be my new go to place for the view is awesome and rates are competitive. I had an overall pleasant experience, meal was good, ambiance is right and good customer service – you should read a post on this restaurant from a food blogger at http://yourfoodgeek.com.ng/788-seafood-restaurant/
The View: I particularly like this concept of a rooftop lounge with height by the sea. Really cool spot to relax and hangout with your buddies, variety of drinks at competitive rates, you get a wide view of the ocean and some parts of lekki at this height – location is the bomb!
The Chinese restaurant is called Chai Tang, i am yet to dine here because I love to do Chinese food in groups, you should read more on http://yourfoodgeek.com.ng/chai-tang-newest-chinese-nest/
Parking lot is spacious it was easy to get a spot to park unlike most venues in lekki phase 1
How to get there
For tourists visiting Lagos, you want to consider booking hotels on the island for easy access to places of interest. If you are coming from victoria island or Lagos mainland, you make a right turn from the 2nd roundabout by pinnacle gas station and drive down to
Okunde Blue Water Zone, Off Remi Olowude Road Lekki Phase 1, use google map for ease.
Lekki conservation centre
Its an ecotourism nature park that attracts so many visitors with the longest canopy walk in Africa and 2nd longest in the world. If you are a lover of nature, this is a great place to visit, remember to come in comfortable outfits for its a long walk.
There are several green spots to have nice picnics with family and friends, outdoor traditional games, but no provision for night camping yet – i think it is some adventure to include in the future.
Although the nature walk is long, its very peaceful and away from noise of the city, you can go solo, in groups or as a pair. If you visit in the mornings you are sure to run into more animals as they start their day,exciting right!
If you are like me who hate the stress of carrying food, worry less as food and drinks are available at reasonable rates.
The tree-house is towards the end of the walk, although i was unable to climb the tree because I went to the park late, so I advice visitors to go in good time. I must do the tree house on my next visit,there is a catch to get as high as you can to inscribe your name on the tree – some goal to set.
Lekki conservation canopy walk might just be your first dose to become an adrenaline junkie see more here on http://mygatehub.com/2018/07/10/1st-canopy-walk-west-africa/ to read my personal experience.
Location: Situated on Lekki-Ajah road Google map is your friend