Tarkwa Bay Beach
Whether you’re looking for the perfect “daycation” or you want to surf in Lagos, Tarkwa Bay Beach is your spot. It’s a sheltered beach and located near the Lagos Harbour, only a swift 20-minute boat ride from Victoria Island. To get to the beach, take a boat from FIKI Marina. It’s located at 3/4 Ozumba Mbadiwe Ave. on Victoria Island. On weekends the boats have an hourly schedule (however, delays may occur). Payment is typically made in cash. They are open from 9am to 6pm. One should expect the last boat to leave Tarkwa Bay at 6pm. There is an entrance fee on the beach also in cash. Bring food and drinks (if you’re staying at Nordic Hotel Lagos, you can purchase at Restaurant Rye) and perhaps a speaker if you want your own music playing. Bring towels and swimwear.
Location: Tarkwa Bay, Lagos
Lekki Conservation Centre
This fantastic piece of unexpected nature opened up in 1990. Lekki Conservation Centre has grown into one of Africa’s famous and most diverse urban parks because of its high richness in species. It is located after the third roundabout (now traffic lights) and covers approximately 78 hectares, extending from the Lagos-Epe Expressway. It ends up a very close distance to the Atlantic Ocean near Okun Ibeju Village, Eti-Osa Local Government Area. LCC can be accessed through the Lagos-Epe Expressway.
The 401m long canopy walkway is allegedly the longest canopy walkway in Africa and quite scenic. It is an engineering achievement and an impressive suspended swinging bridge walkway through the mosaic of vegetation types characterizing Lekki Conservation Centre.
Sitting on 10m sqm of land reclaimed from the Atlantic ocean and protected by an 8.5 km long and impressive sea wall, one can compare Eko Atlantic with the size of Manhattan’s skyscraper district. Self-sufficient and sustainable, it includes modern urban architecture, its own power generation, clean water, spacious roads (where you sometimes can catch a glimpse of the supercars of Lagos), and tree-lined streets. It’s lovely to go for a walk by the sea wall and enjoy the beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Located on Lagos Mainland, the floating city is often referred to as the Venice of Africa. Makoko is partly on water and partly on land. The houses on water are built from wood and are stand on wood stilts driven deep into the water. Typically between 6-10 people live in each house.
These water streets act as a road system. You’ll find canoes transporting children to school and people to work. Besides transportation, canoes are used for fishing and serve as points of sale; women sell food, water, and household goods. The people of Makoko mainly live by making salt, sand dredging, working in sawmills, producing firewood, and fishing. Ask us for more information on how to visit Makoko.
Location: Mainland, Lagos