Lagos is more than your regular commercial city. It has a lot to offer in terms of tourism than you could ever imagine.  When I got an opportunity to see Lagos in 24 hours with an awesome crew, I didn’t think twice about it.

Simi from eattechtravel.com made an infographics of top places that can be visited in Lagos in 24 hours. I thought it was impossible. Funmi of TVPAdventures.com decided to try it out and hey! I hopped in on the adventure.

Little did I know, I was about to have one of the amazing moments of this year. The rain started in the early hours of the morning but we weren’t going to let it stop our shine. By 9:30am, I joined Funmi and Sam at the LCC and we kicked off the adventure.

Lekki Conservation Center, Lagos
Sam, Funmi & I

 

First stop was the LEKKI CONSERVATION CENTER. I personally love the ambience here and what it represents. We were told some parts of the conservation centre were flooded but we went ahead. No flood can stop us.

LCC has the longest canopy walk in Africa at 401 ft. It was my 1st time walking through it. It was interesting but Funmi kept shaking the rail (side-eye Funmi), Sam was scared but talked his way through the walk.

Lekki, Lagos
Sam, myself and fellow walkers

We got to the end of the walk, but had to walk through the other parts of LCC barefooted. I was scared because we saw a crocodile doing the mannequin challenge few metres from where we started walking.

 

That said, moving my feet through the cool waters as we walked to where there is a pond of colourful fishes, large chess and dart board was so soothing.

Sam got soldier ants crawling up his pants, he had to go to a corner to remove his pants and shake the ants off. Funmi tried capturing but she had pity on his groom price.

After missing our way and walking in circles, we found our path and headed right back to the car park.

LEKKI ART AND CRAFT MARKETwas our2nd stop. The market has a lot to offer tourists but the road to the market is in no way encouraging. If you want to visit the market, I will suggest going during the dry season. The road is a big mess during the rainy season.

Lots of amazing art works in the market, though. You will be spoilt with choice for what to buy.

Lekki art and craft market
Mirror Mirror on the wall. The frame is made of dried Palmnut
Lekki art and craft market Lagos
This Africa artwork has an incredible design

Lagos

If you’re looking for 4 floors of awesomeness and want your mind blown, our 3rd stop, NIKE ART GALLERY is the perfect place for you.

The gallery is owned by Nike …….. She’s a great artist herself. She started her art work from Oshogbo, Osun State. The gallery is filled with some of her works and of other artists. However, no pictures were allowed in the gallery.

You need to see it to comprehend how amazing the place is. There are artworks worth as low as N5,000 and as high as N10 million. Believe me when I say the N10 million artworks are totally worth it. *whispers* word is she’s opening a museum soon that will be filled with her own artworks.

Lagos

THE CATHERAL MISSIONARY SOCIETY CHURCH was our 4th stop, but we couldn’t stop-by, so we drove by because time was no longer on our side.

CMS Lagos
Photo by Sam

We tried as much as possible to catch up with the RAILWAY MUSEUM which was our 5th stop but the man in charge was locking the doors by the time we got there. We shall be back there.

The famous AFRIKA SHRINE was our last stop for the day. I was hoping to be impressed by the Shrine considering the hype I have been getting from people but my expectations were not met.

Fela Afrika shrine Lagos
No! I’m not high *side eye*
Fela Afrika Shrine Lagos
Funmi the awesome hugger! Hugged my headache away.

The excessive loud music was a big turn off and we were not having the highness in the air. We were told that Thursday and Sunday nights are always interesting as Femi Kuti comes around to perform.

Anyway, we ended the day at Truffles in Ikeja. I spent the day with amazing humans with beautiful souls.

Lagos traffic was good on us as we experienced little to no traffic, and we grooved to Shina Peter’s Afro-juju to pass away the little traffic.

If you want to recreate this, you will need to pack enough snacks, water and energy drinks. I will recommend Glucose D too. It will really help boost your energy level.

P.S: I have been asked by a lot of people why Badagry wasn’t on the list. Visiting and exploring Badagry is an activity that will take a whole day. There’s a lot to see in Badagry, you don’t want to rush through it.

If you want to see Lagos in 24 hours, drop a  message with the contact form.

Watch out for the next city we’re exploring in 24 hours!

 

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Ayodeji Adefila
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Sage Linguist. Drunken Writer

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