For the natural park lover, every other form of recreation pales in
comparison to finding one in Lagos. Situated along the Lekki-Epe
Expressway (Km 41) is the Lufasi Nature Park, after Ajah Roundabout,
Abraham Adesanya Estate, Lagos Business School, and Novare Lekki Mall
recreation as its secondary purpose, Lufasi Park is given to forest
conservation which is important in checking climate change.
Notwithstanding, this urban forest with an acclaimed 20 hectares of land
has created a go-to place seen in the way the park is designed to give a
warm welcome visitors.
are guides who take visitors on a tour of the garden at the entrance
which has a path that is bordered by flowers and palm tree plantations,
through huts made of bamboo, wood mud, and palm fronds and which houses
animals a few donkeys, horses, monkeys,
wild cats, through a bridge above Lake Nora (it was almost dry when I
visited and it looks rather like a small pool) and to the Ekki Forest
which preserves, among other plant species, the almost extinct Ekki
In addition, there is also room for sports activities like football, tennis and boxing, and a children’s playground.
Park is open every day between the hours of 9 am and 6 pm from Monday
to Saturday and 12 noon to 6 pm on Sundays. Individual gate fee is ₦1000
for adults, ₦500 for kids, and specially discounted annual fees for
different categories of visitors.