If you’re looking to spend some time away from the hustle and bustle of the city during your stay in Lagos, explore the scenic Lagos Lagoon. The lagoon lies on the eastern side of the city and runs alongside the Lagos Island, mainland Lagos and the rest of the city, stretching east as far as the town of Epe. It measures over 50 kilometers and varies in width from 3 to 13 kilometers at its widest point. It is separated from the nearby Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean by a lengthy sand spit and the wetlands, where you will also find the Lekki Conservation Center.
Discover the wilderness of LagosLagos Lagoon is connected to the Lekki Lagoon, which takes its name from the Portuguese word ‘lekki’ meaning lake, by a channel that passes the town of Epe. The lagoon then joins the Atlantic Ocean at the city harbor. The city of Lagos itself stretches alongside the water for more than 30 kilometers, from the harbor to the northern suburbs. Near the harbor is a large tract of wetlands where you can find the Lekki Conservation Center. If you visit the center, you will discover the exotic wildlife that inhabits the area, in and around the lagoon, including crocodiles, monkeys, and hundreds of various bird species.
On the north-western part of Victoria Island, you will find the upscale Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel, Lagos, I.V. situated right on the banks of Lagos Lagoon. The hotel is located in the heart of Lagos’ financial district alongside international businesses and embassies and is conveniently close to attractions like the Lekki Conservation Center.