8 fun places in Lagos for mini road trips without killing your car


Lagos is pretty congested enough and when you think about the traffic, you might just want to give up on visiting that fun place you planned to visit during the week. On top of that, you don't want to risk hurting your car. Not to worry, we listed 8 great places you can "safely" visit in Lagos. See it!

We're pretty sure you're tired of visiting Ikeja City Mall every now and then. It's a cool and popular place but if you've ever been there during festive seasons or on a Sunday, you sure can testify to how annoyingly crowded it can be. On days like these, if you drive to the mall, getting a spot to park your car be a huge task, then moving around the market-like mall is another stress entirely.

If you really want to visit nice places in Lagos, you might have to travel all the way to Lagos Island. It's a mini road trip, right? So distance shouldn't bother you. Be sure to pick one of these 8 fun places in Lagos suggested by Naijacarnews team and kick-start your Christmas celebration ahead!

1. Novare Mall

Location: Cnr off Lekki-Epe Expressway and Monastery Road, Sangotedo, Lekki, Nigeria.

In case you've never heard about the Novare Mall, it's located at Eti-Osa local government. If you're familiar with places like Ajah and Abraham Adesanya, it's about twenty minutes drive from the Ajah Jubilee Bridge and fifteen minutes drive from Abraham Adesanya. Just so you know, the Novare Mall is the seventh-largest shopping mall in Nigeria. This means you have a lot of parking space, and the mall is really big. You can visit Genesis Cinemas, shop at Shoprite and visit a bunch of other stores inside the mall.


Entrance to Novare Mall, Sangotedo, Lagos

2. La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort

Location: 22 Adeniyi, 15mins away from Dangote's refinery, Lekki 101231, Nigeria.

Driving further from Novare Mall, all the way to the deeper parts of Ibeju Lekki, you'd be on your way to the Nigeria version of Miami Beach. Okay, it's not as cool as the Miami Beach in California, but it offers a lot of fun stuff you'll definitely enjoy. It includes free parking spaces, a pool, a fitness center with workout room, free breakfast, a cool beach area, tennis court, a family-friendly playground, and shuttle bus service. The rooms are quite comfortable as well, with a great view.


You won't regret when coming to this beautiful resort

3. Lekki Conservation Center

Location: Km 19 Lekki - Epe Expy, Lekki Penninsula II, Lekki, Nigeria.

If you're fearless, love nature, enjoy playing chess and don't mind walking around for a while, then Lekki Conservation Center is the exact place you want to drive to real soon. It was created 21 years ago and its managed by the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF). There are a few animals at the center and then, the epic canopy walkway, which is not for the weak. You can enjoy a great picnic at this venue as well. Here's an easy address: its just opposite Chevy View Estate.


The famous canopy walkway at Lekki Conservation Center

4. Empire sports paintball

Location: Elegushi Beach Road, Ikate Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria.

Ever seen paintballing in white movies? Well, this is your chance to get the same experience right here in Lagos! Empire sports paintball is located at Elegushi Beach and so far, they offer the best Paintballing experience in Nigeria. Asides paintballing, you can do other stuff like birthday parties, team building activities, or send-off parties for people you love. 


Enjoy great fun at Empire sports paintball, Elegushi Beach

5. Nike Art Gallery

Location: No. 2 Oba Yekini Elegushi Rd, Lekki Phase I, Lekki.

The famous, Harvard lecturing artist and designer, Nike Davies Okundaye has created a beautiful location for Nigerians to enjoy culture and art at it's finest. Not everyone fancies paintings and drawings, but if you do, the Nike Art Gallery is one place you need to visit. Other stuff you'll get to see are stones, beads, and textile materials (Adire).


Enrich your knowledge and culture love at Nike Art Gallery, Lekki

6. Lekki Leisure Lake

Location: Block 1, Plot 3, Okunda Blue Water Tourism Scheme, Lekki, Lagos.

Fancy Quad bikes and Jet Skis? Maybe you want to throw a party, have lunch while looking at a large water body, take pre-wedding shoots, or maybe even propose to your heart robe, this is one great place. There's a downside to the Lekki Leisure Lake though, you can't take any food in.


What are you waiting for? Head for Lekki Leisure Lake right today!

7. Rufus and Bee

Location: Off Remi Olowude road, Lekki second roundabout (By Lekki leisure/ ark event center).

Rufus and Bee is basically a colorful room filled with awesome games for adults, corporate teams, and children. You can enjoy over a hundred games and at the end, get a huge teddy bear for your spouse or daughter. Enjoy "classic snooker games, contemporary Dance Revolution, a sports bar, bowling lanes, and our American Tex-Mex Restaurant". All these come at a price of course.


Rufus and Bee is where you can show off your game skills & money

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8. Badagry

Location: Badagry is located at the end of Lagos, right before Seme border.

Everything about ancient slave trading in Nigeria, the chains that bounded the slaves, the well they drank from, the point of no return, and a bunch of other ancient tuff you should see. The point of no return is probably the most remarkable sight - it's just a large water body but looking at it just helps you understand the pain the slaves had to go through. 

So, you can pick any of these locations for your next road trip.

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Oluwatobi Ogunrinde