As an adrenaline junkie, I am constantly seeking an activity to satisfy my addiction. I complained to people about the limited fun options we had in Lagos and how all everyone did was go to weddings, the movies or clubbing. Not that there is anything wrong with these outings, it just gets monotonous and BORING! You also know what they say about too much of everything.
What Madonna said is totally true “you only see what your eyes want to see”. A few months after launching my travel page, I began to “see” alternatives (outside the norm) fun activities to do in Lagos. So here is Naija Nomads redirecting your focus to alternative things to do in Lagos:
SECRET CINEMA LAGOS
This is an outdoor cinema company organizes MovieNics (Movies + Picnics) in various locations around Lagos for N1,000. All you need to do is bring a bottle, food and a blanket! This is a fun alternative to going to a regular cinema and you can get in touch with them on Instagram @secretcinemalagos or 07069117347. They also have private rentals available.
I have tried this twice and I had a great time! Social Painting requires no prior artistic skill or creativity, as there is an instructor to guide you every step of the way. It’s a perfect way to relax after a stressful workday. Two companies offer this service at the moment, Paint the Night Africa (08181377439) and Cocktails and Craft Nigeria (08128687297). You can also hire them for private paint parties.
When I found D-cube roller skating rink on the internet, I was so excited. This first of its kind roller skating rink is located at the Funderland Mall, 16-18; Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lagos and you pay a fee to use their facilities. The fee covers skate rentals, skate mate, instructions and some protective gear.
Kayaking in Lagos is relatively new and everyone seems to have caught the bug. It is really refreshing and your upper body is in for a workout. Ditch the gym one Saturday morning and go kayaking instead. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
ScubaLagos got registered an official PADI Dive Resort on 10th August 2016. It’s the first dive resort in Nigeria and they take diving lessons. For more information, contact email@example.com.
PAINT BALL/BUBBLE SOCCER
Looking for team bonding activities, Nigeria Ultimate Paintball located at Magodo is the perfect place to go. The facility houses a paintball arena and offers bubble soccer. I really cannot wait to try out bubble soccer.
I discovered Godspower on CNN African Voices and I could not contain my excitement when I watched his interview. He is a man with big dreams and has opened up a surfing school for people interested in surfing to learn. He offers surfing classes at Takwa Bay for N7,000. For more information, contact 07065825570.
Fishing requires great patience and if you do not possess this virtue then it’s best not to trying this. Big Game Fishing Lagos will take you to the south of Lagos, maximum 20 miles off shore, for a full day fishing adventure. The adventure includes fishing rods and bait, lunch and refreshments and room for a maximum of 4 riders.
For more information, contact Captain Fabio Beccarelli on firstname.lastname@example.org
VISIT THE AQUARIUM
The aquarium gallery located at Olosa Street in Victoria island is the perfect place for lovers of sea life. It houses various fish, birds and turtles. It’s also a great place to take your kids.