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A day out across the Lagos Lagoon… for those who dread the lagoon waters of Lagos

A day out across the Lagos Lagoon… for those who dread the lagoon waters of Lagos

I’ll tell the story with photos… and for those of you who are still scared of taking a boat ride across the sprawling lagoon waters you see and marvel at, but dread from the Third-Mainland Bridge, I hope these photos will change your mind. Ok, let’s go:    I decided to cross the lagoon from…

Beach crabs at Atican Resort, Lekki- The most amusing, so amazing!

Beach crabs at Atican Resort, Lekki- The most amusing, so amazing!

  By the Atican beach shore, sat I On sands so soft, so silt, so fine Around me, holes descend like shafts in a gold mine Where creatures of golden coats dwell and dine. These creatures are beach crabs, coated with golden plates and armed with able limbs. They move with quick but calculated struts…

Wowed by the sun, sand and sea of the Atican Beach, Lekki

Wowed by the sun, sand and sea of the Atican Beach, Lekki

Down poured heavy showers of rain upon the stretch of Victoria Island in Lagos, flooding the lagoon banks on its northern flank and soaking the white sands of its beaches on the southern flank. Yet, the ocean raged as usual, inundating the Naija coastline with its invigorating saline fluids- its Atlantic waters and SE trade…

Victoria Island Gone Wild: Another Bundle of Nuisance or Tourism Potential?

Victoria Island Gone Wild: Another Bundle of Nuisance or Tourism Potential?

As I stepped out of my apartment early on a Monday morning, my heart almost jumped out of my chest as the  sight of a massive lizard with long forked tongue scurrying away from my dustbin, confronted me…“ –Segun Adeyemi, Ajah, Lagos Increasing reports of wildlife sightings within residential estates in Victoria Island, Lagos demand…

The Coconuts of Lagos Lagoon- Tourism, Trails & Potentials

The Coconuts of Lagos Lagoon- Tourism, Trails & Potentials

The setting sun beams a blanket of vibrant reflections across the shimmering lasgidi  waters, as alternating chains of mangrove swamps, coconut trees, sand-filled beaches and man-made structures lace the Lekki and Ikorodu banks of the redoubtable Lagos Lagoon” As I sail from the remote end of the lagoon near Epe, down to the Five-Cowrie Creek…

Sahara Reporters: Errant Crocodiles in Ajah- Residents’ Fears Rising (Comments from Readers)

Following our June 30th, 2011 article on Sahara Reporters (http://saharareporters.com/article/errant-crocodiles-and-alligators-ajah-residents-fears-rising), there had been several funny (infact, hilarious) as well as creative comments from readers. Here are some of them: * Submitted by Naija na Wah! on July 1, 2011 – 14:50. The reptiles should be the least of their worries. They should wait until the…

Errant Crocodiles and Alligators in Ajah- Residents’ Fears Rising

Following our Feb. 18th, 2011  publication on Naijatreks (http://wp.me/p1gRwE-8Z) and an April 5th, 2011  article on Sahara Reporters (http://www.saharareporters.com/article/crocodile-roaming-free-ajah-victoria-island-naijatreks-calls-nigerian-conservation-foundatio), there had been increased reports of both crocodile and alligator- sighting at the Green-Ville Estate pool. In response to the SR publication on the errant crocodiles, officials of NCF called Naijatreks and claimed that they had…

RE: Errant Crocodile in Ajah… A Reader’s Response to the Sahara Reporters’ Article (Shocking!)

Hello Naijatreks, My name is Ayodeji Asiru-Balogun. I am a wildlife biologist with a passion for animals and ecotourism, and I am as well experienced in handling wild animals (in the wild and in captivity). Sometimes ago, I got some captured manatees from artisan fishermen, and got the Lagos State to get permission from the…

CROCODILE ROAMING FREE IN AJAH, VICTORIA ISLAND- Naijatreks moves into action

CROCODILE ROAMING FREE IN AJAH, VICTORIA ISLAND- Naijatreks moves into action

Residents of Greenville estate along Badore road in Ajah, Victoria Island, Lagos; have been sighting an errant crocodile roaming free in an artificial lake within the estate. The 990m2 Lake, which appears to have been formed by local subsidence in underlying lithology of the area, had overtime constituted a threat to the estate road along…

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