AFRICANGLOBE – Nigeria’s capital is home to some of the greatest sights in Nigeria. Abuja is conveniently situated at the centre of the country, providing easy access to people travelling from every corner of Nigeria. It was named the new capital of Nigeria in 1991 and has since developed into a haven of relaxation for tourists and fun lovers. Jovago.com, Africa’s Number One Hotel Booking Portal, shows the top reasons why Abuja should be your next holiday destination.
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The largest, most prominent feature of Abuja is the Aso Rock. It stands at 936 metres above sea level and has a spectacular outline which serves as the highlight of the whole city. The Presidential Villa, the official residence of the President of Nigeria is located right in front of this monolith.
The Millennium Park offers tourists and visitors an elite setting of open fields and fresh air, perfect for spending a quiet time with family and friends. The park is open to all so visitors can have a picnic, play games and just relax on the lush greenery that the park is so loved for.
Wonderland Amusement Park
The biggest, most highly equipped amusement park is located in Abuja’s Central Business District. Fun seekers can take a walk in the leisure gardens or have the time of their lives on one of the numerous rides offered at the Wonderland Amusement Park. After a day of intense fun and games, visitors get down to a meal at the Fulani Ranch or have a spot of coffee at the Forest Cafe.
The Abuja metropolis is filled with several eateries, lounges, and outdoor hang out spots. You will find restaurants with unique offerings like Chinese cuisine, Mediterranean delicacies and Nigerian dishes.
Ceddi Plaza in the Central Business District is the best place for shopping in Abuja. There are lots of stores which buyers can visit to shop for new items like clothes, books and gadgets. Another popular shopping mall is the new Shoprite located in Apo, Wuse.
Getting Around: The major form of transportation in Abuja is by road. Commuters travel in private vehicles but taxis and ten-seater buses are widely available.
Safety: The national police is headquartered in Abuja with several checkpoints on major roads and intersections so the city is generally safe.
Money: Nigerian Naira.
Main Airport: Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, 30 km from the city centre
Country Code: +234
IBB Golf Course
The IBB International Golf Course & Country Club is an exclusive 101 hectare golf course with lakes, ponds and streams reaching out to the far edges of the city. It was commissioned in 1987 and features a Driving Range, Club House and Club Bar, restaurants and trolley hires. It has hosted many professional golf championships and is the most prestigious golf course in Nigeria.