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A TRAVEL GUIDE TO FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY, ABUJA

If you have to visit Nigeria for business or leisure, then one of the best places to visit is Abuja. Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria and is located right in its heart. The city has Kogi and Niger states as neighbors. The city was built in the 1980s and became Nigeria’s capital on the 12th of December, 1991 replacing Lagos as the nation’s capital city.

If you’re popping into Abuja sometime soon or perhaps you even live in the city, there are so many places to visit and exciting activities to catch up in the nation’s seat of government. Your destination through the air route is the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport if you are visiting the city.

THINGS TO BRING ALONG

ATM card(s), luggage, sun shades, light clothing, swimming trunk, journals and camera to capture the beautiful places.

PLACES TO VISIT

Aso Rock

Aso Rock

The most noticeable feature in Abuja is Aso Rock. Aso Rock is a 400-meter (1,300 ft) monolith. It is the largest and tallest rock in the city. It can be seen from many areas in the city, and the nation’s seat of government ‘Aso Villa’ is maned after Aso Rock.

An interesting place to visit for fun and lovers of golf sport is the IBB Golf Course. It was named after former Nigerian Head of State Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida. The course has 18 beautiful holes (long front 9 and challenging back 9). The ambience of this golf course is spectacular. You could come along with your families and friends to this serene environment. It is also a place to meet new people because of its quietness. Other facility here includes two tennis court, great caddies and golf pros.

Eagles Square

If you are visiting to know more about national history then Eagles Square is a place to be. It was constructed in 1999 to serve as the platform for the official-take-off of the 4th Republic of the Federation of Nigeria. Eagles Square has since been the venue for Swearing-in-ceremonies, political rallies/programmes, religious crusades/revivals, musical concerts and shows. Eagle Square has a huge park that can contain at least 500 vehicles.

Gurara Falls

Gurara is another exciting place in Abuja. It is located at Suleja and is one of the most stunning waterfalls near Abuja. It is a perfect place for picnics or simply having a quiet time. The water is cool and you can swim in the little pond under the falls. You can also stop over at the famous Zuma Rock in Suleja. You’ll definitely love the beautiful scenery. Other places to visit in Abuja are Jabi Lake Park, Millennium Park, National Children’s Park and Zoo, Silverbird Cinemas, Sheralton Hotel, The Mediterranean Hotel and Pedam Lake.

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