Abuja

From Eco Friendly Travels

Eco-friendly travel guide to Abuja advises how to be a responsible tourist. Learn how to explore the attractions in a sustainable way and how to respect the local people and culture. Make your trip green by supporting locally owned hotels, organic restaurants and other businesses. Read more on how to protect the environment by making conscientious choices and how to travel green in Abuja, Nigeria.


  • Air quality: 3.4 / 5
  • Exploring by foot: 3.1 / 5
  • Exploring by bicycle: 3.3 / 5
  • Public transportation: 3.6 / 5
  • Parks: 4.3 / 5
  • Outdoor activities: 3.6 / 5
  • Locals' English level: 4.5 / 5
  • Safety: 3.0 / 5
  • Accommodation: US$26 - $280
  • Budget per day: US$35 - $302

Responsible Travel

Traveling responsibly while in Abuja contributes a lot in ensuring the city’s prosperity remains on course. Some of the ways in which we can travel responsibly while in Abuja includes using water responsibly. We can use water responsibly by ensuring that we minimize its wastage by using it in a controlled manner such as closing the tap water when finished, taking quick showers instead of baths, and setting up rain water collection tanks. Another way we can travel responsibly in the city is by disposing of waste appropriately. We need to ensure that we discard garbage correctly in the designated points so as to ease other processes that follow such as recycling. Other ways in which we can travel responsibly in Abuja includes:

o Using public transport more often

o Residing in eco-friendly accommodation facilities

o Promoting the local economy

o Contributing to initiatives that ,improve the living standards of locals here


Air Quality and Pollution

The air quality of Abuja is good. The national government has been working together with both local and international organizations in improving the air quality in the city. The most important measures that have been employed here are aimed at minimizing the pollutants that aim to degrade the air quality in the city. In terms of pollution, solid waste still poses a threat in the city since the amount of waste being generated supersedes the measures put in place to counter it.


Respect the Culture

Nigeria’s culture is one of the most diverse cultures in the continent. This is because of the many communities that are found here. A total of 527 communities are found in Nigeria with seven of these communities being extinct. The total number of languages being spoken here in Nigeria are more than 1,000. Three of the most dominant communities in Nigeria are the Hausas located in the northern region of the country, the Igbos who are located in the southeastern part of the country, and the Yoruba who are located in the southwestern part of the country. The other communities are spread over the various regions in the country. The Yoruba are usually a blend of Christian and Muslim religions. Traditional beliefs are usually mixed with other Christian beliefs in a practice known as syncretism. In terms of literature, the English language literature in the country has grown in fame across the continent. The most famous literature piece from Nigeria is Things Fall Apart which was written by Chinua Achebe. The sale of this book is believed to have surpassed eight million copies and has been translated into 50 languages. The movie industry in the country, famously known as “Nollywood”, has gained recognition in the whole continent. This industry has also been influenced by western cultures such as music and dressing.

In terms of sports, the national soccer team of Nigeria has been nicknamed the "Super Eagles". It is managed by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). Nigeria is ranked second in Africa and 31st in the world, according to FIFA World rankings. In terms of music, the local music in Nigeria comprises of folk music where some are recognized worldwide. Fela Kuti, a singer and a social activist, has been the main inspiration in the development of music in the country. Some of the traditional musical instruments that are found in the Nigerian culture include the kakaki, Gongon drums, and the kora.


Top 10 Places to Visit

• Jabi Lake. It is located in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. It was constructed from a man-made earth dam that had been constructed to provide water to the residents of the city. It has a total surface area of approximately 1,300 hectares. Previously, this dam had the capacity to supply water to up to 100,000 residents in the city. It was until the construction of the bigger Lower Usuma Dam that this dam was reduced to a tourist where fishing can take place. Many human activities started taking place in areas surrounding the lake. It was in 2007 that this surrounding area was finally named the Jabi Lake Park. Various open-air events are usually held in this park making the lake to be ideal for activities such as boat rides.

• Al-Noor Mosque. It is located in the CBD of Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. Many local Muslim worshippers usually come to this mosque to hold prayers. Qur'an classes for adults are also held here. You are more than welcome here to learn more about the Islamic religion. Ample parking is available on-site. This mosque is usually open 24 hours. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +2349087247917.

• The Abuja National Mosque. It is the mosque headquarters of all mosques in the country. It is located along the Independence Avenue in the capital, Abuja. It was constructed in 1984 and is open to all members of the public except for the days when congregational prayers are being held here. It has the capacity to accommodate up to a maximum of 500 people. Here, you will find a conference center, the office for the Islamic Centre, and homes for the muezzin and imam. In 2017, the position of Chief Imam was removed following the death of the Chief Imam of that time, Sheikh Musa Muhammad. In October of the same year, four coequal Imams were appointed in his place. These Imams were Sheikh (Dr) Muhammad Kabir Adam, Professor Shehu Ahmad Said Galadanci, Sheikh Ahmad Onilewura, and Sheikh (Prof) Ibrahim Ahmad Maqari.

• Zuma Rock. This large natural monolith is located in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. This igneous rock is comprised of granodiorite and gabbro. It is located towards the west of the capital. It is located along the main road from the capital to Kaduna. It stands at a height of 300 meters above sea level. It has been embedded in one of the currencies of the country, the 1oo naira notes. It is believed to have been used as a defensive retreat by the Gbagyi people to fight off other invading tribes during the tribal wars in the city.

• The National Christian Centre. It was initially referred to as the National Ecumenical Centre and is the National Church of Nigeria. It is located in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria. It is an inter-denominational center constructed in a neo-gothic fashion. It has a number of pivotal arches together with a wide nave leading to the altar which is stationed at the center of the church. This altar usually rotates through an angle of 3600 every ten minutes. You will also find the church piano situated to the right of this church. The church windows are usually tinted in several colors such as red, yellow, and green. It is usually open to the public when there are no Christian services and ceremonies being held there. You will also get a chance to enjoy guided tours offered here at this church where you will get to learn about its history.

• IBB International Golf & Country Club. It is located along 41 Udi Hill Street in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. It is a very posh country club where only exclusive members are allowed in. here, you will find the amazing 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, and a posh restaurant. The natural beauty of this club consisting of green fields, bushes and ponds completes the amazing atmosphere that you will enjoy here. You will also find several wild animals here. It is usually open all through the week from 6 am to 8 pm. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +234 9 780 9488.

• Abuja Park. This public park is located along 432 Unity Road in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. The natural composition and beauty of this park’s environment completes the enjoyable adventure that you are assured of having here. You will be able to see a variety of animals here. The management has ensured that cleanliness here is at top notch. Security personnel also carry out their patrols in this park to assure visitors of their security. There is a children play area fitted with playing facilities. It is usually open all through the week from 8 am to 6 pm.

• Usuma Lower Dam. It is situated in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. It is managed by the Federal Capital Territory Water Board (FCTWB). This reservoir usually has several phases where phases 1 and 2, which were constructed earlier, have been working for several years before phases 3 and 4 were opened in September 2013. Construction for these latter phases begun in November 2011 until its completion in September 2013. The total amount of money used in constructing this dam is believed to have totaled to 99 USD. The latter phases have the capacity of processing up to 240 million liters of water per day each. The raw water that is usually fed into this dam comes from the Lower Usuma Dam. A total of 720 million liters of clean drinking water is usually processed at this dam every day.

• Aso Rock. This outcrop granitic rock is situated in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. It is a monolith measuring 400 meters and stands at 936 meters in height above sea level. It is among the most important attraction sites in the city. Some of the most important government buildings are located close to this rock. They include the Nigerian National Assembly, the Nigerian Presidential Complex, and the Nigerian Supreme Court. The name . "Aso" translates to victorious in the traditional language of the Asokoro community. This monolith was the site of the Aso Rock Declaration in 2003. It was issued by Heads of Government of the Commonwealth during the CHOGM held in the city.

• National Children’s Park and Zoo Abuja. It is located in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. You will be able to enjoy the natural beauty found here. The grounds here provide the perfect conditions for holding picnics. The staff found here is usually charming and friendly towards clients. It is also kid-friendly. Some of the amazing wild animals that you will get to see here include lions, antelopes, crocodiles, hyenas, snakes, monkeys, ponies, rabbits, tortoises, and parrots. Be advised that you will be required to come with your own snacks when you come here. It is usually open all through the week from 8 am to 6 pm.


Explore

Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria. Some of the many attraction sites here in the capital which you can visit and make memories of your visit here include Jabi Lake, the Abuja National Mosque, the National Christian Centre, and Aso Rock. You can also visit the National Commission for Museums and Monuments HQ where you will get to learn about the various historical sites in the country.


City Parks

• Millennium Park. This public amusement park is located in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. It is the largest park in the city. Here, you will find the amazing green carpet grass which makes it ideal for holding picnics and even open-air events. The gardens here are tended to professionally thus completing the amazing ambience found here. You will also find amazing water features here. It is usually open all through the week where it is open between 7 am to 8 pm from Monday to Saturday while it is open between 7 am to 9:30 pm on Sundays. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +234 816 719 1939.

• Magic Land. This public amusement park is situated along Constitution Avenue in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. It occupies a large tract of land. You will be able to enjoy the various rides that are found here including ferris wheel, bouncy castle, roller-coaster, water slides, and bumper ride. The prices offered here are very reasonable. There are also several snack bars found in this park where you can buy snacks such as popcorn, ice cream, Donna, shawarma, and kebab. It is usually open all through the week where it is open between 12:30 pm to 8 pm from Tuesday to Friday, between 10 am to 9 pm on weekends, and open for 24 hours on Mondays.

• Maitama Amusement Park. This public park is located along Ibrahim Babangida Boulevard in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. The gardens here are amazing and is a place where you can relax, have a picnic, or even just take a nature walk. There is also a play area for children in the park. You will find eateries and barbecue facilities here in the park. Some of the amazing delicacies that you will get to enjoy here include Eba, Semovita, Titus fish, Vegetable soup, and Egusi soup. You can also take amazing pictures in this park. It is usually open from Monday to Saturday where it is open between 9 am to 4 pm while it is closed on Sundays. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +234 806 214 1725.


National Parks

• National Park Service. This national park is located in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. Here, you will find many wild animals such as tortoises, monkeys, peacocks among others. There is also a children play area. There is also a picnic ground and a museum here at this park. At the museum, you will find an animal skin and several artifacts. It is usually open from Monday to Friday between 8 am to 4 pm while it is closed over the weekends.


Beaches

Abuja city is the capital of Nigeria and is centrally located in the country and is not bordered with any large water body thus it has no beaches.


Landmarks

• Abuja City Gate. This monument is located along 1 Umaru Musa Yar'Adua Road in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. It was constructed to in celebration of the day the capital was moved from Lagos to Abuja. It is used to mark the grand entry point to the city. It has the coat of arms of Nigeria on the concrete beam connecting the two pillars of this structure.


Museums

• National Commission for Museums and Monuments HQ. This museum is situated in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. Here, you will be able to find all the information that you require concerning all the historic places in the country. It is usually open from Monday to Friday between 8 am to 4 pm while it is closed over the weekends.

• Shehu Musa Yar'adua Centre. This museum is situated along 1 Memorial Drive in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. Here, you will be able to see various exhibits and historical artifacts. It is an amazing place where the younger generation of the country can visit and learn the history of some of the leaders the country has ever had. Entrance to this museum is free of charge to all. The atmosphere created here is usually amazing and is also suitable for romantic dates. The staff here is usually charming and very helpful to clients. It is usually open from Monday to Friday between 8 am to 5 pm while it is closed over the weekends. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +234 903 885 3059.

Other museums found here in the city are:

• Nigerian Army Museum

• Secret Museum

• Zhingamale


Eat

Here in Abuja, you will get to enjoy both local and international cuisines that are sold in the many restaurants located here in the capital. Some of the traditional restaurants where you will get to enjoy traditional delicacies include La Tavrena and the Masa Place. Nkoyo and Cilantro Abuja are some of the restaurants here in the capital where you will get to enjoy vegetarian and vegan meals. Some of the delicacies that you will get to enjoy here in the streets of Abuja are Moyi-Moyi, Suya, and Boli.


Traditional Local Restaurants

• LA TAVERNA. This restaurant is located in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. It is located close to the Adamawa House in the city. Here, you will be able to enjoy a fusion of Spanish and Chilean cuisines. Some of the delicacies offered here include tapas, paella, and pasta with some of the drinks offered here including sangria and Spanish wine. You are guaranteed of enjoying breathtaking views of the city while listening to amazing Spanish songs. It is usually open all through the week from 11:30 am to 10 pm.

• BLUCABANA. This restaurant is located in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. It is located close to the Nordic Hotel. You will be able to enjoy amazing local and international cuisines such as Lebanese, Mediterranean, and Asian cuisines. Some of the delicacies offered here include beef steaks, pizzas, and even salads among others. Both indoor and outdoor seating arrangements are available here. You will get to enjoy amazing pool views at the outdoor seating area. The staff here is courteous with the services they offer being quick and reliable. It is usually open all through the week from 7 am to 11 pm.

• The Masa Place. This traditional restaurant is located along Tai Solarin Avenue in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. Here, you will be able to enjoy local delicacies such as Mivan Daushe and Masa and also amazing soup served with germanstone pepper among other delicacies. It is usually open all through the week from 8 am to 6 pm. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +234 806 263 1760.

• Cantina. This Italian themed restaurant is located along 30 Yedesaram Street in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. The interior décor of this restaurant is amazing and is among the most popular restaurants in the city. Some of the amazing delicacies that you will get to enjoy here include mozzarella, pasta, and fresh tomatoes among other delicacies. You can also enjoy the great array of Italian and South African wines that are found here. It is usually open all through the week from 11 am to 11 pm. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +234803 241 1179.


Vegetarian and Vegan

• Nkoyo. This continental restaurant is located in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. The atmosphere created here is usually relaxing with the interior décor of this place bringing out that natural feeling. Here, you will be able to enjoy local and Indian vegetarian dishes such as Efo Riro, beans porridge, plantain among others. Some of the drinks offered here include Virgin Colada, Yam Porridge, and Lemonades. This restaurant has a skylight that allows in natural light into the restaurant. It is suitable both for those who prefer eating in groups and those who prefer eating as individuals. It is usually open all through the week from 11 am to 11 pm. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +234 9 291 4917.

• Cilantro Abuja. This vegetarian restaurant is located along Ibrahim Babangida Boulevard in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. You will be able to enjoy local vegetarian and vegan dishes here where the portions are usually generous. The prices offered here are usually reasonable. The outdoor seating arrangement of this restaurant makes it ideal for having events such as dinner dates, birthday parties or other events here. It is usually open throughout the week from 11:30 am to 11 pm. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +234 818 234 5670.


Street Food

• MOYI-MOYI. It is one of the most popular delicacies sold in the streets of Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. It is a leaf-wrapped bean cake that is usually most popular among the Yoruba. It is prepared by blending black or brown-eyed beans with crayfish, palm oil, pepper, tomato puree, nutmeg, and salt.

• SUYA. This delicacy is not only loved here in the capital but is also loved in many parts of the country. It is a meat delicacy that is usually barbecued over a charcoal fire. Beef is the most commonly used meat.in preparing this dish. It can also be prepared using chicken or fish. It is prepared by marinating the meat in peanut oil, salt, and suya spices which is made using garlic, cayenne pepper, and salt. After the meat has been marinated and grilled, the chefs will then add more spice on it as the final touch. It is mostly served with pancakes so as to balance the flavor. When using chicken to prepare this dish, it is cooked with its bones so as to make the meat to be moist and full of flavor. This meat usually ha the chewy texture.

• Boli. This delicacy is simply roasted plantain that is usually salted and eaten with palm oil or peanuts. In several parts of the country, it is often eaten with habanero-onion sauce and mackerel. It is one the delicacies sold on the streets of the capital and is usually loved by most locals.


Drink

• Sky Bar Rooftop Lounge, Asokoro. This bar is located in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. Here, you will find amazing cocktails where you will get to choose from a wide variety of wines and beers. The prices offered here are usually reasonable. This bar is also suited romantic dinners. several snacks are also sold here including Ice Cream Sandwich and Green Salad. It is usually open for 24 hours. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +234 903 298 6069.


Tap-water

Faucet water here in Abuja is not ready to drink. You can use it for other purposes but you would need to buy bottled water for consumption. You can only drink tap water here in Abuja after boiling it or mixing it with water purification tablets.


Organic Cafés

• Healthnhealthy Specialty Bakery & Cafe. This organic café is located along 72 1st Avenue, Gwarinpa Estate in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. Some of the amazing treats that you will get to enjoy here include Red Velvet Cake, Parfait with Sugar Free Granola, Carrot Cake, and Chia Seed Pudding. It is usually open from Monday to Saturday where it is open between 9 am to 7 pm from Monday to Friday while it is open between 10 am to 6 pm on Saturdays. It is usually closed on Sundays. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +234 808 972 6831.


Breweries

• Bature Brewery. It is situated in Durban Mall in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. Some of the amazing drinks that are being made here include Fresh Ale Craft Beer, Beer Made with Kaldi African Coffee, Shakara and Black Gold Beer. The staff here is charming and helpful to clients while the People who usually come here are usually friendly and peaceful. It is usually open al through the week where it is open between 5 pm to 11 pm from Monday to Friday, between 12 pm to 12 am on Saturdays, and between 3 am to 12 pm on Sundays. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +234 810 686 1192.


Activities

Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria. Some of the many attraction sites here in the capital which you can visit and make memories of your visit here include Jabi Lake, the Abuja National Mosque, the National Christian Centre, and Aso Rock. You can also visit the National Commission for Museums and Monuments HQ where you will get to learn about the various historical sites in the country.


Yoga and Retreats

• Nisa Wellness Retreat. This retreat center is situated in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. Here, you will get to engage in mind-relaxing activities as you enjoy the breathtaking views of the surroundings here. The amenities that you will get to enjoy here include free Wi-Fi, an outdoor swimming pool, and free ample parking. It is usually open from Monday to Saturday where it is open between 8 am to 6 pm. It is usually closed on Sundays.


Accommodation

• KH Lodge Abuja. This accommodation facility is situated in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. Amenities that guests will get to enjoy here include free Wi-Fi and free private parking. Guests will get to enjoy a buffet breakfast that is offered here every morning. Popular points of interest located close to this property include the Cameroon Embassy which is located 30 kilometers away and the Big Church which is located 37 kilometers from this property.

• Fort Bend. This accommodation facility is located in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. Amenities that guests will get to enjoy here include a garden, a terrace, and a bar. The rooms here are fitted with air conditioning and a flat-screen TV. Popular points of interest located close to this property are the Cameroon Embassy which is located 2.1 kilometers away and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport which is located 25 kilometers from this property.

• Inkova Suites. This accommodation facility is located in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria. Amenities that guests will get to enjoy here include free Wi-Fi, a terrace, and free private parking. The rooms here are equipped with a flat-screen TV, a refrigerator, air conditioning, and a personal bathroom. Guests here will get to choose between a continental or à la carte breakfast that is offered here very morning. Popular points of interest located close to this accommodation facility include Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport which is located 19 kilometers away, Cameroon Embassy which is located 22 kilometers away, and the Big Church which is located 24 kilometers from this property.

• Hotel Rosebud. It is situated in Abuja, Nigeria. Amenities that guests will get to enjoy here include free Wi-Fi, a restaurant, and a bar. Guests will get to enjoy the continental breakfast that is offered here every morning. Services offered here include car hire services and paid airport shuttle services. Popular points of interest located close to this property include the Big Church which is located 4.1 kilometers away, the Cameroon Embassy which is located 5 kilometers away, and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport which is located 26 kilometers from this property.

• Alta Hotel Abuja. This accommodation facility is situated in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. There is a garden on the property where guests can relax. The rooms here are fitted with a flat-screen TV, air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a personal bathroom fitted with a shower. Popular points of interest located close to this property are Big Church which is located 2.3 kilometers away and the Cameroon Embassy which is located 3.7 kilometers away.


Green Hotels

• Sheraton Abuja Hotel. This hotel is located in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. Amenities that guests will get to enjoy here include an outdoor swimming pool, a gym, a tennis court, a nightclub, a restaurant, conferencing facilities, and free ample parking. The rooms here are fitted with air conditioning, a shared lounge area, a work desk, and a personal bathroom fitted with a bath or shower. The management here has installed solar panels to harness electricity that can be used to power small appliances in the hotel.

• Tranquil Mews Hotel. It is located in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. Amenities that guests will get to enjoy here include free Wi-Fi, a terrace, a restaurant, a bar, conferencing facilities and a parking area. The rooms here are fitted with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a shared lounge area, air conditioning, a dining area, a fridge, an electric kettle, and a personal bathroom fitted with free toiletries. Services offered here include 24-hour front desk services and ironing services. The management here has installed modernized waste management systems to handle all the waste that is produced from this hotel. The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport is located 20 kilometers from this hotel.

• Transcorp Hilton Abuja. This hotel is located in Abuja, Nigeria. Amenities that guests will get to enjoy here include an outdoor swimming pool, a restaurant, a gift store, a tennis court, and several shops. The rooms here are fitted with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a lounge area in some rooms, and a personal bathroom equipped with a bath and bidet. Services offered here include 24-hour reception services and free shuttle services. The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport is located 26 kilometers from this hotel.

• The Wells Carlton. This hotel is situated in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. Amenities that guests will get to enjoy here include free Wi-Fi, an outdoor swimming pool, a gym, a restaurant, a bar, and a parking area. The rooms here are equipped with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, a wardrobe, and a personal bathroom. Services offered here include 24-hour reception services, housekeeping services, and luggage storage services. Guests will have the opportunity to choose between a continental or a à la carte breakfast. The management here offers paid airport shuttle services. Popular points of interest located close to this hotel include the Big Church and the Cameroon Embassy, both of which are located 6 kilometers away, and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport which is located 28 kilometers from this hotel.

• Phoenicia Suites. This hotel is situated in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. Amenities that guests will get to enjoy here include a garden, a shared lounge area, a terrace, business facilities, a restaurant, a bar, and a free parking area. The rooms are fitted with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a work desk, a fridge, an electric kettle, a wardrobe, and a personal bathroom fitted with free toiletries. Guests will have the opportunity to choose between a continental or à la carte breakfast that is offered here every morning. Services offered here include ironing services, 24-hour reception services, and housekeeping services. The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport is located 23 kilometers from this hotel.


Hostels and Guest Houses

• Capital Lodge at Maitama. This guesthouse is situated in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. Guests have the opportunity to enjoy paid private parking. The rooms here are equipped with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a work desk, a refrigerator, an electric kettle, a hairdryer, a wardrobe, and a personal bathroom. The staff here is friendly and very helpful towards clients. They speak both English and Hausa. Popular points of interest located close to this property include the Cameroon Embassy which is located 4.2 kilometers away, Big Church which is located 7 kilometers away, and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport which is located 25 kilometers from this guesthouse.

• House X. This guesthouse is located in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. It was constructed in 2018. Amenities that guests will get to enjoy here include a shared lounge area, a bar, and free private parking. The rooms here are equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a lounge area, air conditioning, a work desk, and a personal bathroom equipped with free toiletries and a shower. Services that you will get to enjoy here includes 24-hour reception services and housekeeping services. Popular points of interest located close to this guesthouse are Big Church which is located 17 kilometers away, the Cameroon Embassy which is located 19 kilometers away, and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport which is located 19 kilometers from this guesthouse.

• LoftyInc Homes. This guesthouse is situated in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. Amenities that you will get to enjoy here include free Wi-Fi and free private parking. The rooms here are fitted with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, and a personal bathroom. Popular points of interest located close to this guesthouse include Big Church which is located 8 kilometers away and the Cameroon Embassy which is located 10 kilometers from this guesthouse.

• Neighborhood. This guesthouse is located in Abuja, Nigeria. Amenities that you will get to enjoy here a restaurant, a bar, and free parking. The rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a work desk, a fan, and a personal bathroom fitted with a bath or a shower. Services offered here include 24-hour front desk services, ironing services, and luggage storage services. The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport is located 18 kilometers from this guest house.

• Ozidu House. This guest house is located in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. Amenities that guests will get to enjoy here include free Wi-Fi, a terrace, a restaurant, and free private parking. The rooms here are fitted with a flat-screen TV, a shared lounge area, a work desk, a wardrobe, and a personal bathroom. Guests will get to enjoy the continental breakfast that is offered here daily. The management also provides for 24-hour reception services. Popular points of interest located close to this property are the Cameroon Embassy which is located 5 kilometers away and the Big Church which is located 11 kilometers from this guest house.


Apartments

• Whytescape Serviced Apartments. This apartment building is situated in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. Amenities that guests will get to enjoy here include free Wi-Fi, a garden, and a terrace. The units here are fitted with a satellite flat-screen TV, a lounge area, a work desk, air conditioning, a kitchen area with a refrigerator and a microwave, ironing facilities, and a fully furnished personal bathroom. Car hire services are offered here. Popular points of interest located close to this property include the Big Church and Cameroon Embassy, both of which are located 12 kilometers away, and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport which is located 17 kilometers from this property.

• Fraser Suites Abuja. This apartment building is situated in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. Amenities that guests will get to enjoy here include free Wi-Fi, an outdoor swimming pool, 2 restaurants, barbecue facilities, an ATM, and free private parking. The units here are fitted with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, air conditioning, a lounge area in some rooms, and a personal bathroom. Services that guests will get to enjoy here include 24-hour reception services and concierge services. The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport is located 22.5 kilometers from this property.

• Anabel Apartment and Suites. This apartment building is located in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. Amenities that you will get to enjoy here include a garden, a terrace, and a bar. The units here are fairly large. Guests will have the opportunity to choose between a continental or an English or an Irish breakfast that is usually offered here every morning. Popular points of interest located close to this property include Big Church which is located 1.9 kilometers away, Cameroon Embassy which is located 3.8 kilometers away, and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport which is located 26 kilometers from this property.

• Brentford Apartments. They are situated in Abuja, Nigeria. Amenities that guests will get to enjoy here include free Wi-Fi, an outdoor swimming pool, a garden, and a restaurant. The units here are equipped with a satellite flat-screen TV, a shared lounge area, a work desk, a kitchen area fitted with a refrigerator and a microwave, ironing facilities, and a fully furnished personal bathroom fitted with a shower and free toiletries. Guests will have the opportunity to choose between a continental or à la carte breakfast that is usually offered here every morning. Popular points of interest located close to this property include Big Church and the Cameroon Embassy, both of which are located 5 kilometers away, and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport which is located 22 kilometers from this property.

• Peniel Apartments. This apartment building is located in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. Amenities that you will get to enjoy here include free Wi-Fi, a garden, a gym, a restaurant, and free private parking. The rooms here are fitted with air conditioning, a satellite flat-screen TV, a lounge area, a dining area, and a fully furnished personal bathroom fitted with a shower and free toiletries. Guests will get to choose between a continental or a buffet breakfast offered here every morning. Popular points of interest located close to this property include the Cameroon Embassy which is located 1.7 kilometers away and the Big Church which is located 5 kilometers from this property.


Couchsurfing

Residents here in Abuja realize the importance of the tourism sector towards the growth of the economy here thus they do all they can to ensure that tourists have ana amazing time here in the city. This includes promoting their couch surfing ventures where hosts wiling to accommodate tourists in their houses enroll in various websites where they can link up with the tourists who are planning to come to the city.


Camping

Camping here in Abuja is usually a fun adventure especially when you camp at Usman Dam camping grounds. Here, aside from the camping activities that you will get to engage in, you will also be able to engage in water activities such as fishing and canoeing. Campers will also get a chance to light campfires at night.


How to Get There

Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria. It is centrally located in the country thus the main modes of transport that one can use to get into the country is by air, by road and by rail. By air, you can come into the city through the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport which usually serves airlines from within the country itself, neighboring countries, and even some European countries. By road, you can access the city from some of the major cities in the country including Lagos, Kano, Benin, and Port Harcourt. You can access the city by rail from Kaduna using the standard gauge railway linking these two cities.


Air

• Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport. It is the main international airport in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. It was named after Nnamdi Azikiwe, who was the first president of Nigeria. This airport is located towards the west of the city, approximately 20 kilometers from Abuja. It has a domestic and international terminal which share one runway. It serves several airlines such as Egypt Air, KLM, Turkish Airlines, and British Airways.


Bus

There are many coaches which you can use to access Abuja from neighboring cities such as Lagos, Benin, and Port Harcourt. Some of these buses are usually luxurious coaches which usually cover long distances. Some of this bus companies include ABC Transport, Chisco Transport (CTN), Young Shall Grow, and Ekene Dili Chukwu.


Train

The main railway line accessing the city is the Abuja-Kaduna railway line. It is a standard gauge railway and is one of the pioneer modernization projects set up in Nigeria. This railway line covers a total distance of 186 kilometers. It was constructed by the China Civil and Engineering Construction Company (CCECC) at a cost amounting to 876 USD.


Hitchhiking

Security concerns in the city has adversely affected hitchhiking as most of the motorists now fear picking up strangers by the roadside as they may be members of the terror group, Boko Haram, currently disturbing the city’s peace. The government has been putting extensive measures to improve security in the city.


Others

Abuja is centrally located in Nigeria and is not close to any large water body thus the only modes of transport that you can use to get into the city are by air, by road, and by rail.


Moving Around

Abuja is characterized by multiple highways and massive avenues designed to ease transport by car when moving around the city. As the city has adhered to strict zoning laws, where the residential areas are far from the commercial areas, it is best that you use a car to move around the city. Abuja usually doesn’t have huge traffic jams but concerns are being raised concerning the high-speed cars which have been increasing in number inside the city. The major concern is that their dangerous speeds pose a huge risk of fatal accidents. Apart from your personal or rental car, you can also use taxis to move around the city. They are usually readily available and are usually affordable. Majority of the taxis here in the city are usually painted green. Uber and other private taxi companies usually offer these services in the city.


Walk

Several walking tours are usually arranged by various organizations in the city where people will get a chance to visit various attraction sites in the city and even take walks in the national parks in the city. Walking is the most environmental-friendly way to travel.


Bicycle

Cycling in Abuja continues to gain preference among many road users as the years go by. The national government has massively improved the road infrastructure in the city thus making cycling one of the safest and most enjoyable means of transport in visiting various places within the city. You can also participate in several cycling tours arranged by various institutions in the city.


Electronic Vehicles

Abuja has openly and widely incorporated electric cars into their transport sector. These electric cars usually have the capacity to travel for a total distance of up to 482 kilometers once they are fully charged. They do not use diesel or petrol thus they do not release any emissions. They are usually quiet and have lesser power than the petrol engines. It can be charged via any outlet that is used for air conditioners. It usually takes between 8 to 10 hours to charge on a regular electric station but takes way fewer hours in the highly advanced electric charge stations.


Public Bus

There are many coaches which you can use to access Abuja from neighboring cities such as Lagos, Benin, and Port Harcourt. Some of these buses are usually luxurious coaches which usually cover long distances. Some of this bus companies include ABC Transport, Chisco Transport (CTN), Young Shall Grow, and Ekene Dili Chukwu.


Tram, Train and Subway

The main railway line accessing the city is the Abuja-Kaduna railway line. It is a standard gauge railway and is one of the pioneer modernization projects set up in Nigeria. This railway line covers a total distance of 186 kilometers. It was constructed by the China Civil and Engineering Construction Company (CCECC) at a cost amounting to 876 USD.


Sustainable Shopping

The local and national governments have been working together to ensure that most of the goods that enter the markets in the city do not have adverse effects on the environment during any stage of its use. Goods that have toxic compounds are usually prevented from accessing the markets here.


Food Markets

• Byazhin Market Kubwa. This food market is located in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. Here, you will be able to purchase fresh farm produce directly from farmers. The vendors here are usually kind and are open to bargaining. This market is usually open all through the week from 8 am to 6 pm.

• Dutse Market. This food market is located along 1 Bwari Express Road in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. Here, you will find both vegetables and fruits being sold at very affordable prices. Most of these farm produce is usually fresh. This market is open throughout the week from 6 am to 10 pm. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +234 806 902 2434.


Flea Markets

• Garki Market. This flea market is situated along 22 Samuel Ladoke Akintola Boulevard in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. Some of the products that are usually sold at this market include mattresses, buckets, plates, clothes, and jewelry. It is usually open all through the week from 6 am to 6 pm.


Second Hand Stores

• Chelis Bookazine Ltd. This book store is located along Femi Otedola Street in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. Here, you will be able to buy various books and magazines from both within the country and even beyond. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +234 813 945 4056.

• Abuja Kids Thrift. This thrift store is situated in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. Here, you will be able to buy children’s clothes at very affordable prices. It is usually clean and the host here is very kind and helpful towards clients. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +234 803 713 3603.

Other second-hand stores found in Abuja are:

• Game Jabi Lake Abuja Nigeria. This department store is situated in Jabi Lake Mall in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria. It is usually open all through the week from 8 am to 8 pm. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +234 9 278 0600.

• IKC Music. This piano store is situated in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. Here, you will be able to purchase pianos at relatively affordable prices. All the pianos are second-hand thus you can get a good bargain if you have excellent negotiation skills. It is usually open for 24 hours. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +234 806 005 0502.


Eco-Fashion

The fashion industry in Abuja has continued to grow and gain popularity among the locals and even foreigners living in the country. Experienced designers have taken it upon themselves to sensitize the public on the importance of using zero-waste materials in making of these clothes so as to reduce the effects they have on the environment especially after they have completed their lifecycle.


Recycling

The local and national governments here in Abuja have made huge strides in setting up modernized waste recycling centers within the city so as to effectively sort out and recycle all the waste that is brought here effectively.


Waste

Solid waste poses a challenge that the local governments here have to tackle. Measures have to be employed here so as to prevent these waste from being a menace in the city. Most of these waste is usually generated from markets within the city.


Work and Study Abroad

United Nations House Abuja. This building is located in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. It is heavily guarded by armed guards who carry out their security patrols here all the time. Be advised that should you want to access this office; you are going to have to adhere to the strict security protocols put in place which includes calling the staff who sent for you at this building to come and meet you at the reception. Some of the United Nation offices found in this building include:

o World Health Organization (WHO)

o United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

o United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)


Exchange Student

• University of Abuja, Main Campus. This university is located along Mohammed Maccido Road in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. It was founded in January 1988 as a dual mode tertiary institution mandated to run conventional and distance-learning programs. Learning in the university commenced in 1990. This university runs regular diploma, degree, and postgraduate programs. The faculties found here include:

o Faculty of Arts

o Faculty of Agriculture

o Faculty of Education

o Faculty of Engineering

o Faculty of Law

o Faculty of Science

o Faculty of Social Sciences

o Faculty of Management Sciences

o Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

o School of Post Graduate Studies

o School of Remedial Studies

This university is usually open 24 hours. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +234 903 587 0116.


Au Pair

The nanny job market is booming in the city as many locals who live in the informal areas of the country usually flock this city in search of these jobs. Most of the high-end residents live in the luxurious estates here in the city and they usually require nannies to look after their homes while they are not around.


Volunteering

Volunteering in Abuja continues to take a turn for the better as many volunteers are coming in to help in any way they can to improve and save the lives of people and animals. Some of the volunteering organizations found here in Abuja are:

o GEJ Volunteer 3

o Association of Community Social Volunteers International

o YouthHubAfrica


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