Are you planning on coming to Abuja for the Christmas and you are wondering what fun places you could visit? Here is a quick guide to ten amazing places you can visit this holiday period.
1. Millenium Park
The Millennium Park is the largest public park of Abuja, the capital of Nigeria and is located in the Maitama district of the city. The park, which is the largest in Abuja features a pool, beautifully structured walk way and play toys for kids. Millienuem park is also suitable for picnics with friends.
Located in in Central Business District, Silverbird entertainment center has a cinema, eateries, games arcade, and a host of shops where you can get things for yourself and love ones. It also houses Shoprite.
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3. Berger Life Camp
This is the best place for tourists especially Europeans to meet during this period. It features a wide range of Christmas events, with foreign cuisines and drinks.
4. Gurara Falls
Located in Niger state, about 30 minutes drive from Abuja, Gurara Falls is an amazing place to visit. With an evergreen scenery, rock formations, ponds and water which you can swim in, Gurara Falls is the place to be this Christmas.
Surprised? For lovers of nature and freshly tapped palm wine, Zimbabwe is the the place to be this holiday period. Located along Abuja-Keffi expressway, about 35km from the city, Zimbabwe offers food and drinks, barbecued beef (suya), and pepper soups of all sorts at a very affordable cost.
6. Wonderland Amusement Park
This place suitable for leisure and recreational activities with games and rides mostly for kids. Another good thing about this place is the fact that you can stop over at the National Stadium which is on the same drive.
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7. National Children Park and Zoo
With a few animals and a huge playground, the National Childrens’ Park and Zoo in Asokoro is the place to be this Christmas.
8. Aso Rock
It overlooks the official residence of the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, which derives its name, Aso Rock Villa, from it. The rock is about the highest point in Abuja, measuring about 936 meters above the sea level.
9. Jabi Lake
Jabi Lake provides a good view of the city. During holiday periods, a lot of activities, from dance competitions to boat rides, take place there. It is also a good place to have a picnic with friends.
10. Pedam Lake
Compared to others, this is not a very popular place in a Abuja. The Pedam Lake is a good tourist site as it lies behind the presidential villa sprawling towards Nasarawa. Accessibility to his park is through the the National Children’s Park and Zoo.
11. Abacha Fish Market
Located along Karu/Nyanya expressway, this is the most popular place for all kinds of fish. Whether cooked or barbecued, Abacha fish market is the place to be for all fish lovers in and around Abuja. Drinks here are also sold at very affordable rates.