4 THINGS TO DO WHILE ON A VACATION IN ABUJA
Situated in one of West Africa’s beautiful countries, blessed by nature’s most exceptional weather and green landscapes is Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. Built in the ‘80s and originally occupied by the Bassa, Gangana, Gbagyi, Koro, and Gade peoples, Abuja, in recent times, has become home to different cultures where every tribe in Nigeria has come together to enjoy its strategic positioning while developing the City. Due to its perfectly laid out landscape, it is one of the easiest cities to navigate in Nigeria.
Are you in Nigeria for a vacation or business? This list highlights four things you can do while in Abuja.
VISIT NATIONAL MONUMENTS
Once you are in Abuja, you just have this nagging feeling that the Abuja National Mosque is where to start. This mosque, which was designed by AIM consultants and built by Lodigiani Nigeria came into existence in the year 1984. The National Mosque is open for exploration except during prayer times. Another breathtaking monument in Abuja to check out is the National Christian Centre. Sitting tall in all its grandeur and decked out in its neo-gothic design, the National Christian Center opens its arms to all tourists who are drawn to unique that give a thrill of a lifetime. Other National Monuments you can visit include the magnificent edifice of the Ministry of Defence (it will please you to know that this monument was built in ship form, National Library, ECOWAS Secretariat, and a lot more others.
RIDE A BOAT AT THE FAMOUS JABI LAKE
Are you a lover of boat rides or you enjoy beaches and other fun activities in water, then a trip to Jabi Lake is what you deserve. This beach gives you the closest to a beach experience in Abuja. You can sit out in the shade and drown yourself in the beautifully crafted sentences of your favorite author while sipping cold soda and listening to the crashing of water against the shore. Alternatively, you can run about the wet sand playing tag with your family. You can also decide to be the heart of the party or join in on one of the frequent, fun dancing competitions, go horse riding or partake in the numerous recreational activities at the lake. Whatever be your wish for visiting a beach, Jabi Lake can fulfill all those wishes too.
TAKE A TRIP TO GURARA FALLS
Water is life, and it’s breathtaking if it’s a waterfall. Waterfalls give you those picture-perfect moments that depict fun and happiness. The feeling of water in your hair and running down your face, neck, and gluing your clothes to your body is an epic feeling you should never pass on. Gurara Falls, which is situated in Suleja, is the perfect spot to let your guard down and let the freshwater wash away the stressful days etched into your skin. It is one of the most scenic spots close to Abuja. If you need a place that allows you to bring along a picnic basket and blankets for relaxation while the chill is in the air, then Gurara falls is your best bet. It doesn’t matter if you are alone or you’ve got company, Gurara Falls puts you right with nature and leaves you craving to build a tent by the falls. You can swim in the little ponds under the falls, or you can get busy taking galleria worthy pictures of the rock formations alongside the beautiful flowers, thick bushes, and trees which weave their ways into your pictures to give you something to smile about. So it doesn’t really matter if you are hydrophobic, especially if you can play with your camera. While on this trip, you can make a stop at the famous Zuma Rock and have fun exploring the area.
GO GOLFING AT IBB GOLF COURSE
Hey golf lovers, do you know you can still enjoy your favorite sports while on a business trip or vacation in Abuja? Oh well, now you know that. IBB Golf Course, with its 18 beautiful holes and a spectacular ambiance that brings out the pro golfer in you, is your go-to for an amazing golf experience while in Abuja.
Conclusively, there’s no preferable way to enjoy your vacation and relax away from your home than a vacation trip to the beautiful Nigerian capital city of Abuja. So, the next time you’re thinking of a weekend or holiday vacation, think of visiting ABJ.