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    Tourists Guide To Abuja & General Information

    Abuja is the Capital City of Nigeria, and was a planned City built up in the 1980’s. It took over from Lagos as the Nations Capital City in 1991. Abuja is a fast growing City and the urban area and outskirts is made up of over 3 million people.

    An Overview & Informative Guide To Abuja

    Abuja’s claim to fame is being one of the few cities in the World that were built with the sole goal of making it the capital of the Country.

    What You Need To Know About Abuja

    There are a few important things to take note of when travelling to Abuja.

    When Is The Best Time To Visit Abuja?

    December to March is the best time to visit Abuja. It is hot dry and humid throughout the year, and these are generally the coolest times.

    Do I Need A Visa To Visit Abuja?

    If you are not a Nigerian National or if you do not have a Nigerian Passport you will require a Visa to enter Abuja and anywhere else in Nigeria.

    What Should I Pack To Visit Abuja?

    Depending on what time of year you are travelling to Abuja will influence what you need to pack. Generally summer clothes, something warmer for early mornings and evenings; sunscreen, forms of identification and a camera should be taken with. Insect Repellant also comes in handy.

    Do I Need Vaccinations To Visit Abuja?

    You currently do not need any vaccinations when travelling to Abuja. You should make sure by asking your Travel Agent a few months prior to your visit. Make sure you are up to date with your current vaccinations.

    Transport & How To Get Around Abuja?

    Abuja’s airport is called Nnamdi Azikiwe International, which was named after Nigeria’s first president. Abuja’s roads are very busy and transport is best arranged through your tour operator or travel/booking agent.

    Attractions and Places to Visit In Abuja

    Abuja is the Capital of Nigeria. It is Africa’s only purpose built capital city and extremely wealthy. With an excellent road network, beautiful rolling terrain and modern Architecture, this artistically rich city is worth visiting. It does have strong religious ties and a trip to the awesome Mosques and Churches is a must.

    What to do When Visiting Abuja?

    Strategically located at the crossroads of Nigeria's ethnic and religious groups, Abuja is home to the country's Presidential Branch, National Assembly and Supreme Court.

    The impressive Aso Rock rises majestically over the city's central government district. The diverse architecture of the city is reflected in notable sites like the National Mosque, the National Christian Centre and the National Stadium. Daily markets throughout the city offer everything from pottery to local fruits and breads. One such market is the Abuja Arts & Crafts Village. It has local artifacts, trinkets and art works for anything that tickles your fancy. Abuja also has two notable cinemas, Silverbird Cinema and the Ceddi Plaza, if you would like to see a famous Nollywood blockbuster.

    For some memorable local cuisine visit one of the top 5 eating establishments. Nkoyo, Café de Vie, Spice Platter, Masala Wahala and Blue Cabana Restaurant and Café each will satisfy your culinary cravings.

    For a look at what Abuja has to offer nature wise, take a trip to the Usman dam, a very tranquil, relaxing place and offers breath-taking views, a memorable must when in Abuja.

    For your stay in Abuja there are a variety of hotels and B&Bs in the area. The ambassador Abuja is one of the nicest hotels. Spacious rooms, beautiful décor, friendly service and all your requirements taken care of. Abuja’s drastic growth economically and Artistically and Culturally is definitely something to keep an eye on for future trips.

    How old is Abuja?

    Abuja was founded in 1828.

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