A Comprehensive Guide To Exploring Abuja

Last updated on November 28th, 2019 at 02:59 pm

Abuja is one of the most populous cities in Nigeria and also the Federal Capital Territory. It is a beautiful city with an excellent road network, beautiful rolling terrain, and modern Nigerian architecture. Abuja is a very beautiful and expensive city that made most of the Nation’s government agencies owned their headquarters in Abuja.

Abuja is usually hot all through the year, except when it rains from April-September. It has a very few tropical and humid months due to the lesser rain, the best time for visiting Abuja is from November to April.

The major tourist attractions in Abuja include; Aso Rock, Millennium Tower, National Mosque, National Church, National Assembly complex, and Abuja Millennium Park.

How To Get To Abuja

Traveling By Air

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The major airport in Abuja is the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. It has both local and international terminals. The international airlines are; Lufthansa, KLM, and British Airways while the reliable local airlines are; AeroContractors, Arik Air and Chanchangi.

People traveling by air within Nigeria can book local flights directly on hotels.ng by contacting our customer care through direct call or WhatsApp via 08066192704.

From the airport, it is best advised to take the official Green Cab or order Uber Cab online.

By Road

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You can travel to Abuja by bus from major cities like Lagos, Benin, Kano, and Portharcourt. Reliable transport companies with air-conditioned luxurious buses that travel from various origins to Abuja are;

Below are the top 5 road transport companies in Nigeria and their terminal locations.

Buses allow you to appreciate the terrain, the towns and cities and the subtle changes in these and culture as you drive towards the capital city either from the South or the North.

For more detailed information about Lagos to Abuja by road, click here

By Rail

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There is an intercity line between Abuja and Kaduna. Trains depart and arrive at Idu station which is about 15 km west of the city center.

How To Move Around In Abuja

Cab or Taxi is the main mode of getting around in Abuja. Abuja has a few strict driving laws that are enforced such as obeying traffic light, use of seatbelts, etc. If these laws are violated, offenders’ vehicles can be impounded and not released until the fine is paid.

Things to do in Abuja

Go Shopping

If you decide to go shopping at Abuja, Wuse Market which is the main market in Abuja got all your needs available. The available stocks range from fresh food to clothes, music, electronics, and more.

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The good thing about the Wuse Market is that it is organized and generally clean. You will however occasionally encounter traffic when driving into the market especially in the evenings.

Other Markets and Malls in Abuja include:

  • Garki market
  • Utako Market
  • Gudu Market
  • Maitama Fruit Market
  • Grand Square Shopping Mall
  • Ceddi Plaza
  • Abari Shopping Complex.

Click here to see more Shopping Malls in Abuja

Visit Art Galleries

You can as well visit Art and Craft village to buy some interesting artwork such as wood carvings, paintings, and leatherwork. Everything is available and quite a bit cheaper.

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Abuja Art and Craft Village.

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Visit A Restaurant

Abuja City got you covered when it comes to delicious meals and drinks. There are various restaurants available according to your desire cuisine. Below are the lists of some popular restaurants in Abuja.

Duo Restaurant

It is one of the best restaurants in Abuja, specialized on Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern cuisines.

Cilantro Restaurant

Cilantro Restaurant offers the best Asian cuisines.

Cantina Restaurant

Cantina is an Italian restaurant that gained its reputation for its cleanliness, warm ambiance, and superb dining experience.

Meraki Restaurant

A restaurant specialized in world-class cuisines which comprises of dishes including chicken, shrimp, salmon, lobster, lamb, and pasta.

To Explore more on Food and Drinks, Visit the Best Restaurants in Abuja.

Fun Spots In Abuja.

Exploring Abuja without getting to know some of its fun spots isn’t enough. Below is the list of some fun places to be;

Circle Gardens and Restaurant

Central Park

Almond Parks and Gardens

Adigbas General Garden

Millennium Park

Krystal Lounge

The Secret Garden

Hotels in Abuja

It is also necessary to know about accommodation in Abuja while exploring the city.

If it is your first time in Abuja and you need a hotel to spend the night, here is the list of some hotels in Abuja.

There are also hotels suitable for meetings and conferences.

Click here to know more about the best hotels in Abuja.

Top 10 Hotels Near Abuja Airport.

Abuja Postal Code

Abuja Postal Code is assigned according to the districts within the 6 Area council. The Postal code for the head office located in Garki is 900001.

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