A Quick Guide to Travelling From Abuja to Kano by Road

Do you have a friend or family member in Kano, and you wonder how you will be able to travel from Abuja to Kano by road? And if you don’t have anyone close to you in Kaduna, you may be wondering why you should travel from Abuja to Kano, right? Well, there are several reasons which range beyond historical and cultural reasons for you to visit Kano.
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A Brief Overview Of Kano…

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The history of the Hausa people can be traced to Kano, precisely the Kano kingdom, which was founded by Bagauda (grandson of Bayajida, the legendary progenitor of the Hausa people) as one of the Seven True Hausa States (Hausa Bakwai). Kano state was created on May 27, 1967, from part of the Northern Region. Kano City is said to be the second largest city in Nigeria after Lagos. Kano is the commercial center of Northern Nigeria.

Some of the tourist attractions in Kano State are the Minjibir weaving Centre, Dawakin Tofa Pottery, Audu Bako Zoological Garden, Kusalla Dam and Fishing center, Roxy Amusement Park, Park Dawakin Kudu, Murtala Muhammed Library, and Challawa Gorge Dam among others.

The Distance…

Abuja is situated in Nigeria at coordinates 9.0579, 7.4951  while Kano is situated in Nigeria at coordinates 12.0001, 8.5167. The driving distance from Abuja to Kano is 427 kilometers (265 miles). If your car moves with an average speed of 112 kilometers/hour (70miles/hour), it will take you about 3 hours, 48 minutes to get to Kano from Abuja. However, traffic on the way may make you spend about 5 hours on the road.

When to Travel To Kano…

It is usually advisable to travel during the day to places you haven’t been to before because night journeys can be very risky. Weekends too are good for travelling on the road may be less busy and more free for travellers.

How to Get a Bus and What it Will Cost…

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Quite a number of coaches and buses are available for you if you want to travel from Abuja to Kano. You may find reliable bus services providers such as God is Good Motors, ABC Transport, Young Shall Grow Motors and Chisco Transport.

You may also choose to find a regular, random bus at any of the motor parks in Abuja closest to your environment. The major motor parks are Jabi Motor Park, Utako Motor Park and Karu Motor Park. There are motor parks in places like Gwagwalada and Kubwa too. The Jabi Motor Park, which is quite popular, is located on Obafemi Awolowo Way, past Berger junction. On average, the Bus price is between N2500 – N3000 per person for most of these regular, random buses.

If you stay around Gwagwalada, you will be able to find commercial cars going towards Zaria and Kano just after the bridge.

If you dislike taking buses and prefer other alternatives, you may find a car hiring service provider, who can provide you a car for hire. You can also go to tour and excursion agencies, which can take you on an excursion to Kano.

Exploring Kano…

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Welcome to Kano. There are so many things you can do here. You may begin by seeing the Kano City Gates & Walls, which was first built in 1112 AD. You may choose to visit the Kofar Matar Dyeing Pits, which is one of the fascinating things to see in Kano as the local natives in Kano State dyed clothes. Then you may proceed to the Kano State History Museum or Gidan Makama Museum. You could visit the Emir of Kano’s Palace, Gidan Dan Hausa, or both. Afterwards, you can visit the Falgore Game Reserve or Buturiya Wetland Game Reserve.

A quick guide to travelling from Abuja to Kano by road

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You may then go to Dala & Goron Dutse Hills (said to be where the first settlers in Kano dwelt when they arrived the city thousands of years ago) or Mallam Kato Square. If you love traditional wares such as carvings, brassworks, leather products, ancient jewelry and pottery among other things, then you must visit Kurmi market. You may choose to do all these in a day, or more.

If you wish to spend the night in Kano, you deserve to stay in one of the finest and most comfortable hotels. You can find and Book hotels in Kano on hotels.ng for the best deals. Also, Check out this post on Top 10 things to do in Kano.

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A Guide From Lagos to Kano By Road

Kano is the state capital of Kano State in Northern West, Nigeria. It is also the name of the capital city of Kano state. The city of Kano is the commercial nerve center of Northern Nigeria and is the second largest city in Nigeria, after Lagos. As such, travel from Lagos to Kano is a rather common phenomenon. The driving distance between Lagos and Kano is 998.2 km, it takes an average travel time of  13 hours 13 minutes to arrive at Kano from Lagos.

How To Spend 48 Hours in Kano

Kano is a state located in the North-Western part of Nigeria. The state is known for its peculiar cuisine and distinct cultural identities. If you are in Kano for a short stay and would still love enjoy what the city has to offer, we’ve got a quick and easy guide to help you make the most out of 48 hours in Kano.

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