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Nok Village
Nok Village

Nok Village

Cultural centre

Kaduna

2

Sightseeing, Relaxation, Learn, Explore art, Ceremony

History of Nok Village Nok Village. Have you ever heard about Nok art? You have to live it to know it. No amount of literature can capture the culture that has been around for more than 2,500 years. If you are in the area, you should see the minaret - an elevation for sighting incoming enemies, now a prime tourist lodestone. Nok is a small village located in Jaba, Kaduna (500km away from Abuja). “Nok” was given to the artworks because they were first discovered in that village. Archaeologists found out that the Nok arts were created during the Iron Age civilization. Its history dates back to the 2nd to 5th century of the Iron Age. Colonel Dent Young first discovered the famous Nok terracotta sculptures in Taruga, Kaduna, in 1928. The archaeologist, Bernard Fagg, later discovered more sculptures in 1940 and named them “Nok” because of the location where the sculptures were found.  It is a remarkable cultural site that gives you a view of history especially details of the Iron Age in Nigeria.  Security/Safety of Nok Village This is a very safe location.

Kajuru Castle
Kajuru Castle

Kajuru Castle

Building

Kaduna

1

Relaxation, Meet friends, Explore art, Dance

History of Kajuru Castle Kajuru Castle was built in 1978. It is notable as a modern-day themed castle. Built by Burg Heinrichswalde in 1978. Kajuru Castle with its ancient themed design is a breath of fresh air in our fast-paced modern world. Security/Safety of Kajuru Castle This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Kajuru Castle, here are some helpful things to take along with you: A camera with spare batteries Hiking gear, as the castle is located at the apex of a mountain Things to do while at Kajuru Castle Before heading to Kajuru Castle, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Enjoy the scenery from the top of the mountain Take landscape shots Explore each room in the castle Best Features The scenery, architecture and ambience. Writer's Review To go and relax, unwind and appreciate an architectural masterpiece. Most common visitors Fun seekers, Adventurers, Tourists Kajuru castle, fantasy destination like no other- Leadership newspaper, April 4, 2015.

Kofar Gamji park
Kofar Gamji park

Kofar Gamji park

Park

Kaduna

2

Sightseeing, Relaxation, Play, Meet friends, Explore nature, Eat, Drink

History of Kofar Gamji park Kofar Gamji park was built in 1914 to serve as a recreational center. It is now known as Splash park, Kaduna . It is notable as a fun and relaxation spot away from the stress of work or school. Built by Colonial masters in 1914. Kofar Gamji park with its serenity and beautiful scenery is the perfect getaway spot for picnics, parties or meditation. With the wide range of activities offered, you are assured of a good time. Security/Safety of Kofar Gamji park This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Kofar Gamji park, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Mats for picnics Light snacks A friend or significant other Things to do while at Kofar Gamji park Before heading to Kofar Gamji park, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Have a picnic Take a walk with nature Best Features It is the perfect place for picnics, getaways or meditation. Writer's Review To go and relax in the serenity of nature Most common visitors Leisure seekers, Families, Tourists, Couples Kaduna's Kofar Gamji park: dead or alive? - Daily trust newspaper in 2015.

Kamuku National Park
Kamuku National Park
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Sightseeing, Relaxation, Play, Meet friends, Explore nature, Eat, Drink

History of Kamuku National Park Kamuku National Park was built in 1999. It is notable as a wildlife sanctuary. It was built by the Northern Nigerian Government in 1999. The Kamuku national park is home to a variety of wild life and fauna and was built to preserve rare plant species. The Kamuku people are notable for their pottery, weaving and mat making. Security/Safety of Kamuku National Park This is a very safe location. What To Bring Sunscreen. Face cap or hat Things to do while at Kamuku National Park Bird watching. Take pictures of the wildlife Study and document some of the rare plant species. Best Features It is a place to get in touch with nature. Writer's Review To go and get in touch with nature, meditate or appreciate the beauty that is nature. Most common visitors Tourists, Botanists, Historians, Ecologists. Oh my goodness, look, an antelope- Kemi, my tour partner.

Emir of Zazzau Palace
Emir of Zazzau Palace

Emir of Zazzau Palace

Palace

Kaduna

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Sightseeing, Relaxation, Meet friends, Explore art

History of Emir of Zazzau Palace Emir of Zazzau Palace The Emir is the traditional ruler of the Zaria Emirate, also known as the Zazzau. The palace located in the old part of Zaria city is close to the Zaria Forest Reserve. Security/Safety of Emir of Zazzau Palace This is a very safe location. ensure to follow the rules of the land when here What To Bring A camera A head shawl Things to do while at Emir of Zazzau Palace Have an audience with the Emir Go sight-seeing Best Features The palace is made of mud and features designs typical of traditional Habe architecture. The palace is surrounded by high walls with beautifully constructed gates, one of which separates the residential area of the emir and his family from his emirate offices. The palace walls are colorfully painted with designs and the Emir's own insignia. Writer's Review Join a tour party and marvel at the sights and culture displayed with fellow tourists and non-indigenes. Islam is the practised religion so there will be other Muslims on the palace grounds. Most common visitors The splendour of the palace and its inhabitants is so enviable, you can see from the far end of a long reception hall the Emir sitting on a red velvet couch, his courtiers appearing in white-cotton embroidered caps and knee-length white-cotton tunics to seek an audience. "I like the patterns here. Very colourful" - Amartya Bhadra

Matsirga Waterfalls
Matsirga Waterfalls

Matsirga Waterfalls

Waterfall

Kaduna

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Swim, Sightseeing, Relaxation, Meet friends, Explore nature

About Matsirga Waterfalls Matsirga Waterfalls is notable as a prime tourist destination. The ear-splitting sound as one approaches the fall, the sparkling bubbles of water flowing from atop hard rocks and striking severe at its base to form a pool which flows down the slope to create a rainbow-like mist which appears and disappears and the coolness of the falls are some of the things that add to the scenic beauty that has made the fall a popular tourist destination. Security/Safety of Matsirga Waterfalls This is a very safe location. What To Bring Hiking gear. Swimming gear. A bottle of water in your backpack will go a long way. Things to do while at Matsirga Waterfalls Take a landscape picture. Enjoy the view. Best Features It is a good place to get in touch with nature. Writer's Review To go and enjoy a day with nature away from the hustle and bustle of Urbanization. Most common visitors Photographers, Tourists, Locals are the common visitors here. Matsirga waterfall is a beautiful place- Tony, a photographer.

Ahmadu Bello Stadium
Ahmadu Bello Stadium

Ahmadu Bello Stadium

Sport arena

Kaduna

9

Stadium, Relaxation, Play, Meet friends, Exercise, Eat, Drink

About Ahmadu Bello Stadium Ahmadu Bello Stadium was built in 1965. This is a 16,000 seating capacity multi-use stadium named after the first and only premier of the Northern Nigeria region, Sir Ahmadu Bello. Security/Safety of Ahmadu Bello Stadium This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Ahmadu Bello Stadium, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Your selfie stick along with camera phone Your favorite jersey Things to do while at Ahmadu Bello Stadium Here are a few things you can do at Ahmadu Bello Stadium: Join in impromptu football debates Join a local team Subscribe to the gym program Best Features It is a remodeled state-of-the-art stadium that is used for local and international matches among other functions. Oga, I come from Nassarawa come watch match for here, this Super Eagles must to win o - A Super Eagles fan to me during a qualifying match

Fifth Chukker Polo and Country club
Fifth Chukker Polo and Country club

Relaxation, Polo club, Play, Meet friends, Exercise, Eat, Drink

History of Fifth Chukker Polo and Country club Fifth Chukker Polo and Country club was built in 2001 by private investors. It is notable as a place to enjoy a game of polo or just relax. Chukker Polo club opens its doors to people interested in a variety of equestrian sports, or in need of veterinary care or just looking to relax in the serene gardens. Come in, there is something for everyone. Security/Safety of Fifth Chukker Polo and Country club This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Fifth Chukker Polo and Country club, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Riding gear. Things to do while at Fifth Chukker Polo and Country club Enjoy the ambience. Enjoy a date. Watch a polo game Watch a polo game. Best Features It is a fun place to play polo or unwind. Writer's Review To go and watch a good polo game. Most common visitors Polo enthusiasts, Event planners are regulars here.

Kaduna Golf Club
Kaduna Golf Club

Kaduna Golf Club

Sport arena

Kaduna

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Relaxation, Play, Meet friends, Golf club, Exercise, Eat, Drink

About Kaduna Golf Club Kaduna Golf Club was established in 1921. This seemingly quiet club has won lot more laurels and trophies than any other Nigerian golf club, and most of the best golfers doing great in the country are said to be past members of the club. Security/Safety of Kaduna Golf Club This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Kaduna Golf Club, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Your golf materials A hat for the sunny day Your lucky golf glove Best Features Owning a lush green course on wide acres of land, Kaduna Golf Club prides itself as the best golf club in Nigeria. It has a world standard golf course with potting surface of 18 green holes, one of the largest in Nigeria. Writer's Review As a way to mix business with leisure, there was a golf tournament during the Kaduna State Economic and Invest Summit (KadInvest) which saw major players converge to compete for the Kadinvest 2016 Golf tournament. The best golf club I've ever been - Jibril Zubairu No two golf courses offer same kind of challenges or features but Kaduna Golf Club stands out - Ndanusa Alao

Lugard's footbridge
Lugard's footbridge

Lugard's footbridge

Monument

Kaduna

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Sightseeing, Relaxation, Play, Meet friends, Explore nature, Explore art

About Lugard's footbridge Lugard's footbridge was built in 1904 by Lord Lugard. Located in the city of Kaduna, this is a tourist site for the populace and also a testament to the superior architectural prowess of the colonial era. Security/Safety of Lugard's footbridge This is a very safe location. What To Bring Camera with a change of batteries. Hiking gear. Things to do while at Lugard's footbridge Take landscape shots. Learn about the history of the bridge. Best Features The Foot Bridge is an example of colonial engineering and construction before the advent of motorable roads and railway lines in Nigeria and a masterpiece that still maintains a solid shape, considering its age and exposure to harsh weather even though occasional maintenance is carried out. Most common visitors Curators, Tourists, and Historians are common faces here. Make sure you get a picture of the bridge- Tony, a photographer.

Kaduna River
Kaduna River

Kaduna River

River

Kaduna

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Sightseeing, Relaxation, Play, Explore nature

About Kaduna River Kaduna River is notable as a source of fishing and transport for the local community. Kaduna River is a major tributary located in central Nigeria and is the major source of fishing and also transportation of local produce. Security/Safety of Kaduna River This is a very safe location. What To Bring A good camera phone or camera. Fishing gear. Things to do while at Kaduna River Go fishing. Enjoy the ambience. Enjoy a boat ride. Best Features It is a major source of livelihood for nearby communities as they depend on the river for fishing and transport. Most common visitors Photographers, Tourists, and Adventurers can be found here. I had an awesome time fishing with you- Dave Stinson

Kaduna Polo Club
Kaduna Polo Club

Kaduna Polo Club

Sport arena

Kaduna

30

Relaxation, Polo club, Play, Meet friends, Exercise, Eat, Drink

About Kaduna Polo Club The game of Polo is one that isn't very popular in Nigeria and is slowly fading out, and to this cause comes the Kaduna Polo Club the foremost Polo club in Nigeria. It aims at keeping and enforcing the life in this game in the nation. It is the home to 6 polo teams and is a very interesting place to visit, the Kaduna polo club also offers other services like horses on hire for the tourists and horse lovers and veterinary services as well. Safety Kaduna Polo Club is a safe place to visit Things to do At the Kaduna Polo Club, visitors could do the following things; 1. Attend a polo tournament 2. Hire and ride a horse on your own 3. Buy any equestrian item 4. Take your pet to the veterinary hospital at the club 5. Have Fun What to Bring While heading to the Club, you could go along with a riding companion, protective gear for horseback riding, a camera to take cool pictures, and spare cash. Best Features The Polo Club is home to 6 polo clubs and participates actively in the national polo tournament that holds a week in November annually.It also hires out horses to individuals. Best Time to visit The best time to visit would be around November annually when the national polo tournament holds, you could also visit during the days to ride solo Most Common visitors Common visitors are polo riders, animal lovers, families on vacation, tourists, and fun lovers.