About Zuma Rock The quickest way to see this grand monolith is by looking at the 100 naira note. It should inspire you enough to want to see the real thing. Welcome to Abuja! Zuma rock was a safe haven for the Gbagyi during the intertribal wars when they were encroached upon by neighbouring tribes. Zuma rock rises 725 metres (2,379 ft) above its surroundings. It is sometimes called the "Gateway to Abuja". Safety This is a very safe place to be. Things to Do/ What to Bring It is a great environment to have a picnic and also for relaxation. Guests are advised to go with a camera and a picnic box. Best Features There is a natural shape in the rock that depicts a human face with eyes, a nose and mouth. The top of the rock catches fire when it rains. Best Time to Visit Zuma Rock The best time to visit Zuma rock is during the weekends when there a lot of people visiting to have a nice time. Most Common Visitors The most common visitors are tourist, people who just want to have a good time and archeologists. Why You should Visit To be taken aback by the top of the rock when it rains and also see the face on the rock.