Emir of Zazzau Palace
Emir of Zazzau Palace
Emir of Zazzau Palace
How to get to Emir of Zazzau Palace


By car and motorbike


Things to do at Emir of Zazzau Palace


Explore art, Meet friends, Relaxation, Sightseeing,

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.


This is a very safe location.

  • ensure to follow the rules of the land when here

What To Bring

Before heading to Emir of Zazzau Palace, here are some helpful things to take along with you:

  • A camera

  • A head shawl

Things to do while at Emir of Zazzau Palace

These are the following things you can do while you're here:

  • 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 practiced religion so there will be other Muslims on the palace grounds.

Most common visitors

The splendor 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 audience.

  • "I like the patterns here. Very colourful" - Amartya Bhadra

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