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Abuja 5 Places to visit in Nigeria's capital city this holiday

Besides being Nigeria's seat of government, there are so many fun places in Abuja that residents and visitors can go to this holiday period.

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City Gate, Abuja

For many, when the name "Abuja" is mentioned, the picture that readily comes to mind is that of government ministries, agencies and departments. Besides being the administrative headquarter, there are so many places residents and visitors can go to during weekends and holidays.

Pulse.ng has compiled a list of five fun places you can visit in Abuja during this holiday period.

1. Millennium Park: This is the largest public park in Abuja.  Commissioned by Queen Elizabeth II in 2003, the park has a large play area and toys for kids, well structured walk way suitable for skating and cycling. It also a good place for picnicking.

Millennium Park play

Millennium Park, Abuja


2: National Children Park and Zoo: For lovers of nature, the National Children Park and Zoo is the place to be this holiday. Located in the Asokoro district of Abuja, the park has animals like crocodiles, tortoise, buffalos, giraffe, zebra, willy beast, impala, carmel, python, monkeys and ostriches.

National Children Park and Zoo Abuja play

National Children Park and Zoo Abuja (Google)


3: Jabi Lake Resort: Jabi Lake is an artificial creation of construction giant, Julius Berger Plc. The project which caused the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) a whooping sum of N334 billion has become a meeting point for friends, colleagues and business associates. During holiday periods, a lot of activities like dance competitions, boat rides, games etc take place at the resort.

Jabi Lake Resort Abuja play

Jabi Lake Resort Abuja (Google)


4: Gurara Falls: Gurara Falls is an amazing place to visit. With an evergreen scenery, rock formations, ponds and water which you can swim in, Gurara Falls is the place to be this holiday.

Gurara Water falls play

Tourists at Gurara Water falls (Google)


5: Zimbabwe: This is not the country located in Southern Africa. This place is Located along Abuja-Keffi expressway, about 35km from the city centre. It is home to freshly tapped palm wine, food and drinks, barbecued beef (suya), and pepper soups of all sorts at a very affordable cost.

Palm wine and barbecued meat play

Palm wine and barbecued meat


As you enjoy this period with friends and family, it is important to stay safe and security conscious.

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