If you’re visiting Abuja sometime soon, or perhaps you even live there, there are numerous fun places to visit in Abuja with activities to catch up on. One of the easiest cities to navigate. Abuja’s roads and transportation are top notch and relatively inexpensive.
AbujaNow brings you 7 places to visit in Abuja
Crushed Rock Mpape
One of the characteristics of Abuja is that there are many rocks adorning its landscape. Crushed Rock Mpape is one of the top tourist attractions in Abuja. People troop there for sightseeing, photo shoots, relaxation, and more.
Mpape is just a few minutes’ drive away from Maitama District. In fact, some parts of Mpape are referred to as Maitama Extension.
Almat farms reside on the Kuje area council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. It is about an hour’s drive away from the city, which takes you totally off from the hustle and bustle of the city.
The farm offers different activities such as kayaking, horse riding, picnicking, quad biking, beach volleyball, mountain biking, range tours, guided tours, hiking, and petting zoos.
Gate fee- 5,000 per person
Horse riding- 15,000 naira for 10 minutes
Quad bike riding- 15,000 naira for 10 minutes
Deluxe Standard hut- 47,250 per night
Deluxe studio hut – 68,250 per night
Grand super-luxe double hut- 57,750 per night
Jabi Boat Club
The Jabi Boat Club and Family entertainment Centre is a hub for water-sort activities in Abuja that provides boat cruises, jet ski rides, event venue and great food while forming lasting memories at affordable prices. Jabi Boat Club offers great ambiance, amazing lake view, and superb service by the attendants too.
Acropolis park is a replica of the Greek Acropolis in Athens, Greece and it is located at Plot 3873 E27, Apo resettlement in Abuja Nigeria. This place is just perfect for events like unconventional weddings, picnics, shoots, relaxation, and more. There are plans to build a hilltop restaurant which mirrors the Parthenon (the hall on the Acropolis in Greece).
Centenary City Abuja is still a plan and has been for many years now. The concept of the city was conceived as a legacy project to mark the 100 year anniversary of Nigeria by January 1, 2014, during the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan.
The idea of Centenary City Abuja is to be a new model city with a self-sustaining sub center in Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory and is expected to serve over 200k residents and visitors. This is supposed to be Nigeria’s leap into the future of smart cities like Dubai and Singapore.
The project is yet to see the light of the day but the project office is one of the best architectural masterpieces in Abuja. The facility has played host to numerous events with Rattle Snake movie premier as one of the most recent.
This office is quite easy to locate. Pretend like you wanna go to Kuje and then start driving back to town. You will see it at the hilltop on the right. You can visit to learn more about the Centenary City.
Do you like picnics and outdoor fun? If Yes, then visit Millenium park. Millennium Park is the weekend outing for families in Abuja. Pack your speakers, small chops, drinks, mats and cloths for a day out at the impeccably groomed Park for an extraordinary picnic; And the best part? The entrance is absolutely free.
National children park and zoo
The National Children’s Park and Zoo are located in the Asokoro district of Abuja. If you are an animal lover, there are a number of wildlife animals to see here. However, the species of animals here are limited and are mostly limited to deers, camels, crocodiles, elephants, giraffes, monkeys, ostriches, tortoises, wild cats and zebras. It is opened daily from 9am to 6pm. Admission to this park isn’t free. The number of fun activities for kids makes this Abuja Park an ideal place to while away an afternoon or enjoy a picnic.