Below is a list of some of the most beautiful and important places the city of Abuja that is a must visit for tourists and locals alike.
· Yankari National Park.
The Yankari National Park is just an easy 7 to 8-hour drive away from the east of Abuja City. It is recommended that you leave at around 8am, stop while on the way, at Jos to see the National Museum, have a light lunch at the Ceder Tree restaurant, famous for its Lebanese and African cuisine, and then reach the park in late afternoon. Do not forget to take a dive in the EdenesqueWikki Warm Springs and spend a relaxed two days viewing animals in the lap of nature.
· The Durbar in Kano
Kano is at a short and easy 5-hour drive away from the north of Abuja. The Durbar is held twice every year. It is an absolutely amazing and beautiful event, a must for anyone taking a tripto Nigeria. The Emir of Kano, that is, the traditional ruler of Nigerian, subjects and people pay homage to the Emir during this religious holiday. On this day, thousands of equestriansmounted on stunning horses, in beautiful garb parade through the streets of Kano. Make a reservation at the Prince Hotel and enjoy the festivities.
· The City of Kano
One cannot help but fall in love with Kano for some strange reason. It is so easy to forget yourself and spend two to three days just strolling around and taking in the beauty of this town. Yes, it is an old city but it has a whole lot of nice and quirky restaurants anda barrage of interesting things to do. It maybe tough and a little dirty, but this gritty atmosphere is the charm of the city. Remember to stop in Zaria City while on the way and take a glimpse of the Sudanese mud architecture, city walls, and old mosque, which happens to be enclosed in the new mosque. Also, take a peek at Zaria’s colorful Emir’s palace.
· Grand Square Supermarket
Situatednear the main Mosque, the Grand Square Market is a place that comes as a great relief to the expats in Abuja. It is relatively new;French owned in essence and boasts some of the best bread outside Paris. Do try the ice cream, which is a favorite of all in Abuja.There happens to be a nice restaurant upstairs, where the meats and cheese selection is the best in whole of Abuja. The supermarket of Amigo deserves special praise for its services.