Abuja Tourism, Nigeria

Visit Abuja - Best of Abuja

Abuja (/əˈbuːdʒə/) is the capital city of Nigeria. It is located in the centre of Nigeria, within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Abuja is a planned city, which was built mainly in the 1980s. It officially became Nigeria's capital on 12 December 1991, replacing Lagos, though the latter remains the country's most populous city. Abuja's geography is defined by Aso Rock, a 400-metre monolith left by water erosion. The Presidential Complex, National Assembly, Supreme Court and much of the city extend to the south of the rock. Zuma Rock, a 792-metre monolith, lies just north of the city on the road to Kaduna State. At the 2006 census, the city of Abuja had a population of 776,298, making it one of the ten most populous cities in Nigeria. According to the United Nations, Abuja grew at the rate of 139.7% between 2000 and 2010, making it the fastest growing city in the world. As of 2015, the city is still experiencing an annual growth of at least 35%, still retaining its position as the fastest growing city on the African continent and one of the fastest in the world. Abuja has witnessed a huge influx of people into the city; the growth has led to the emergence of satellite towns such as Karu Urban Area, Suleja, Gwagwalada, Lugbe, Kuje and smaller settlements to which the planned city is sprawling. The unofficial metropolitan area of Abuja has a population of well over three million and comprises the fourth largest metropolitan area in Nigeria, surpassed only by Lagos, Kano and Ibadan. Significant sights include the Nigerian National Mosque and the Nigerian National Christian Centre. The city is served by the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport. Abuja is known for being one of the few purpose-built capital cities in Africa as well as being one of the wealthiest.

Wikipedia

Abuja in Nigeria awaits visitors! Discover the attractions, activities and accommodation in Abuja. Popular vacation packages of Abuja are of 1-2 days.

Get, set and plan a journey with this amazing travel planner for Abuja that shall leave you with plenty of memories at the end of your trip.

Are you looking for a Abuja travel itinerary? Create an itinerary within minutes, on your own!

Facts and Stats for Abuja*

  • Pollution Statistics in Abuja

    Know the pollution level of Abuja before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 46.43 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 75 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 67.86 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 57.14 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 60.71 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 42.86 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 35.71 (Low)
  • Abuja: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Abuja for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Abuja.

    • Burglary and Theft 53.95 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 65.28 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 67.11 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 85.53 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 61.84 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 63.16 (High)
    • Attacks 51.32 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 52.63 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 60.53 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 50 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 56.94 (Moderate)
  • Living in Abuja - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 43.21 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 60.84 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 20.5 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 60.51 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Abuja

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Abuja

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.18 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.17 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 25.02 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 50.04 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 38.92 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

Abuja Travel Guides

The best trip plans created by users and travel experts that cover the top spots and attractions of Abuja

* Some of the data on this page is powered by Numbeo