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Abuja Travel Guide

 

INTRODUCTION:

Located in the central part of Nigeria; Abuja is the capital city of the country. Though it’s a highly populated area but still it’s a clean and well planned city. Abuja was built in 1980s and became the capital on 12th December 1991. It’s considered as a new capital city of Nigeria, replacing Lagos. Being an administrative hub, it has many foreign embassies and offers great living standards. The city has a rich historic background and has many museums, monuments and buildings making it one of the best destinations for historians. Abuja is believed to be the wealthiest in Nigeria and provides all the facilities to its citizens.

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS:

There are many places to visit in the city; from great historical landmarks to classical shopping malls – Abuja nicely caters tourists of all likings. From the excellent hotels to the parks offering serenity, Abuja is a must visit city. Places such as Abuja National Mosque and National Christian Centre are the main attractions in the city.

Abuja National Mosque:

Abuja National Mosque is the national mosque of the city that was built in 1984. It is opened only for Muslims however; the non-Muslim tourists get to enjoy the exterior of the mosque. The mosque comprises a dome made up of gold and four marinates. There is also a fine library inside the mosque too.

National Christian Centre:

The Christian community in Abuja visits the National Christian Centre for worship. It’s an interdenominational church located right outside of Abuja. The church design and architectural features are remarkable as it is designed in a neo-gothic style.

Abuja Millennium Park:

The Abuja Millennium Park in Abuja is currently under-construction but includes Millennium Tower and a Cultural Center and Museum. This location will soon be opening and will become one of the main sources for entertainment in Nigeria. Once the construction of this amusement park is completed, the tourism industry of the country will experience a boom in the bookings of Abuja flights.

Wuse Market:

Tourists and locals love visiting the Wuse Market in Abuja as it’s filled with great items including clothes, music, and electronics. Shopping at this location isn’t expensive. Most tourist save their money for shopping in this market by booking cheap flights to Abuja via telephone or internet.

Other great attractions in Abuja include the Ecumenical Center, National Assembly Complex and Aso Rock. New construction work is going on in the city; one of the biggest projects includes the Heritage City Theme Park. The first phase of the park got recently opened; this park would be the largest theme park in Africa. Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport is another attraction in the city that is visited and appreciated by visitors for its great architectural features. This airport serves all flights to Abuja and operates both domestic and international flights.  

WEATHER:

Quarter 1:

The climate conditions in the month of January are known to be amongst the highs of around 30 degrees Celsius. However, the temperature drops to around 12 degrees Celsius at nights. In the month of February, the city sees the lowest temperature at 14 degrees Celsius while the highest goes up to 33 degrees Celsius with a relative humidity around 22%. The highest temperature that the city sees during the month of March is around 37 degrees Celsius that is about 99 degrees Fahrenheit. During the nights, the temperature drops down to around 19 degrees Celsius.

Quarter 2:

The month of April is amongst the warmest month in which the weather temperature is at its highest at around 41 degrees Celsius while the lowest temperature is 23 degrees Celsius during the nights. The relative humidity for April is around 23%. The temperature at day slightly drops as the month of May arrives. Throughout this month, the temperature is at its highest at around 40 degrees Celsius and lowest at around 25 degrees Celsius covering 36% of the relative humidity.  During the month of June, the temperature of Abuja is at the maximum at 38 degrees Celsius and the minimum is around 25 degrees Celsius while the standard wind speed (daily) in this month is around 9kph.

Quarter 3:

Abuja’s climate conditions in July are slightly moderate. The maximum temperature during this month is around 34 degrees Celsius while 24 degrees Celsius at its lowest with a relative humidity at around 65%. The temperature drops down to 33 degrees Celsius in the month of August during the day. At nights, the temperature further falls down at 23 degrees Celsius. The city experience warmer times in the month of September as the temperature is at its highest at 35 degrees Celsius but drops down to around 23 degrees Celsius at nights.

Quarter 4:

In the month of October, Abuja experiences relative humidity which is of 43%. The temperature is at its maximum at around 37 degrees Celsius and minimum at 20 degrees Celsius. November is amongst the pleasant months of the year. The highest temperature during the month of November is at around 35 degrees Celsius while the lowest is around 15 degrees Celsius. During the month of December, the highest temperature is around 31 degrees Celsius while the lowest is at around 12 degrees Celsius. Tourists usually book their flights to Abuja during winters as summers get dry and dusty.