Abuja Travel Guide

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Abuja Things to Do

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    Gurara Water Falls

    by Legolas5 Written Nov 20, 2006

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    1 hour drive from Abuja are the Gurara Water Falls. During the rainy season its a spectacular place to visit, during the dry season, you can also enjoy a swim.
    From the parking area there is a steep descent towards the river. local boys are more then happy to carry your picnic stuff down and back to the car when you are through.
    there is a small fee to pay at the entrance.

    Gurara Water Falls A local fisherman the walk down hill, with a little help... view from down stream
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    • Beaches

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Abuja Hotels

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  • Transcorp Hilton Abuja

    The Hilton is the best place to stay in Abuja. Keeps the quality for years. good fittness club,...

  • Abuja Sheraton Hotel

    Like all the other large hotel chains in Abuja this is a big hotel, 540 rooms. Same old fashioned...

  • Hawthorn Suites Abuja

    1 Uke Street, Garki II, Abuja, Nigeria

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

  • Crystal Palace Hotel

    Plot 687 Port Harcourt Cresent, Off Ahmadu Bello Way, Area 11, Abuja, Nigeria

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Solo

  • New Chelsea Hotel

    Plot 123 Cadastral Zone A0, Central Business District, PO Box 7069, Abuja, Nigeria

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Families

  • PR Asokoro

    Bola Ige Close Asokoro, Abuja, Nigeria

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • PR Abuja

    412 Negroe Crescent Maitama, Abuja, Nigeria

    Satisfaction: Excellent

  • Le Meridien Abuja

    Plot 903 Tafawa Balewa Way, Area 11, Garki, Abuja, Nigeria

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Families

  • Bolingo Hotel and Towers

    Airport Rd Centre, Area 10, Abuja, Nigeria

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Couples

Abuja Restaurants

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    Vanilla Restaurant Abuja: Escape the Abuja Heat Here!

    by Nuella Written May 10, 2012

    Abuja is normally always hot! when I walked into the restaurant first thing that hit me was the cool temperature, such a welcome relief. It has a restaurant with diverse offerings from burgers to jamaican jerk chicken to local nigerian food. Also a cocktail bar with interesting mocktails and cocktails. Oh and they have cigars and outside at the Garden bar, they offer hookah pipes, known here as "Shisha". In the evenings the lounge offers good music. quite an experience!

    Favorite Dish: The Juicy Lucy burger was divine! the meat was half beef and half lamb and three types of cheese. I dare you to finish it in one sitting; took half of mine home.
    My friend had the pork chops in apple gravy, and we finished off with apple crumble. The service was good, and we moved from the restaurant into the lounge, which was opened till about midnight.

    rice and pork chops in apple gravy sauce! prawn salad..... divine textures the garden lounge
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    Spice Foods Restaurant & Tandoor: Delicious and Inexpensive Indian Food!

    by tutuq8 Written Oct 2, 2011

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    Delicious Indian food, reasonable prices, friendly service.

    Favorite Dish: All vegetarian dishes are great!
    Channa Saag N1,100
    Kadahi Vegetables N1050
    Makhni Dal N900
    Vegetable Samosa (2) N450
    Lots more to choose from!
    Meat dishes, nothing over N1600
    Lunch buffet Sunday to Friday N2000

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    Chez Victor: A French restaurant

    by Legolas5 Updated Feb 4, 2007

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    Chez Victor is located in a quiet location in Maitama - Abuja.
    Victor - the chef is is there, to take your reservations, cook, and hover arround.
    Its a good place for dinner, but Victor also serves lunch menues.

    Favorite Dish: We had lobsters, filet of Grouper, and a stake.
    No complaints.

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Abuja Nightlife

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    Elephant Bar: Great Little Spot

    by dedan1975 Written Sep 2, 2006

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    The Elephant Bar is located in the Sheraton Hotel Abuja. This is a great little spot! It opens around 7 PM I think, but doesn't get busy until around 10PM. There is no cover charge for hotel guests, and no cover at all during the week. Weekends is 500 Naira ($4 US), I think.

    The weekends bring incredible live music from local bands. These bands were jammin' the weekend I stayed there. From JUJU to R&B they covered a wide variety of styles and kept the energy level very high.

    As I was only here for a few doays before heading to Lagos, I can't compare this spot to any others in Abuja. I didn't have a chance to venture out. I can say that I think you'll enjoy it here if you're in town.

    Since this is the Sheraton, drinks and food are overpriced. Know you're Naira conversions well to assess if your purchase is worth it. There are no hassles here. So if you want to just grab a beverage and enjoy the music or dance--you'll be fine here.

    Didn't get a chance to go to the Sheraton Club. I've heard good things about it too.

    One serious drawback, at least in my opinion, is that this is a bar almost exclusively catering to Expatriate men. Although that happens to characterize my status, there is something to be said for a local Nigerian club atmosphere. You will not get that vibe here, but not a bad environment all the same.

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Abuja Shopping

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    Road side: Local Art

    by PeterKwiatkowski Written Dec 14, 2003

    What to buy: Quite a thing to watch a man make his living right on the side of the road. A lot of pride goes into ones carvings.

    What to pay: Bartering is the key.

    Pride in ones creation.
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    Local markets: Never stops

    by PeterKwiatkowski Written Dec 14, 2003

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    The local markets have anything and everything your heart may desire. From crafts to clothing, everything can be found.

    What to buy: African carvings are in quite a demand, a labour of love with skill to match.

    What to pay: Barter, barter and barter. Sellers are eager to sell but not to drop price. You will get a fair shake, just be persistant.

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Abuja Local Customs

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    Yellow Fever

    by Legolas5 Written Oct 21, 2006

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    traffic wardens in Nigeria are calld yellow fever - see the colour of their uniform.
    they are harmless but might be "hungry" towards month ending, weekends and holidays

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