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What Are Lesser-Known Places To Visit In Abuja?

What Are Lesser-Known Places To Visit In Abuja?

Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria, is a beautiful place that has seen significant growth over the years since it became the Federal Capital Territory.

There is a plenitude of sights to see and places to visit in Abuja as a result of this growth. And both well-known places and lesser-known places can be found in the mix.

Sometimes, as our moods dictate, we don’t always feel like going to bustling and rowdy places for the sake of fun. We don’t want always want to visit nightclubs or go to a very popular place where we will find too many other people visiting at the same time.

Some days are for calmer places, where there isn’t a dizzying amount of crowd to spoil the moment. And that would be the focus of this article, lesser known places to visit in Abuja.

So if you are having one of those days where you feel like lesser-known and visited places would do it for you, make sure to read this article till the end because I have some suggestions in store for you.

Lesser-Known Places To Visit In Abuja

Alright, let’s get into it. Check out the following suggestions about lesser-known places to visit in Abuja. And let me know at the end of this article which you would be visiting soon.

Hope Eden

Hope Eden is a tranquil and rustic farm tucked out in the Kuje District in the Federal Capital Territory. It was founded in 1998 by Shiekar and Annegret Kumbur, a German-Nigerian couple, and they take care of destitute children.

The people inhabiting this farm survive on food they grow and sell on their farms. And they also have huts that they short let per night to visitors who go there for various reasons such as honeymoons or group trips. The funds they get from renting out their huts also go into taking care of the children.

Hope Eden isn’t talked about all that much but you would totally enjoy being there, as you interact with the children and locals.

A phone number to reach Eden Hope on is 08035894802

Koraf Hotels & Apartments

Places to visit in abuja

You are in for a treat if you love nature and breathtaking views. Koraf has more than enough of that in store for you and so is one of the places to visit in abuja.

The hotels and apartments are located on hill tops in an amazingly serene environment that would soothe anybody’s mental health.

When booking a room, you can choose the rooms that are closer to the hill top if you want to fully enjoy the view. But also make sure you like to walk and exercise because the walk up is like exercise. Which would be perfect for you if you are already a very active person.

Ladi Kwali Pottery Center

Places to visit in abuja

Ladi Kwali is the woman on the back of the 20 naira Nigerian currency molding pottery. A center dedicated to pottery exists in Suleja where you can explore and get a feel of Nigerian pottery art.

The place has been left to sort of go into disrepair as a result of negligence, but the Federal Government are putting plans in place to revive tbe place to its old glory and even better.

But it’s still functioning and an absolutely amazing place to visit. It is our Nigerian heritage that shouldn’t be left to die.

Usuma Lower Dam

Places to visit in abuja

The Usuma lower dam is situated in Bwari and the place offers you a lovely opportunity to go hiking, picnicking, and sightseeing.

The place is a combination of hills, lowlands, and a body of water all of which makes the Usuma lower dam worth your visit. You might want to add that to your list of one of the places to visit in Abuja.

Sarius Palmetum

Places to visit in abuja

Sarius Palmetum is a botanical garden located at 3259 Ibrahim Babangida Blvd, Maitama 904101, Abuja. The place is a treasure for someone who wants to enjoy some peace and quiet.

With 2000 naira for adults and 1000 naira for kids, you can have a tour of the garden which would absolutely do wonders for your mental state.

A phone number you can call when you plan to visit is 09137142755.

Conclusion

Those are my suggestions for lesser-known places in Abuja to visit. Don’t hesitate to let me know in the comment section which of them you would be visiting soon.

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