Unveiling The Tourism Secrets of Kaduna

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Some parts of Kaduna State may portray the look of an ancient enclave, but over the years it has evolved to become one of Nigeria’s cosmopolitan states. It can arguably be ranked alongside cities like Kano, PortHarcourt and Lagos which some Nigerians regard as the ‘big 3’. Kaduna state seats in Northwest Nigeria with 23 local government areas and a population of 6,066,552. Kaduna is also a choice destination as it has some enticing tourist destinations that would definitely interest tourists, travellers and visitors. The state was created on May 27. 1967.

Top Three Sites

Kumuku National Park

Established in 1956, the Kumuku National Park boasts of the best collection of wildlife in Nigeria. Animals like bushbuck, baboon, roan antelope, and other rare species. The park was elevated to a National Park in 1999 and it covers a total of 1,120 kilometres. It is located in Birnin Gwari local government area.

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Matsiriga Waterfall

Cascading from 30 metres, the Matsiriga waterfall is a beauty to behold. The waterfall’s warmth and ambience is inviting as tourists and visitors engage in one fun activity or the other. It is located in Kafanchan in Southern Kaduna.

Kajuru Castle

This is Kaduna’s best kept secret. Kajuru Castle sometimes is considered as a fairy tale. However, in South-east, Kaduna in Kajuru Local Government, a European-style castle seats at the top of a hill. It was reported to have been built by a German. It covers an area of 360 square metres. It was built in 1978.

 Lodging

There are affordable hotels which are available in different parts of Kaduna. Getting one depends on your budget and location. But not to worry, Jumia Travel can assist you in getting a less expensive hotel anywhere in Kaduna. Some of these hotels include Hotel7teen Limited, Orange Groove Hotel, Chimcherry Limited amongst many others.

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Dining/unwinding

Do you want to eat local or international cuisine? Whatever your inclination, the following restaurants Food planet, Abakwa Arewa Chinese Restaurant, Byblos, and Fantasia Delights would satisfy your taste buds. There are also nightclubs where you can unwind.

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Shopping

Nine Stars Shopping Mall, Ramat Shopping Mall, Salsabil Shopping Mall and Hadidi Shopping centre are some of the malls you can unwind with friends and family.

Fun Fact

The Kajuru Castle is a rare edifice that tourists must visit when they are in Kaduna. The best experience can be derived by climbing the hill on which the castle seats. This climb is not for the faint-hearted. If you get permission to tour the Castle, some of the mind-blowing facilities include 4 dungeon rooms, master’s bedroom, and kitchen as well as a number of secret rooms. It is a place to be.

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