An iconic landmark, featured on the former 100 Naira bill before it was replaced in 2014. Zuma Rock stands at 725m and is known as the gateway to Abuja. It is located in the Madalla region of Niger State and revered by some of the locals as a sacred rock.
Do you remember in Geography class, when we were taught main rock types? I guess not, there was sedimentary, metamorphic and magmatic (igneous). Zuma rock is the magmatic type. Many thanks to Wikipedia for the reminder.
ZUMA ROCK GOLF AND RECREATION CLUB
It was a Saturday outing and we drove 30 minutes from Abuja, through Dede and Zuba to Suleja, Niger State. This was in the absence of traffic.
It’s a recreation park, so you don’t need undue procedure or some fee to go in, only that you aren’t allowed to bring your own edibles, you need to buy it there. We did that, and the prices were pretty reasonable. Although, if you’re planning on spending some time, maybe you should prepare your snacks, cause when we got there, they had some event going on, and could only serve drinks to us, and no chewables, that was a bummer.
The park/golf course had a stream, some dinosaurs here and there, sorry not dinosaurs but antelopes and yeah Zuma rock, close but not too close, by not too close I mean we couldn’t touch it or climb, just admire from a distance.
We spent 30 minutes driving to and another 30 minutes away. And we spent about 2 hours in the park. I can imagine visiting the park in the rainy season, how green and beautiful that would be.
Zuma rock has been climbed a couple of times, to do that, you need the proper gear for climbing and proper supervision form an expert
The rock was used as a defense fortress by the Gbagyi people of central Nigeria. Fun fact: Ladi Kwali is of Gbagyi descent.
And that’s it for our trip to Suleja, Niger state. Hope you loved the post, please like, love, share and do subscribe