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10 Beautiful Places In Kaduna State

Kaduna is a state in Northern part of Nigeria, and its capital is Kaduna. It is dominated by the Hausa and the Fulani tribe. There are over twenty towns/cities in this beautiful northern state. Just as other Nigerian states have beautiful places that sell them, Kaduna is not left out.

There are a large number of exquisite places you can visit in Kaduna. It is such a blessed state and you would sometimes wonder if it even in Nigeria. Some of these destinations in Kaduna tell history, some for luxury while others are just jaw-dropping. If you wondering what enticing places to visit in Kaduna,

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Here are 10 Beautiful places in Kaduna.

Kaduna Museum

kaduna museum

Kaduna Museum is a museum in Kaduna state located along Ali Akilu Road in Ungawan Sarki, Kaduna. The museum was opened in 1975 following the donation of the old Northern People’s Congress (NPC) building by the North Central State Government. The museum is filled with collections of both archaeological and ethnographic materials. Terracotta statues and Benin bronzes can be found in the museum. You will also find a traditional craft village located within the Museum premises, where you can observe traditional craftsmen and women making crafts. You will definitely enjoy visiting this magnificent place and this will inspire your creativity and let you appreciate art more.

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You will also find a traditional craft village located within the Museum premises, where you can observe traditional craftsmen and women making crafts. You will definitely enjoy visiting this magnificent place and this will inspire your creativity and let you appreciate art more.

The Lugard Foot Bridge

Lord luggard foot bridge

The Lugard Footbridge is a pedestrian bridge located in Kaduna, the capital of Kaduna State, Nigeria. The footbridge is presently located in the General Hassan Katsina Park, Kaduna. It was built by Sir Frederick Lugard in 1904, and it was named after him. The bridge served as a link between his residence and other quarters of colonial Zungeru over river Kaduna. Shortly after the amalgamation of Northern and Southern protectorates, Kaduna was made Northern Headquarters in preference over Jebba or Lokoja in 1920 by Lord Lugard. The Zungeru Footbridge was moved to Gamji Gate Kaduna in 1954 and declared Historic Monument On 16th February 1956 by Federal Department of Antiquities now National Commission For Museums and Monument under Antiquity Ordinance of 1953.

Kajuru Castle

Kajuru Castle

Kajuru Castle is a luxury villa located in Kajuru village in Kaduna State. The villa was built in 1989 in early medieval style complete with turrets, armoury and dungeon. It took five years for it to be completed. The Kajuru castle is royalty at its finest in Nigeria. It is important to note that, Kajuru Castle is a tourist attraction, but NOT a resort. You can rent it for as long as you wish.

This exclusive villa includes a guest tower of 4 rooms (‘dungeons’), a central building with an authentic knights’ hall and a master suite (landlord’s residence) as well as a dragon tower. You can visit this magnificent place as a group or even consider it as a location for your wedding. The castle operates in exclusive basis, only the complete facility can be rented out! The capacity of the castle is up to 150 guests but only 12 can lodge in full comfort.

Kamuku National Park

Wild life animal

This is what can be called Nigeria best-kept secret. It was established in 1936 under the name Native Authority Forest Reserve of Birnin Gwari. It was designated under the northern Nigerian Government. In May 1999, the Kamuku National Park wаs upgraded frоm а state Game Reserve tо а National Park. You get to view wildlife and the landscape all thanks to the fascinating flat terrain of the park. The park has over 177 species of birds. This is a haven for birdwatchers. Roan antelopes, elephants, patas monkey, baboon, warthog and green monkeys are some of the wildlife you can sightsee. 

You get to view wildlife and the landscape all thanks to the fascinating flat terrain of the park. The park has over 177 species of birds. This is a haven for birdwatchers. Roan antelopes, elephants, patas monkey, baboon, warthog and green monkeys are some of the wildlife you can sightsee. The community around the park is the home of the Kamuku and Gwari people.

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Emir of Zazzau Palace

Emir of Zazzau Palace

Your visit Kaduna is not complete if you haven’t taken the time to see the Palace of the Emir of Zazzau’s. It is situated within the walls of the ancient city of Zaria. It is made of mud, which was the principal building agent in the 19th century when it was built. You can take a tour around the main courtyard and the anteroom as well as the corridor leading to the Emir’s main living area. You would also get to learn about the history of the Zazzau Emirate as well as the exploits of its most famous ruler, Queen Amina.

The Nok Village

The Nok Village

Nok village is located in the Kaduna State of central Nigeria, 160 kilometres northeast of Baro. The Nok Culture appeared in northern Nigeria around 1000 BCE and vanished under unknown circumstances around 500 CE, thus having lasted for approximately 1,500 years. The Nok civilisation was discovered in 1928 due to tin mining that was happening in the area and earned its name due to the Nok civilisation that used to inhabit the area from around 500 BC. Archaeologists have found human skeletons, stone tools and rock paintings around this area, not to mention the main act. The inhabitants of what is now called Nok Village were known to make some of the oldest and culturally intriguing sculptures found in Africa. When strolling through the village your senses will be delighted to rediscover an amazing group of people culturally and socially. Take a trip to this village and get a feel of the history of this people.

Matsirga Waterfall

Matsirga Waterfall

This natural beauty is situated in Madakiya close to Kafanchan, about 227 kilometres south of Kaduna, Jema’a local government of Kaduna State. The water at Matsirga Waterfalls drops 30 meters into a gorge that has been supported by beautiful rocks. Matsirga Waterfalls take its source from springs on the  Kagoro Hills cascading from four different natural funnels off the sheer rock cliff from about 25 metres to form a large pool at the bottom. The fresh cool breeze around the area has something to offer for tourists.

Trappco Ranch And Resort

trappco ranch and resort

Trappco Ranch And Resort can be found about 24km from Kaduna town and adjacent the local airport. This is a standard hospitality centre that is divided into three sections, the hospitality, agriculture and tourism/sports sections. You can enjoy food and beverages, horse riding, poultry, pilot farming, quad bike riding, polo, golf, volleyball, football, and basketball. There are also activities for children, so this is a resort that has something for everyone. The physical facilities on

There are also activities for children, so this is a resort that has something for everyone. The physical facilities on Trappco Ranch include a swimming pool, bar and restaurant, picnic gardens, an artificial lake for boat rides, horse stable, children’s playground, a shopping centre, accommodation, craft centre set up by Kaduna state ministry of culture and tourism, named the culture window, as well as conference hall for seminars.

St Bartholomew Church

St bartolomew church

St Bartholomew Church is the first church in northern Nigeria, and it was built in 1929. The church was built with mud, and it is still standing and in use today. It has been renovated in some parts, and it now has a rug over all the concrete seats and dozens of fans on its walls. However, it retains much of its outward appearance as the oldest church building in Northern Nigeria, and an important one as well to the history and development of the region.

Kaduna River 

Kaduna river

The Kaduna River is a tributary of the Niger River and it flows for 550 kilometres. The Kaduna River is very old, but it got its name in 1921 when the then British forces moved from Zungeru in the present day Niger State and came up to the northern part. But to the surprise of the soldiers, they sighted crocodiles at the banks of the river and for easy identification, the river was named Crocodile River by the British forces which was later translated to “Kada” in the Hausa language, which means crocodile and by extension “Kada river”. That is how River Kaduna came to be. It is one of the beauties of Kaduna State.

 

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