Visiting Kaduna

With a population of about 3 million people, Kaduna is one of the important cities in Nigeria that has a place in the history of the political development of the country.

It is considered one of the most attractive cities and has a mix of Nigerians from all tribes and ethnicities. So, for Nigerians, there’s always a bit of home in Kaduna. For foreigners, it is an opportunity to experience the diverse Nigerian heritage.

Located on the Kaduna River, it was founded by the British in 1913 and became the capital of Nigeria’s former Northern Region.

It is a trade centre and a major transportation hub for the surrounding agricultural areas with its rail and road junction.

Kaduna used to be the industrial centre of Northern Nigeria, where manufacturing products such as textiles, steel, aluminium, petroleum products were widely available.

The tourism potential of Kaduna had not been fully explored. because at the present, state of tourism in Kaduna does not reflect the state’s long history and its rich cultural developments.

The city has two seasons over the course of the year, the wet and the dry season with the harmattan briefly experienced over the dry season. During this period the weather is extremely cold and dry with low levels of humidity and the mornings are foggy. It gets very hot in the dry season with temperatures getting to as high as 38 degrees Celsius.

How to get to Kaduna

Kaduna can be reached by air through the Kaduna Airport, especially from Lagos. Visitors from Abuja can access the city by road through the Kaduna-Abuja Expressway, or through the Abuja – Kaduna train. You can also access the city through other major road entrances from via Birnin Gwari – Kaduna (northwest), Kachia – Kaduna (south) and Zaria – Kaduna (north).