Usuma Dam, Abuja

3.9
#6 of 32 in Parks in Nigeria
Surrounded by rolling hills, Usuma Dam offers hiking, canoeing, and fishing opportunities, as well as picturesque picnic spots. This artificial lake boasts the largest hydropower plant in West Africa, which supplies Nigeria's capital with water and electricity. Bring water and snacks with you, since a bush-bar serving bush meat and palm wine is rarely open. Plan to visit Usuma Dam and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Abuja attractions using our Abuja trip builder .
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  • Scenic Usman Dam offers many kinds ranging from birds, butterflies to large snakes. There are several view points that offer different flashing whether it is interesting to find a bit of peace or to do something mobile to make. It is best to start early in the morning or late in the evening because it can be up to 40 degrees. Good hiking opportunities are on offer
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  • Wonderful dam surrounded by greenery, a must see place near Abuja. Perfect for picnics and walks.
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  • Usuma Lower Dam is a non flowing facility which supplies water for treatment and distribution for Abuja municipality. The dam is located in Ushafa village between a few hills. It is being operated by the FCT. Permission is required to gain access to the area and it's being guarded by uniformed security. Control channels and distribution patterns are well constructed to regulate the level and flow of water during the rainy and dry season. Swimming is highly prohibited within the dam.
  • Great location to hangout with friends and family
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