Zuma Rock Niger State


Zuma Rock is based in Madalla, Niger State and is a mere 45 minute drive from the nation’s capital, Abuja. On a clear day, Zuma rock is visible from the city and is often called the “Gateway to Abuja”.

If you’ve ever taken a closer look at a 100 Naira bill, you will have noticed that there is a picture of Zuma Rock. However, many Nigerians have never had the chance to see the rock in person.

Zuma Rock is a large monolith located in Niger State, Nigeria. It is just north of Nigeria's capital Abuja, along the main road from Abuja to Kaduna, and is sometimes referred to as "Gateway to Abuja." Zuma Rock is 725 m (2,400 ft) above its surroundings.


As the tourist gets closer, a human like face becomes visible with engravings representing the eye sockets, the nose and the mouth on the side of the rock that faces the Abuja - Kaduna express road.

Zuma Rock represents a beautiful and unique natural work of rock formation.

It offers a good environment for picnicking and relaxation.

A Five Star Hotel, Zuma Rock Resort International Limited is being constructed near the rock.