GENERAL INFORMATION


TRANSCORP HILTON HOTEL

The Transcorp Hilton Hotel Abuja is centrally located in the Nigerian capital city’s commercial district, two miles from government buildings and embassies. The hotel is 40 minutes by car from Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.

The knowledgeable concierge team can provide information about the city and its exciting tourist attractions. Whether exploring the bustling city center, viewing exotic animals at the city zoo, or planning day trips to discover natural wonders beyond the city, Abjua is an ideal base to discover Nigeria.

CLIMATE

Abuja in July experiences a pleasant and warm days with slightly cloudy sky. Typically temperature fluctuates around 24℃ and wind is a light breeze.

To view an up to date forecast of the weather in Nigeria click here

TIME

Nigeria Standard Time is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time ( GMT+1 ).  Nigeria is in West Africa Time Zone ( WAT ).

To view the time in Nigeria click here 

TIPPING / GRATUITIES

A 10% gratuity on the bill generally applies in restaurants and is normally at the discretion of the diner and dependent on the standard of service experienced.

ELECTRICITY

In Nigeria the power sockets are of type D and G. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
Type D: mainly used in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and some African countries. This socket only works with plug D.
Type G: this type is of British origin. This socket only works with plug G.
Kindly check with your hotel when making accommodation bookings with regards to relevant available plug points and availability of adapters from the concierge desk.

WATER

Bottled water is recommended and available from room service, restaurants and at retail outlets.

SAFETY / SECURITY

Abuja tends to be a sharp contrast against the background of the rest of Nigeria. While car hijackings and armed robbery are high in Lagos, and kidnapping of foreign oil workers is prevalent in the Niger delta, Abuja in sharp contrast, is one of the safest metropolitan cites in Nigeria. General security measures like elsewhere in the world should be observed. Delegates are advised to take the usual safety precautions.

Local authorities are supportive of the Congress and the Inspector General of Security has committed additional security measures to the Congress and venue.

VACCINATION

Do I Need Vaccines for Nigeria?

Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Nigeria. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Nigeria: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, cholera, yellow fever, rabies, polio, meningitis, and influenza.

VACCINEHOW DISEASE SPREADS
TyphoidContaminated Food or Water
Hepatitis AContaminated Food or Water
CholeraContaminated Food or Water
Yellow FeverMosquito-borne
RabiesInfected Animals
PolioContaminated Food or Water
MeningitisUsually Airborne Droplets
InfluenzaAirborne Droplets

It’s important that vaccines are taken at least 10 days before your travel to allow for the incubation period.

CURRENCY

The monetary unit in Nigeria is Naira and the international sign: ₦ / code: NGN  It is subdivided into 100 Kobo. Please visit www.xe.com to convert your local currency.

VALUE ADDED TAX

Value added tax (VAT) of 5% is included in the price of most goods and services.

TELEPHONE AND MOBILE PHONES

The International Dialling Code for Nigeria is +234.

Mobile phones with a local Nigerian sim card & number can be rented at a service provider located in the Hilton Hotel and returned before departure.

THINGS TO SEE AND DO

Abuja is a beautiful city. The tourist attractions include:

– 5 Abuja Parks

– The Abuja Millennium Park

– The National Mosque

– The Ecumenical Center

– National Assembly Complex

– Aso Rock

Currency Museum of the Central Bank of Nigeria This small museum, located inside the modern Central Bank of Nigeria building, shows the history of currency used in modern Nigeria as well as ancient mediums of exchange used in west Africa.

The Abuja Millennium Park is being expanded in an ambitious tourist project to include the Millennium Tower and a Cultural Center and Museum that would boast of some of the most expansive collections of African Art.

Go shopping at Wuse Market, the main market in Abuja. Everything is available, from local fresh food to traditional clothes and as markets go, not expensive.

Art & Craft village (across the road from Sheraton Hotel)