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Garki is a district in Abuja. Garki is a very important district in Abuja, as in fact it is seen as the principal business and administrative district of Abuja as there are a lot of tourists attraction in the district.

For travel purposes, this article covers both Garki I and Garki II Districts.

Get in


By bus


You can get into Garki by bus from major cities like Lagos, Benin, Kano and Port Harcourt. Reliable services are available to bring you into Garki, such as:

  • ABC Transport (with air-conditioned luxurious bus rides)
  • Ekene Dili Chukwu, Chisco Transport (CTN)
  • Young Shall Grow.
  • God is good motors.

It is advisable to take day trip buses from wherever you are coming from in the country. This is because the interstate roads have most part of them unmaintained and full of potholes. And also the issue of being attacked by robbers by night. If you're unfamiliar with the country, endeavor to take a bus with an escort. Buses allow you to appreciate the terrain, the towns and cities, and the subtle changes in these and culture as you drive towards the capital either from the south or the north.

By train


Nigeria Railway Corporation has completed an inter-city line between Abuja and Kaduna, where you can connect with the rest of the Nigerian rail system. Trains arrive and depart from 1 Idu Station which is about 15 km west of the city centre. As of 2018, there are four daily departures in each direction. The train service offers three types of fares as Economy, First Class, and Sleeper. The schedules and current fairs can be found on the Nigeria Railway Corporation website. It is a very comfortable mode of traveling.

Get around


After getting into Garki in Abuja, there are cabs around by which you can get around with.



Garki is a very nice place to be. Some tourists attraction present in the district are:

  • Area 1 Recreation Garden, Treasure Island, Zoological Park, Opp. Shopping Complex, Area 1., +234 803 315 6206. A beautiful recreational centre
  • Koltonic world travel and tours, Shop 2003, area1 shopping plaza, +234 810 938 4161. A tourist attraction.



There are quite a number of things to do at Garki.

  • Rotary Fellowship of Palmwine, 10, Soka Cultural Garden Area, 8 Borno St, behind ASD Peugeot Motors, +234 803 778 7870. A fellowship club for palmwine lovers, visit the fellowship and enjoy palmwine.
  • 1 Old Parade Ground. Old Parade Ground built in the early 1980s, and is used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of various teams in the Federal Capital Territory, including Abuja F.C. and the Court of Appeal. The stadium has a capacity of about 5,000. Old Parade Ground (Q7084697) on Wikidata Old Parade Ground on Wikipedia


  • Abbysia Mall, 47 Damaturu Cres, +234 812 250 4814.
  • 1 Garki Model Market, 22 Samuel Ladoke Akintola Boulevard. A model market in Garki.
  • Adebisi Oguneye Modern Market, 1 Triumph Bank Street. A modern market in Garki.
  • Meat section Garki market, 4/64 Samuel Ladoke Akintola Boulevard.
  • 2 Garki International Market, 1 Triumph Bank Street, +234 813 686 6279. 7AM-6PM.








This district travel guide to Garki is a usable article. It has information for getting in as well as some complete entries for restaurants and hotels. An adventurous person could use this article, but please feel free to improve it by editing the page.