Fly To Enugu, Nigeria
The city of Enugu is the capital city of the state of Enugu in south eastern Nigeria. Enugu state is also known as ‘the coal state’ and there are many coal mines which still dot Enugu city, not all of which are accessible to tourists. Apart from the coal mining industry on which the city was founded, it is also a preferred filming location for glamorous ‘Nollywood’ – the nickname of Nigeria’s booming movie industry.
Enugu’s architecture is largely European, mainly due to the legacy of British colonial heritage. Housing for European and Nigerian civil servants were designed along the lines of English cottages and Victorian houses up until the early 20th century. European-styled architecture also influenced many of the city’s churches such as the Holy Ghost Cathedral with its Greco-Roman stained glass windows.
For tourists to Enugu, Udi Hills provides wonderful vistas of the city. The Polo Amusement Park and the Murtala Muhammed Park and Enugu Zoo are public parks and entertainment venues devoted to family fun. The former coal mines of Onyeama and Okpara can be visited; while the National Museum, Bona Gallery and Sculptural Garden and Art Gallery are additional places of interest.
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Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African Passport holders travelling to Enugu do require a Visa for Nigeria. Leave plenty of time for Visa processing, and make sure your passport is valid for 6 months after your return date, and that you have 2 blank pages available for entry stamps.
- The South African High Commission is in Abuja, Nigeria. Plot 371, Diplomatic Zone, Central Business District, Abuja. Phone: + 234 9 782 2850 / + 234 9 782 2852.
See and do
Nike Lake is a natural lake located in the city. For a more relaxed atmosphere, activities to be enjoyed here are boat rides, picnics and appreciating the beautiful natural surroundings.
Oaklands is an amusement park where visitors young at heart can enjoy roller coaster rides, bumper carts and carousel rides.
For visitors wishing to indulge in shopping excursions, Enugu Shopping Mall, formerly known as Polo Park Mall, takes care of your shopping needs as well as providing entertainment for children in the form of a cinema theatre and an amusement park.
Visitors can also embark on one of the many tours provided by the city. Choose from a coal mining tour, to caves and waterfall tours, to visiting historical monuments such as the Eastern region Parliamentary building and Old Governor’s Lodge.
Akanu Ibiam International Airport – ENU
Akanu Ibiam International Airport (code ENU), also known as Enugu Airport, serves the capital city and state of Enugu. The airport is an important passenger airport in Nigeria. It is named after the late Akanu Ibiam who was a medical doctor and statesman.
Lost Luggage: Lost hold luggage should be handled by your individual airline’s help desk. Report items lost or found within the airport terminal to Enugu Airport authorities on (0)42 555 2541.
Airport Hotels: There is no hotel on site. Hotels in close proximity to the airport are Nike Lake Resort, Golden Royale Enugu and Crystal Palace Hotel.
Car Hire: Europcar, Avis.