Looking for the next adventure spot with the Easter holidays barely 5 weeks away or perhaps a dream wedding location but not ready to break the bank?
Look no further as I present to you Kajaru Castle. Yes a Castle indeed!!!
Kajuru Castle is not an ancient monument. It was actually built in 1978 by a controversial German expatriate who made Kaduna his base. There are beliefs that the German expatriate who built it was deported during the Ibrahim Babangida Administration. The architectural style is definitely not African in nature but very European and clearly of the German architectural design.
The interiors and exteriors speak of this. For protection against intruders, crocodile pits with live crocodiles surround the castle gate, you might want to watch your step. With bedrooms crafted like dungeons, it gives you the complete medieval feel. Tip; you might want to travel with your sword and shield, who knows you may run into Lancelot and the Musketeers.
The castle is made up of a magnificent large stainless steel swimming pool with well equipped kitchens (it is self-catering for those who can gain entry). Gaining entry to this private property is no easy task at all. You will need to seek permission from a German lady (some say a dragon) guards the palace.
Located at about 45 kilometers from Kaduna on the Southern Kachia road is the Local Government of Kajuru. Driving through the city center past the Local Government headquarters for about 5-7 KM is this beautiful well lit monument. If cares not taken you might think you’re dreaming or a sudden teleportation just occurred and you’re in Europe. No darling, welcome to northern Nigeria.
View of the castle
Skyline of the top of the castle