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Kajuru Castle; Everything You Need To Know

Kajuru Castle is a hotel that is located in Kajuru village, Kaduna. It is set on a high mountain and has staggering and breathtaking views.

Everywhere in and around the castle is a sight normally seen only on Television. With the trees and rocky area, it looks just like the ancient castles of the Europeans.

Yet, it is not an ancient monument. It was actually built in the late 20th century. The castle was built by a German man who lived in Kaduna in the 1970s. He started the building in 1978 and it took five years to complete the castle with turrets, baronial hall and suits of armours.

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Kajuru Castle;  Everything you need to know
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The castle was officially opened in 1989. Kajuru Castle is not a fairytale neither is it an ancient building, but it looks like one because of the way it’s structured.

It is styled in an European and German way with baronial hall and suits of armour, looking like those of the early medieval.

The castle consists of three floors (all with rooms), swimming pool, kitchens, Sauna, pavilion and many others. The bedrooms looks like dungeons.

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In the castle also is a central building with knights’ hall and a master bedroom which is well equipped with air conditioners, televisions, sofas, beds and private bathrooms. The central building also has a dragon tower.

The numerous rooms can accommodate twelve people or five couples at a time. They can also contain about one hundred and fifty guests for some occasions.

There are no provision for complimentary breakfast or any meal at the castle but if the guests wishes, they can ask the management to make arrangement with food service providers in the town who will make deliveries but this will attract extra cost.

The castle has well-equipped kitchens which guests can make use of or the guests may choose to bring their meals along with them.

Whichever option they choose, the guests are solely responsible for their feeding as Kajuru castle has no provision for food other than the kitchen and pavilions for dinner.

The environment is serene. The pool is beautiful and the breeze is nice. It’s a great place to unwind from stress and hectic days, go for holidays, adventures, fun, romantic settings, and so on.

There is electricity but it is on only for fourteen hours. If guests desire, they can pay for more.
The castle has an open courtyard in which is the large stainless swimming pool and pool chairs around  it.

A barbecue area is beside the pool and it offers wide range of grilling, baking, roasting and barbequeing. There is also an outdoor oven.

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Though all round and parts of the castle looks very beautiful and is difficult to decide the best part, the courtyard area of the castle seems to be the most attractive part of the facility.

There is a set of tables and chairs at the rooftop of the castle that can sit up to ten guests at a time. The castle also has a well-tended garden, and Finnish Sauna which ensures a warming pleasure on cold nights.

Every tower in the castle as well as the wall is a good spot to stay and have nice viewpoints or take pictures. There are several sections in the castle and with the way it is set up, one can freely mingle from section to section without getting bored.

The Kajuru castle is said to be owned by a German woman thought to be a descendant of the German man who built the castle.

Children are permitted to stay for free with their parents, but pets are not allowed into the castle.
Fun seekers, tourists and adventurers are the most common visitors of Kajuru castle.

It is a place to go and relax and appreciate the architectural masterpiece. Check In time for Kajuru castle is 10am and ID is required, check out time is 12pm.

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To visit Kajuru Castle for sight seeing costs twenty thousand naira per person. For the castle to be booked, one has to make a deposit and get the permission of the German woman in charge of the castle.

The cost of booking the castle ranges from two hundred and sixty thousand naira to five hundred and seventy thousand naira. A whole castle daily plan (10am – 5pm)  costs two hundred and sixty thousand naira, the whole castle regular plan is three hundred and ten thousand naira, while the weekend plan is five hundred and seventy naira.

The castle is a peaceful and comfortable place to live and rest. There’s a pit by the huge gate of the castle, in it is a crocodile which protects the gates. There are also security officials and other equipments to ensure the security of the castle, so the Kajuru Castle is a very safe place.

The service personnel are nice too and eager to attend to guests.
Kajuru Castle has been the setting of popular music videos and is also a place tourists love to visit.

The road to the castle is not for the weak heart because of the geographical setting of the area, but you can pack snacks and enjoy fun activities and music on the way to make fun road trip of it.

It is advisable to take a camera along as there are wonderful views in the castle to take pictures. At the castle one can relax by the pool, go to the Sauna and loosen up some nerves, take lots of pictures, have personal adventure with the dozens of rock formations surrounding the castle and enjoy the view if you like rock climbing.

You can also have fun trying to find the location of a secret door which only the castle caretaker knows, this sounds like a mystery and make visitation to the castle more fun especially for adventurers. The open hours for the castle is 24 hours.

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The castle is a luxury hotel with ancient design. It’s a sight to behold and leaves you marvelled. Visitation to Kajuru Castle can be made at anytime of the year.

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