Enjoy life in Maiduguri when you stay in any of the hotels in Maiduguri listed on Nitestay. Maiduguri, called Yerwa by the indigenes, is the largest city, capital and seat of government of Borno state in north eastern Nigeria.
The city can be traced to the ancient Kanem Bornu Empire. When the British introduced colonialism, they made the city outpost in 1907 and this development triggered the development of the then town into an urban centre. Maiduguri is the main trading centre in north eastern Nigeria.
The city seats at the end of a railway line linking Port Harcourt, Enugu, Kafanchan, Kuru, Bauchi, and finally Maiduguri. The economy of Maiduguri is mainly based on services and trade with few manufacturing industries. The city boasts of three markets, including a Monday market which is really modern with a satellite image view. There are many tourist attraction centres in the city that a visitor would no doubt enjoy.
They include the Lake Alau; Borno State Museum, containing artefacts on Borno culture and heritage; Lake Chad Game Sanctuary; Lake Tilla; Rabeh’s Fort, constructed in 1894 by Rabeh Ibn Fade-Allah as his headquarters after the successful conquest of the Borno Empire; Jarry Falls; Shehu of Borno Palace, a beautiful architectural edifice portraying Arab civilisation; the Sanda Kyarimi Park Zoo, established in 1970 as a wildlife as well as botanical reserve; and Durbar festival to celebrate the two Muslim Sallah celebrations.
The city is said to have one of the best layouts in Nigeria and surprisingly, the values of land and properties in Maiduguri are high. As a matter of fact, a 2009 survey of property markets in Nigeria positioned Maiduguri as the third most expensive for buying and renting in after Abuja and Lagos.
The hotels in Maiduguri and around the city depend on what one has budgeted to spend, there are different types of hotels that cater to different needs and different prices.