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Ronke's R
Abuja, Nigeria5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Jabi lake is a sight to see especially from the mall area where there are lots of eatries and its calming
Written 19 October 2022
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Emmanuel J
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
serenity, privacy, and of course the shops!
an all-around experience, wish I traveled with the wifey and had that shared moments. highly recommended.
Written 24 April 2022
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Naija Babe 2016
Nigeria9,783 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
Jabi Lake is arguably Abuja's most well-known lake. This 1,300 hectare lake is a man-made body initially created to provide water to the indegenes of Abuja, F.C.T. It later became a tourist location and fishing spot after the Usuma Dam was built. There is a recreational park attached to the lake called Jabi Park, which is commonly used for picnics, casual family outings and outdoor sports. There aren't very many activities except for boat and kayak rides that one can take across the lake. This makes it a popular go-to-place that families with kids and tourists to flock to.

The Jabi Lake Mall- one of Abuja's most celebrated and popular malls is attached to the lake, and perhaps hence it's name. You can access it from the mall's ground and basement floors. The lake provides a beautiful, scenic waterfront backdrop to the mall. A winding lane/pathway at the edge of the lake is a great track for long walks or jogging. I liked the cool metal structures in human form on the lake's grassy banks. There were about half a dozen of them; (refer to my posted pictures). They added a funky, quirky touch to the stunning landscape. 😍

I visited Jabi Lake via the basement level of the Jabi Lake Mall with my daughter, and we were disappointed to see that the lake was dirty and the surroundings unkempt. The water was murky, muddy and had turned to a horrible brown colour; YUCK!!! 🤮 There was tons of trash and litter laying around on the grass, by the lake's edge. And it looked like it had been laying there for days! We went to a balcony on the first/ground floor of the mall for a better vantage point, as opposed to from the basement level. The lake has great potential for a flurry of activities, but they need to do a better job with maintainance.

Word is that the Jabi Lake and surrounding Jabi Park is a lovely place to watch the sun set. Even though we didn't witness a sunset during our visit, the view was nevertheless really awesome. Again, the best view of the lake is from the upper level balcony of Jabi Lake Mall. Besides, with the Jabi Lake Mall as the lake's backdrop- (from the park side), though artificial, provides an interesting fusion of the modern and the organic, the urban and the natural. The lake's calmness and serenity are ideal and it's an awesome spot for relaxation.

When I found out that Jabi Lake had it's own TripAdvisor page, I was frankly quite surprised. Thought it would just be for the mall or park. Doesn't appear that there would be much to say about a stagnant, artificial 'element'. It seems weird to do a whole review solely about a 'body of water', so I was confused as to how to rate it. However, to visit a famous lake and see that it is as dirty as Jabi Lake was, was a huge letdown! ☹ They like seriously need to clean up that atrocious garbage laying all over the damn place! Nevertheless, Jabi Lake provides a scenic, calm and tranquil view to sit back and relax. It's an idyllic ecotourism destination in the heart of Nigeria's capital. Though I don't regret paying this lake a visit, I honestly don't see what the fuss is all about! 🙄 I think I was really turned off by all that filth, but I guess it's still an okay place to come to.
Written 18 August 2021
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Wanna Samuel
Abuja, Nigeria12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
Jabi lake is an amazing place to be, during the day and cool evening hours, there I enjoyed my self she we went for a picnic with my friends, everything was wonderful
Written 30 April 2020
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Delisa
5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Cool place if you have money. it is a mix of port harcourt pleasure park and like Spar Port Harcourt
Written 15 April 2020
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Nwobodo Ejike Daniel
Abuja, Nigeria6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2020 • Friends
Jabi Lake Abuja

Jabi lake is a natural body of water in the Jabi district of Abuja, It is about ten minutes drive from the city centre. There is a recreational park beside the lake called the Jabi Park. There is also a shopping mall beside the Lake - Jabi Lake Mall which houses Shoprite and others

Written 15 April 2020
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Ode T
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Shopping is wonderful at the mull. The lake is good for a seat out in the evening to drink. Is peaceful and good to experience the hospitality from the people around.
Written 5 March 2020
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Darren W
London, UK199 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Business
When I am in Abuja, I frequently visit Jabi Lake Mall. I love sitting, under cover, in one of the restaurants by the lake. If it gets too hot, I slip into the mall and have an ice cream or a frozen yogurt.
Written 17 February 2020
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Afam O
Abuja, Nigeria2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
I visited Jabi Lake and it was amazing to relax there. It is one of the best natural place to relax in Abuja.
Written 11 February 2020
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Marshal Travels
Abuja, Nigeria7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Its one of the major point of interest in Abuja city. So much fun activities and very busy with people visiting on daily basis.
Written 11 February 2020
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