When Cardio Meets Adventure In The Federal Capital

When there is an opportunity, there should be an adventure said Diusor as she planned her trip to the Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria to celebrate with her friend on her birthday!!!!

I booked my flight Here and you can also try booking your next flight here as it gives you an opportunity to choose the best flights for your trip and budget( Support your baby girl). After catching all the fun on Friday at my friend’s birthday which was my main reason for being there, I decided to make sure that cardio meets a different adventure on Saturday with the help of the one and only Abuja Wakaholic

With Abuja’s Wakaholic . Instagram: @dr_khalidz

I have been struggling with my weight for a while now and honestly I do not know what size I am at the moment but I want to loose weight and I have been working on that for a while now . Khalid and myself took upon the Usuma Dam after we visited the pottery village which I would talk about in another post. Through his influence and vast knowledge we went through a village which is a different route from where most people go through to the Dam and I totally loved the experience.
At the beginning, I was just totally in love with Nature here and by now you already know from my journeys how I love nature a lot. As usual, I took a lot of pictures without starting the main journey of hiking.diusorodiakosa.com I was hoping to burn as much calories as possible from the experience but I guess I did as much as I could as from my Apple Health I was told i covered 3.4 km compared to my daily 1.3/1.4km  and I also took 5,597 steps.

I must confess, hiking might be difficult for you if you are unfit like myself cause you need a lot of energy but thanks to Khalid who kept encouraging and supporting me till we got to the top and the view was just amazing for me especially since I could get an aerial view of the Ushafa Village from where we were.

View of Ushafa Village


Feeling like a Model

P:S- All Photos were taken by Khalid 

After taking pictures and making lots of Videos that I shared on my Insta Story , we started our journey back to the ground and this is an experience I would not forget in a longtime. A few rocks were wet and slippery so we were extremely careful. I made two friends on our way down and were glad to take a picture with me.
We finally made it down but this was just the beginning of another journey as we were not mobile, we had to walk a very long distance before we got Motorcycles. I was really tired, the sun was scorching and my feets were hurting. I started asking myself who sent me; lol. At the end, we finally made it out and headed back to town and I cannot deny, I totally loved this new experience that I tried and also I lost some calories after-all . From my own experience, here a few things to note before visiting this place:

  1. Come prepared mentally.
  2. Dress appropriately especially since you would be hiking a lot; wear a sneakers,a t-shirt, trousers and sunglasses preferably.
  3. Carry your water and own food/snack as there is no possibility for getting such there.
  4. Ladies, please I don’t advise that you do makeup here cause you would sweat a lot and ruin your makeup; save me some foundation for another day.
  5. Go with your Camera, Phone, Selfie stick, Power-bank, etc.

I really hope that you enjoyed this post and it makes you want to visit this place soon if you haven’t. If you need further assistance or have more inquiries, please feel free to reach out to me.

Have you been to Usuma Dam before? What was your experience like? If you haven’t, would you love to visit? Please share your thoughts with me in the comments section.

Many Love,


I am Diusor Odiakosa, a Sociologist by qualification who is in a Long-term relationship with Travelling and Exploring! Currently I am on a goal to visit 25 States in my Country; Nigeria before I turn 25! while still exploring other parts of the World. I love beautiful things, places and people. This travel blog is where I share all my stories, photos and experiences from my journey as well as tips and travel informations that I hope you find interesting and handy. Feel free to say hello at : [email protected]


  1. Lol Diusor I can only imagine all you experienced ??, the pictures are great!!! Maybe I’d try this if I visit Abuja

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