Honestly, I can confidently say that Nigeria (Abuja, most importantly) is a tourists dream. No, I am not talking about the tourist attractions that the government has not harnessed. I am referring to well thought out ‘enjoyment centres’ like the Jabi Boat Club. In fact, I am talking about Jabi Boat Club where I had an ethereal experience that I would never forget.
To be sincere, nobody expected the level of enjoyment, ambience and relaxation that we got at Jabi Boat Club and we wished the day would never come to an end. It is an experience worth sharing. What more, it is something you need to experience for yourself.
It all started with a mail from my friend Kuyet Bamai inviting me and eleven other influencers to a lunch and boat cruise with the captain at Jabi Boat Club on Saturday 4th August 2018. The dress code was neutral, white or anything that makes you feel like you’re on the beach. I quickly put a call across to Onwuchekwa BCD and he came through with a new white signature top for me.
My eyes were focused on the upcoming enjoyment so I defied the impending rsin and arrived at the club. Immediately, we had a photo session (Kuyet Bamai saved the day again!). For the sake of your visual imagination, let me describe Jabi Boat Club to the best of my ability. The Club is a wooden house nesting at the edge of Jabi Lake with a hanging wooden boat by the side (Guys, this is the captain’s favourite spot).
Just as we were rounding up our photo sessions, our drinks arrived and it was time for the boat cruise. This was the best part and it was literary the best time of our lives. Captain Ferguson took time to share with us the history, vision, mission and future plans for Jabi Boat Club and we were more than impressed. The cruise took us to Jabi Lake Mall, Berger Shooting Range and Fisher Man Village. We all wished the cruise lasted forever.
After the cruise, we had a proper launch and I must say Jabi Boat Club makes one of the best burger I have ever eaten. The rest of the food was as delicious and it was all finger licking. The most interesting thing is Jabi Boat Club gives you a feel and experience totally different from what you will get anywhere else in Abuja and we must say, Nigeria. The kayak, the Jet Ski and boat cruise are a lifetime on their own. I am tired of explaining. Just go see yourself and take my word for it.
By Ejike Manny