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Tourism: Exploring the ecological wonders of Nigeria (Ill)

By Ojugbele Omotunde

Southern Nigeria is home to more than 250 different ethnic groups, which immerses tourists in a vibrant tapestry of cultural richness. Every village contributes its distinct traditions, customs, and linguistic history to the region’s fabric, resulting in a colorful and captivating mosaic.

Specifically focusing on Southeastern Nigeria, the Igbo people, who are renowned for their persistence and spirit of enterprise, have had a profound cultural influence on southern Nigeria.

There’s the Okigwe’s rolling hills, where the rich cultural legacy of the area seems to dance with the changing scenery and the Amakama Wooden Cave, an incredible natural wonder that has provided generations of Igbo people with refuge during turbulent times.

The varied landscapes of southeastern Nigeria entice both adventure seekers and lovers of the natural world as the area offers a breathtaking tour through the magnificence of nature, complete with gorgeous beaches, serene lagoons, and thick rainforests with flowing waterfalls.

A cascading oasis: The Awhum Waterfall

The Awhum Waterfall, which is tucked away within Enugu State’s verdant surroundings, cascades gently, creating a calm haven that welcomes guests to enjoy its serene beauty.

Pilgrims and monks seeking spiritual comfort have cherished this natural beauty as they can gaze upon the cascading waterfalls.

The Ngwo Pine Forest: A Calm Sanctuary

The tranquil embrace of the Ngwo Pine Forest, a lush haven is located close to Enugu center. The limestone cave possesses captivating waterfall and shallow pool and down the meandering trails, there are towering trees and lush surroundings making it a great place for quiet reflection and picnics.

Enugu’s Silicon Hill

Because Silicon Hill is 300 meters above sea level, it is frequently referred to as Chappal Waddi in Enugu. This location’s “Silicon” mineral is where it gets its name. The stunning vistas of the plains, hills, and valleys create an amazing combination that is impossible to resist.

Imo Palm Plantation

The largest and most successful oil palm plantation in West Africa was founded in 1974 as Ada Palm.

Before the discovery of petroleum, the housing estate and 4,310 hectares of land on which the palm plantation sits were one of the main sources of foreign cash for the country and this plantation is located in the Ohiji/Egbema LGA, halfway between Amafor and Egbema.

The Owerri to Port-Harcourt route provides access after about 20 kilometers, turn right towards Ama.


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