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Tourism: Exploring the ecological wonders of Nigeria (IV)

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.

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.

Ngwu Spring Water

Also referred to as “Iyi Umugara,” the Ngwu spring water is a pristine, dazzling natural spring that resembles crystal.

Water falls from the earth’s surface to a depth of roughly 13 meters, creating the stream, which then empties into the Urashi River.

Okigwe’s Rolling Hills

The rolling hills of Okigwe are made up of hills with different levels of hardness and height making it one of the top tourist destinations in the state of imo.

Azumini Blue River

This river offers opportunity for canoe rides, beautiful views, and crystal clear, sandy beaches. It is also regarded as Nigeria’s cleanest and clearest body of water, with fish easily visible beneath the crystal surface.


The capital of Ebonyi State in southeast Nigeria, Abakaliki is 64 kilometers southeast of Enugu and has earned the moniker “Fastest Rising City of the South-East.” with a friendly neighborhood, reliable electricity, and good roads making it a great destination for a holiday.

Ndibe Sand Beach:

Situated in Ebonyi State, Nigeria’s Afikpo North Local Government Area. Ndibe Sand Beach offers a variety of activities, including fishing and canoeing.

The Amakama Wooden Cave

It is a kingdom encircled by enigmatic army bees, located in the rural village of Isienyi-Ukwu Amakama in Umuahia South Local Government Area of Abia State with one of its enigmatic aspect of the wood cave being its ability to withstand the evil men’s charms and continue to defend the setters who sought safety both inside and outside of it, even in the present day.

With a hollow within that can hold up to twenty people at a time, the Amakama Wooden Cave at Amakama is a wonder tree which is said to be as old as the Amakama people and to also provide the village with refuge during slave raids and inter-tribal conflicts.

Southeastern Nigeria is a playground for adventure seekers and cultural enthusiasts alike. From trekking through lush rainforests and kayaking along tranquil waterways to participating in vibrant festivals and immersive workshops, this region promises a wealth of unforgettable experiences.


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