South East Nigeria is one of the geopolitical zones of Nigeria, consisting of the following states; Abia · Anambra · Ebonyi · Enugu · Imo. The region is blessed with so many tourist attraction. below are the Most visited tourist sites in each of the states that make up the region.
The Awhum Waterfall and cave
The Awhum Waterfall and cave is a popular tourist destination in south eastern Nigeria, located in Amaugwe village of Awhum town, Udi Local Government Area, Enugu State. Awhum Waterfall is formed out of a massive outcrop of granite rock with water flow at the top forming a stream. Some part of the waterfall is usually warm through the seasons. Awhum Waterfalls is 30 metres high and is located around the Awhum Monastery. Awhum isnt popular only because of its beautiful attraction but also because it serves as a pilgrimage center.
The National War Museum Umuahia
located at Ebite Amafor in Isingwu Community, Umuahia North LGA. The National War museum was established in 1985 on a large expanse of land. The museum has a collection of objects of traditional and modern warfare, It has three galleries that cover traditional warfare, the armed forces and the Nigerian Civil War weapon galleries. War relics housed in the museum include weapons used during the pre-colonial civil disturbances, warfare materials used during communal and inter-tribal wars and those of the Nigerian Civil War. There are outdoor displays of warships, military aircrafts, armoured tanks, and also “Ogbunigwe” (bombs produced locally by Biafra during the Nigerian Civil War).
Located in the town of ogbunike in Anambra state. Ogbunike cave consists of a massive structure with a big open chamber of about 5m high, 10m wide and 30m long at the entrance. There are ten tunnels at the main chamber leading to different directions. Within the tunnels are big chambers and other tunnels of varying lengths, some of which are interconnected. The caves are occupied by a large colony of bats of various sizes. There are streams and body of water at various places. A stream flows out from one of the tunnels into a rapid flowing river (River Nkissa). At the meeting point of the river and the stream one can feel the warm water from the caves and the cold river water. Beside this portion of the river is a table land of about 5 X 5 square meters used as a relaxation spot by visitors to the caves. The immediate environment of the caves is up to about 200 meters radius is a thick tropical rainforest type of vegetation.
Oguta Lake and Holiday Complex
Located in Oguta town in Imo State of southeastern Nigeria. Oguta lake is Nigeria’s second largest lake. It is a popular tourist spot in imo state as the lake has a beautiful blue colour, and is neither salty nor home to crocodiles, making it Ideal for swimming and water sports. The complex runs a cruise service giving visitors a chance to get out onto the lake. Aside from the lake, the complex is known for its full sized, 18 hole golf course. There is also a children’s recreation park.
Unwana beach is located at Unwana in Afikpo North LGA. The beach is part of extensive scenic golden sand beach along Cross River basin. it is an ideal center for relaxation, sunbathing, swimming, sport fishing, canoe-racing, and yachting.
The golden sand beach is one of the top tourist attractions in Ebonyi State. it is usually a beehive of activities at weekends and public holidays as fun seekers gather there for parties and other social events. The beach is an ideal pace for relaxation, sport, fishing, swimming, sun bathing, yachting and canoe racing.