5 Most Magnificent Caves In Nigeria
Caves are one of the most beautiful, majestic and magnificent attractions in the world. Nigeria is blessed with lots of attractions and among these attractions are caves, for tourist and adventure seekers wishing to visit and explore Nigeria, below are 5 most Magnificent Caves In Nigeria.
1. Ogbunike cave, Ogbunike, Anambra State
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.
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2. Ezeagu Cave: Ezeagu, Enugu State
Ihuezi Cave Ezeagu, popularly referred to as Ezeagu cave is located in Obinofia Ndiuno community in Ezeagu Enugu state, the cave which is located with the Ezeagu tourist complex is one of the most populous cave in Enugu state. The Ezeagu cave with about seven chambers and tunnels can be accessed through two outer chamber. since no one has ever seen the end of the cave it is believed that most of the tunnels in the cave leads to other communities in and outside the local government.
3. Ogbaukwu Cave, Owerre-Ezukala, Anambra State
Ogbaukwu Caves presents one of the greatest natural tourist attraction in Anambra State. But very little is known about the site, which has been in existence for many years. Hidden away from the busy routes that crisscross Anambra, the Ogba Ukwu Caves and Waterfalls are located in Owerre Ezeukala community that borders three other states: Abia, Enugu and Imo. It is approximately 75 kilometres east of Onitsha. The Ogba Ukwu cave is considered to be one of the largest cave in West Africa, which will take upwards to two hours to explore. It forms a deep and complex rock formation with roomy compartments large enough to take in an entire village. At the centre of Ogba Ukwu, is one large area said to have been the living room of the ‘god’ of Owerre-Ezukala. There is one particular compartment, accessed by the aid of stone steps where an old elephant’s foot still stands, long dead and dry. In another crevice, there is a natural spanner of rock, and in yet another is a gun of stone, as old as the cave. Guided tours in and around it is a wonder, and leaves a visitor dumbfounded to this wonderful work of nature.
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4. Amanchor Cave, Afikpo south, Ebonyi State
The Amanchor cave Is located at Amanchor in Afikpo South. The Cave is about 4 kilometers long and one of the numerous tourist attraction in Ebonyi state. although the amanchor cave is yet to be developed, Plans are underway to develop this cave, as it is capable of attracting visitors to the site from within and outside the country.
5. Awhum Cave, Udi, Enugu State
The Awhum cave is a popular tourist destination in south eastern Nigeria, located in Amaugwe village of Awhum town, Udi Local Government Area, Enugu State. Awhum cave 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.
13 thoughts on “5 Most Magnificent Caves In Nigeria”
I have never been to nigeria I don’t even think about going, but I love going to caves and diacovering what i can discover inside it so I probably would want to visitt now
Wow! I had no idea that there were a lot of caves in Nigeria. I have always been fascinated with these formations that I see to it that we visit and explore if given the chance. Thank you for sharing this.
Definitely need to visit the motherland. Looks incredibly beautiful. My other hafl has been and loved it. Surely on my list now. Thank you for your fab post.
Very interesting article as always. First of all, I had no idea there were caves in Nigeria (not that I would have visited if I did). Secondly, why didn’t you get to see the end of the Ezegu cave since you’re very daring. Lol. I don’t know why I just assumed you were going to see the end of it. 😉
The East certainly has lots of natural formations but I never considered caves. very interesting to know. Knowing people, I’m sure there are some superstitions attached to them lol.
Oh wow, cave exploring has always sounded so fascinating to me. I would love to go exploring caves in day, I just don’t know if my claustrophobia will let me…lol!
I have honestly never explored a cave in my life. It looks so beautiful and mysterious! I know my sons would be thrilled to explore these caves in Nigeria if they get the opportunity to travel there. Thank you for sharing this virtual tour!
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These are so beautiful and amazing looking! I have been hearing so much about Nigeria lately…might have to add it to the travel list!
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I live in Nigeria but I have not seen that before