Top Places of Interest in Enugu State

Enugu ”Coal City State”, is one of the states Nigeria, located in south eastern part of Nigeria, the state shares borders with Abia State and Imo State to the south, Ebonyi State to the east, Benue State to the northeast, Kogi State to the northwest and Anambra State to the west.
Enugu, the capital city of Enugu State, is on the railroad from Port Harcourt, 150 miles (240 km) south-southwest, and at the intersection of roads from Aba, Onitsha, and Abakaliki. It is approximately 4 driving hours away from Port Harcourt, where coal shipments exited Nigeria. Enugu is also located within an hour’s drive from Onitsha, one of the biggest commercial cities in Africa and two hours’ drive from Aba
Below are some of the top places of interest in the state

Awhum Waterfall:

The Awhum Waterfall is the most popular waterfalls among all the waterfalls in Enugu State. Located at Amaugwe village in Awhum, Udi LGA Enugu State. The Awhum Waterfall is formed out of a massive outcrop of granite rock with water flow at the top forming a stream.

A Trip To The Majestic Awhum Cave And Waterfall Enugu

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Ngwo Pine Forest: 

The shade of Ngwo Pine Forest are heavenly, the serenity is priceless, and the atmosphere is pleasing to the soul. With its beautiful canopy coverings of pine trees, the forest is a perfect place for picnic and meditation.

Milliken Hills:

Milliken Hill is a famous tourist attraction in the beautiful city of Enugu, Enugu State Nigeria. The hill which is about 100 meters above sea level, offers a beautiful standpoint for a panoramic view of Enugu metropolis, at the foot of the hill is the first road that leads into the city of Enugu. Beneath the hills are tunnels, coal mines as well as the Iva valley. The Milken Hill can be found within Ngwo axis of Enugu North Local Government Area. The Milliken hill is the most popular and one of the most visited hill in Enugu, the hill is ideal for mountaineering and top choice for group and individual activities such as hiking, camping and more.

Milliken Hill Road Enugu

National Museum of Unity Enugu:

The National Museum of Unity Enugu is located in GRA Enugu along Abakaliki road, near Ogui junction and the Old Governor’s Lodge. The museum is replete with rich historical artifacts, models, statues and works of art from various parts of the country.

National Museum

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Ezeagu Waterfall:

Ogbagada waterfall popularly know as Ezeagu waterfall is one of the most popular waterfalls in Enugu, located within the Ezeagu tourist complex in Obinofia Ndiuno, the Ezeagu waterfall is at the lower end of the Okpoku Spring, a cold and worm spot with the Ogbagada river.

Ngwo Cave and Waterfall:

Ngwo Waterfall is located in Ngwo Enugu State. This enchanting waterfall dropping down from a small opening at the roof of the Ngwo cave forming a shallow pool at the cave floor and flows out as a small stream has over the year became a top tourist destination in Enugu.

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Ezeagu Cave

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.

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Iheneke Lake

Located in Obinofia Ndiuno in Ezeagu local Government area of  Enugu state. Iheneke is a tropical lake with maximum density during the warmest season. During the rainy season, the lake is said cools and then cools further as harmattan advances. Iheneke is the second most visited lake in Enugu state after the nike lake, and a very lovely place to rest and relaxation.

lakes in Enugu State

Akwuke Sand Beach: 

In recent time, the forest reserve Okpara square and it environs has become top spot for residents of the city who either go to the forest for picnic, photoshoot or relaxation.

Ikirike Hill, Idaw River:

Ikirike hill is one of the numerous hill in Enugu, although not the most popular of all the hills in the state. Ikirike hill has become one of the most popular choice location for group and individual who wants to go for picnic, hiking or camping.

Iyi Nzu Waterfall

Iyi Nzu Waterfall is one of many waterfalls in Enugu state, Located in Ezimo, Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu state. Iyi Nzu waterfall is one of the tallest waterfall in the state although not as popular as that of Awhum, Ezeagu and ngwo.

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Omoo Spring and Forest

Omoo is a revered and sacred spring in Afam with impeccable, gorgeous and breathtaking environment. The Omoo spring is home to sacred fishes with healing ability which cannot be kill. The Omoo spring is surrounded by beautify rock formations and beautiful trees providing perfect shades for visitors to the area.

OgbaNgalagu Waterfall

Ngalagu Waterfall is one of the many waterfall in Mmaku, Awgu Local Government of Enugu State.  The Ngalagu Waterfall which cascades down the cliff of Ngalagu Cave is a perfect destination for explorers. Although out of the public eye, the waterfall is a sight to behold and the its cave is simply majestic.

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Ululo dam Ugbo:

This is another waterside that one can go for those who look to have their picnic at a waterside. Located in the town of Ugbo in Awgu, this place is one of the most ideal place for picnic on Enugu. While here, you can also explore and learn about the people.

An Epic Hike Adventure With The Mountaineers

Akwuke – Atakwu Hills:

Although this place is a little difficult to get to, but if you want to have a picnic in a quiet and one of the most beautiful hill top in Enugu. This is the place to go. This hilltop can be accessed through Akwuke or Atakwu. Nicknamed Edu-Abiola Hil.

The Tale of an Adventurous Hiking in Akwuke

OgbaNgwu Natural Pool and Waterfall

Located down the valley of Obeagu and Ugbo, The Ogba Ngwu waterfalls Are two different waterfalls located within the OgbaNwgu Forest in Obeagu, the waterfalls is situated along the Oyibo Obeagu road at the upper end of Oji, One of the major rivers in Ugbo. The Waterfall area is adorn with beautiful rock formations an small caves.

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Nike Lake Enugu

Nike Lake is the most popular lake in Enugu state and one of the most popular in Nigeria, Located in the town of Nike in Enugu East Local Government area of  Enugu State. Nike lake was made popular as a result of the Nike Lake resort and hotel built within the lake environment. The Nike Lake resort and hotel serves as an ideal spot for leisure and picnicking. The famous Nike lake resort and hotel which is located within the lake environment offers accommodation, a beautiful edifice comprising of 216 air-conditioned bedrooms and suites of International standard. The hotel has an excellent restaurant, cocktail bar, lounge and business center with the largest conference hall in Enugu.

Unity Park Enugu

The Unity Park, formerly known as Forest Reserve, located adjacent to the popular Michael Okpara Square, Independence Layout, Enugu is one of the many attractions within the city of Enugu. The park servers as a place for relaxation and recreation, beautified with art works such as an artificial water pond and a monumental roaring lion of about 30ft high and 60ft wide.

Nwa Ekpu Forest

Hidden inside the valley of Nwaekpu Forest in Ezioha Mmaku, Nwaekpu fall is about 45 to 60 minutes walk from Ajaba and can be accessed through Ugbo Mmaku road. while at the forest, to the to the waterfall, you have to walk down or climb down the stone bridge and walking through the water part way to get to the fall area. At the bottom of the fall is a pool formed As the water cascade down the rock and with the aid of the surrounding conney shaped rock it creates a part way for the water to escape from. This Waterfall is truly a beauty to behold, and a perfect romantic spot but i wont advice that.

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Obialu Ohuu Waterfall

Known as Obialu ohuu, Mmaku Afam fall is is one of the highest waterfall in Mmaku, located in Afam. The waterfall is surrounded by beautiful rock formations and beautiful trees providing perfect shades for visitors to the area. The obialu ohuu waterfall is a place worthy of visit. when ever you explore Mmaku, make sure to visit the waterfall.

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