The enchanting feel of rustic lifestyle is the allure that drives tourists and visitors to Anambra, a state in southeast Nigeria with a wealthy heritage, charming landscapes and grounded culture.
These fun attractions revolve around Awka – the state capital, Onitsha, and Nnewi. With all the endowments, there are plethora of things to do on a trip to the city. Jovago.com, Africa’s No 1 hotel booking portal cites 5 fantastic activities tourists can engage on a visit to the town.
Have a cave experience
The Ogbunike cave is the most popular tourist destination in Anambra state. The cave is made up of tunnels, and streams. According to history, the tunnels served as a safe-haven for people escaping from the slave traders. For visitors, you are not allowed into the cave with your shoes and women in their period are not allowed into the cave.
Remember to bring a torch, light raincoat and some cash as you may pay a token to have access to the caves.
Trip the Igboukwu Museum
The Igbo Ukwu museum is the hub that holds priceless archaeological artifacts excavated as far as the 10th century. These bronze artifacts include jewellery, ceramics, ram heads and staff. It reveal the early occupation of the people, which was predominantly metal works and was founded in 1989.
Celebrate with Ijele
The Ijele masquerade is the king of all masquerades and is one of the largest mask contraptions in the world. At 4 metres tall, it usually performs alone hence, extensive preparations are done to ensure that the festival is celebrated without any hitches.
The intensity of the preparation sees 100 men work on costumes for six months. It is divided in two parts – with the upper and lower sections separated by a python. It is amazing to watch and a must see for tourists.
See the Crocodile Lake
The Crocodile Lake called Agulu is home to hundreds of crocodiles and water turtles. During the day especially during sunlight, the crocodiles and turtles find their way to the bank of the lake in order to feel the warmth of the sun. It is a nice place to have picnic.
Relax at CitiHub
After the day’s stress of visiting these destinations, CitiHub lounge and clubhouse is a wonderful place to relax and have fun as well as explore the taste of local cuisine.