A tourist guide to the capital of the Eastern heartland
By Adeniyi Ogunfowoke, Jumia Travel
It is called the coal city state because of its large coal deposits. Unfortunately, the coal deposits are not really being explored or taken advantage of today by the people or government. Clearly, it’s due to our over dependence on sweet crude. Regardless, a sector the Enugu state government has made efforts to develop over the years is the tourism sector. Like coal, Enugu State is blessed with so many tourist attractions that are dotted all over the state. Hence, it’s highly recommended for any tourist or fun lover. Besides if you reside in Enugu and you are looking to get out of the rut. Here are some things you could do in Enugu:
Watch Enugu Rangers at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium
Enugu Rangers is the darling football club of the people of Enugu. They are the current league champions and they play at the 22,000 capacity Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium. So, enjoy the best of the footballing display by watching Enugu Rangers.
Get history lessons at the National Museum of Unity
A few history lessons won’t be a bad idea. Right? A people without a history are lost forever. Hence, a visit to the National Museum of Unity will apprise you with relevant information about the precolonial times of Enugu, the Biafran War as well as relics of the war and much more. It’s located at 65, Abakiliki Road, Ogui Junction GRA (Blueberries Park).
Explore the beauty of the Ngwo Cave and Waterfall
Want to see the untapped, virgin and natural beauty of Enugu? Then, you should visit the Ngwo Cave and Waterfall. It is located at the Ngwo Pine Forest where the waterfall cascades from rocks. Apart from the waterfall, there are several caves that are tucked away in the rock. You can access some of them by climbing!
See live Crocodiles at Ani Ozalla Lake at the behest of the chief priest
The Ani Ozalla Lake is a natural lake situated at Ozalla in Nkanu West LGA in Enugu. It is where you can see crocodiles which are regarded as a goddess. The crocodile usually appears at the command of the chief priest.
Check out the Awhum Waterfall and Cave
This is one of the popular Caves in the state. The Waterfall is about 30 meters high and it’s circled by rocks where you will find ancient caves. You are also treated to wild animals jumping from one tree branch to another as well as different birds.
Shop at the Polo Park Mall
For those who love to shop and want to relax, then you can go to the Polo Park Mall. It’s located in Enugu City. You can eat, drink and watch your favourite movies.