The news we hear most about Eastern Nigeria is that the Igbo group dominates the place. Yet, various Nigerians don’t know that there is something else to this locale besides the agitation for secession. There are tons of destinations spread across the locale, from Enugu to Imo, Ebonyi, Anambra, and Abia.
Here is the list of the 5 best places you can visit in eastern Nigeria.
Ngwo Pine Forest
The Ngwo Pine Forest is an enormous area filled with pine trees. It is an ideal spot to relax and have a cozy day out with your friends and family. Between the beautiful formation of pine trees, a cave, and a waterfall roughly 30-minute away. Enugu is known to be the home of the Pine Forest. It is a must-visit place if you ever come to the east of Nigeria.
The waterfall is situated in the Amangwe town of Udi, which comes under the government of Enugu state. The fall is 30 meters high, and a part of it is generally warm over time. The locals and other tourists have said that the water is spiritual with healing powers in it. This place is no less than a heaven for you if you love to see waterfalls and miracles of nature. Its warm water can heal your muscle aches and fix your bone problems.
The Long Juju of Arochukwu
Arochukwu is a quiet and calm town in Abia State. Long Juju of Arochukwu is situated in this town. This spiritualist shrine is a must-visit place on your tour. The importance of this place was increased by the slave trade activities in the past around this shrine. You can visit the place and experience the culture and history of eastern Nigeria.
National War Museum
The time that can never be forgotten throughout the entire existence of Eastern Nigeria is the time of the Biafran war. The conflict occurred somewhere between 1967 and 1970. It was a harsh and ruthless conflict. To remember the conflicting insight, you ought to visit the National War Museum situated in Umuahia, Abia State. It was laid out in 1985, and since then, the museum has held the history of Eastern Nigeria.
The Ogbunike Caves are the most famous tourist destination in the district. The caves are situated in Anambra state and are possessed by colony bats of different sizes. You will have to take 317 steps to get to the cave’s entrance, where you are expected to remove your shoes. You would also have to drop some money at the entrance. It is, as of now, on the list of the United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organization’s World Heritage Site. The cave is the heart of East Nigeria, so if you go towards the east and do not visit the place, you have not seen most of the place.