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OGBA-UKWU| See The Cave Believed To Be The Living Room Of The ‘god’ Of Owerre-Ezukala

OGBA-UKWU| See The Cave Believed To Be The Living Room Of The ‘god’ Of Owerre-Ezukala

Ogba Ukwu cave is considered the largest in West Africa, with unique and roomy compartments which collectively can accommodate an entire village.

OGBA-UKWU| See The Cave Believed To Be The Living Room Of The ‘god’ Of Owerre-Ezukala

Approximately 75 kilometres east of Onitsha, the Ogba Ukwu Caves and Waterfalls are located in the Owerre-Ezukala community that borders Abia, Enugu, and Imo.

OGBA-UKWU| See The Cave Believed To Be The Living Room Of The ‘god’ Of Owerre-Ezukala

It takes a minimum of two hours to explore. The location is on the verge of being listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Nigeria.

Other attractions include a waterfall and a massive dome in close proximity at the same location.

OGBA-UKWU| See The Cave Believed To Be The Living Room Of The ‘god’ Of Owerre-Ezukala

Within the confines of the cave is a large area believed to be the living room of the ‘god’ of Owerre-Ezukala.

This cave, like its counterparts, has many entry and exit points but one, in particular, is famous for the wide range of distance it covers.

There is also one particular compartment, accessed by the aid of stone steps where an old elephant’s foot still stands, long dead and dry.

Not much is known about the caves as they are largely unexplored, but local legend tells a story of a brave warrior who defeated lions that lived in the caves. The waterfalls are an aesthetic beauty and attract many tourists.

OGBA-UKWU| See The Cave Believed To Be The Living Room Of The ‘god’ Of Owerre-Ezukala

OGBA-UKWU| See The Cave Believed To Be The Living Room Of The ‘god’ Of Owerre-Ezukala

The then Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, who was on a fact-finding mission to the cave, marveled at the hidden treasures and historical wonders buried untapped in the cave which were capable of placing the community and the state on the world map of tourism. He also made history, as the first Governor to visit the cave in 2016.

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