Destination. . . Ogba-Ukwu Caves & Waterfalls


The Ogba Ukwu Caves and Waterfalls presents one of the greatest natural tourist attractions in Anambra State, southeast Nigeria. However, not so much is known about the site, which has been in existence for many years.

Hidden away from the busy routes that crisscross Anambra, the Ogbaukwu Caves and Waterfalls are located in Owerre Ezeukala community that borders Abia, Enugu and Imo. Approximately 75 kilometres east of Onitsha, the cave is considered the largest cave in West Africa, which will take upwards to two hours to explore.

It forms a deep and complex rock formation with roomy compartments large enough to take in an entire village. At the centre of Ogba Ukwu, is one large area said to have been the living room of the ‘god’ of Owerre-Ezukala. There is one particular compartment, accessed by the aid of stone steps where an old elephant’s foot still stands, long dead and dry.

n another crevice, there is a natural spanner of rock, and in yet another is a gun of stone, as old as the cave. A guided tour in and around it are a wonder, and leaves a visitor dumbfounded to this wonderful work of nature.In 2010, the community formally handed over its beautiful and magnificent Waterfalls and cave to the Federal Government.



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