Tourism is the act and practice of spending some time away from home searching for entertainment, relaxation, and pleasure while utilizing commercial services. As a result, tourism presents a massive industry for society. There are many exciting tourist attractions in Ebonyi state.
So in this article, let us explore the most popular tourist attractions in Ebonyi state.
THE GOLDEN SAND BEACHES
Along the waterway of the Afikpo North local government area lies a stretch of river. This river which has its origin from Mamfe in Cameroon stretches from Cross River and cuts across three major Afikpo communities, namely Ozizza, Ndibe, and Unwana. The waterway forms a long stretch of scenic golden sand beaches that run the length of the Cross River basin.
As a result, these golden sand beaches are one of Ebonyi State’s most popular tourist attractions.
One such famous beach is popularly known as Ndibe Beach. At the beach, there are so many fun activities to do. On weekends and public holidays, people assemble for parties and other social events at the beach.
Some of the fun things you can do at the beach, including but not limited to relaxation, sunbathing, swimming, sport fishing, canoe racing, and sailing, are not popular.
Other famous golden sand beaches in the area are Uwana, Ozizza, and Kpoghiri Kpo Beach. When you combine the beauty of the beach with various activities, like snorkeling, sport fishing, sunbathing, and canoe racing, you get one of the most well-rounded escapist beach destinations in the country.
Aside from the beach provided by the rich waterway in Afikpo, the Oferekpe water in the Ikwo local government presents a perfect relaxation spot.
OKPOSI SALT LAKE
The Okposi salt lake is located in Ohaozzara local government of Ebonyi state. This lake has great economic significance and serves as one of the most popular sites for tourism in Ebonyi state. In addition, most rural women in the region rely on it for livelihood. Forests surround the lake, and the water level is low during the rainy season. But in the dry season, it increases.
The lake has been a source of salt for the indigenous people for over 400 years. According to legend, the lake was discovered by two hunters. Over time, Okposi women led the way in solar-powered salt manufacture. As a result, the town grew into a significant commercial hub, attracting customers from modern-day Nigeria’s eastern and northern areas. As a result, Odenigbo Okposi, a well-known market, was formed. In addition, the Okposi Salt Lake, located about two hours from Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State’s capital city, was a shelter during the Biafran War when residents in the east ran out of salt.
Biafran scientists established a salt industry around the lake after discovering that it has the most significant salinity of all Eastern Nigerian lakes. They also trained the women in modern salt manufacturing procedures.
Located in the Amanchor community of Afikpo South local government, the Cave stretches for nearly 4 kilometers. According to rumors, plans are underway by the state government to develop this Cave into a modern tourist site. The site can bring people from within Nigeria and outside Nigeria to Ebonyi state if this is achieved.
The view from the top of the Cave is genuinely stunning. A panoramic view of the surrounding area displayed nature at its best. There is an enticing undulating terrain to the left and right as far as the eye can perceive. From that vantage point, you could see the neighboring Abia state.
During Yuletide, the Cave is generally a swarm of activity. Tourists from all over the world go to the Cave to marvel at the architectural edifice of nature. The natural underground room is incredible. There are a good number of sized and shaped rooms or compartments. The larger space in the Cave is set up as a sitting room, with stones serving as chairs and a table, while the smaller one is set up like a bedroom. The Amanchor Cave is a beautiful sight to behold and not told in stories.
THE ABAKALIKI GOLF COURSE
The Abakaliki Golf course presents a very serene and relaxing atmosphere. Over the years, Golf has always been regarded as a game for the highly respected individuals in society. But contrary to that, Golf is one exciting sporting activity that anyone can try.
The Abakaliki Golf club will be glad to accept qualified individuals interested in trying Golf games as relaxation and tourist things to do.
The Abakaliki Golf course is located in one of the quiet areas of Ebonyi state, and the surroundings are naturally lovely, well-suited to golfing activities.