Enugu is a combination of two Igbo words ‘Enu and Ugwu’ which means ‘hill top’.

The hilly city that is home to most of the Igbos in the south-east is blessed with an abundance of coal.

For those keen on relaxation and adventure, Enugu is an ideal destination.

Here are five places to visit in the city.

National Museum of Unity

The museum is home to relics of history and military artefacts from the Biafran civil war.

The museum provides guided tours for tourists to have a full understanding of the rich history of the state.

Polo Park Mall

The first thing you’d see when visiting the Polo park mall is a giant Ferris Wheel, one of the main attractions of the place.

The mall, which is frequented daily by tons of tourists and residents, has several food courts, supermarkets and other shopping outlets.

Nike Lake Resort

Nike Lake Resort is one of the best places to relax and lodge as a result of its beautiful landscape and tranquil ambience.

The resort is situated on the banks of Nike Lake in Enugu.

Ugwueme and Udi hills

Enugu is a land of hills, but Ugwueme and Udi are two of the most popular in the state. Both hills are suitable for mountaineering activities as they are situated hundreds of meters above sea level.

Situated underneath these hills are mines where coal was extracted many years ago.

Ngwo caves, waterfall and pine forest

The pine forest comprises of an intimidating waterfall and several caves that are tucked away into the rock.

The caves are sculpted in limestone rocks while the waterfall cascades down from a small opening in the roof of the cave.

The waterfall also has warm and hot water that comes out together from one source.

Awhum waterfall and cave

Awhum waterfall, which is 30 metres high, is situated at Amaugwe village of Awhum town in Udi local government area of Enugu.

The waterfall is as a result of massive outcrop of granite rock with water cascading over the top to form a stream.

Legend has it that the water has curative powers and can be used to subdue evil forces wherever it is sprinkled.

Opi Lake & waterfalls

Popularly called Opi Lake System, Opi has more than seven lakes connected to one another. They are Eze-agu iyi, Ogelube, Uhere, Orufu, Ikpa, Nkpo and Ozzi.

Ozzi, which is the largest of the lakes, is located at Ugwu-ozioko and is about 9m deep and 7km wide.

Ezeagu Tourist Complex: Cave, water fall and Lake

The complex is made up of a waterfall, a three-kilometer cave, natural spring and a lake.

 



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