Enugu tourist sites, prominent places

The Ezeagu Tourist Complex:
This is located at the south central pan of the State. It is made up of a waterfall, a three kilometre cave, natural spring and a lake. The complex has a unique beautification due to its natural setting. Interested corporate bodies could develop these features in co-operation with the Enugu State Government.

The Opi Lake Complex:
This is a conglomerate of eight [8) natural lakes within a community. The site is beautified by the surrounding wooded environment and the breathtaking landscape. The area is best suited for the construction of holiday resorts.

The Ugwueme and Udi Hills:
These are hills that are hundreds of metres above sea level. These hills are good for mountaineering and scape admiration points. Underneath the Udi hills are the coal mines; beautiful tunnels that are also good tourist sites.

Amagunze/Akpawfu Lake Complex:
The complex consists of nine (9) lakes within the same district.

Awhum Waterfall:
This is more than 30 metres high. The fall is located close to a monastery. The water is said to be curative and capable of dispelling evil or satanic forces if and wherever sprinkled.

Milliken Hills:
Named after one of the earliest colonial administrators in Enugu, the first road into Enugu City winds through the foot of the hill, bounded by a deep gully.

The Ngwo Waterfall:
The waterfall is several metres high throwing down good drinking water.

The Ani Ozalla Lake and Shrine:
This is a natural lake located at Ozalla in Nkanu West LGA near Enugu where crocodiles which are regarded as goddesses appear from the lake at the command of the chief priest to take offerings from supplicants.

The following are some other tourist sites in Enugu State:

  • The Institute of Management and Technology (lMT) Sculptural Garden and Art Gallery
  • The Nike Lake Resort Hotel, Enugu
  • Polo Amusement Park, Enugu
  • Coal mines (Onyeama and Okpara) in Enugu
  • Historical monuments such as the Eastern Region Parliamentary Building and the Old Government Lodge, all in Enugu
  • The University of Nigeria

Enugu is a state in the South Eastern part of Nigeria. The capital city of the state also has the same name: Enugu.

The state shares borders with Abia State to the South, Ebonyi State to the East, Benue State to the Northeast, Kogi State to the northwest and Anambra State to the West.

Though a land-locked State, Enugu, the capital city, is located approximately 2 1/2 driving hours away from Port Harcourt, Calabar and warri, all coastal cities with major shipping ports. Enugu is also located within an hour s drive from Onitsha and 2 hours drive from Aba, both of which are trading centres in Nigeria. The city is also located within 5 driving hours from Abuja and 7 driving hours from lagos, the administrative and commercial headquarters of Nigeria respectively.

Lying partly within the semi-tropical rain forest belt of the south, the State spreads (through a land area of approximately 8727.1km2 ) towards the north with its physical features changing gradually from tropical rain forest to open wood-land and then to the Savannah. Apart from a chain of low hills, running through Abakaliki (Ebonyi state) in the east to Nsukka in the north-west, and then southwards through Enugu and Agwu, the rest of the state is made up of low land separated by numerous streams and rivulets the major ones of which are the Adada River and the Oji River.

The mean temperature in Enugu State in the hottest month of February is about 36.20C (97.160F), while the minimum temperature of about 20.30C (68.540F) is recorded in November. The lowest rainfall of about 0.16cm3 is normal in February, while the highest is about 35.7cm3 in July. Enugu has a good soil and climate, sitting at about 223 meters above sea level, and the soil is well drained.

LGAs in Enugu State

The LGAs (Local Government Areas) in Enugu State, Nigeria are:

  1. Aninri
  2. Awgu
  3. Enugu East
  4. Enugu North
  5. Enugu South
  6. Ezeagu
  7. Igbo-Etiti
  8. Igbo-Eze North
  9. Igbo-Eze South
  10. Isi-Uzo
  11. Nkanu East
  12. Nkanu West
  13. Nsukka
  14. Oji-River
  15. Udenu
  16. Udi
  17. Uzo-Uwani

  • Onuiyi Haven