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On Tour To Nigeria's Ogbunike Cave by JAtoms: 1:47pm On Aug 28, 2019
Most people do have a tour to different location either for business or for pleasure. Africa as a continent has so much to offer to tourist and Nigeria as country is not left out. Thinking of landscapes, seascapes, diverse culture and customs, and age long traditions with a sedating atmosphere, Nigeria should be on the mind.

Nigeria as the largest West African state has a large number of ethnic group with unique culture and traditions, it has about 180 million inhabitants and a very huge land mass with about 500 native languages.

Nigeria is also known for it's exotic building scapes and numerous 5 star hotels which can be found here https://timbu.com/search?query=nigeria

Ogbunike as a tourist location is in a State in Nigeria called Anambra. During the latter months of 1968 and 1969, when hundreds of people hid in the dark to escape the perils of the Nigerian Civil War, the Ogbunike caves presented many options both for locals and soldiers who hid there for weeks.

It has a complex maze of caves that outsiders could never understand. It was not the first time that the Ogbunike caves offered a place for hiding; it is said that slave traders in pre-colonial times hid in the caves from which they planned and executed slave raids.

Due to the safety and refuge that the cave have provided across history it is a reason why it has special importance to the indigenes of Anambra and the East of Nigeria, to an extent.



The Ogbunike caves taking its name from Ogbunike, a town in Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State where they are situated are actually a system of many caves linked together by small, tunnels and passages.

The main cave consists of a massive structure with a big open chamber of about 5m high, 10m wide and 30m long at the entrance.

Beyond their storied history as a place of refuge, the Ogbunike caves have an important spiritual heritage that dates back many years before the white man first set foot on African soil, to a time when they worshiped in its darkest recesses.

It is said that the Ogbunike caves were discovered by a man named Ukwa, from the Umucheke family of Ifite-Ogbunike, about 4000 years ago.

Legends claim that the caves were created by a deity, Ogba, who they believe lives within.

The Ogbunike caves draw much of their spiritual significance from this belief. Some of the indigenes still come there to worship and they point to many phenomena in and around the cave as proof of their beliefs.

Within the caves, is a large colony of harmless bats of various sizes that seem to stand as guards of the structure.

The caves has water around it which is thought to be divine. A stream flows out from one of the caves’ tunnels into River Nkissa, a rapidly flowing river at the foot of one of the caves’ exits.

Spiritualists believe that perpetual water drops from the roof of the caves at many points is a healing water and many come to collect it for varying purposes.
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