The Ogbunike cave tourist attraction, which is located in Ogbunike, Oyi Local Government Area, Anambra State, Nigeria, is an old cave that early men inhabited.
It was documented that the Ogbunike caves were the most useful during the Nigerian Civil war, which took place between the late months of 1968 and the end of 1969 when hundreds of people sought refuge in the darkness to avoid death during the conflict.
Men, women, and children hid in the caverns to avoid being enslaved and trafficked, as happened frequently in the pre-colonial era.
The Ogbunike Caves is named after the town of Ogbunike, which is located in the Oyi Local Government Area in Anambra State, Nigeria. It comprises a group of differently sized caves. The caves have the advantage of being able to serve as hallways for events because of their shape, which is that of big holes. Nearby, travellers can stop to soak in the cool water that cascades from the rocks.
The tourist centre is made up of a collection of caves that are connected by small tunnels and passages. The most significant and largest of the caves is composed of a gigantic structure with a vast open chamber at the entrance that is approximately 5m high, 10m wide, and 30m long in length.
Getting to the Ogbunike caves is not difficult, depending on where your plane lands in terms of geography and altitude. From Lagos, one could travel to a park where one could be transported to the state of Anambra. The vehicle arrives in Onitsha, which serves as the state’s entry, and then proceeds to Awka, which serves as the state capital and the other extreme end of the state’s length. On the road to Awka, one can stop at the Oyi local government and hail a taxi transporting them directly to the Ogbunike Caves or simply drive straight to the caves from the town.
Anambra transit can be found in Rivers State, Portharcourt, which is the state capital and the nearest airport to the attraction centre. From Portharcourt, one can follow the parts of the route to the attraction centre and locate Anambra transit. Taking a local aeroplane to Enugu state, which is the state adjacent to Anambra state, and then taking a taxi to Oyi in Anambra state will save approximately 9-10 hours on the journey from Lagos. However, this is not a recommended alternative.