Enugu: A traveler’s guide

Enugu: A traveler’s guide

A visit to the south-eastern part of Nigeria would not be a waste of time as there are trips to catch at the “Top of the Hill” as the name “Enugu” is translated.


Having remain a strong and lively home for anyone who likes to visit ever since the early 1900s when coal was discovered in the area. Home to the prestigious Enugu campus of the University of Nigeria (UNN), Enugu state University and the private institution, Caritas university founded in 1955, 1979 and 2005 respectively.


A time-out to the National Museum along Abakaliki road is enough to feed the tourist being in you. The Ezeagu complex located at the south central of the state, this place in its uniqueness is made up of a waterfall, a three kilometer cave and a natural spring lake. There are also numerous parks around the city where you can relax and chill off.


To Buy:


Behold! You can find your textiles and other household needs along the roadside. Meanwhile,for a better shopping experience, the city’s main market (Ogbete Market) is where you should go.


Fashion and Beauty products? Electronics deals? Take home gifts for the kids? Savers mall along Clifford street, Ogbete offer a good shopping experience.(Remember to get something for me too)


For the best of vegetables, our dear sisters and mothers, Obolo market is beside UNN…Find the freshest of vegetables there.

I want food?

This is a call you must answer, the stomach wants what it wants…If you would like a taste of Chinese dish, Raya Chinese restaurant is a place to stop by along Ogui road.

Mr Biggs is also another cool spot to satisfy your hunger… It is virtually in almost every part of the country (so you know their deals), if you want to go there, it is located along Opara avenue, Enugu.

Enjoy the good taste of barbecue, chicken and meat in the evening at Citi center while driving down Bisala road, independent layout, Enugu.

If you would also like the taste of good drinks as you take off from Citi center, head straight to Zodiac bar around independence layout where their staffs are concerned about your well being and their environment is ever welcoming.


More on restaurants? Visit: http://www.m.vconnect.com/enugu/list-of-restaurants_c274


To chill/Bedtime:

Lavida suites is home and staff friendly…makes you enjoy the atmosphere known as “Home away from home”. It is strategically situated at Nza Street, Independence layout, Enugu. (Have a wonderful stay)

For business travelers and other people wishing to enjoy comfortability at its best, the Zodiac bar is a baby of Zodiac hotel, the room prices are affordable.

If you also have the money to pull, Enugu Life; London living? Please be a guest at Hotel Presidential (along presidential road, independence layout) and enjoy the taste of best meals and sleep in a world where you are filled with sweet dreams.

Traveling on budget? Lucha guesthouse is a clean place to pass the night…Find your way there along Nweko lane, off Ogidi Street. Nike Lake Resort along Nike lake road has a restaurant, bar, pool and tennis court… You will like it there!!!


For more deals on hotels, visit: http://www.jovago.com


The Thrills/Side attractions



Since yam is an important food crop in this area, its significance to culture is celebrated during the harvest of a new yam between the months of August-and October.

However, this festival varies in celebration period from one community to the other.



This is a resort managed by the African Sun hotels and located in Nike town. It is a satisfactory and ideal spot for hangouts and other small events.

Enugu location



The hill which is more than 300m above sea level is located near the Nkalagu campus of ESUT. It is surrounded by hills, valleys and plains beautifully wrapped up such that one cannot ignore its breathtaking views and awe inspiring blend.




This is a lake located at Ozalla in Nkanu West LGA. Crocodiles which are regarded as goddesses appear from the lake at the command of the chief priest to take offerings


From supplicants.




The waterfall is situated at Amaungwe village in Udi local government area of Enugu. The water that falls from here is believed to have healing power to the extent that anywhere it is sprinkled, the evil forces are destroyed.


Safe journey to Enugu!!!!!

Writer credits- Ayomide Adams


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