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The Best Tourist Locations in Enugu State

Enugu State is located in the South-Eastern part of Nigeria. Enugu which bears the same name as the state name is the capital of Enugu State in Nigeria. The city had a population of 722,664 according to the last Nigerian census carried out in 2006. Surrounded by lush green hills! Enugu means HILLTOP, a word derived from Énú Ụ́gwụ́



The city of Enugu is a beautiful place for tourist attractions. You might want to consider taking a tour of this beautiful city. Let me take you on a pictorial tour of the environment. Saving you the money you would pay for a tourist guide.

Also Read: Tourist Sites You Should Visit in Nigeria


Milken hill, Enugu


Milliken hill is a famous tourist attraction in the beautiful city of Enugu. It is in Ngwo, a village on the outskirt of Enugu City. Milliken Hill Road is 4.8km long with a narrow highway at the cliff edge of the hill. They are at 100 meters about the height of the Statue of Liberty and above sea level.


Enugu state


Enugu city is said to have one of the best road networks south-Eastern of Nigeria, with a very serene atmosphere. An outdoor photograph on these roads would make a great art exhibition.


Enugu state


Enugu state


Enugu state


Enugu state


A city in love with art, with lot of beautiful sculptures littered across the city.


Enugu state


Enugu state


Enugu state


The popular Opara Square, Enugu


Okpara square is a 7.9-mile route found near Enugu North, Enugu State, Nigeria. This route has an elevation gain of about 265.7 ft. It is also the official venue for government functions as well as social and cultural activities. The city settlers, also use this venue for road walks and sports activities, more often on weekends.


Enugu state


Enugu is the best-illuminated city at night in Nigeria, after Abuja.


Enugu state


Enugu state


Nightlife is interesting as well in this city.


Polo Park, Enugu


Explore the Polo Park Mall when you travel to Enugu, with its landmarked giant Ferris wheel and a quality-led retail offering. The Palms Polo Park offers premier shopping and leisure destinations for families in southeast Nigeria. Its anchor tenants are Shoprite and other international brands such as:


  • Swatch
  • Puma
  • Lifemate
  • Samsung Mobile
  • MAC
  • ColdStone
  • KFC
  • Levi’s
  • Daviva
  • HealthPlus
  • MTN
  • Stanbic, Access, Fidelity bank e.t.c
  • Ethiopian Airline and many others


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Recreational activities are not lacking in this location


Enugu state


Nike Lake Resort


The popular Nike Lake Resort is a beautiful tourist destination. Nike Lake Resort is situated on the banks of Nike Lake in Enugu. A short 15 minutes drive from the local airport and only 10 minutes from the city centre. You can enjoy a perfect business getaway with breathtaking views in a very secure and tranquil setting.


Enugu state


Enugu state


Enugu state


Ngwo Pine Forest


The calm and tranquillity of the wonderful Ngwo pine forest are suitable for Picnics. The Ngwo Pine Forest is found at the centre of Enugu. The forest has limestone and a cave carved with a waterfall that produces a shallow lake at the bottom.


Enugu state


Awhum Cave


Awhum cave offers a tranquil prayer atmosphere that eases spiritual uplifting and the renewal of mind and body. The cave houses a crucifix of Jesus Christ and a grotto of Joseph and Mary. It also serves as a serene place where monks and pilgrims perform their spiritual exercise. The fall is said to proclaim the wisdom and healing power of God.



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The Akukwe beach, Enugu


Making a trip for recreation or family bonding, then this is the right place for you. A beehive of economic activities such as stone mining and sand extraction. A natural scenic spot for relaxation.


Given its vast space, the site can co-exist with economic activities going on a section of the beach. The beach’s potential for a picnic, carnival, and entertainment cannot be overstated.




Iyi Uba waterfall


If you ever wish to visit waterfalls in the South East, then here is one for you. A beautiful place to be.



Enugu has several waterfalls, due to its hilly topography. Some of which include the above mentioned, Iyi Uba, Awhum, Ezeagu, Ngwo, Ezimo waterfalls, amongst many others.



Some of the mouthwatering rich delicacies the Enugu people are known for are the popular Abacha and Okpa.






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