Africa: Heading To Ogbunnike Cave? Here Are Ten Things You Should Know
Heading To Ogbunnike Cave? Here Are Ten Things You Should Know
Let me start by saying a happy new year to all Travellers Magazine readers!
The year began with high expectations and a full destination bucket list. As a thrill seeker, I needed to experience something different, something new, away from the usual hustle and bustle of Lagos. Taking a road trip to Anambra state Nigeria was what I needed at the time and I wasn’t disappointed.
Like the stories I have heard of caves, the excitement, joy and all round happiness one feels on a visit, Ogbunike cave gave me a slight different feeling, not bad but a lot better, with a combination all that mentioned, thrills and an actual feel of a real cave with an uncontaminated nature.
Excitedly I compiled these 10 IMPORTANT things to know before heading to the sacred Cave of Ogbunike
. The Cave has spiritual Significance, take for instance, the annual celebration to commemorate the finding of the cave called ‘’Imeogbe.”
. Get ready to walk 317 steps down to the Cave. The steps were constructed in the mid-90s by the Anambra state government.
. You must remove your shoes before going into the Cave, when asked the reason for that, our tour guide stated that it is part of tradition.
. Hey ladies! Are you in your monthly cycle? Please don’t bother visiting except you want to explore the river and the little water fall.
. Avoid circled deep water areas in the Cave so you don’t disappear! Yes I meant that! Our tour guide told us the same story with true incidence, reason it is recommended you must go in with a guide.
. The cave is extremely dark so don’t attempt going in without a guide.
. They are ten connected Tunnels, some wide open areas referred to as the parlor and the dinning of the “Alusi”.
. The cave is home to a large number of bats and confined snakes.
Remove your shoes before going in
. The cave connects to River Nkissa a rapid flowing river.
. Have some money with because you might have to offer some money to appease the “Alusi” as you go deeper into the Cave.