Agulu Crocodile Lake is located along Awka road in Agulu. The lake is home to about three hundred crocodiles and water turtles. Fishing is not allowed on the lake and the crocodiles, being sacred animals to the people, cannot be killed. History suggests that these crocodiles were pivotal in delivering the town from enemy soldiers during the Nigerian civil war. It is believed that these sacred crocodiles and turtles transformed themselves into beautiful ladies and lured the soldiers into the lake where they disappeared without trace. At noon the crocodiles and the turtles appear at the banks of the lake to take in sunlight. The lake is immaculate white and sometimes made green by algae depending on the season of the year.
It is a relatively safe location but guests are advised not to fish or swim in the lake. It is believed the lake chooses whom to abhor and drowns whomever it chooses.
Things to Do
While at the Agulu Crocodile Lake, some of the things to do include, take beautiful pictures of the lake and the crocodiles, hear folklore of the Agulu people and the civil war.
What to Bring
Before heading to the Agulu Crocodile Lake, here is a list of things to take along with you; camera with a very good battery, flip flops, sun screen.
The lake has a lengthy diameter and a beautiful surface area.
Best Time to Visit Agulu Crocodile Lake
The best time to visit Agulu Crocodile Lake is during the day when the tour guide is willing to show you around and invite the crocodiles out in his special way.
Most Common Visitors
The most common visitors at the lake are tourist, Agulu villagers, nature enthusiasts.
Why You Should Visit
Watch the crocodiles move around and listen stories of how the crocodiles helped during the civil war.
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