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3 Places of Interest found in Ondo

Idanre Hills
Idanre Hills

Idanre Hills

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Ondo

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About Idanre Hills Idanre Hills, also known as Oke Idanre, is located in the quiet town of Idanre local government and paints the landscape with its beauty. It is a cultural, economic and lifestyle lodestone to its community. It has about 667 steps, including five resting points, which are set at about 100 meters apart from each other. You are welcome to climb if you dare.  Idanre hill is one of the most awesome and beautiful natural landscapes in Nigeria and its existence is surrounded by many myths and beliefs of its people. With different stories to be told about the hills, tourists should anticipate hearing and sighting the 9 wonders of Idanre: "Ibi Akaso" (The Steps), The King's Palace, Agboogun’s Legacy, Unreadable signs, Agboogun's footprint, The wonderful mat, "Omi Aopara" (Aopara Water), The Orosun Hill and Arun river.  History of Idanre Hills Reverend Gilbert Carter led the team of missionaries that discovered Idanre hills and introduced it to western civilization in 1894. Idanre people used to live high up on the hills, in an area which is now known as Old Oke-Idanre. History has it that the old Idanre people descended the hills and resettled at the present foothill location of Idanre town. It is said that every street in the new Idanre town has a replica at the Old-Oke Idanre and every family has been allowed to retain ownership of their family houses at the Old enclave.  Security/Safety of Idanre Hills This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Idanre Hills, here are some helpful things to take along with you: climbing gear shorts  slippers first aid box Things to do while at Idanre Hills Visiting Idanre Hills probably gives you a lot of excitement. Here are things you can do there: mountain climbing take landscape pictures Listening to tour guides give tales of the hills

Cave of Ashes Isarun
Cave of Ashes Isarun
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History of Cave of Ashes Isarun Cave of Ashes Isarun was discovered in 1922 as a tourist attraction. It was discovered during a hunting expedition. It is notable as one of the key sources of information about the history of West Africa built by Chief Obele. It is called "Iho Eleeru" in Yoruba and its translation is literally Cave of Ashes.  Not many people know that a cave in Ondo played a huge role in the documentation of the archaeological history of West Africa with the discovery of bones of prehistoric man, dated as far back as 9200B.C. The Cave of Ashes is a must-see for tourists, historians and archaeologists. Security/Safety of Cave of Ashes Isarun This is a very safe location but... Do not enter the cave without a guide What To Bring Before heading to Cave of Ashes Isarun, here are some helpful things to take along with you: A pair of climbing shoes Shorts First Aid box Come with someone- the aesthetics will be better appreciated with a friend. Things to do while at Cave of Ashes Isarun Take photos of the Cave; inside and outside. Best Features It is a historic site where the first man on West African soil was discovered. Most common visitors Archaeologists, Historians, Tourists. Engulfed by the Rich Belly of Iho-Eleeru Cave in Ondo State, South-West Nigeria- The title of a post detailing a visit to the cave by Naija Treks in 2012.

Ebomi lake
Ebomi lake

Ebomi lake

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Ondo

113

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History of Ebomi lake Ebomi lake was discovered in Ipesi Akoko local government. It is notable as a tourist and relaxation center. The Ebomi Lake, also known as the bottomless lake, is an ideal destination for tourists, photographers and nature lovers with its beautiful scenery and range of available wildlife. Security/Safety of Ebomi lake This is a very safe location. Don't wander off without a guide. What To Bring Before heading to Ebomi lake, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Swimming gear Shorts A camera with good batteries A Friend- the experience is best shared! Things to do while at Ebomi lake Enjoy the ambience of the lake See the wild life-Antelopes, Bush pigs and mischievous Squirrels Best Features It is a quiet and relaxing place Writer's Review To come and reconnect with nature. Most common visitors Tourists, Fun seekers, Nature enthusiasts The lake was originally called Abami which means mysterious but was then changed to Ebomi in recent years- My tour guide explained the history of the lake to me.