Cave of Ashes Isarun
Cave of Ashes Isarun
Cave of Ashes Isarun


Things to do at Cave of Ashes Isarun


Explore nature, Meet friends, Play, See wildlife, Sightseeing,

History of Cave of Ashes Isarun

This was discovered in 1922a tourist attraction, It was discovered during a hunting expedition.. It is notable as one of the key sources to the information about the history of West Africa

  • The cave played a significant role in the archaeological history of West Africa. In 1968, Professor Thurstan Shaw of the then University of Ile-Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), conducted an intensive and extensive research and exploration on the

  • Pottery works excavated from the site dated as far back as 1000B.C and was published in Professor Shaw's book, HISTORY OF WEST AFRICAN ARCHEOLOGY, Vol 1.

Built by Chief Obele in 1922.

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 pre historic man dated as far back as 9200B.C. The Cave of Ashes is a must see for tourists, historians and archaeologists.


This is a very safe location.

  • 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

These are the following things you can do while you're here:

  • Take photos of the Cave; inside and outside.

Best Features

It is an historic site where the first man on West African soil was discovered

Writer's Review

For them to go learn more about West African history.

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.

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