Ogbunike Caves

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History of Ogbunike Caves

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Ogbunike Caves was added on the UNESCO tentative list in 2007.

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These are a collection of caves that have been in use for centuries. Discovered by a hunter named Ukwa, it is situated in a valley blanketed by tropical rain forests behind the "Ogba Hills". It was a place where Africans hid from slave raiding parties during the slave trade era.

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Beside this portion of the river is a tableland used as a relaxation spot by visitors to the caves. Every year, the caves host the "Ime Ogba" festival to commemorate the discovery of the caves, along other spiritual reasons. In 2015, the Anambra State Government commenced plans to make the caves a resort centre to boost tourism.

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