Owerri is located in the heart of Igboland in Eastern Nigeria. It is the capital of Owerri and one of the most tourists friendly state in that part of the country.
As Easter beckons on us, so many people will be searching for destinations to visit and getaway. It’s recommended that you include Owerri to your Itinerary. We share reasons why you should visit Owerri during Easter.
You can fly to Owerri as they have the Sam Mbakwe Airport which is about 14 miles (23 km) south of the city. That is if you do not want to go by road.
There is so much to do
You must have heard about the statue of Jesus Christ in Imo State. It was modelled like the statue of Jesus Christ in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
It is located at St. Aloysius Catholic Parish, Abajah and it has a height of 28ft. You can check out the statue.
Besides the statue, you have the Oguta lake, Nekede Zoo, Owerri Amusement park, and Mbari Cultural and Arts Centre among others
It is inexpensive
You don’t need to break the bank to travel to Owerri. It is inexpensive to explore the many tourist attractions in the state. It is devoid of all the shenanigans of a typical city like Lagos. In fact, you can book a hotel for as low as 3,000. Wow!
Owerri is always animated during Easter
For Igbos who didn’t travel home in December, Easter is the only opportunity they have to go see his/her people. Hence, Owerri during Easter, Owerri is bubbly and lively and their hospitality and warmth won’t allow you to return to your abode.
The gastronomic endowments of Owerri are one of the best in South East Nigeria. You will salivate when they serve you the indigenous Ofe Owerri.
This is the most widely eaten soup in Owerri and it is usually eaten alongside Akpu. Just ask a local to take you to the best restaurant in town for you to have a taste of this soup.
You will lick your plate. In fact, without tasting this soup; your visit to Owerri is incomplete.
Adeniyi Ogunfowoke works at Jumia Travels Lagos.
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