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8 Days 7 Nights Tour Of Owerri, Enugu And Port Harcourt Tour

Country: Nigeria
City: Owerri
Duration: 8 Day(s) - 7 Night(s)
Tour Category: Adventure Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

8 Days 7 Nights tour of Owerri, Enugu, and Port Harcourt Tour

Owerri, Enugu, and Port Harcourt in the southeastern part of Nigeria represent the core of the Igbo culture with only Port-Harcourt as the only city with a mix of indigenous cultures. Here, the tourists will experience a totally different environment from what obtains in the southwest and the northern part of Nigeria.

Itinerary:

Day 1. Sightseeing of Owerri

Depart from the hotel for sightseeing of Owerri, the Imo state capital with visits to important landmarks in the city like the Assumpta cathedral built in classical Italian architecture it is the largest of its type in West Africa. Visit the Mbari cultural center and other landmarks.

Lunch and overnight stay.

Day 2. Breakfast - Oguta Lake

Depart hotel for Oguta lake

Picnic and boat ride on the lake

Lunch

Return to Owerri city

Overnight stay.

Day 3. Breakfast-Enugu

Depart Owerri for Enugu, the coal city

Arrive Enugu

Check-in at the hotel

Lunch and overnight stay

Evening cultural entertainment

Day 4. Port-Harcourt

Breakfast

Depart Enugu for Port-Harcourt

Hotel Check-in

Lunch and overnight stay

Day 6. Breakfast-City sightseeing of Port Harcourt

City sightseeing of Port Harcourt with visits to the tourist beach, Museum, and other landmarks such as King Jaja of Opobo statute, Isacc Boro Park, and others.

Lunch and overnight stay.

Day 7. Breakfast-Bonny Island

Depart from hotel for Bonny Island

Sightseeing on the island

Lunch

Return to Port-Harcourt for an overnight stay

Day 8. Breakfast-Departure

Departure and End of Tour

Explore More About Owerri:

Owerri is the capital of Imo State in Nigeria, set in the heart of Igboland. It is also the state's largest city, followed by Orlu, Okigwe, and Ohaji/Egbema. Owerri consists of three Local Government Areas including Owerri Municipal, Owerri North, and Owerri West. Owerri is bordered by the Otamiri River to the east and the Nworie River to the south.

One major food that is particular to the Owerri people is known as ofe Owerri (ofe means soup, while Owerri is the capital of Imo state). It is sometimes referred to as the king of soup and in some Igbo communities, beautiful women are sometimes likened to Ofe Owerri. Ingredients for the soup, include snails, ponmo (cow skin), goat meat, okporoko (dried hake fish), dried fish, oporo (smoked prawns), grounded dried crayfish, wraps of ogili (fermented soya beans), fresh pepper, grounded dried pepper, grounded uziza seeds (Ashanti pepper), cocoyam, palm oil, sliced ugu leaves (pumpkin leaves), sliced oha leaves, sliced uziza leaves, stock cubes, achi powder, and salt.

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