Photos and story Ameh Comrade Godwin
Tucked away on the tail of Benue Valley, Owukpa stands as a captivating destination that showcases the true essence of Nigeria’s rich cultural heritage and natural splendor.
This picturesque town – Owucity, is a hidden jewel waiting to be discovered.
With its serene landscapes, vibrant traditions, and warm hospitality, Owukpa offers a unique experience that leaves visitors captivated and yearning for more.
Nestled amidst rolling hills and lush greenery, Owukpa boasts a scenic beauty that leaves onlookers spellbound.
As you journey through the winding roads – either from Orokam, Okpoga or Enugu, you’ll be greeted by breathtaking vistas, adorned with vibrant flora and fauna.
The tranquility of this place provides a respite from the hectic pace of modern life, allowing visitors to reconnect with nature and rejuvenate their spirits.
However, it is the people of Owukpa who truly make this town shine. The residents are known for their warmth, friendliness, and deep-rooted cultural traditions. The town’s rich cultural heritage is showcased through various festivals and events celebrated throughout the year.
Visitors have the opportunity to witness traditional dances, folklore performances, and age-old customs that have been passed down through generations.
Immerse yourself in the colorful attire, melodious music, and captivating storytelling that bring the culture of Owukpa to life.
Owukpa also boasts an intriguing history that adds to its allure.
For nature lovers and adventure seekers, Owukpa provides ample opportunities for exploration.
The nearby Ojogwu Hills offer breathtaking hiking trails, where you can marvel at the stunning views and discover hidden treasures along the way.
The Owukpa Coal Mine, once a thriving industry, now stands as a testament to the town’s industrial past and offers a glimpse into its economic significance.
Owukpa’s gastronomy is another aspect that shouldn’t be missed. Indulge in the authentic flavors of Idoma cuisine, known for its rich and diverse offerings. From pounded yam with obobo (egusi soup) to olo igbidu (Okra soup), iho, ulayi, okpa, the local delicacies tantalize taste buds and provide a culinary experience that reflects the region’s cultural heritage.
While Owukpa may be off the beaten path for many travelers, its unspoiled beauty and vibrant traditions make it a destination worth exploring.
The town’s community-based tourism initiatives are gradually gaining recognition, providing visitors with opportunities to engage with the local culture, contribute to sustainable development, and support the livelihoods of the residents.
A trip to Oyanu Hotel in Ai-Fam, stands as a testament to the epitome of luxury and comfort.
Or a deep into the Adu River would not be a bad idea for swimming freaks.
So, if you yearn for an escape from the bustling city life and seek a destination that embraces nature, culture, and warm hospitality, Owukpa in Benue State beckons.
Unveil the hidden jewel of tranquility and immerse yourself in a world of captivating traditions, natural beauty, and unforgettable experiences.
Owukpa is ready to welcome you with open arms and share its remarkable story, inviting you to create cherished memories that will last a lifetime.
Her prominent sons include:
- Maj Gen Elias Attu
Barr. Agada Apochi
Isaac Oduh – Ejekwote (deceased)
Dr Edwin Obeh (Deceased)
Dr Paul Enenche (Maternal home)
Engr Mayas Adoyi
Amb. Godwin Agama