It was said to be discovered by a hunter, #Ukwa from the #Umucheke family of Ifite-Ogbunike. While some claims have it that the caves were formed by a deity, called Ogba, who the people accept as true; lives within the caves. This spiritual connotation of the caves still exists as the “Ime Ogba” is celebrated every year to honour the discovery of the caves.
The history of the Ogbunike caves can be traced about 40 centuries ago. Before now, the caves were used as a hiding settlement for people running away from slave masters during the slave trade period.
Ogbunike cave in Anambra state is one of Nigeria’s sought-after destinations for tourists as it offers adventures nobody will forget in a hurry. According to Afrotourism, the place is for those who are really after some adventurous outing.
The water in the cave is therapeutic. No wonder people who visit the cave always want to take some home. The cave is a big source of attraction in Anambra state. The main cave has a large structure with a large open chamber about 5 meters high, 10 meters wide and 30 meters long at the entrance.
The tunnels are exciting! One of the things to look out for is the tunnels as you have to crawl through some of them on your knees.