5 THINGS TO DO ON A VACATION IN ASABA
The good life is worth living and when you’re not sure where to get that joyous rush that comes with living it up, then visit the city of Asaba. Asaba, which is the capital city of Delta state, holds lots of history and adventurous fun which eases off the stress of a life full of hustle. On a hill, at the western edge of the River Niger sits the peaceful city in all its eagerness to welcome tourists and visitors who are on business trips. While in Asaba, you can mingle with the locals to get first-hand stories surrounding the many historical structures and about the Ekumeku war.
Are you in Asaba and unsure of where to go, here are fun spots to start your adventure with;
CHECK OUT THE RIVER ETHIOPE
A visit to Africa’s deepest inland waterway is definitely an excellent place to kick off an adventurous vacation. It will awe you to know that River Ethiope is not just any river as its source will leave your jaws dropping. River Ethiope flows from a giant silk-cotton tree which is located at Umuaja in Ukwani Local Government Area, Delta State. The wonder of this river’s source and transparency is best seen and not just described. River Ethiope flows across Delta state past several parts and towns like Sapele and Abraka taking large vessels to their destinations, the ocean. Some parts of the river are home to lots of fishes. Imagine fishes in a transparent river singing ‘Kumbaya’ to the sounds of ships sailing by; that is definitely adventure-worthy.
RELAX AT THE OTUOGU BEACH
Asaba has the river washing it shores and wanders through the creeks and right into the Atlantic Ocean thereby creating a beautiful beach; a wonderful recreation spot whose golden sands draw in thousands of visitors during the dry season. You have a right to relax while even on a business trip. So while on your vacation or business trip, you should lounge on the beautiful sands of the Otuogu beach and let the water play a sweet serenade with your heart’s strings. This will knock the stress of the day or week right off your shoulder.
TAKE A TRIP TO OLONA RANCH AND HOLIDAY RESORT
Located in the amazing terrain of Onicha Olona is another home away from home. With a calm and natural ambience that gets you wishing to stay forever is the beautiful setting of Olona Ranch and Holiday Resort. When the weight of life becomes too heavy, and life seems claustrophobic, Olona Ranch and Holiday Resort is that fantasy world where you can stroll in the lush orchard, fresh palm wine in hand and breathing in clarity like it was oxygen. Olona Ranch and Holiday Resort are everything serenity represents. So escape to this awesome fantasy world, take numerous dips in its natural and artificial pools, ride agile horses while the winds beat against your smiling face and settle down later to an amazing treat of the local dishes.
TOUR THE LANDER BROTHERS ANCHORAGE
The Lander Brothers anchorage should be your next stop if you would love to take some historical ride while you are touring Asaba. Situated off the busy road of Nnebisi Road is the museum built in remembrance of Richard and his brother John Lander who discovered the mouth of the River Niger after continuing Mungo Park’s expedition which he ended at the site of the River Niger. Their discovery of the mouth of the River Niger led to the West African trade. The site of the museum was where they let down their anchor thus the name ‘Lander Brothers Anchorage.’ At the anchorage, you will find a replica of the anchor they used. Against the ancient yet pristine walls are shelves lined with various artworks and records of the Lander Brothers voyage. Walk into the restaurant by the waterfront after your historical tour and treat yourself to amazing delicacies.
VISIT THE ARAYA BIBLE SITE
Even mysterious things still happen in our days in areas where you probably haven’t heard of. A visit to Asaba will give you the opportunity to visit this mystery site that draws in lots of Christian pilgrims and curious foreigners to it every year. It is believed that a copy of the Holy Bible fell straight from heaven onto where is now known as Araya Bible site. The bible which had fallen from heaven has been within this site since August 1914. Mysteriously sizzling huh? You can travel all the way to Isoko South LGA and there, you will get all the juicy stories surrounding this inexplicable happening. This is an adventure you would very much love to embark on. Or aren’t you curious to know how a Holy Bible could fall from heaven? Bet you are.
So there you have it; 5 breathtaking spots to enjoy your tour of the city of Asaba. Have loads of fun while you are at it.