At the heart of Nigeria’s tropical Igboland, Owerri is set amid a lovely, verdant landscape. Unsurprisingly, it’s a centre for outdoor activities around the delightful Oguta Lake, complete with hot springs. There are also craft markets and ancient shrines to capture your attention, making for an absorbing stay for culture enthusiasts.
Time your visit carefully and it can coincide with one of the State’s many festivals, dance performances or masquerades. During these events, the city really comes alive in a wealth of vibrant colours and sounds.