Picnic at Azumini River Nigeria

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Picnic at Azumini River Nigeria

Azumini is a town in Nigeria’s Abia State. It is located some 15 miles south of the commercial city of Aba. It is famous for the Azumini Blue River. It is also an ancient slave trade route through the blue river commonly known in local dialect as Mini- Okigo.

Nigeria is a country full and rich with diversity and culture, a place where you are able to explore Africa in a more urbanized way. Of course, that is only in some parts. Nigeria also offers the African side of it that people all over the world crave.

In the more wild side of Nigeria, In the south-eastern corner to be exact, lies the Azumini River. This aesthetically pleasing river, which is located in the Abia State, surrounded by beauty and nature, but also shows a more wild and dangerous side too. Where it reaches the majestic rapids it is called “the blue river.” This is because it is said that no other river in Nigeria is as clear and blue as the Azumini River is certainly something to see.

The perfect place for a long afternoon of munching sandwiches and watching the water birds swoop down into the river to get their own lunch. Along with the crystal blue waters are spectacular for canoe rides and comfortable sandy beaches where you can choose to lie for hours on end. They also provide picnickers with chairs and tables as well as BBQ grills to be used to your heart’s content.

The water is so clear in fact, that the Aba Glass industry uses uniquely bright and colorful stones as their raw materials when making products. The only downside to the river is that you might get tired trying to count all the fish that you can so clearly see swimming around.

The driving distance between Abuja to Abia is 612 km. It takes approximately 10 hours to drive from Abuja to Abia.

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