Delta State has scores of attractions that are simply compelling. Fascinating palaces, historic sites, monuments, birthplaces of famous people, traditional festivals, crafts centres – name it.
We have the Otuogu Beach in Asaba, Okpuzu Fall, in Ibusa, the Isha Festival at Ewulu, Araya Bible site, spot where the Holy Bible is believed to have descended to miraculously from heaven around August, 1914. The site now attracts thousands of Christian Pilgrims. Chief Nana palace koko is a Living History Museum, the only one in Nigeria. It was built by Chief Nana Olomu of Ebrohim. The lyiada Valley, Ogwashi-Uku, the Residency, Asaba. The first Headquarters of the Royal Niger Company etc.
NANA’s PALACE, KOKO
This is a Living History Museum, the only one in Nigeria. It was built by Chief Nana Olomu of Ebrohim. He was a powerful nineteenth century indigenous entrepreneur. The magnificent edifice is a reflection of his grandeur. His personal effects are housed in it and they portray his enlightened contact with the British Empire under Queen Victoria. Koko is in Warri North Local Government Area. Access is by road through Warri to Koko.
The beauty of Delta State is held together by the dozens of rivers, streams and creeks which crisscross it. The majestic Niger, one of the most famed rivers of Africa, washes the shores of the capital city, Asaba. Further downstream, it breaks into the dozens of creeks through which it empties itself into the Atlantic. During the dry season, the golden sandbanks of the Niger are a sight to behold and ideal for relaxation.
Located in the quiet university town of Abraka in Ethiope East Local Government Area, Abraka River Resort Motel is ideal for those who want to escape the noise and tensions of city life. Here, guests can swim, boat, fish or simply relax by glass-clear Ethiope River. There are also lawn tennis, squash racquet and badminton courts. Well-apportioned accommodation, a spacious conference centre and appetizing cuisine complete the list of attractions. Access is by road through Warri to Abraka or Asaba through Agbor to Abraka.
River Ethiope, reputed to be the deepest inland waterway in Africa, has its source at the foot of a giant silk-cotton tree at Umuaja in Ukwuani Local Government Area. It then flows through seven Local Government Areas in the State. By the time it reaches Sapele it has become deep enough to provide a harbour for ocean-going vessels. It is one hundred and seventy-six kilometers long. Access to the site is from Warri through Abraka and from Asaba through Agbor, Umutu to Umuaja. These rivers, their tributaries and distributaries as well as several lakes make Delta State the paradise of those interested in River Tourism. They can enjoy sport fishing canoeing, speed boating, and swimming and, of course, varied seafood in our beautiful State
A copy of the Holy Bible is believed to have descended to this spot miraculously from heaven around August, 1914. The site now attracts thousands of Christian Pilgrims, especially during the Easter Season. Access to it is easier during the dry season (October to April). Araya is in Isoko South Local Government Area and access is by road from Warri through Ughelli and Oleh or from Asaba through Kwale and Oleh to Araya.