Beautiful Nigeria: Azumini Blue River, Abia State

Named after its gorgeous sapphire waters, Azumini Blue River has stunning views, crystal clear water, abundant sandy beaches and opportunities for canoe rides.

Recognised as the most clean and clear expanse of water in Nigeria, it’s easy to spot fish darting underneath the transparent surface. Settle down on some of the chairs or beach umbrellas that are available, or relax on top of a blanket next to the crystalline water.

Starting off a calm, still expanse of water, the river later grows more wild and becomes a tumultuous terrain of white water rapids – it is at this point the scenery becomes the most spectacular.

Popular with locals and foreign tourists as a holiday spot, the local inhabitants of the area grow up around this beautiful location – watch local kids jumping and diving like fish into the smaller streams surrounding the Azumini.

It’s the perfect place to bring and share a picnic or to use the BBQ facilities available – perhaps to grill some freshly caught fish.

Azumini is a town in Nigeria‘s South-East state. It is located some 15 miles south of the commercial city of Aba.

It is also an ancient slave trade route through the blue river commonly known in local dialect as Mini- Okigo.

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