Amakama Wooden Cave: Famous, Gigantic Tree in Southeast Nigeria Whose Hollow Can Comfortably House 20 Adults

Amakama Wooden Cave: Famous, Gigantic Tree in Southeast Nigeria Whose Hollow Can Comfortably House 20 Adults

  • Interestingly, one of the biggest and oldest trees in the world, Amakama Wooden Cave, is located in Abia state, Nigeria
  • The gigantic tree, according to a reliable report, is as old as the community in which it is found, Isienyi-Ukwu town of Amakama in Umuahia south LGA
  • It is said that not less than 20 adults can fit into the massive hollow of the tree which is said to be protected by bees

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Abia state - In the Isienyi-Ukwu town of Amakama in Umuahia south local government area of Abia state is a famous and ancient tree known as Amakama Wooden Cave.

What makes Amakama Cave unusual is the fact that it has a huge hollow that can comfortably contain up to 20 adults.

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The gigantic size of the hollow is not so surprising as the tree is said to be as old as the ancient community of Amakama in which it is located.

Amakama Wooden Cave
Amakama Wooden Cave is one of the biggest trees in Nigeria (Photo: @thattokelady, The People's Square)
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It was gathered that the tree dates back to the era of slavery when it served as a refuge for persons who were fleeing from colonial and slave masters.

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Another interesting fact about Amakama Cave is that it is protected by bees, and this is scientifically factual as animals "...use hollows as diurnal or nocturnal shelter sites, as well as for rearing young, feeding, thermoregulations, and to facilitate ranging behaviour and dispersal".

Understandably, the bees use the tree's hollow as their natural habitat.

See a video of the cave visited by tourists:

Nigerian driver uses tree branches to make car wipers, video shows it on danfo bus in Lagos

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A viral video said to have been recorded in Lagos has shown a rather unusual sight. In the short clip, a Danfo bus was seen with a wiper different from the regular ones on other cars.

The yellow bus had two small tree branches attached to the car windscreen.

The video showed the two leafy branches wiping water as it rained heavily on the yellow, rickety bus. It was not known if the unorthodox wiper actually did the work perfectly or was just there for nothing.


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