Ughelli is a town in Delta State, ocated in the western side of River Niger. Originally a cash crop producing town, Ughelli is one of the many towns in the Niger-Delta with the presence of foreign oil companies drilling oil from its lands.
Why should you visit Ughelli?
Ughelli is largely a peaceful and quiet town. It is a great place to retreat to if one is seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of the bigger cities, Ughelli is good for a brief vacation of peace and solitude. The locals are also great and friendly and there’s an amazing local cuisine to be sampled as well as fesh palmwine.
To do or to see
Ughelli has an array of local bars and restaurants that can be visited and from where one can experience a cultural immersion of the Ughelli people, their food, music and the local palmwine tapped and served fresh. The Omanuku Festival celebrated in October every year is also an amazing cultural experience to have.
One major attraction of the Ughelli people is their culture and tradition. The yearly Iyeri festival is an example of such. Created to immortalize a great princess of the ancient days, Irivwidide, the Iyeri festival held annually in September is a nine-day event. With highlights such as the Umalokun boat regatta on the eighth day of the festival and performances from different dance troupes, the Iyeri festival is certainly one to look forward to whenever you are in Ughelli. While in town, you may also visit the various oil installations.
The Best Time to visit Ughelli
Ughelli can be visited all year round, the best time to visit however is in October when the yearly Omanuku festival takes place.
How to Get to Ughelli
Ughelli can be reached by road via the surrounding towns of Warri, Asaba, Sapele and Benin City.
How to move around in Ughelli
Buses ply major roads in Ughelli taking people from one end of the town to the other. Motorcycles and tricycles are also available to take people though shorter distances.