Onitsha, Anambra State
Onitsha is a commercial city bustling with trading activities, people who live in Onitsha are the Igbo’s, spreading out through south eastern Nigeria, they are over 1 million in size and population, other neighbouring towns surrounding the city are Onitsha -Uboma, Agu, Amabunze, Enugu-Ekike, Olona, Ukwani, Ngwa and Nkweno and many other smaller communities. In the past it was known for its trading port with Royal Niger Company and Palm oil and cash crop boom period after the slavery days in the 1850’s. Nowadays, Onitsha is famous for the Onitsha Main market, one of the biggest in West Africa, the Catholic and Anglican Church headquarters are also found here.
Hotels in Onitsha are nice and affordable, the Dolly Hills Hotel located in the middle of Trans Nsiki has state of the art amenities and services, Take a dip in the huge swimming pool on a warm and breezy afternoon. For as little as 7000 Naira a night you will experience comfortable room and great service from friendly staff.
You can find good food like Pounded yam with Oha soup, mixed vegetable local soup and Intercontinental food at restaurants like the Five star food and restaurant and for 500 Naira you will have savoury meals to keep you coming back.
The Basino Onitsha Hotels is a haven that will cater to your comfort and wellbeing while you're there, standard rooms range from 5000 Naira, they have 24 hours electricity and internet services, the bars are stocked with a variety of drinks of choice. It is properly air-conditioned and is close to most city places.
If you’re in Onitsha for trading business, Tourism or leisure, the Onitsha main market is a good place to buy anything from clothing, Car spare parts, Building materials, Shoes and much more, you can get there by Bus or Taxi, buses cost about 50 to 150 Naira and Taxis can be a bit expensive form 700 Naira and upward.