Ugwueme / Ndi Hills Enugu State


Udi hill is also referred to as the Ugwueme and Udi hills. These hills are known to rise hundreds of metres above sea level. In 1915, Udi hill was the site of the first coal mine to be opened in Nigeria. It was eventually closed two years later but replaced with the Iva Valley mine. At the time when the mine was in full operations, Enugu was reputed to be the only significant producer of coal in the West African sub-region.

Today, the tunnels beneath the hills where coals were mined are now tourist attractions, playing hosts to visitors from all over the world. So if you’ll love to see what a coal mine looks like, then Enugu is the way to go. Either you are climbing the hill or exploring the mine tunnels, the Udi experience is such a beautiful one you are not likely to forget in a hurry.

The Ugwueme and Udi Hills are hills about hundreds of metres above sea level. These hills are good for mountaineering and landscape admiration points. Underneath the Udi hills are the coal mines. There are also beautiful tunnels for tourist sites.


The surrounding landscape is a marriage of various land forms with unique weather condition and exotic vegetation. The cave has several tunnels branching out in different directions. Some of the tunnels are inter-connected, often opening up into large chambers which are two to three high and up to ten metres wide.

Enugu is a mainland state in southeastern Nigeria. Its capital is Enugu, from which the state - created in 1991 from the old Anambra State - derives its name. The principal cities in the state are Enugu, Agbani, Awgu, Udi, Oji-River, and Nsukka.

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