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Tag archive: Inselberg

Lost in the Tracks of Owa Cave, Idanre Hills

  Rapid knocks of sunrise rap on my louver blade. The night is over again. It’s been three days, and the various events of the Orosun Festival are gaining momentum. Exciting thoughts of exploring one of the largest caves in SW Nigeria rock my mind. The people say Owa Cave is so big, it can…

Naijatreks Discovers Rare Turtle Species in Akure, Ondo State

Naijatreks has announced its discovery of a rare turtle species- not in some far-off exotic location, but in the southwest Nigeria. Discovered in well hidden granite gnammas (rock pools) on some inselbergs dotting the northern outskirts of Akure in Ondo State, this species of turtle is believed to belong at least to a unique sub-species…

Meet Òrólè and Olósùnta- The Twin Warriors of Ikere People

Meet Òrólè and Olósùnta- The Twin Warriors of Ikere People

“Òrólè baba òkè” : Orole, the king of the heights History has it that, a long time ago, when Orole (“Oro-Ile” meaning “story of the land”) was known to be a low-lying rock outcrop, the people of Oyo Kingdom rose up to attack Ikere Kingdom. The people of Oyo Alaafin wanted to capture and sell…

Idanre Hills- The City of Caves and Inselbergs

Idanre Hills- The City of Caves and Inselbergs

Ascending the hills of Akure and looking south, one is confronted by stupefying vistas of the surrounding inselberg landscape bedecked with an enigmatic skyline of jagged peaks held in place by gigantic mountains smeared in glossy sheens of grey and silver- a cluster of intriguing inselbergs, towering high into the skies at the distant horizon….

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