The calm waters run deep. That adage aptly rates Rojenny Holiday Village, the largest resort in Southeastern Nigeria. Located in the serene town of Oba, Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State, just outside the commercial town of Onitsha, along the Owerri-Onitsha Expressway, and occupying a long estimated stretch of land in 8 sq. km, is undoubtedly a dream destination for tourists from all over the world.
A stop at the door gives you no idea of the bustle of the activities that take place within the facilities. Even the ROJENNY HOLIDAY VILLAGE boldly etched on the door doesn’t reveal much. But upon entering the compound, he is amazed. First, the gentle breeze caresses your face, as if to say ‘welcome to our world’. It sure is the home of African hospitality. You look straight ahead and behold a huge expanse of land, a long strip of trees, beautiful lawns, and giant structures that dot the length of the complex. You are amazed. Wow! you exclaim, and the person next to you says that you haven’t seen anything yet.
This is where your tour begins. A walk is even more revealing. You discover immediately that one day is not enough to see everything there is to see. Where do you start? The tourist attractions are too numerous: the lush green fields; the zoo (which houses wildlife such as baboon, python, green monkey, turtle, lion, etc .; rare birds such as peacock, eagle, flamingo, ostrich, etc .; aquatic animals such as turtle, alligator, crocodile, etc.); the Museum and Town of Ozo; the Rojenny International Stadium, which is said to have hosted seven continental matches involving Nigeria, Algeria, Angola, Egypt, Morocco and the Ivory Coast during the time of the Jasper United and Udoji United soccer clubs, and also camped the Golden Eaglets from Nigeria under Fani Amun for two years and three months during Ibrahim Babangida’s time as Nigerian military president; the conference room with capacity for more than 1000 people; the amusement park for children; joy rides; the grass tennis court; the basketball court; The volleyball court; the Olympic-size swimming pool with an elaborate and fully developed pool; the Paradise Nite Club; among others.
More interesting is the fact that you never sweat while walking. Although it is a man-made resort, Rojenny has a natural feel, which makes tourists enjoy all year round. Coconut palms and other trees line the two sides of the avenues and ensure a regular supply of cool and gentle breezes, giving the environment the feeling of a mild climate.
In case you’re hungry, there’s the newly developed Angelic Garden and Restaurant (which has risen from the ashes of the African Restaurant and Bar) for your quick relaxation and refreshment, and there’s also the English Bar for a variety of wines. If you decide to stay the night, which of course is ideal in a place like Rojenny, there is the Nwaezeora Lodge, which has enough beautiful and tastefully furnished rooms for all guests, in addition to the new guest house that is currently in the furniture. practices. In addition to these, there are also neighborhood hotels that work in partnership with Rojenny to accommodate any number of visitors.
Once again, Rojenny is a tourist destination. Following the model of Disney World in the United States of America, it provides at the same time all the things necessary for a tourist to keep busy for the duration of their tour. It is developed in such a way as to serve as a base for tourists who want to visit other tourist sites in Southeast Nigeria such as Ogbunike Cave, Umuahia War Museum, Agulu Lake, Igboukwu Archaeological Sites, Njaba River and early. Oba’s position is also an added advantage. It is said to be in the center of Igboland, either from Agbor in Delta state, from Nsukka in Enugu state, from Ndoni / Ikwerre in Rivers state, or from Ozuitem Abriba in Abia state.
Rojenny is also a place for spiritual tourism, regardless of one’s religious convictions. The Commemorative Chapel of Blessed Miguel Cipriano Tansi offers a place of worship for Catholics and Christians of other denominations. There is the traditional African sanctuary for the followers of the traditional African religion; and there is the Mosque for the Muslim brothers.
Rojenny’s laid-back atmosphere makes it suitable for writers and researchers from anywhere in the world. Tourist sites are inspiration enough for any writer and can remove so-called writer’s block. Located very close to the University of Tansian, Oba, and only a few kilometers from the Madonna University of Okija, Rojenny is undoubtedly the destination of many research students who wish to use the library facilities of both universities. Also, research students working on Igbo culture may not have a better place to go.
Conceived and developed by Chief Rommy Amandi Ezeonwuka, a native of Akpo in the Aguata local government area of Anambra State, Rojenny is indeed a wonderland, a multi-purpose center with a complex mix of African culture and Western civilization. It is a destination of choice for excursions, sports recreation, relaxation, picnics, conferences and seminars, research, cultural entertainment, etc. Built between 1983 and 1986 and opened to the public in November 1986, this tourist haven will soon host a Diaspora Tour, which aims to give African Americans, whose ancestors were brought from Nigeria as slaves, the opportunity to visit Nigeria. and have a feel for the land of your ancestors.