Important cities and towns include Warri, Asaba, Ugheli, Sapele, Agbor, Abraka, Kwale, Oleh, Koko, Oghara, Ozoro and Burutu, with Sapele, Warri and Koko as major seaports.
The beauty of Delta State is held together by the dozens of rivers, streams and creeks which crisscross it. The majestic Niger, one of the most famous rivers of Africa, washes the shores of the capital city, Asaba. Further downstream, it breaks into the dozens of creeks through which it empties itself into the Atlantic. During the dry season, the golden sandbanks of the Niger are a sight to behold and ideal for relaxation.
Mungo Park House, Asaba
This is a national monument that happened to be the first headquarters of the Royal Niger Company and Nigeria’s first political headquarters in 1900.
Lander Brothers’ Anchorage, Asaba
It was built in memory of the Lander Brothers-Richard and John who anchored at about that spot of the River Niger during the expedition that they took over from Mungo Park. The erected anchorage is, however, not the original one but a replica; the original one is at Aboh. The Lander Brothers are credited with the discovery of the mouth of the River Niger. This led to the opening of the West African trade which eventually replaced slave trade. The anchorage has an information centre and a restaurant.
Expatriate Graveyard, Asaba
This is the resting place of missionaries and colonial workers that came to Asaba on a mission.
Grand Hotel, Asaba
Set on the west bank of the Niger River with sweeping views of the landscape, the hotel has well-furnished rooms, restaurant and bar over looking River Niger, night club, casino, internet access, well-equipped gymnasium, Olympic-sized swimming pool, a giant chess board in the garden, and tennis court. There is also health and beauty treatments, massage and manicure services. Address: located at no 192 Nnebisi Road, Asaba, Tel: New Owerri, Off Port Harcourt Road, Owerri.
This is one of the top hotels in Asaba where leisure and accommodation are excellently provided. It has beautifully landscaped and gorgeous surroundings, fully fitted gyms, wireless internet access, relaxing pool side area, artificial beach, exotic lounges and bars, night clubs, beautifully appointed rooms, finest cuisine and much more. Address: Government House Rd, Asaba. Tel: +234 046-300688, 300324, 046-300263, 08034729419