Omashi Iyi cave is located in Anambra State, Nigeria. The cave, also known as the Shrine of Omashi-Iyi, is a sacred site and a home to Akpo, an oracle believed to have been protecting the natives of the state.
The Omashi Iyi cave comprises of compartments and narrow cracks on its surface and a long tunnel which is about 1km in length. The cave is a house to hundreds of bats which are believed to be sacred and have been dwelling there from time immemorial.
The sacred cave is located right in the middle of a semi-circular stream which flows to form a pool at the entrance of the cave. There is also the presence of tall bamboos which spread across the site giving it a more sacred look.
Every year, sacrifice is offered by a priest to appease the gods and ask for their blessings.
The cave is visited by people from every part of the country.