Top 10 Most Popular Waterfalls in Nigeria

Waterfalls are one of the most Amazing natures gift to men, In Nigeria, there are lots of Fascinating and attractive waterfalls where one can go for relaxation, hangout, picnic etc.

Below Are Top 10 Most Popular Waterfalls in Nigeria

1. Kwa Fall:

Popular Waterfalls in Nigeria

Kwa waterfall is located in the Cross River National Park in Anegeje Village in Akamkpa Local Government Area, about 25 kilometers from Calabar the state’s capital. These are a well arranged staircase of 234 steps from the plane down to the rest place of the cloudy waters. The kwa fall is the most visited and most popular of all the waterfalls in cross river state due to its proximity to the state capital

2. Awhum waterfall:

Popular Waterfalls in Nigeria

The Awhum(Ohum) Waterfall  is the most popular waterfalls among all the waterfalls in Enugu State. Located at Amaugwe village in Awhum Town, Udi Local Government Area, Enugu State. The Awhum Waterfall is formed out of a massive outcrop of granite rock with water flow at the top forming a stream, the Waterfall is one of the most visited site in Enugu State, While some part of the waterfall is cold, some part is usually warm.

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3. Erin-Ijesha Waterfall:

Popular Waterfalls in Nigeria

Erin-Ijesha waterfall also know as Olumirin Waterfalls is one of the most visited tourist attraction in Osun State. Located in Oriade local government area of Osun State, The Waterfall which is said to have been discovered around 1140 AD is an ideal spot for lovers of tourism.

4. Gurara waterfall:

Popular Waterfalls in Nigeria

Gurara waterfall is the most popular waterfall in Niger State, located in Gurara, a local government area in Niger State. The waterfall has a width of about 200 meters and cascades down a decline of 30 meters during the rainy season, but the intensity of the waterfall reduces during the dry season when all rainfalls have ceased. The Gurara waterfall is about 3 kilometers off Minna-Suleja road and about 30 minutes drive from Abuja.

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5. Agbokim Waterfalls:

Top 10 Most Popular Waterfalls in Nigeria

Located in Etung local government area of Cross River State in south-southern Nigeria. Agbokim waterfalls is one of the most popular waterfall in Nigeria, The waterfalls is about 15 km from Ikom and 320 km from Calabar and located very close to Nigerians border with Cameroon

6. Owerre Ezukala Waterfall:

Popular Waterfalls in Nigeria

Owerre Ezukala Waterfall also known as Ogba Ukwu waterfall is one of  the tallest waterfall in South-Eastern Nigeria. The Waterfalls presents one of the greatest natural tourist attractions in Anambra State, The Ogbaukwu Waterfall is approximately 75 kilometres east of Onitsha and located in Owerre Ezeukala community that borders Abia, Enugu and Imo.

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7. Farin ruwa Fall:

Popular Waterfalls in Nigeria

Farin ruwa meaning “white waters” in Hausa language is located at the boundary of Bokkos LGA in Plateau State and Wamba LGA of Nassarawa State of Nigeria. The Waterfall is about 120 kilometres away from Lafia, the capital city of Nasarawa State and about 160 kilometres from Abuja. Farin Ruwa is one of the most visited waterfall in Nigeria and a beauty to behold.

8. Owu Falls:

Popular Waterfalls in Nigeria

The Owu waterfall is located in Ifelodun LGA of Kwara State of Nigeria and one of the most fascinating waterfall to visit in southwest Nigeria. This waterfall is noted to cascade about 330 feet onto a rocky outcrop of hills and lush vegetations that fascinate tourists.

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9. Matsirga Waterfalls:

Popular Waterfalls in Nigeria

Matsirga waterfall is one of the most majestic waterfalls in Nigeria, located in Kafanchan in Kaduna State of northern Nigeria. The waterfall source is from the springs of water above Kagoro hills. Matsirga Waterfalls is about 25 meters tall and falls into a large plunge pool at the bottom.

10. Assop Falls:

Popular Waterfalls in Nigeria

Assop Falls is located at the base of Plateau state, about 70 km along Jos-Kagoro road. The Assop River supplies the water which the rapids and falls use. It feeds the natural vegetation of grasslands that extend into the gallery forests. The site is an area of Guinea Savanna and the vegetation comprises forests surrounded by grasslands. The Waterfall occurs naturally at the bottom of the famous Hawan Kibo.

8 thoughts on “Top 10 Most Popular Waterfalls in Nigeria

  • October 8, 2019 at 1:19 am
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    Those are really nice waterfalls. Can’t believe you have 10 in Nigeria! My favorite is the Awhum waterfall coz it looks like the waterfalls is inside a cave. Have you been to all of them?

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    • October 8, 2019 at 1:41 am
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      We have more than 25, and yes, the Awhum waterfall is inside Awhum cave. I haven’t been to all but i have visited a lot of them.

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  • October 8, 2019 at 2:15 am
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    Such beautiful waterfalls! I’ve also been amazed by them. In the state I grew up in, we actually had a lot of (smaller) waterfalls in the mountains and there were always so calming to be around.

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  • October 8, 2019 at 6:59 am
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    Oh wow. You have so many beautiful waterfalls in Nigeria! Waterfalls are so majestic to see. I am just awed with the beauty of these natural formations.

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  • October 8, 2019 at 2:19 pm
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    These are so beautiful! I want to see them in person! I know my bestie and I were planning on going there one day and we will have to see all of these!

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  • October 10, 2019 at 5:12 am
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    I’ve always wanted to visit out there since I was little. I’m sure it would be amazing to visit. I love these beautiful pictures. It just looks majestic and serene all at once.

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  • October 12, 2019 at 9:22 pm
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    Oh my goodness, these are all so majestic looking! I have always wanted to see Africa, and this only gave me more reason.

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