15 Most Popular and Magnificent Waterfalls in Nigeria
How many have you visited? 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 15 Most Popular and Magnificent Waterfalls in Nigeria.
- Agbokim waterfalls
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.
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2. Awhum Waterfall
The Awhum Waterfall is the most popular waterfalls among all the waterfalls in Enugu State. Located at Amaugwe village in Awhum, Udi LGA Enugu State. The Awhum Waterfall is formed out of a massive outcrop of granite rock with water flow at the top forming a stream.
3. Erin-Ijesha waterfall
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.
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4. Gurara waterfall
Gurara waterfall is the most popular waterfall in Niger State, located in Gurara LGA. 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.
5. Matsirga waterfall
Matsirga waterfall is one of the most majestic waterfalls in Nigeria, located in Kafanchan Kaduna StateNigeria.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.
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6. Owerre Ezukala Waterfall
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.
7. Owu waterfall
The Owu waterfall, located in Ifelodun LGA of Kwara State of Nigeria is one of the most fascinating waterfall to visit in North central Nigeria and the tallest in the country. This waterfall is noted to cascade about 330 feet onto a rocky outcrop of hills and lush vegetations.
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8. Farin ruwa
Farin ruwa is located at the boundary of Bokkos LGA in Plateau State and Wamba LGA of Nassarawa State of Nigeria. The Waterfall is about 120kilometres away from Lafia, the capital of Nasarawa. Farin Ruwa is one of the most visited waterfall in Nigeria and a beauty to behold.
9. Ogbagada waterfall
Ogbagada waterfall popularly know as Ezeagu waterfall is one of the most popular waterfalls in Enugu, located within the Ezeagu tourist complex in Obinofia Ndiuno, the Ezeagu waterfall is at the lower end of the Okpoku Spring, a cold and worm spot with the Ogbagada river.
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10. Arinta Waterfall
Arinta Waterfall is one of the many prides of Ekiti State. The Arinta Waterfalls which is situated in Ipole-Iloro town, close to Ikogosi is about 10–15 minutes drive to Ikogosi warm spring Resort. Arinta fall is surrounded by mini rocks and has seven distinct step-like falls.
11. Kwa waterfall
Kwa waterfall is located in Cross River National Park, Anegeje Village in Akamkpa Local Government Area, about 25 kilometers from Calabar. 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
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12. Assop Falls
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.
13. Karu waterfall
Hidden between the beautiful mountains and Vegetation nests in Karu are the four karu waterfalls. Located along Abuja Keffi Road in New Karu, Nasarawa State. The Karu waterfall is an awesome outdoor spot for nature lovers and ideal hiking destination and amazing picnic spot.
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14. Barup waterfall
Barup waterfall is the most popular waterfall in Taraba state, it is located in Gembu area of the state within the Gashaka-Gumti national park. Barup waterfall which plays host to thousands of visitors every year is a sight to behold.
15. Ngwo Waterfall
Ngwo Waterfall is located in Ngwo Enugu State. This enchanting waterfall dropping down from a small opening at the roof of the Ngwo cave forming a shallow pool at the cave floor and flows out as a small stream has over the year became a top tourist destination in Enugu.
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After visiting Erin Ijesha waterfall, I have decided to explore more waterfalls in Nigeria. I love this list, definitely adding them to my bucket list of destinations to see in Nigeria.