Top Ten Waterfalls in Nigeria

 List of Waterfalls in Nigeria



Agbokim falls

 


Location:

Otere,Ikom local government area of Cross river state, South-South Nigeria.

Description:

Agbokim waterfall is located nearly 315 km from Calabar in Cross-River State of Nigeria. It is about 17km from Ikom, the nearest village in Etung LGA and very close to the Nigerian-Cameroon border. The captivating and alluring serenity of the waterfall makes it a first choice among tourists from neighbouring states, and many tourists have been lucky to catch a rainbow across the aura of the waterfall at definite times of the year.

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Arinta Falls

Ipole Ekiti West LGA, Ekiti state, South west Nigeria

Description:

7 cascades. Arinta is ever wet ever flowing,splashing and plunging from the tall Efon Ridge.It can be said to be the twin of Olumirin falls which is on the other side of the ridge in Osun state.Arinta is just another beauty Ekiti houses apart from Ikogosi cold and warm spring-it is just ten minutes drive from Ikogosi.

 


Assop Falls

Jos, Plateau state, North central Nigeria

Description:

Assop waterfall is located in Plateau State and about 64 km from Jos, the state capital. The waterfall is along Jos-Abuja road and one of the best natural attractions for tourists and fun-lovers in north-central Nigeria. Assop waterfall is ideal for picnicking, swimming, bird-watching, sight-seeing and other social functions during festive periods.

 

 


Awhum waterfalls

Udi local government area in Enugu state, South east Nigeria

Description:

The Awhum waterfall is located along the Enugu-9th Mile expressway and about 30 minutes drive from Enugu State in eastern Nigeria. The waterfall is protected by a nearby Catholic Monastery so that people do not spoil it or damage its tourism potentials. The waterfall is fed by a continuous stream of river that streams from a large rock formation and cascades down to the delight of flora and fauna. This is one place to visit in Enugu for the best of tourism and social delights.

 


Barup Falls

Gembu, Taraba state, North east Nigeria

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Ezeagu Falls

Location:

Ezeagu local government area Enugu state, South East Nigeria.

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Farin Ruwa Falls

Location:

Nasarawa state, North central Nigeria.

Description:

Farin ruwa means clear white water in Hausa language and this represents the crystal clarity of the water cascades from which some table-water companies bottle for marketing. The waterfall flows from a 150-metre high cliff and presents a fascinating grandeur of natural beauty that enchants all visitors to this area. The volcanic rocks and granite terrain of the area makes it ideal for climbing and research among other social purposes.

 


Gurara waterfall

Location:

Niger state, North central Nigeria along the Suleja-Minna road.

 

Description:

The Gurara waterfall is located nearly 3 kilometres off Minna-Suleja road and about 30 minutes’ drive from Abuja, the nation’s capital. The waterfall has a width of about 200 metres and cascades down a decline of 30 metres during the rainy season, but the intensity of the waterfall reduces during the dry season when all rainfalls have ceased. It is thought that the waterfall is an offshoot of the Gurara river which is a tributary of the popular River Niger. The waterfall is ideal for bird-watching, social picnics, photo and video sessions, and academic researches.


Effon Falls

 

Location:

Effon-Alaaye Ekiti State. Ekiti state, South West Nigeria

Description:

Not a popular fall as it was newly discovered. It’s also on the same Effon ridge as Olumirin and Arinta falls. It will be a threesome to cover the three waterfalls at once as they are too far from each others. At about 10m plunge of raging limpid waters fall from ridge.


Mambilla waterfalls

 

Location:

Mambilla Plateau Taraba state,North east Nigeria.

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Kwa Falls

 

Location:

Akampka local government area, Cross river state, South- south Nigeria.

Description:

Kwa waterfall is located in the Cross River National Park and the waterfall derives its source from the Kwa River not too far from Calabar, the state’s capital. The tropical location of the waterfall amidst its rainforest and vegetative park makes it a delight to tourists to explore any time of the year, and you stand to enjoy the foaming waterfall if you happen to visit during the rainy season when most rivers fill to overflowin

 


Kurra Falls

Location:

Plateau state, North West Nigeria.

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Matsirga Falls

Location:

Madakiya, Kaduna, North central Nigeria.

Description:

Matsirga waterfall is located in Kafanchan in Kaduna State of northern Nigeria. The waterfall derives its source from the springs of water above Kagoro hills and it cascades off the cliffs to about 25 metres below to a pool that flows off into the surrounding hills. The waterfall is a combination of four different waterfalls streaming down in a picturesque fashion that continues to fascinate all tourists to the site.

Photo:Olobo

 


Ngwo waterfall

Location:

Ngwo, Enugu state, South east Nigeria.

Description:

Ngwo pine forest (more like trees) and cave where you find the waterfall s about 20 minutes from the center of Enugu, The Ngwo Cave have been naturally sculpted in limestone rocks and is bedecked by an enchanting waterfall dropping down from a small opening at the roof of the cave. The fall forms a shallow pool at the cave floor and flows out as a small stream.

 


Obudu Falls

Location:

Obudu mountain in Cross river state, South -south Nigeria.

Description:

The Obudu waterfall is not as big or large as the other waterfalls in Nigeria, but yet it presents a fascinating sight to tourists to the Obudu Mountain close to the Obudu Cattle Ranch resort in eastern Nigeria. Being a natural resort, wild animals such as gorillas, monkeys, and rare birds visit the waterfall for a drink; and this makes it the more fascinating to tourists who like to have photo sessions during picnics around the area.

Photo:Adedotun Ajibade

Oferekpe Falls

Location:

Ikwo, Ebonyi state, South east Nigeria

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Ogba Falls

Location:

Owerre Ezukala, a border town in Anambra state, South east Nigeria.

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Olumirin(Erin Ijesha) falls

Location:

Erin Ijesha, Osun state, South-west Nigeria.

Description:

Erin-Ijesha waterfall is also known as Olumirin waterfall – meaning another deity. This natural waterfall is located in Erin-Ijesha town of Osun State in southwest Nigeria. This waterfall is an assemblage of seven stages and 3 distinct waterfalls falling alongside one another from the top cliffs of the rock, cascading down into a pool of river that runs into canopies of lush vegetations. -Erin Ijesha waterfalls was discovered in the year 1140AD.

 

Usoma falls

Location:

Ukpogo, Kogi state, North central Nigeria.

Description:

Upugo waterfall in Okene is situated along Okene – Ajaokuta Road.  It is situated like most waterfall in a rocky landscape, about 20-30 minutes trek from the Okene secondary school (O S S).
It flows gently in the dry season but comes in full force during rainy season. It attracts local tourists across Nigeria as one of the most beautiful natural environment in Northern Nigeria. The sorrounding is dominated by shrubs with neatly placed rocks that create natural stairs for ascension from the grassland to the base of the waterfall making it a perfect choice for nature lovers.
Photographer: © Habib Zakawanu Onoruoyiza

 

Owu Falls

Location:

Igbo Owu, Ifelodun LGA Kwara state, North central Nigeria

Description:

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. The cascading pool of water is ice-cold and a delight to bathe in, while it will make a very good photo session for artistes and other interested individuals.Rumour has it that it’s the tallest water fall in west Africa, no stattistics to prove that but Agree with that, it’s the tallest I have seen so far.

 

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7 Comments

  1. dotun55

    Impressive compilation!

  2. Jadesola Odujole

    This is impressive! Great job!

  3. Bobby Adejumo

    The Lord will empower you to do more even greater & historical publications of these Water falls.

  4. Nicolas

    Good, but you forgot a beautiful one: Erin-Ijesha.

    • naidrenalin_

      Olumirin is the right name for Erin Ijesha. The Village is Erin Ijesha

  5. Paul Boyo

    Hi, really nice work here, I personally would like to visit some of these waterfalls is there a tour guide you can link me up with?

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