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. The waterfall is along the Efon Ridge along the Ilesha-Akure expressway, and within the community axis of Erin-Oke, Erin-Ijesha, and Erinmo. The spectacular thing about this waterfall is that it is an assemblage of seven 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.
Farin Ruwa Waterfall
Farin Ruwa waterfall is located at the boundary of Bokkos LGA in Plateau State and Wamba LGA of Nassarawa State of Nigeria. Farin ruwa means “white waters” 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.
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.
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.
The Owu waterfall is located in Ifelodun LGA of Kwara State of Nigeria and one of the most fascinating waterfalls 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.
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.