Waterfalls are some of the most popular natural attractions on the planet. And it’s fascinating watching the cascades gushing down a steep ledge. But while you are at it, remember to soak up all the fun as you take in the scenic views, and appreciate this piece of Mother Nature.
In no particular order, here are some of the most beautiful waterfalls in Nigeria you should consider visiting.
- Agbokim Waterfall
If all you want is a serene, secluded waterfall that allows for a quiet getaway, Agbokim waterfall in Cross River state is certainly your best bet.
If you are so lucky, you could be part of the few people to catch a rainbow glistening across the face of the waters at certain time of the year. It’s one of the biggest waterfalls in Nigeria that offer that chic, private picnic experience.
- Gurara Waterfalls
If there’s one landmark that stands out Niger State in northern Nigeria, it’s the gorgeous Gurara Waterfalls located just 3 kilometers off Minna-Suleja Road.
Here, you can enjoy incredible bird watching, relive fond memories with family and friends while you watch the water cascade over a pile of igneous rocks.
- Farin Ruwa Waterfall
Imagine watching the picturesque gush of water crash into the Plateau escarpment, and as far as the eyes can see, white smoke envelopes the mountains from a distance.
It is one of the highest waterfalls in Africa, with a drop as high as 492 feet. Farin Ruwa Falls is located in Wamba Local Government Area of Nassarawa State, Nigeria. You can have an unforgettable picnic with your friends in this undulating fall.
The fall peaks around April and November each year, and it’s advisable to visit during this period.
- Owu Waterfall
Right at the Owu Isin Local Government of Kwara State is located this beautiful waterfall. The water is cold and good for a fun bath.
It boasts of incredible backdrops for those selfies that would have your Insta followers scrolling your timeline. Many artists also shoot their music videos here.
- Matsirga Waterfall
Talk about its irresistible, shiny bubbles of water tumbling down from the hard rocks. Talk about the screeching sounds as you get closer to the fall.
Situated in Kaduna in the northern part of Nigeria, this waterfall is a great spot to enjoy that dream date with nature, away from the bustle of the city.
So, while embarking on your trip to this fall, don’t forget to backpack your hiking and swimming gears. A great camera as well as a bottle of water to go along is not a bad idea.