Who could have thought that the tallest waterfall in the whole of West Africa (that’s about sixteen countries, I guess) is somewhere in Kwara State. I mean, I could have possibly thought it was in Jos or somewhere else in West Africa, maybe not in Nigeria. Pardon my thoughts please, this is definitely not to discredit how important Kwara State is. It’s also wonderful to know that Kwara State has got an amazing tourism potential. It has the Owu falls, the Esie museum (the first museum in Nigeria which has the earliest soapstone images in the country), Pategi beach, Mungo Park cenotaph and many others.
Owu falls is located in Ifelodun Local Goverment Area of Kwara State, about 112 Kilometers from Ilorin, the state capital. The falls drop graciously at 120 meters above the pool level. Imagine running a 110 meter hurdle race and a 10 meter lap of honour. It cascades 330 feet down a group of significantly aligned rocks, falling into a pool of cold water. This pool of cold water is what creates that cool ambiance that the waterfall offers.
The waterfall is popularly referred to as “wonder in the wilderness”. Falling amidst evergreen trees and a large array of green vegetation, Owu falls definitely offers a fascinating scenery and a peaceful atmosphere. Not leaving out the sonorous and melodious music that accompanies the fall and splashes. Owu falls is also the steepest natural falls in West Africa.
The falls offer adventurers a chance to explore one of nature’s pleasant gifts to man. The site has a beautiful landscape and an appealing atmosphere that tourists and holiday makers will cherish. Visitors will surely enjoy swimming in the cold pool. Apart from swimming, one can hold a picnic with friends and family. This vacation destination has a healthy range of furnished rooms and standard restaurants. The area also boasts of beautiful walk ways. Owu falls is definitely a site to visit, enjoy and experience.
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