Discover Nigeria > Heritage and Culture > Agbokim Waterfalls

Agbokim Waterfalls

The Agbokim Waterfalls is located at about 17km from Ikom and 315km from Calabar, Nigeria. It is actually on the Cross River where it descends in terraces through the tropical rainforest.

Located some 17 kilometers from Ikom, Agbokim Waterfalls is not far from the Nigeria-Cameroon border. 

The Waterfall is surrounded by lush greenery, valleys and steep hills which are enveloped in a rainbow-like manner,  Its freshness is captivating and has a luring serenity. 

This is a spectacular falling sheet of water, attractive and impressive tourist spots and a highly recommended place for picnics. It is the ideal location for a vacation to getting back into nature and regaining your creative productivity and general well being.

The history of the Agbokim Waterfalls area is traced back to the early 90s when a hunter named (NTankum) discovered the water- fall area he brought his families and other olden families of Inaku who were formally living in a mountainous area to inhabit the water fall area.

According to Architect Ujung Okum who vividly analyzed how Ntakum and his son inhabited the geographical area named Agbokim waterfalls, there are all Ijagam people who are said to have migrated from Inagu. They founded the complex river between Cameroun and Agbokim water falls of Cross River State of Nigeria. In their hunting research, they found a water which could be boiled to form salt, forest for hunting and food crops were also found by them as they gathered and shared in common with each other.

The growth and development of Agbokim waterfalls, dates far back before the advent of tourism development. Members of the Agbokim community work collectively to make the water falls a developed area by discouraging deforestation and encouraging afforestation as the source of the river is from death remains of plants and animals. They help in afforestation which aids the increase in the volume of water.

It has been listed as one out of the 7 wonders of Nigeria project and it is highly recommended for picnics plus it offers the very best when it comes to places to visit for tourists

The community water falls area is a major source of foreign attraction as it serves as a recreational center where entertainment and relaxation takes place. 

A visit to this fall assures you of an amazing opportunity to witness the richness and wonders of Mother Nature at its finest.

It is an ideal location for a picnic, vacation, getting back into nature and regaining your creative productivity and general well being.