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The Beauty of Agbokim Waterfalls

By Nkem Egenuka on Tue, 27/11/2018 - 22:11

There are so many beautiful waterfalls in Nigeria but Agbokim Waterfall stands out as the most captivating. Agbokim waterfall is fed by seven streams that gush loudly into the immense pools below, which is why it is called the ‘seven faced wonder’.  

Close to the border between Nigeria and Cameroun lies the breathtaking Agbokim waterfall, situated in Ikom, Etung Local Government Area of Cross River state, Nigeria. The water from the falls has a confluence with a warm water river at the Cameroun border.

The distinguishing factor of the Agbokim falls that sets it apart from other waterfalls of Nigeria is its height, which is about 25m; a hydro-electric power capacity of about 435 MW; its C-shaped precipice which has an underground tunnel and a mini cave that houses special bat species.

This waterfall is indeed a sight to behold and is better appreciated from the end of the forest trail down the cliff where the water descends in fascinating terraces. The scenery is surrounded by steep hills, deep valleys and lush green vegetation. In addition, the water from Agbokim falls has a confluence with a warm water river at the Cameroun border.

The Agbokim waterfall is cream coloured, and a close look reveals sediments of sand, loam and clay at the base of the falling river which is unlike the white waters of ‘Farin Ruwa’ waterfall, Nasarawa state.

 

The rainbow that gives Agbokim waterfall its enchanting view appears only on sunny days, between 12pm to 2pm and the intensity of the sun determines the vibrancy of the rainbow. and the water from Agbokim falls has a confluence with a warm water river at the Cameroun border.

 

There have been arguments that Agbokim waterfall bears quite a striking resemblance to Iguazu waterfalls of Argentina. Well, you would have to go there to find out, but know that Agbokim waterfall is a cool destination for tourists and holidaymakers; it affords you an opportunity to witness the beauty of Mother Nature. Therefore, Agbokim waterfalls should be on your bucket list this season.

 

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Sources

naidrenalin.com.ng

calabarblog.com

enroute.ng

www.cometonigeria.com

 

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