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Gurara Waterfalls

Gurara Waterfalls is located in Gurara, a local government area of Niger State, North Central Nigeria. The waterfalls is about 30metres and it rests on the Gurara river along the Suleja-Minna Road. It was discovered by a Gwari hunter called Buba in 1745 before some Europeans did in 1925.   Gurara Waterfalls was a worship centre and people within the community worshipped the water. It is said that the waterfall and river were named after two deities called Gura and Rara.

It is a beautiful fall with small streams spreading from the Gurara river, running about the rocks on the cliff, connecting and falling into a pond about 20 meters below. It is one of the nation’s greatest potential holiday resorts.

Gurara waterfall has small streams diverts from the main Gurara river running gently around the rocks on top of the cliff, linking up at the narrow rugged pass and dashing out from the cliff with terrific strength.                         

During dry season the falls are a drib and visitors can swim in the pools at the bottom of the falls while in rainy season the whole cliff is covered with loads of waterfalls.

Gurara falls and river is noted for its great potentials for sport, fishing and wildlife. It has also been said that there’s an area, down the river channel where one can find healthy crocodiles living in their natural habitat. The water is so beautiful and clear that it shines under the sun. it is a sight to behold!