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Matsirga Waterfalls

Matsirga Waterfalls is found in Kaduna State, Nigeria. The water of this magnificent fall have their source from springs on the Kagoro hills cascading from four different natural funnels off the sheer rock cliff from about 25 metres to form a large pool at the bottom.

Situated in Madakiya close to Kafanchan, about 227 kilometres south of Kaduna, the water at Matsirga Waterfalls drops 30 meters into a gorge that has been supported by beautiful rocks.

At the point of impact with the river, the cascading showers of the fall create a rainbow-like mist which appears and disappears mysteriously.

The Matsirga Waterfalls cascade from a face of sheer rock through four natural funnels. It's 25 meters tall and falls into a large plunge pool at the bottom. Locals refer to the stream that feeds into the falls as 'the River Wonderful'.

It is an area of outstanding natural beauty, which is both tranquil and breathtakingly beautiful.

Matsirga Waterfalls is a bird watchers paradise as several parrots and finches inhabit the neighbouring trees.

The river formed by Matsirga Waterfalls increase with the rainy season overflowing its banks. A natural rock shelter at the river bank forms a cover and resting place for picnicking. Like a half umbrella, it provides shade for tourists amidst the wondrous continuous waterfall.

A heritage resort known as Madikiya Heritage Resort is being developed by a private investor within the fall area to serve the relaxation needs of tourists and visitors.