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Folu Oyefeso

Owu Waterfalls; Kwara State

One of the major highlights on our Kwara State adventure, was a trip to Owu Waterfalls. It is the tallest Waterfalls in West Africa and it is in the Ifelodun LGA. Google maps didn't give us a lot to go on, but we were able to locate it without too much of a hassle.It had said it would take about an hour and a half to get there, but they didn't really account for unpaved roads and the fallen tree we encountered.

The cars had to be parked and we had to hike the remainder of the trip. After about 30 minutes, we saw the Owu Waterfalls sign, which was accompanied by sounds of crashing showers and unbridled laughter.

The trail, because of the lush greenery opens up like a curtain into a beautiful view of cascading showers dropping from 330 feet. The sound of the crashing water was very soothing and was served as a calming auditory blanket that swept all your troubles away (if only temporarily).

The spray hit my skin and filled our noses with a crispness that tantalises you to get in, we just had to! If you've read what I said about Erin-Ijesha falls, you know you have to bathe in every waterfall you can.

The water was cold and refreshing and almost acts like a massage as it comes down hard. Once you're in, you won't want to come out. We went during the dry season, so I can only imagine how much more turbulent the rainy season would be.

We got out of the showers to dry up in the afternoon sunlight and relaxed to take it all in, capturing the moments. There were a number of people there, some had come for a picnic, some came to swim and some just came to spend an afternoon oasis with their friends. It's is a rocky area so you might want to bring water shoes/slippers to protect from the stones.

I had read that this was the tallest waterfall in West Africa, and thanks to a friend of mine, you guys get to climb to the top

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I did some digging however and it seems they are working on paving the road leading up to it, so we will wait and see.

It was a truly magnificent afternoon, and although the waterfall is not the most accessible place yet, it was completely worth it.This could be a welcome addition to the states' plethora of potential attractions. Kwara state, really is beautiful, everyone needs to see it.

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Etan O
Etan O
Jan 12, 2021

Fantastic! I had never heard of these falls before, certainly similar in height to Victoria falls on the Zambezi. Fantastic "work" Folu, I am enjoying your adventures...

May 21, 2021
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Thank you so much! More to come...


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