11 jaw dropping natural swimming pools in Nigeria
Nigeria is blessed with amazing natural pools you should visit sometime.
Some of these exciting places might even be located in your state or the neighbouring states. What better way to spend family vacations or holidays than bonding in a natural pool?
1. Wikki Spring
Located in the Yankari national park, Bauchi. Take a dive into this clear turquoise water shaded by tall trees.
This spring has become a National favourite because of its constant temperate at 31.1°C.
2. Gurara Waterfalls
This place reminds you of bliss and serenity. If you’re looking for some alone swimming time in clear water, this is the best destination for you.
There are clear pools at the bottom of the falls in which visitors can swim. The area surrounding Gurara Waterfall is also a fantastic place for bird watching.
3. Ikogosi warm spring
Tucked away by mother nature in Ikogosi-Ekiti, lies a spring where cold and warm water flow side by side.
Visit this natural pool, take a dip, plunge with your snorkelling gear and drag friends beneath.
4. Owu Falls
Owu falls is the highest and most spectacular natural water fall in West Africa, and is located in Ifelodun Local government area of Kwara State.
The water falls is surrounded by beautiful natural ambience and hills and has a natural pool below. It is characterized with the beautiful rocky part and walk ways, and evergreen surrounding.
5. Arinta waterfall
pack your bags, it is time to visit the Arinta Water Falls in Ipole-Iloro, Ekiti State. Surrounded by natural forest vegetation and not too far from the Ikogosi Warm Spring. It is a perfect place for your picnic, relaxation and swimming.
6. Enemabia Warm Spring
If you love swimming, you would adore this stunning warm spring situated in Benue state.
The scenery of Enemabia Warm Spring is stunning and natural. For those who want to swim in exotic locations, no need travelling out of the country to do so when this warm spring is all yours.
7. Assop Water Falls
This is located in Jos and has a picturesque environment that would make you want to swim. It is one of the finest natural swimming pools that you would visit in Nigeria.
8. Olumirin waterfall
Olumirin, Erin Ijesha is a seven step waterfall in Osun State, Nigeria, the waterfalls is a whole new exciting and awe inspiring experience with nature. Each step of the waterfall has a flowing fountain that marks the mystical nature of the place.
You have to climb the seven steps before meeting the swimming pool.
9. Kwa Waterfall
Kwa waterfall is located in the Cross River National Park.
The tropical location of the waterfall amidst its rainforest and vegetative park makes it a delight to tourists to explore any time of the year, and you stand to enjoy the foaming waterfall if you happen to visit during the rainy season when most rivers fill to overflowing.
10. Awhum Waterfall
The Awhum waterfall is located along the Enugu-9th Mile expressway.
Although, this beautiful place is protected by a nearby Catholic Monastery to retain its tourism potentials. The waterfall is fed by a continuous stream of river that streams from a large rock formation and cascades down to the delight of flora and fauna.
11. Abraka Turf
Located on the plains of Delta coastline, Abraka Turf and Country Club offers you Savannah adventure, natural reserves and clear emerald green river.