Nigeria is endowed with some of the stunning natural swimming spots available for refreshing and relaxing during vacation or weekend breaks. These scenery swimming spots have become home to some of Africa’s most amazing natural wonders. Many Nigerians flock to these destinations during weekend breaks or holidays to enjoy .These swimming spots are places to cool off on a hot afternoon. The cool water activities including other fun things you can do around the areas are just amazing and exciting. It can only take something extraordinary to allure you away from the beauty that surrounds any of these spots.
Here are 5 most desirable swimming spots in Nigeria; from waterfalls, springs to waterholes and they are surrounded with lush landscapes and mesmerizing rock formations. Spend time with your friends and family in any of these spots and enjoy immeasurable hours of fun. So grab your swimming wears and a towel, and enjoy the water sliding from the spots.
- Erin Ijesha Waterfall
Plunge yourself in the cool waters of Erin Ijesha – Olumirin Waterfall and have a swell time. Within the Osun seven step waterfall is the swimming spot, which is mystical and offers swimmers something daring to do when they jump inside the water at the base of the falls. Erin Ijesha falls is referred to as Olumirin by the locals. It has remained almost secluded because of its religious significance but it is open to the public.
- Owu Waterfall With the water cascading down to a pool of ice cold water. What an experience to swim here during the hot weather? You are not going to be alone when you arrive at the Own Falls because there are a lot of swimmers who are eager to make a dive inside the water.
- Agbokim Waterfalls
There are diverse tourist attraction sites in Ikom, Cross River state but Agbokim waterfalls is quite a beautiful spot to behold. This waterfall appears to be falling sheet of water. The cross border experience it gives to Nigerians and Cameroonians is alluring, the waterfall has seven streams that cascades over the rocks comes down as a seven faced falls.
- Farin Ruwa
This beautiful waterfall is located at Nasarawa State is situated the Farin Ruwa Falls. You have a natural swimming spot that has a height of 150m and 50 metres wide. You cannot beat the splendour that comes from this fall that is compared with the Niagra and Victoria Falls.
- Arinta Waterfall
Are you thinking of going somewhere where only a few do, then it is time to visit the Arinta Water Falls in Ipole-Iloro, Ekiti State. It is surrounded by natural forest vegetation and it is not far from the Ikogosi Warm Spring. It is a perfect place for your picnic, relaxation and swimming.