Gurara waterfall is not a gentle sort of waterfall you might see in a stately homegarden, it was the kind of torrent of water were poured over rock. Its a force of nature that fall between beauty and pleasure.
This impressive waterfall, an hour’s drive from Abuja, is 30 metres tall with a span of up to 200 metres across, dependent on the season. There are two main streams of water crashing over the cliff face, however during the height of rainy season the whole cliff face is engulfed by a formidable curtain of white water.
The Gurara river is a large tributary of the famous River Niger and is most impressive after the rainy season when the water becomes a raging torrent while in January, during the dry season and when water levels are low, there are clear pools at the bottom of the falls in which visitors can swim.
As well as being an area of outstanding natural beauty the area surrounding Gurara Waterfall is also a fantastic place for bird watching.
Gurara Waterfalls is said to have been discovered by a Gwari hunter called Buba in 1745 before some Europeans discovered it in 1925 after they found it as a recreation centre. Prior to the discovery of the waterfalls by the Europeans, Gurara Waterfalls was worshipped by people living in communities around it. Oral history also has it that Gurara Waterfalls and Gurara River were named after two deities called Gura and Rara.
Apparently with the beauty nature and heart soothing site of Gurara waterfall. It’s a location to visit for an adventurous trip. Visitors can swim in clear pools at the bottom of the falls of Gurara river. whole cliff would be covered with a curtain of waterfalls.
To get a close glance to the waterfalls, you need to make a daring walk to experience the beauty of the curtain as it covers the cliff. Get you picnic box ready, A digital camera or a smart phone to keep and enjoy the alluring beauty of Gurara waterfall Abuja.