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Agbokim Waterfall

Obokum, Nigeria

Seven streams tumble over a cliff, resulting in this dazzling waterfall in the Nigerian rainforest. 


In a remote rainforest near the border of Nigeria and Cameroon, seven streams tumble over steep cliffs to form the Agbokim waterfall. During the rainy season, the rushing falls create a thunderous sound and sometimes, for those who are lucky enough to see them, rainbows.

Agbokim waterfall is situated in Etung local government area of Cross River State, about 17 kilometers (10 miles) from the small town of Ikom. Agbokim waterfall is most significant for its multiple adjoining streams, which tumble down to form a mesmerizing cascade of water that flows down to a beautiful pool. The waterfall is surrounded by steep hills and valleys, which makes the hike to the waterfall challenging, yet rewarding.

Agbokim waterfall was discovered in the 1900s by a hunter who later moved his family close to the waterfall. Over time, a community grew in the surrounding area.

The waterfall offers a beautiful and serene environment for nature lovers and lovers seeking a getaway spot as it offers exclusivity and tranquility. Because of its remote location, Agbokim waterfall is not a highly-visited site in Nigeria, although the area has seen an increase in tourism in the last decade. A tour around the waterfall offers a wild array of the wonders and beauty of nature, including frequent encounters with animals such as antelopes, monkeys, and parrots.

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