Nigeria is blessed with some of the beautiful natural swimming spots available for relaxing during vacation or weekend breaks. These attractive swimming spots have become home to some of Africa’s most amazing natural wonders. Many Nigerians gather at these destinations during weekend breaks or holidays to enjoy. The cool water activities including other fun things you can do around the areas are just amazing and exciting. Here are 5 beautiful natural swimming spots in Nigeria;
1. Erin Ijesha Waterfall
Dive 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.
2. Ikogosi Spring
Just be ready to dive to great depths as your lungs endure while you duck dive down the water in Ikogosi Spring. It is tucked away by Mother Nature in Ikogosi-Ekiti, where it created a cold and warm spring to flow side by side, with few myths surrounding its origin. Visit this natural water spot and have a dip in any of the waters. There is no need wasting time if you really want to swim here, just go and make the fishes envious with your swimming skills.
3. Owu Falls
Some said that the heaven has come to be among men at this highest waterfalls in the country, with 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.
4. Wikki Spring
In the local Duguri language, Wikki is translated as ‘Where are you? Okay, if you ever find yourself in this warm water spring which is the largest in Yankari National Park, what are you going to do? This is where you can unwind and relax. This spring has become the favorite of tourists because of its constant temperate at 31.1°C.
5. Assop Falls
This is a nature gift to the people of Plateau State. It is situated in a picturesque surrounding that makes swimming exciting. Just some kilometres along the Jos- Akwanga road, you will find this stunning nature’s wonder. Definitely, you will love this place.