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Magnificent Agbokim Waterfalls

LISTED as one of the seven wonders in Nigeria and situated some 17 kilometers from Ikom and 315 kilometres from Calabar in the Etung Local Government Area of Cross River State, the Agbokim Waterfalls can only be described as awe-inspiring

Agbokim Waterfalls, one of the seven wonders in Nigeria

The waterfall is also near neighbouring Cameroon and this gives travellers and tourists a unique opportunity for cross-border experience and it is actually descends in terraces through the tropical rain forest.

Agbokim waterfall is made up of seven torrential streams which cataracts over steep cliff, providing a seven faced water falls. It is actually sits on the Cross River and descends in terraces, through the tropical rain forest. The rainforest in itself is scenic as it looks lush and green. The fall is also surrounded by steep hills and valleys which are enclosed in a rainbow-like atmosphere.

Cross River, constantly lives up to its name the Home of Hospitality and places like the Agbokim Waterfalls help to boost that credential as a visit to this fall assures you of an amazing opportunity to witness the richness and natural wonders of Mother Nature at its finest.

The waterfall is a very scenic; it appears as an amazing falling sheet of water and it is very unlikely that you travel through Obudu Cattle Resort without going through the Agbokim Waterfalls. It has been listed as one out of the 7 wonders of Nigeria project and it is highly recommended for picnics plus it offers the very best when it comes to places to visit for tourists.

Agbokim Waterfalls is not far from the Nigeria-Cameroon border.  And once visited it leaves a lingering impression and even if one were not an artist, he/she would paint the perfect picture of the waterfall surrounded by the lush vegetation and if a good artist, one can also paint an impression of the serenity and embed it in the portrait, such is the magnetism of this beauty.

The captivating freshness and the alluring serenity make the Agbokim Waterfalls an ideal location for vacation, picnics and for getting back to nature to regain your creative productivity and general well-being and can also make an attractive scene for a shooting location in adventure movies.

History

Originally, the history of the Agbokim Waterfalls area was traced back to the early 90s when a hunter named (Ntankum) discovered the water- fall area he brought his families and other olden families of Inaku who were formally living in a mountainous area to inhabit the water fall area.

In a narrative, an indigenous stettler told of how Ntakum and his son inhabited the geographical area named Agbokim waterfalls, there are all Ijagam people who are said to have migrated from Inagu. They founded the complex river between Cameroun and Agbokim water falls of Cross River State of Nigeria. In their hunting research, they found a water which could be boiled to form salt, forest for hunting and food crops were also found by them as they gathered and shared in common with each other.

The growth and development of Agbokim waterfalls dates far back before the advent of tourism development. Members of the Agbokim community work collectively to make the water falls a developed area by discouraging deforestation and encouraging afforestation as the source of the river is from death remains of plants and animals. They help in afforestation which aids the increase in the volume of water.

The community water falls area is a major source of foreign attraction as it selves as recreational center where entertainment and relaxation takes place.

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