Gurara Waterfalls In Niger State


[dropcap custom_class=”normal”] Gurara waterfall is a beautiful fall with small streams emanating from the Gurara river running around the rocks on the cliff, converging and falling into a pond about 20 meters below. It is located in Niger state on the road between Suleja and Minna. [/dropcap]

Gurara waterfalls got its name from village bordering the river. Some Europeans discovered the place and found it suitable for recreational activities on weekends. (They decided to develop the place into a reputable tourist resort).
This falls is one of the nation’s greatest potential holiday resorts. A tarred road leads to the falls where there are a mini bar and a permanent pavilion which is erected at a strategic point thus offering to tourists the best view of the Falls while sitting and relaxing.

This mother nature has small streams diverts from the main Gurara river running softly around rocks on top of the cliff, converging from score tributaries in the narrow rugged pass and dashing out from the cliff with a gushing power.


There are two main streams of waterfalls, but in the rainy season, the whole cliff would be covered with a curtain of waterfalls. To get close to the waterfalls, visitors need to make a daring walk. Around January the falls are a trickle and visitors can swim in clear pools at the bottom of the falls. Visitors can take a day trip to the gushing Gurara waterfalls – an hour drive out of the city of Abuja.


Gurara falls and river is noted for its great potentials for sport,  fishing and wildlife viewing. It has also been said that there’s an area, down the river channel where one can find crocodiles living in their natural habitat.

The water shines under the sun as beautiful as fireworks.


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