Arochukwu Waterfall is a natural waterfall located in Arochukwu, a town in Abia State, Nigeria. The waterfall is situated in a remote and forested area, and it is considered one of the hidden treasures of the state.
It is situated at the back of Arochukwu Stadium, with a gloomy nature due to the presence of natural trees and saplings. The environment Of the Arochukwu waterfall is always noisy following the sounds generated from the speedy outpouring of the waterfall. The waterfall fall over a narrow horizontal surface projecting from a two opposite stone into a wide pool at the down part of it.
The waterfall has a height of about 30 meters and is surrounded by lush vegetation and rock formations, creating a scenic and serene environment. Visitors can also take a dip in the pool at the base of the waterfall, which is said to have healing properties.
The Arochukwu Waterfall is serving as both a tourist destination and leisure spot, it is operated by the residents of Arochukwu Kingdom and neighbours such as Ihechiowa, Ututu, Abam, Isu and people from other parts of the country including the neighboring Akwa Ibom State .
To get to Arochukwu Waterfall, visitors need to trek through a forest trail, which can be challenging but rewarding for nature lovers and adventure seekers. The best time to visit the waterfall is during the rainy season, between May and October, when the waterfall is at its fullest and most spectacular.
Most visitors take an hour or two to wonder around how the place came into existence; if the structures were erected by human beings or derived from nature, but one can spend all day at Natural Surroundings mostly when it comes to Arochukwu WAterfall, especially in the summer when there is so much to see.
HISTORY OF AROCHUKWU WATERFALL
Meanwhile. Before now, the Arochukwu waterfall and 79 steps have not been discovered since after the departure of the British colonists, not until earlier 2013 when a group of Youth Corps Members discovered it.
The British move of colonizing the Aro People was established in the year 1690 and disestablished in 1902, on this note, the erecting of 79steps can be traced within the space of these years.
The British colonists started envying the Aro People because of their political, economic and an oracular center as it was home of the mighty Ibini Ukpabi oracle.
The discovery of the Arochukwu waterfall and 79 steps can be traced within the space of the period that the British colonists stayed in Aro.
The Arochukwu waterfall and 79 steps is now making wave on social media since after it discovery.
Formally the indigenes of Aro only comes home to watch the ekpo display, but now the Arochukwu waterfall and 79 steps is now one of the major reasons why some now come home oftenly.
Arochukwu waterfall can also be referred to as Ogbana Nkume or 79steps waterfall, it has now become one of the major tourist attractions in our community which attracts visitors from within and outside Arochukwu.
The waterfall got its name as 79steps because of the 79steps which was constructed for easy access to the fall, but the fall can be accessed by two paths for easy access.
It was also said that when the British were settling Arochukwu making courts and all that, they did want to use the waterfall as as source of electricity supply. Its locomotive relics can still be seen at the base of the waterfall.
79 steps and it waterfall is now talk of the Town, as everyone who visits Aro will love to be there.
We have brought you some pictures to feed your eyes.
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