Arochukwu Waterfall

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.

Arochukwu waterfall

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.

Arochukwu waterfall

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.

Arochukwu waterfall

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.



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In the waterfall, there is also a tiny step known as Arochukwu 79steps, at the down part of the 79 steps, there is a river leading to the waterfall, which when reached to the waterfall, it now comes out like a spring water with so much freshness and  Feeling the sensation of coldness, especially to the point of discomfort.
The year of the waterfall and the 79 steps can not be traced, but few things that are worthy of note is that the Arochukwu Waterfall was erected by the then Colonial Masters for the following reasons,
1. For Power Supply
2. In Search Of A Good Consumable Water
3. For Leisure And Relaxation
4. A Place Of Punishment To Prisoners Who Will Be Asked To Fetch Water And Climb The Step
5. To Create Employment Opportunity For Residence Of Arochukwu.
Arochukwu waterfall
King Nnadozie Victor Onyemaobi, The CEO of Arochukwu Blog has been conducting series of researches and questionnaires to find more about the Arochukwu Waterfall, So we will encourage you to always visit this particular page to know more About The Arochukwu Waterfall .

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.

Before now, not upto 19% residents of Arochukwu kingdom know about this leisure park, not until it started Trending.

Arochukwu waterfall

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.

If not the war that began after increasing tension between Aro leaders and British colonists after years of failed agreement.

Arochukwu waterfall

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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Comrade Nnadozie Victor
Comrade Nnadozie Victor is the owner and CEO Of Arochukwu Blog, he hails from Amasu Village in Arochukwu, a graduate of Igbo Linguistics. He is a Blogger, Youtube Content Creator, Entrepreneur And Agitator Of Good Political Governance. He is open to learning and acquiring new skills. You can contact him to share ideas or views over a certain issue on +2349122481401 or  

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