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Naijatreks | New Waterfalls discovered in Effon-Alaaye, Ekiti State

New Waterfalls discovered in Effon-Alaaye, Ekiti State

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A 10m plunge of raging limpid waters was recently discovered tucked away in a remote corner of Effon Ridge near the town of Effon-Alaaye, Ekiti State.

Gracious plunge of pristine spring waters, hard to miss yet so hard to find; lost for decades, now discovered and thrown in the lime light. Known records of tourist attractions in Ekiti State and the neighbouring Osun State with which it shares boundary along the great Effon Ridge, show Arinta Waterfalls and Olumirin Waterfalls as the only falls on the ridge. It’s nonetheless awesome to note that both waterfalls have greatly enjoyed an impressive tourist traffic from all over the country.

Recently, Naijatreks conducted an exploration along some parts of the enormous ridge and discovered a beautiful waterfall located about 10km North of Effon Alaaye, languishing away in a densely forested corner of the ridge. During the exploration, we sighted the falls from distance through the forest thickets but encountered a major daunting obstacle in getting to the site- a deep and flooded river. Our passion pushed us beyond this limit, and all members of the team had to roll up their jean and remove their boots to cross the river, thanks to the help of probing sticks. An attempt to locate the source of the falls proved daunting, due the ruggedness of the terrain. We believe the height of the plunge could be a major reason why it’s not been known by many locals; this is because the sound of the cascade only gets significantly noticeable in the rainy season when the volume of the water is very high. We decided to call the falls ‘Effon Waterfall’ since it is located close to the ancient town.

We hereby call on the new government of Ekiti State to take a keen look at Effon falls as another one of the numerous potential investment opportunities the state is blessed with. We shall be very glad to work with any interested investor who sees what we see here.

The beautiful plunge of Effon Falls

Satellite image showing Effon Alaaye town enclosed by the magnificent Effon Ridge.

The recently discovered Effon Falls

Effon Alaaye town with Effon Ridge on the background.


Videos of Effon Falls shall be posted on Naijatreks soon. Also watch out for our explosive post on ‘The wonders of Ekiti Countryside’.

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This article was written by Folarin Kolawole

Founder of Naijatreks, Nigerian-born Folarin Kolawole is a geologist, travel writer and researcher. When not at work, he travels the length and breadth of Nigeria, exploring, taking photos and writing about her numerous hidden tourist potentials.   'Naijatreks' is a product name registered under the Ntreks brand, which is also duly registered by Nigeria's Federal Corporate Affairs Commission. The contents on this blog are re-usable. However, it must be ensured that it is linked back to this blog, and correctly attributed to Naijatreks or the author. Please do not edit, rewrite or commercialize the original works on this blog without direct and written permission from the Founder (Folarin Kolawole). For inquiries and advert placement on the blog, kindly contact us at or' Pastor ClickMay 16, 2011 at 5:20 pmReply

Efonalaaye….the ridge town…my dream vacation location…

Folarin KolawoleMay 16, 2011 at 10:59 pmReply

@ Pastor Click…yeah Effon is indeed a place to be…thanks for dropping-by

Alabi BabalolaMay 17, 2011 at 10:12 pmReply

Wow! awesome…looking forward to see the videos of the falls…hope you guys have notified the Ekiti State government about it. Up Naijatreks!

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