Tucked in a rural and serene part of Erin Ijesa, Osun State, the Olumirin Waterfall is one of the most prominent and magnificent waterfalls in Nigeria.
Surrounded by rocks with a lush and evergreen ambience adding to the beauty of the waterfall, it is frequented by Nigerians – couples, lovers, children, youth corp members, and adventure seekers from far and wide. If you are searching for a place to have a good time this is the perfect place to go as Jovago.com, Africa’s No.1 hotel booking portal shares how you can have an unforgettable 24 hours at Olumirin Waterfall by road.
Board a bus from Osodi
Leaving early will add to your experience as you do not need to worry about delayed arrival. But since you are not travelling alone, you have to be patient especially when you are travelling with a woman.
At Oshodi, Lagos, you will find buses hailing passengers travelling to any part of south-west Nigeria. Board a bus going to Ilesha Osun State. It is N1,700. Importantly, since, a lot of reconstruction work is taking place at Oshodi, you need to agree on where to meet. Although the bus may take some time to fill out, but as you sit waiting, the occasionally distracting chant of prayer warriors, sellers, and the banters between drivers can be quite entertaining.
The journey from Lagos to Olumirin Waterfall should take approximately six hours. That is all things being equal. So for about 5 hours you enjoy the ride to Ilesa. On arrival at Ilesa, you have another one hour ride to Erin Ijesha. The ride from Ilesha to Erin Ijesha cost N1,000.
At the magnificent OLUMIRIN WATERFALL…
You can either take a motorbike to the Waterfall or walk down. At the entrance into the waterfall, there is an entry fee of N500 required. After settling the fee, you can either pay a tour guide to take you around or find your way.
To climb the Erin Ijesha requires strength and patience. It is not for the feeble-minded. Why? Because the Waterfall cascade in seven different phases and only a handful have gotten to the seventh phase. It is a tough task but it is fun also as you climb the steps, holding weakly to the various tree trunks and feeling the warmth of the waterfall. The waterfall is a site to behold.
Your visit to the Waterfall is never complete if you do not soak yourself in the water which some say has spiritual significance. Also, you can move from one phase of the Waterfall to another while dipping your whole being in the water. It is soothing and you will be wowed!!!
Return to Ilesa to satisfy your taste buds at the African Kitchen
As the sunset, it is time to leave. You are now hungry as the fast food you ate can no longer suffice. Say goodbye to the waterfall, return to Ilesa and if you want delicious African cuisine, ask for The African Kitchen. When you arrive, settle down to a plate of rice, swallow and any food of your as well as assorted drinks.
Of course, you cannot return to Lagos that same day, You have planned everything as you have booked a hotel on Jovago. Your best option for a hotel is the Spring Hill Hotel.
Things to pack for a trip to Olumirin Waterfall
*Change of clothes/slippers
*Shower cap for women