Ikogosi warm spring… Experience nature with fun
At Ikogosi Warm Spring Resort, nature declares the glory of God as both warm and cold-water flow side by side from a particular spring.
Located in a quiet town with rich culture, in the Western part of Ekiti State is Ikogosi warm spring where warm and cold flow parallel, and meet somewhere to form a confluence, with each maintaining its thermal quality.
The warm spring has a temperature of 70o c (Celsius) at the source and 37oc after meeting the cold spring. The meeting point of the two spring serves as unique attraction to tourist.
Area covered by the spring is about 31.38 and it is highly protected from erosion by tall and evergreen trees. The trees also serve as a sort of canopy under which tourists could stay during the dry season and sunny days.
A well-landscaped 116-hectare resort is located around the warm spring at Ikogosi-Ekiti with a view to give tourists and visitors a long-lasting experience.
Though the mystery behind this spring is yet to be unfolded, Ikogosi remains one of the most preferred destination for tourist visiting, Ekiti State, Nigeria. Different questions asked by tourists who have visited the place on its source still wait for a definite answer.
Some experts once claimed that it is a geological wonder to have such occurrence out of the same rock formation and this Ekiti flagship tourist destination is said to be the only one of its kind discovered anywhere in the world. “The meeting point of the warm and cold springs is a unique attraction to tourists,”
Historically, there are few myths surrounding the origin and discovery of the Warm Spring and have been passed down generations for centuries. One of the folktales that the warm and cold springs were the two wives of a great hunter.
One of his wives was said to be temperamental while the other was a quiet woman. One day, the two wives had a fight and after being rebuked by their husband, the temperamental wife changed to the warm spring while the quiet one turned to the cold spring.
History also has it that a powerful hunter, while hunting for animals in the forest, first found the warm spring. After the discovery, he went to town with the story and the townspeople on learning about curative powers of the spring, started to worship the spring.
The two fables is neither here nor there but a visit to this tourist site might just make strengthen one’s belief about the wonders of God in the creation of the earth.