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A Quick Guide To Visiting Ikogosi Warm Spring

By Chidirim Ndeche 29 March 2018   |   8:01 am

One of the most popular tourist destinations in Nigeria, Ikogosi Warm Spring is a unique site where warm and cold springs merge, both maintaining their thermal properties. Located in Ekiti State, Ikogosi is situated in a dense forest and extends over a hilly landscape.

Ikogosi Warm Spring Resort. Photo credit: Agoda

Many stories have been told as regards the history of this site. The most striking of all the tales is that the warm and cold water were wives of a man who, after a long contest, turned into springs through magical means. The troublesome wife became the warm water, while the gentle and peace-loving wife became the cold water. However, it is largely believed that the spring was discovered by a Baptist Missionary in 1950.

Asides the spectacular waterfall where warm and cold water flow side by side, Ikogosi has a well-designed trail that leads to the meeting point of cold and warm water which is guaranteed to amaze nature lovers.

Ikogosi Warm Spring Trail. Photo credit: Take Me To Naija

Perfect to visit during Easter, Ikogosi Warm Spring Resort is located close to the tourist attraction and the hotel has a variety of elegant lodges and chalets with facilities like an amphitheatre, outdoor pool, a restaurant and bar, and a gym. Price for lodging at this resort cost between N12,500 and N67,500 per night, while entry into the spring itself is N500.


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