…experiencing the wonder of nature at Agbokim Fall
Situated about 17 kilometers from Ikom and 315 kilometers from Calabar in the Etung local Council area of Cross River State is Agbokim Waterfalls, which is made up of seven streams.
Surrounded by steep hills and valleys, which are encircled in a rainbow-like atmosphere; Agbokim fall remains one of the best destinations in Cross River State and Nigeria.
The closeness of the Waterfalls to a neighbouring Cameron provides revelers an ample opportunity of having cross-border experience
The waterfall is made up of seven streams, which chutes over steep cliff, providing a seven faced falls. It sits on the cross river and descends in terraces, through the tropical rainforest. The rainforest in itself is picturesque, as it looks lush and green.
Fun-seekers and tourists, who desire to have a mind-blowing experience with nature at its peak, should pay a visit to Agbokim waterfalls of Seven-faced wonders.
It has been listed as one out of the 7 wonders of the nation’s project and it is highly recommended for picnics because it offers visitors an exciting experience.
Originally, the history of the Agbokim Waterfalls area was traced back to the early 90s when a hunter named (NTankum) discovered the fall area-, he brought his families and other old families of Inaku who were formally living in a mountainous area to inhabit the water-fall area.
According to Architect Ujung Okum who vividly analyzed how Ntakum and his son inhabited the geographical area named Agbokim waterfalls, there are all Ijagam people who are said to have migrated from Inagu. They founded the complex river between Cameroun and Agbokim water falls of Cross River State of Nigeria. In their hunting research, they found water, which could be boiled, to form salt; forest for hunting and food crops for consumption as they gathered and shared in common with each other.
The growth and development of Agbokim waterfalls dated far back before the advent of tourism development. Members of the Agbokim community worked collectively to make the waterfalls a developed area by discouraging deforestation and encouraging afforestation as the source of the river is from death remains of plants and animals. They encouraged afforestation, which aids the increase in the volume of water.
The community waterfalls area is a major source of foreign attraction as it serves as recreational center where entertainment and relaxation takes place.
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