#TravelNigeria: Erin Ijesha Waterfalls

This is actually a late post. I was meant to post it since February but due to some certain things I was unable to. Better late than never right?

As some of you might know, my university is located in Ile-Ife, Osun state, Nigeria which is close to a town called Ilesha where the famous Erin Ijesha Waterfall is located

Going to a school in a completely different state from where I was born and raised, opened my eyes to the benefit of exploring my country, Nigeria.

Living in Lagos, there are not much “natural” sights to see but coming to a different state brought out the spirit of adventure in me.

So my friends and I decided to take a one day trip to the Erin Ijesha Waterfalls.

It’s actually less than an hour away from my school so we took a bus from the front of my school to Ilesha.

We were dropped at the “final bus stop” and we were directed to take a motorcycle which took us directly to the entrance of the mountain.

When we alighted from the bike at the entrance, we were met with people who rushed to us selling bottled/Sachet water, drinks, snacks, slippers, shower caps and much more.

After buying bottled water and a friend of mine bought one shower cap because she was on weave (the rest of us girls were on our natural hair so we didn’t mind it getting wet), a man who introduced himself as the guide approached us and offered to guide us through the mountain and help us take pictures too.

We agreed and he also helped us get the entry tickets

The entry ticket costs N500 each

We paid and we made our way up the mountain

As we reached the steps, I noticed the stairs where Adekunle Gold’s Orente was filmed and the guide confirmed it

When we got there we didn’t know what to expect cause we never made any findings about it earlier.

We thought there would be stairs which we would climb easily to get to the seventh level but we were wrong.

The stairs is only up to the second level, but from there we had to climb manually.

As we climbed up the stairs we were in total awe of the view. Absolutely gorgeous.

I was totally exhausted from climbing but the beautiful view of the waterfall was worth it. We couldn’t help ourselves as we got into the water to feel the cool water on our skin. Yeah totally worth ruining my favorite jeans💔

Erin Ijesha waterfalls (also known as Olumirin waterfalls) has 7 levels.

The waterfalls are located on the second and third level of the mountain

Unfortunately we (my group and I) only made it to the third level cause we were all exhausted and it was getting late already and we had to be back in school that same day.

Although we all woke up with extreme body pains the next day as a result of climbing rocks, I definitely wouldn’t mind going back there some day to hopefully reach the 7th level.

BONUS CONTENT! I made a Vlog on it.

Watch the full vlog below

Also check it out on my IGTV on Instagram!

Have you ever visited the Waterfalls?

If you have, what level did you reach?

What’s your favorite tourist place in Nigeria?

4 thoughts on “#TravelNigeria: Erin Ijesha Waterfalls

  1. I visited the waterfalls last year. Got to the last level and even crossed into Ekiti State using the mountain path. Almost all tourist attractions have depleted in value so I don’t think I can pick any as a favorite. Nice blog you’ve got. Keep up the good work.

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