Gurara Waterfalls

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Gurara Waterfalls
Gurara waterfalls.jpg
Front view of th Gurara Waterfalls
Gurara Waterfalls is located in Nigeria
Gurara Waterfalls
LocationGurara, Niger State, Nigeria
Coordinates9°18′43.52″N 7°14′27.78″E / 9.3120889°N 7.2410500°E / 9.3120889; 7.2410500Coordinates: 9°18′43.52″N 7°14′27.78″E / 9.3120889°N 7.2410500°E / 9.3120889; 7.2410500
Total height30 m (98 ft)
Total width200 m (656 ft)

Gurara Waterfalls is located in Gurara, a local government area of Niger State, North Central Nigeria.[1] The waterfalls is approximately 30 metres in height and it lies on the Gurara River along the Suleja-Minna Road.[2]

Myth and folklore[edit]

According to oral history, Gurara Waterfalls was discovered by a Gwari hunter called Buba in 1745 before some Europeans discovered it in 1925 after they found it as a recreation centre. Prior to the discovery of the waterfalls by the Europeans, Gurara Waterfalls was worshipped by people living in communities around it. Oral history also has it that Gurara Waterfalls and Gurara River were named after two deities called Gura and Rara.[3]


Despite its chequered history, Gurara Waterfalls is one of the major tourist sites in Nigeria.[4] There have been plans in recent times to turn it into a resort with a recreation centre and a seven-star hotel around it.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Premium Times (2016-04-18). "Travelogue: Gurara Waterfall: A premium Nigerian picnic hotspot - Premium Times Nigeria". Retrieved 2017-06-10.
  2. ^ Nkem Ndem (6 August 2015). "5 Things to Do For Free In Suleja". Premium Times.
  3. ^ Maryam Isa. "GURARA WATERFALLS: 10 FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW". Abuja Facts. Archived from the original on 9 October 2015. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  4. ^ Damilola Oyedele (2 June 2013). "Gurara Falls, Niger State: Untapped, Unexplored". Thisday. Archived from the original on 3 April 2015. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  5. ^ Sun Yang (25 April 2009). "Nigerian Natural Beauty: Zuma Rock and Gurara Waterfalls". CRI English. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 14 August 2015.

External link[edit]

Media related to Gurara waterfalls at Wikimedia Commons