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History of Lokoja Confluence
Looking for a town that boasts of hills, a plateau, two rivers and a confluence? Lokoja is where you need to be.
This is a very safe location.
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Before heading to Lokoja Confluence, here are some helpful things to take along with you:
Nigeria's longest river, the River Niger meets the Benue River here at a point that forms the Y-shape that is seen on a map of the country. An amazing sight, one of the best places to see this natural feature is the famed Mount Patti. There is one distinguishing feature that is easily prominent when viewed from this elevated position – their colors can be easily seen. Whereas the River Niger water appears muddy, that of the Benue appears light blue in color. It is claimed that it was here, filled with the beauty of the two great rivers and its confluence, that the Lady Flora Shaw had the idea to name the country Nigeria after the River Niger.
The confluence is the greatest landmark associated with Lokoja, and for right reasons. The grandness of the confluence and the rivers hints one of the mysterious and incredible force of nature in her wildness and beauty. The confluence can only be accessed by water, and tourists can enjoy a boat ride along it for a fee of about N10,000.
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