Farin Ruwa Waterfalls, Nassarawa.

Farin Ruwa Waterfalls Description

About Farin Ruwa Falls

Farin Ruwa waterfalls is one of the waterfalls in Nigeria, it is located in Nasarawa state. It is one of the highest falls in Nigeria and also one of the more significant waterfalls in Africa. The origin of the falls is found in Nasarawa state. The water falls at a height of about 150 metres when descending from the Jos Plateau and this is higher than the well-known Victoria Falls (180 metres during its descent).

History of Farin Ruwa Waterfalls

In 1950, the Farin Ruwa waterfalls was found out by the British colonial rulers of Nigeria. The fall was published by the colonial rulers to preserve its heritage from those who exploited it commercially. Despite this, Farin Ruwa was kept in the shadows till the finding of Nasarawa State in 1996. Farin ruwa means white water in Hausa language.


This is a very safe location, there is no threat to security here.

Things to Do

Explore the serenading environment, explore nature.

What to Bring

Before heading to La Manga Resort, Ilashe, here are some helpful things to take along with you; a good camera, flips flops, head gear, swim wear.

Best Features

White water from the falls is a must-see.

Most Common Visitors

Families, honeymooners, friends, class groups, photographers, fun lovers.

Weather at Farun Ruwa Waterfalls

Farun Ruwa Waterfalls is located in the North-Central part of Nigeria. This region has just two season which is the dry and rainy season.The rainy season comes from the month of May till early August while the dry season comes from the month of October till April. Usually, between the month of December and February Harmattan come along and it's usually very cold especially at night so it's advisable to go with warm clothings.

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