Whatever attracts kids also attract adults. We were once kids too.
That is why Arinta Waterfalls in Ipole-Iloro Ekiti draw kids and tow the adults on their trails. Adults want to see that kids enjoy and stay safe. Nobody takes care of kids better than adults.
However, one place that can take care of the two alike this festive season is the Arinta Waterfalls in the ancient town of Ipole Iloro.
One of the most prominent tourist attractions that Ekiti state boast, jaw dropping Arinta Waterfalls have again started drawing hundreds of tourists this 2023 festive season and looks set, with the improvement the handlers of the place have wrought to constitute greater attraction, even than in years past.
The heavy body of water cascading from the rocks at the waterfalls have travelled for unknown distance from God knows where, meandered a wide path of it’s own, spanning several meters through several layers of massive overlying, sedimentary rocks on the Westerly axis of Ekiti state arriving to stage an enthralling show barely three kilometers short of the town of Ipole-Iloro Ekiti.
Even if for ages generations of the natives of this quiet town did not know what to do with this behemoth of nature’s wonder, modernity and the growing love of Nigerians for tourism is pointing the way to the what to do and how to do it concerning the Arinta Waterfalls tourism potential.
In the first John Kayode Fayemi regime between 2010 and 2014, Arinter waterfalls began to receive real attention with the provision of a motorable, tared road leading to the waterfall, which greatly helped in the unwrapping of the wonders that the waterfalls represent for Ekiti state and her people.
Nothing however could have prepared the people of the Erinjiyan-Ikogosi-Ipole Iloro- Efon Alaaye of Ekiti tourism corridor for the innovative moves that Governor Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji, BAO is displaying in that tourism axis of Ekiti state.
Tourism Development represents a core component of agenda 5 of the six cardinal roadmap of the BAO government in moving Ekiti forwards and further to achieve consistency with shared global standards of development into the future.
Arinta Waterfalls is changing in the hands of ROAG, the development partner in which care Arinta Waterfalls have been entrusted.
A Yoruba adage, in stating the unmistakeable presence of an elephant goes; “Ajanaku kojaa mo ri nkan firi, baa ba r’erin, ka so paa r’erin’ means that it is an understatement for anyone to say someone just caught a glimpse of an elephant, rather, it’s either that someone saw and elephant or did not.
For someone like me who have been visiting this wonder gushing from the rocks for over a decade, experiencing Arinta Waterfall is akin to this adage.
So I dare add that until you see Arinta for yourself, any third party explanation would only help you catch a glimpse of it -which is a far cry from the real experience, like I have just done to whet your appetite with this article.