The Awhum Waterfall is located at Awhum town in Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State, Nigeria. Awhum Waterfall is formed out of a massive outcrop of granite rock and it is said to be about 30 metres high. It is located around the Awhum Monastery. The valley around also boasts of numerous pristine lakes, some of them with beautiful white sand beaches located about 24 kilometres from Enugu. Indeed, the waterfall is unique for its peculiarity; humbling for its dignified peacefulness, and mysterious for its miracles. The locals believe the water has healing powers and is capable of driving away evil spirits if used. It is for these reasons the falls have become a place of Christian pilgrimage and a prayer centre. The Awhum Waterfall is also a popular tourist location in Nigeria.
It mostly rains from April to September; it is dry from December to March. The average daytime temperature is 28°C and the night time temperature is 23°C.
Things to do
People visit to meditate or say a prayer. Also, to bask in the sweetness of the ambience.
• In terms of safety, Awhum Waterfall is a safe location for tourists, although getting there can be really tiring due to bad roads. • In addition, it is advisable to take some bottles of water along with you. The hike to the waterfall will take an hour. Climbing back up the hill after going down will definitely take longer than an hour and surely, you will be needing water. Importantly, the waterfall and cave are actually under the control of the abbey. And for reasons known to the church, unrestricted access has been closed to the general public for a few years now but you can still get inside by asking for permission before visiting. The proper procedure for gaining access to the site requires you to write a letter to the abbey asking for permission to visit. Then they let you know if and when you can visit.