Access to cultural heritage sites
SDG 11 Activity: The SDG 11 team paid a visit to the two natural heritage sites in Kwara State, namely Imoleboja Rock Shelter and Owu Waterfall. We were unable to get a guide to tour Imoleboja. The aim of the visit was to take capture the sites in picture and video with the aim of making information about these sites available to tourist and other stakeholders.
Information about Imolejoba rockshelter
(https://www.visitnigerianow.com/tours/imoleboja-rockshelter/) Imoleboja is a massive granite rock with inner apartments capable of accommodating a large number of people. In the local dialect of the people it means ‘God has built a house’. It is found in Odo-Owa, Kwara state. This is a massive rock formation with natural architectural design, capable of accommodating about 100 people at a time. It is a good site for picnic and monumental experience and culturally viewed by the people as a rock of refuge. The Rockshelter at various times served as a safety hide-out for local maidens protesting against their peers who engaged in pre-marital relations and become pregnant.
Location: Located at Odo-Owa in Oke-Ero LGA. It is about 8.7km from Landmark University and 17 minutes drive accessible by road
Information about Owu Waterfall
Owu Waterfall is a waterfall located in Owa Kajola in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State, Nigeria. It’s the highest waterfall in West Africa measuring 120m above the water level and cascades 330 feet down an escarpment, with rocky out crops to a pool of ice-cold water below. There myths that the volume of the fall increase with shout of OWUUUU.
Owu falls is about 43km from Landmark University and is 1hr 15min drive by road.