Ado Awaye Mountains and Suspended Lakes

Ado Awaye Mountains and Suspended Lakes

Ado Awaye Mountains and Suspended Lakes
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Gazie D
Lagos, Nigeria179 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Friends
The view from the top of the mountain is amazing! It's quite serene and... of course the air is fresh. The Iyake lake is much smaller than I expected but it was good to see what happens to be one of two suspended lakes in the world. There are stairs on the mountain side to ease the climb however, parts of them are not in the best condition so get ready to do some extra work at some points. Note: The tour organisers had to meet with the leaders of the community before we were allowed to climb so I assume that you can't just walk in and do you thing without permission from the community heads.
Written September 3, 2017
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Feyi
Ibadan, Nigeria3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
The major activity is climb the rock. There are few historical items to take not of while climbing but that's about it. The lake is beautiful though.
Written June 15, 2019
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9xplorer Tourism Link
Ibadan, Nigeria2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
Ado-awaye is not just a community with the mysterious suspended lake or amazing landscapes it itself and experience and embodiment of historical and cultural stories. My journey to the site was a bit rough but the experience on the mountain made up for it. The community people are friendly and the wonders are real, just come prepared to hike and sweat it out. Ado-awaye is a must for adventure lovers. It an amazing place to spend Christmas with family, friends and loved ones. I plan on visiting the place with friends on boxing day, interested in tagging along message me on twitter @smartalphabets
Written December 14, 2018
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AbdulHafeez M
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
It was a lovely experience, I went with a team of hikers Ummah zone tourism and the tour guide on 27th October 2018. from 364 steps to the Elephant tree, Odo Iya alaro, Iyake lake (the suspended lake), agbomo fun iyake (the small foot print with water), Ese awon agba, ese kan aye, ese kan orun and the ancient palace on the rock. We spent 2 hours 30 minutes to get to the peak. Ado Awaye, Iseyin Local Government area of Oyo state is indeed lucky to have the second suspended lake in the world. i suggest the government will see reason to invest in this area part of which is required are signs and direction for easy access as there was nothing to show "this is the suspended lake" Thanks to the Tour guide. Brief history of the aforementioned (things to see on the rock), first aid stand and correct Amala joint. Hiking is actually a way to go and tourism can earn this country a good return on investment. AbdulHafeez Muhammad Yaoco
Written November 5, 2018
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jokepearl
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
The hike was so hectic, I asked myself ‘who sent you’. But the beautiful scenery at the mountain top, and the magical Iyake lake overcompensated for the hassle. Definitely a must see!
Written December 26, 2018
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sid54321
Lucknow, India152 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Business
It's nice place and among very few places in Nigeria.
It is about 138 kms from lagos and can be planned as one day visit.
Written February 7, 2018
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Tadese Faforiji
Lekki, Nigeria26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
After visiting this place, I started posting the hashtag #VisitAdo on my platforms. This is to tell you how historically significant this place is! You are going to have fun climbing the hill, visiting the lake, the elephant tree and all!
Written April 28, 2024
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Peter B
Lagos, Nigeria142 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This really is a great place to see from a view point of view. Heck 600+ steps and then about 500 metres on top of the rock till you get to the suspended lake.

We had some local kids and two men take us around and show as about. The stories of the myths where very informative. The guides and the kids mad the trip fun - fantastic friendly folks.

I must say I am unfit and found this to be very hard work but the views were well worth it.

I do however think that the tourism department need to fix up the 500 broken steps and put some signposts up on the road so that you can find it...

Any one looking for a good workout with fantastic view this place gets top point. No payments but with the tour guides assisting recommend a good tip.
Written December 3, 2019
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Titi_Dokubo
Lagos, Nigeria335 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Friends
Ado Awaye is a must see! It is said that there are 2 suspended lakes in the world and Ado Awaye has one of them.

The view from the top is nothing short of beautiful and there are 7 wonders to be found as you make your way to the top.
Written July 24, 2018
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MM0980
Leipzig, Germany630 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
You can't go there directly from Ibadan. First I took the bus to Iseyin (3,000 Naira). From the bus station I took a motor taxi to the motor park (300 Naira). I had to wait at least 45 minutes until the bus departed (buses leave when they are full). I took the bus to Ado-Awaiye (800 Naira), where guides were already waiting. The bus driver knew where to drop me off.

I was then assigned a guide and we walked towards the entrance to the hiking trail. Apart from the fact that I can hardly understand Nigerians - even if they speak English, I could already understand 15k. In short: From what I understood, the guide seriously wanted 15,000 Naira from me. At some point we passed a house. The guide told me to ignore the young man there, which I didn't do. He wanted an entrance fee - 1,000 Naira. Then I had to pay another 4,000 Naira for the guide and photos. A long discussion followed between the young man and the guide - because the guide originally wanted 15k, which he apparently never said. Instead he wanted 15 Bax, which is the same thing - and I wanted to turn around and go back to Ibadan. I felt completely ripped off. But the discussion continued until the young man called my guide's brother. After a while the brother came and then all three men argued about the price or whatever - they spoke in the local language.

Long story short: After 45 minutes of discussion, I paid 1000 Naira entrance fee and 2000 Naira for the guide. The hike - mostly up stairs - to and from the lake takes 1 hour. On the way you can see the Ishaga Rock, footprints and the elephant tree.

Another group walked further - up a mountain. But my guide refused and so after a few photo stops along the way and along the lake we walked back down.

Back at the intersection where the bus dropped me off, I tried to hail shared taxis. After 45 minutes, a car finally stopped. For 800 Naira, I was driven to the Iseyin bus station. Then I took a bus to Ibadan Ojoo (1,500 Naira).

Apart from the many discussions, I can recommend the trip to the suspended lake.
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Written February 11, 2024
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