The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience. Eleanor Roosevelt
Hello dear, welcome back to my blog. It’s the last day of November, 2017! ???. Remember how I said that this month will be blessed with lots of blog posts. I’m sorry If I have been slacking and all, I have been crazy busy.
So this post is about my Road Trip to Ikogosi Warm Springs. This is one location I have always dreamt of going to and it happened this year, in celebration of my convocation. I was too excited that very day. I went with my lovely and beautiful friends and they made the trip more fun. We literally sang all the way to the location and the trip was filled with giggles and laughter.
Let me just say that the driver that commuted us, scammed us. We paid #8000 from Ado Ekiti to Ikogosi and back. We met some friends there that paid just #4000 to and fro.
We arrived the Warm Spring by 2:30pm after leaving by 1:20 pm. The gate and entrance area was clean and lovely. On arrival, we were greeted by a nice “receptionist” who we paid #500 for our tour ticket which covered the services of a tour guide.
I was so excited to see the Warm Spring, also the warmth from the staff made the excitement skyrocket. Was I disappointed? Read on to know.
We were greeted by the wooden trail that took us to all the parts of the Warm Spring we went to. this added to the beauty, but then it was kind of scary for me. (i was scared of the wood giving way under me)
I couldn’t help but marvel at the beauty of nature and God’s creation. The place was so beautiful with trees and green vegetation all over and of course, the spring, I loved the greenness of everything.
It was really fascinating to discover the temperature difference between the warm and cold spring. Where the warm water flows from actually was warm, almost hot and the area with the warm water was so clear.
The cold water, on the other hand, was as cold as a chilled bottle of sprite and it wasn’t as clear as the warm one.
I really loved the warm part of the water. The tour guide told us that it also has therapeutic uses. The warm and cold water meet at a confluence.
We went up to the main source of the Warm water known as ‘the source’. The art work on the walls around the source was a plus for me.
From this point, I could see the full beauty of the Warm Spring.
Other Side attractions:
Swimming pool and the bar by the pool side.
Games like Ayo, pool, etc at the pool side.
Gym (probably not operating)
After our countless selfies, we went to the bar at the pool side where we played Ayo/Ncholoko and had some refreshments.
We left the warm springs by 4 or 5pm and I must say that it was an awesome experience for me. It was an adventure filled with Laughter, love and lots of fun.
Have you visited Ikogosi Warm Spring? How was your trip? Do you have other fun places to recommend for me?, I need places to add to my 2018 bucket list.
After this trip, I felt so fulfilled, I can remember smiling cheek to cheek when I was ticking it off from my bucket list for the year.
Have a laughter filled day?