SOURCE AND ENVIRONMENT
In the heart of Ikogosi, a small, quiet town with rich, local customs, in the Western part of Ekiti State, lies a warm spring which has catapulted Ikogosi-Ekiti to national and international limelight. What is mysterious about the Ikogosi Warm Spring is the fact that, flowing side by side the warm spring, is another spring, a cold one.
According to experts, it is a geological wonder to have such occurrence out of the same rock formation and this is said to be the only one of its kind discovered anywhere in the world. The warm and cold springs of Ikogosi originate from a close proximity, come to a meeting point, and flow onward together with each spring retaining its thermal identity. It represents another uniqueness and is the first of such occurrence in the world.
The warm spring has a temperature of up to 70oC at the source and 370oC after meeting the cold spring. The meeting point of the warm and cold springs is a unique attraction to tourists.
The springs sprout out and flow with a constant temperature and volume up to 150 litres/seconds from morning till night, at all seasons, all-year round. Strangely also, there is a tree and a palm growing from the same source at the meeting point area of the warm and cold springs. A wonderful work of Mother Nature!
Another unique quality of the Ikogosi Warm Spring is its acclaimed curative power. It is widely-believed to have some kind of therapeutic effect which relieves body aches and all sorts of ailments. A lot of tourists visiting the place take advantage of the large warm water swimming pool provided for this purpose and other recreational needs.
The unequaled magnanimity of nature in Ikogosi brings to mind a thought of warm welcoming productive vegetation; this nature is the manifestation of the Warm Spring which is a catalyst to human existence.
Natural Warm Spring Water is indeed one of the wonders of God’s creation.