Kwa waterfall is in Akampka. The problem with the previous statement is that the Akampka most people know is on the Calabar – Ikom Road. You can’t get to the fall using that road – very annoying if you’ve been trying to find this place for months like me.
It’s like trying to locate the Afi Wildlife Reserve in Boki. Their site clearly states that to get to the reserve make sure you’re on the Ikom – Obudu road, not the Ikom – Ogoja – Obudu road. No one seems to say that about the Kwa falls. The only clue I’ve seen is that it’s in the Oban division. What the hell does that mean for someone not living in Cross River State? Oh well, rant over.
If you’re not driving; do not have more than 10k for a cab and do not mind using public transport, your best bet finding affordable transport to the falls is to say you are heading to Akampka 2. If you’re in Calabar then head to Efiette Park (note that I didn’t find any park there, just a street with cabs loading passengers) and get into a cab going to Oban. Tell the driver you’re going to the Kwa falls and he should stop you at the junction were you will get a short motorcycle ride to the falls. To get back to Calabar, take a motorcycle (you might have to walk out of the falls area to find one) out to the junction and there will be cabs heading to Calabar passing by.
So should you visit? Yes you should. Kwa falls is beautiful but in a scary way. The rocks pointing out just say “if you slip you will end up with an injury”. I feel like Agbokim Waterfall is beautiful in a “come here let me nurture you” kind of way, while Kwa is beautiful in a “this relationship might not end well for you” kind of way.
If you visit during the rainy season, you might not be able to explore the rocky base that much. You might not even get to see the actual waterfall up close. It is very important you come with non-slippery footwear. There are 213 steps to the valley where the fall is and you might have to walk on slippery rocks. Just like the hike to the Waterfall in Ngwo, you will need to carry water too. Thank me later.