4 Mysterious Healing Springs Worth Visiting in Africa

Many African sites hold mystic stories which draw curious travellers to them – some ancestral sites and spooky vibes they give off attract many adventure-seeking tourists to have a feel of the experience. To cater to the travel needs of travellers seeking to explore Africa, Jovago.com brings you 4 of Africa’s springs to make your vacation even more memorable than you bargained for!

Ikogosi Springs, Nigeria

Ikogosi Warm Spring’s mystery lies in its therapeutic effect on ailment and aches of many forms. It flows beside a cold spring which even adds to the air of mystery it evokes. Experts call it a “geological wonder”, many call it a “healing spring, it is indeed one of a kind. Common folklore about the existence of the Ikogosi springs from a tale of a man and his two wives; the warm spring depicts one of the wives – the rather troublesome one while the cold spring depicts the other, the more easy-going one.

Many believe in the healing properties of the Ikogosi Springs as visitors come from far and wide to fetch some of this water for future use. Apart from the magical springs, ecotourism is another magnet that draws tourists to this destination, especially those who long to commune with Mother Nature.

Montagu Springs, South Africa

Montagu Springs is every tourist’s ideal retreat – it appeals to all types of travellers ranging from the adrenaline rush-seeking bunch to the laidback nature lover. These famous springs are said to have restored the sick Victorian settlers in the olden days. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience the mystery of Montago Springs, it is indeed one destination to check out on your next vacation to South Africa!

Ai Ai’s Springs, Namibia

The Ai-Ais Spring is one rich in sulphur and minerals, it translates to mean “burning water” in the local dialect of the region. With a resort built around it, tourists have the more reason to flock to it! Located at the southern part of the Fish River Canyon in Namibia, it is part of the Ai-Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park. Ai-Ais offers hiking routes for the adventurers to take on and a dip in the water soothes the bones and minds of both old and young.

Kitagata Springs, Uganda

Located in the Sheema district of Western Uganda, Kitagata is also rich in minerals and chemicals which are said to have healing and restorative properties. The Ngaromwenda river supplies the springs. The Kitagata Springs are fondly referred to as the “Mulago Hot Springs” – “mulago” translates to mean “hospital” to drive home its healing abilities. It is also surrounded by works of Mother Nature adding to its serenity.


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