Iyake Lake - The Only Suspended Lake in Africa

Ado Awaiye suspended lake is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Nigeria. It is one of the two suspended lakes in the world. If you are wondering what's the big deal about Ado Awaye?

Well, there are only two suspended lakes in the world and one of them is located in Nigeria, Oyo State to be precise. It is the only suspended lake in Africa.

What makes this lake more appealing is its splendor, myths and arrays of natural wonders surrounding it.

Rumors said nobody has ever dived to the end of the lake, with a large number of unproven opinions saying it leads "to the other end of the world." In fact, residents of Ado-Awaye believe that a white researcher once came to establish the end of the lake but he could not make a return back to the earth. He died there!
Iyake does not hang on the mountain alone as a wonder. The relatively calm lake which has never dried and always maintained the same level in both raining and dry season is surrounded by jaw-dropping works of nature that residents describe as extraordinary. Coming from the ground up to the hill is Isage. It is a mysterious rock vertically standing on its tail, giving an eye-catching view of the Ado-Awaye as it spreads to the neighboring communities including Iseyin and Okeho, a town covered by rocks.

Due to the mysterious presence of Iyaki hanging lake, Christians are said to often visit it for spiritual cleansing. It is believed that Iyake has the spiritual power to heal infertility, though all these claims have not been scientifically proven.

However, Iyake remains a tourist attraction center and is well visited.