How To Explore The Beauty Of Obudu Mountain Resort
Obudu Mountain Resort, formerly known as the Obudu Cattle Ranch, is a ranch and resort on the Obudu Plateau in Cross River State, Nigeria. It was developed in 1951 by M. McCaughley, a Scot who first explored the mountain ranges in 1949. Together with Dr Crawfeild, they developed the Obudu Cattle Ranch.
Obudu Mountain Resort is one of the most beautiful and pleasant tourist centres in Nigeria. It is located on the Obudu Plateau, close to the Cameroon border, in the Northeastern part of Cross Rivers State.
Tourists usually visit this resort all year round, however, the resort welcomes more visitors during the festive season, as it is the period the Calabar Carnival is celebrated in the Cross River State.
Five Ways to explore the Obudu Mountain Resort
1. Get on the cable car
When you visit the Obudu Mountain Resort, either drive from the bottom of the hill or take the cable car to get to the top of the resort centre. The hilltop is about 11 km of winding road from the base. Driving up takes about 25 minutes while using the cable car takes about 6 minutes. It has been described as the longest cable car in the African continent. Tourists who visit this resort are always eager to get on the cable car and enjoy the fun of riding to the top of the resort.
2. Join the Obudu Mountain race
Obudu has a race competition it holds every year, where it offers an attractive cash price. It is usually held in November. Against this backdrop, in the event that you visit Obudu in the month of November, make it a date at the Obudu Mountain Race.
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3. Get on the Canopy Walkway
The Canopy Walkway is a 100m swaying bridge which is suspended in the air. It stands 70m above the bottom of the forest. Taking a walk on the canopy walkway would afford one the opportunity of enjoying the view of the beautiful forests around Obudu Mountain Resort. Climbing this canopy walkway can prove to be a daunting task, but it comes with a whole lot of fun and excitement.
4. Go sightseeing
For lovers of nature, go on a sightseeing adventure at the Obudu Mountain Resort. The resort houses about 250 varying species of birds. You will have an astonishing time watching the birds with your binocular.
5. Feast on local delicacies
You cannot visit Cross River state and not feast on their local delicacies. Why not visit any of the restaurants at Obudu Mountain Resort and feast on a bowl of tasty Afang soup? After you have fed your eyes and your belly and that is one memory you won’t forget in a hurry.
Obudu Mountain Resort is a beautiful place to visit all year round, so why not explore Nigeria and take a time out to see the beauty of Obudu in your next vacation.
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