Obudu mountain resort formerly known Obudu cattle ranch was first explored by M. McCaughley, a Scottish rancher in 1949. He camped on the mountain top for a month before returning with Mr Hugh Jones a rancher too. From research Obudu Mountain Resort was developed in 1951 by Mr Hugh Jones and Dr Crawfield.
What make here so interesting?
This Resort is found on Obudu Plateau located in the highlands of Cross River State, about 45 miles from the border with Cameroon. It is one of the most beautiful and pleasant tourist centers in Nigeria. It offers visitors a good blend of warm and cold temperature, as it has a very temperate weather. The Obudu Mountain Resort is a good example of how green the grass can be if watered just right.
The truth is not many Nigerian know about the beauty of these place, most will probably say or tell it’s not Nigeria but this resort has increasingly become popular among tourists, most especially couples and other adventures from various tribes in the country and from other countries.
The rooms in Obudu Mountain Resort are made up executive rooms, huts, standard rooms and chalet to a presidential apartment and more enough space for other activities too.
When to Visit
Obudu welcomes visitors at any time, all year round but the bet time to visit Obudu Mountain Resort or Obudu Cattle Ranch is when the flowers are in bloom, the sky is clear and the air is cool.
The Cable Car
The cable car transport is something that cannot be resisted at Obudu Mountain Resort. Tourist who visits are always eager to get on the car cable and enjoy the fun of riding to the top of the resort. Did you also know? It is described as the longest cable car in the African continent.
The ranch has numerous pleasant mountain area and countryside views. For some people, It is a tourism hotspot in Africa; to others, it is heaven on earth.
Obudu Mountian Race
The mountain race is a fun activity that occurs annualy in November held for more energetic people with a cas prize attracting competitors from across Nigria and international. Read more
You can let loose with activities like swimming, horse-riding, golfing and hiking. At the Obudu Mountain Resort, the fun never stops, as there are loads of fun outdoor activities to get involved in. This resort has two large river-sized swimming pools, where you can enjoy time in the water and also relax in the outdoor pool bed. When hiking, it is recommended that you go with firm boots and be psychologically prepared for the climbing expedition. With its 9-hole golf course, you are allowed to play a game of golf. The lush vegetation around the golfing area is an amazing sight to behold.
The Canopy Walkway
Taking a walk on the canopy walkway would afford the opportunity of enjoying the view of the beautiful forests around Obudu Mountain Resort which is 70m above the forest floor.
Tourists can trek on the 60KM canopy walkway built in the form of a ladder tree house unhindered, for breathtaking view. Tourists be amazed at the extraordinary diversity of canopy life and breathtaking view from such height. You know that feeling when you’re on a rollercoaster and you’re screaming with excitement and fear yet when you get off, you want to get right back on? That’s what you get with the Canopy Walkway.
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. The forest and all of its creatures are jealously protected by the Cross River State Government.
There are a few great sights fairly close to Obudu; for example, the Afi Forest Reserve and Agbokim Waterfalls are both within 3 hours drive of the Resort and are worthy of a visit.
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