Obudu Mountain Resort: Africa’s Biggest And Finest Tourist Destination
Obudu Mountain Resort also known as Obudu Cattle Ranch is one of Africa’s biggest and finest tourist destinations in cross river.
Obudu Mountain Resort also known as Obudu Cattle Ranch is one of Africa’s finest and most interesting and spectacular tourist destinations. Obudu Mountain Resort is located in the highlands and deep tropical forests of Cross River State with a temperate climate at about 45 miles from the border with Cameroon.
About Obudu Mountain Resort’
It was developed in 1951 by M. McCaughley, McCaughley who first explored the mountain ranges in 1949. He camped on the mountaintop of the Oshie Ridge on the Sankwala Mountains for a month before returning with Mr. Hugh Jones, a fellow rancher, in 1951. Together with Dr. Crawfeild, they developed the Obudu Cattle Ranch.
The Obudu Cattle Ranch known presently as the Obudu Mountain Resort is found on the Obudu Plateau is close to the Cameroon Border in the northeastern part of the Cross The River State of Nigeria, approximately 110 kilometers (68 mi) east of the town of Ogoja and 65 kilometers (40 mi) from the town of Obudu in Obanliku Local Government Area of Cross River State. It is about a 30minutes drive from Obudu town and is about a 332 kilometers (206 mi) drive from Calabar, the Cross River State capital. Charter air service is also the climate on the Obudu Cattle The ranch is a semi-temperate mountain climate, which is the general weather the condition experienced on the Obudu Plateau due to its altitude.
Obudu Mountain Resort Location’
The Obudu Mountain Resort is about 30 minutes’ drive from Obudu Town, and 332 Kilometers drive from Calabar. If you want to bypass the long road trip, a charter air service is available to the Bebi Airport which lies between Obudu and the Resort available to the Bebi Airport which lies between the village of Obudu and the resort.
On your arrival to the ranch, you will be welcomed in the heavily decorated reception (with a massive Cow head hanging on the wall) where you can confirm your room and get other check-in information you need.
The ranch has in recent times seen an influx of both Nigerian and international tourists because of the development of tourist facilities by Cross-River State A government that has turned the ranch into one of the well-known holidays and tourist resort centers in Nigeria.
Activities at Obudu Mountain Resort’
Obudu Mountain Resort attracts lots of local and international visitors/tourists yearly, especially during the Christmas period or Obudu Ranch International Mountain Race known as “the world’s richest mountain race”, is an annual 11.25 km mountain running competition that takes place in late November.
The Obudu Mountain Resort is larger than the size of some communities we would find around today. Largely dense by trees and mountains, the roads are beautifully structured in a snake line fashion to allow access to all parts of the Mountain.
Landmarks are strategically put in place to allow tourist to identify their location and move more quickly around the mountain.
You can go horse riding to cover distances or take a ride in the cable car that conveys passengers from the base to the top of the mountain, which gives you a scenic view while bypassing the extremely winding road to the top.
Side Attractions at the Obudu Cattle Ranch
- Stainless Steel Water Park with Jacuzzi and Heighten Sideway and Lush Garden
- Longest Cable Care in Africa
- Mountain View
- Canopy Walkway
- Temperature Climate
- Holy Mountain
- Nature Reserve
- House on a Tree.
Who can visit Obudu Mountain Resort?
If you love Sight-seeing and enjoying nature, watching birds and more, then a binocular will come in handy. If you love hiking, you will also have a swell time. Swimming, golfing and of course, a fitness center is readily available for you.
If you are a tourist looking for a mix of adventure and idyllic tranquility, then Obudu Cattle Ranch is the place to be. With rich natural vegetation and a picturesque view, Obudu is increasingly becoming popular amongst tourists from all around Nigeria and Africa as a whole. The ranch has numerous pleasant and beautiful mountain-area and country-side views, with a well preserved and calm Serene to suit all our guests.
Obudu Mountain Resort is about 1,700 ft above sea level. The weather is so foggy and you will enjoy the serenity, ambience of this resort. It is worth visiting. It is a place that defies boredom and is an intriguing site to remember every day. Cool environment enhanced by the low pressure of high altitude and moderated temperatures arising from differing motions of water vapour.