Travel: There Is A Reason For Obudu Mountain Resort’s Fame

Obudu Mountain Resort formerly known as the Obudu Cattle Ranch is a ranch and resort located close to the Cameroon Border in the Northeastern part of Cross River State, Nigeria. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Nigeria and with its spectacular views, temperate climate and outdoor activities, it’s not hard to see why. From sitting around the bonfire held almost every night to relaxing in front of the fireplace at one of the Resort’s main lounges, Obudu is the place to get away from the noise of the cities. There are outdoor activities like hiking, cable car ride, canopy walkway, horse-riding, golf course and of-course, swimming.
The canopy walkway is a 100m swinging bridge suspended above the forest from which you get awesome views of some of Nigeria’s beautiful yet rapidly declining forests. The Obudu cable car ride is the longest in African with arguably the best views. It gives guests a scenic view of the surrounding, mountains and offers free WiFi to all guests. Guests enjoy swimming session at the outdoor pool which is flanked by sunbeds and parasols. At Obudu, you can also kill several birds with one stone as there are a few great sights fairly close to Obudu; for example, the Afi Forest Reserve and Agbokim Waterfalls which are both within 3 hours drive of the Resort and are worthy of a visit.
The accommodations are modern and you will enjoy admirable entertainment and quality food as they serve world class hospitality to tourists from all over the world. The spacious rooms are designed with an adjoining sitting area which is fitted with plush sofas. Each room features an air conditioner, an ornate lampshade, wall arts, a TV with satellite reception, a worktable/chair, and an en-suite bathroom.
The ranch features an onsite restaurant and bar that serve a variety of meals and drinks. The resort houses a football pitch, a basket ball court, a world class adventure water park, a hot tub/jacuzzi and a well equipped fitness centre. During leisure hours, guests enjoy helicopter field view and village walk. With variety of entertainment onsite, Obudu Cattle ranch is indeed a place to be with the whole family.

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