Exploring the beautiful mountains of Obudu over the weekend, I couldn’t agree more with the saying; “you may think the grass is greener on the other side, but if you take the time to water yours, it would be just as green”.
A location such as the Obudu Mountain Resort is a good example of how green the grass can be if watered just right. The truth is; Nigeria is a marvelously beautiful country and an effort in the right direction is all we need to harness its beauty.
This resort should be a must visit for every Nigerian; so as to appreciate the beauty we have within as a country. It’s always fun going on such trips as a group or a couple.
Obudu Mountain Resort
At an elevation of approximately 5,200 ft above sea level, Obudu Mountain Resort is one of the top luxury tourist destinations available in Nigeria today. The Obudu Mountain Resort is an area of tranquil serenity, beautiful landscape, and breathtaking views.
The Resort is truly one of Nigeria’s finest and celebrated tourist destinations. Blessed with a perfect location surrounded by mountains, Obudu Mountain Resort is a mini heaven with an inviting natural endowment to be explored.
The Mountain Resort is only 45 miles from the border between Cross River State and Cameroon. It lays deep in the tropical rainforest of Cross River State and has increasingly become popular amongst tourists, couples, adventurers and various groups from Africa and the world at large.
The Cable Car, Road Or Helipad
The hilltop is about 11km of a meandering road from the base and can be accessed either by driving, flying (helipad) or via a cable car.
The canopy walkway gives you an extraordinary diversity of canopy life and breathtaking view from the top.
You can also go for a swim in the natural pool carved by the downpour of the waterfall.
Obudu is a Local Government Area in Cross River State, Nigeria. The town has been a major tourist destination thanks to the Obudu Mountain Resort (formerly Obudu Cattle Ranch).
The locals are very welcoming. Looking at the Geo-cultural area of the community, Obudu is home to six clans namely, the Bette, Obanlikwu, Bendi, Utuwang, Ukpe-Alege, and Utanga-Becheve, all of which thrived as petty-independent villages with strong cultural affinity.
The Obudu cultural area is bounded on the north by Tsar of Benue State, on the east by the Akway’s of the Republic of Cameroon, and on the south and west by the local government areas of Boki and Bekwarra.
The Bebi Airstrip is a nearby public airport servicing the region; it is approximately 18 kilometers east of Obudu town. The Airstrip has a 1.8 km runway and it’s capable of receiving light aircraft.
Visiting Obudu Mountain Resort
The advantage of visiting this location is it fits every budget. My trip was a low budget group trip made available by the 042Instameet group. We came together as individuals from various states in Nigeria and drove down to Obudu town (Approximately 5 hours drive from Enugu).
At Obudu town we were warmly welcomed and we immediately settled in at a low-cost lodge. The next morning we got a tour guide from Obudu town and drove down to the mountain resort to explore all it had to offer.
For those out for a luxury experience, you could head directly to the mountain resort, where there are a number of cottages (including a presidential cottage) available.
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