Obudu Mountain Resort
|Obudu Mountain Resort|
Obudu Cattle Ranch
|Elevation||1,600 m (5,200 ft)|
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. 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. Although the ranch has been through troubles since, it has been rehabilitated to its former glory.
The resort is found on the Obudu Plateau, close to the Cameroon border in the northeastern part of Cross River State, approximately 110 kilometres (68 mi) east of the town of Ogoja and 65 kilometres (40 mi) from the town of Obudu in Obanliku Local Government Area of Cross River State. It is about 30 minutes drive from Obudu town and is about a 332 kilometres (206 mi) drive from Calabar, the Cross River State capital.
Charter air service is available to the Bebi Airport which lies between the village of Obudu and the resort.
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 Government, which has turned the ranch into a well known holiday and tourist resort center in Nigeria.
A cluster of grazing cattle appears as a speck in a valley at Obudu
In the morning, fog passes over Obudu plateau. The hilly area in the top right side of the frame is where the Presidential Lodge is located.
Mini waterfall at the grotto in Becheve Nature Reserve, a major attraction on Obudu Plateau
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