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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 Mr. 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
who, in 1951, together with Dr Crawfeild developed the Obudu Cattle Ranch. The Obudu Mountain Resort offers
the leisure seeker and the conference goer a complete contrast. Not only in its
temperate climate but also it’s exciting and different location.
Nestling at the top of the mountain the Obudu
Mountain Resort is situated on a plateau at 1576 metres above sea level on the
Oshie Ridge of the Sankwala Mountains. The temperate climate offers a total
contrast and welcome respite from Africa’s tropical heat. Idyllic tranquillity,
beautiful scenery and breathtaking views make it ideal for the lone adventurer,
families on reunion, young couple or holiday group.
Obudu Mountain Resort is in Cross River State situated close to the border of Cameroon and is reached from Lagos by plane.
Obudu Mountain Resort provides accommodation in
the form of African round huts and chalets on stilts maximising the
breathtaking views. Obudu Mountain Resort also offers self-contained suites
varying in size from the 2-bedroomed Governor’s Lodge with its own
lounge/dining room and kitchenette to the 20 Mountain Villas, each with three
bedrooms, lounge, dining room, kitchenette and balcony.
The food and beverage offering is found in the
Terrace Restaurant and Bar with a cosy and relaxing atmosphere made complete by
the blazing log fire. National and international cuisine is guaranteed to suit
all tastes and the healthy appetites from a day’s nature walk or round of golf.
The Obudu Mountain Resort offers a fully
equipped gym, two floodlit tennis courts, a squash court and a natural swimming
pool. Keen golfers can show their prowess on the hotel’s 9-hole golf course.
The tours to view the magnificent scenery and spectacular birdlife are a must for the visitor to this part of the world and these tours can be taken on foot or on bicycle. For those who forgot to pack binoculars, the Canopy Walkway which is situated in the trees allows visitors thrilling close-ups of the birds in their natural habitat high above the ground.
A major talking point for guests is Africa’s longest cable car system. At 4 kilometres, Obudu Mountain Resort cable car gently transfers guests (and their bags) from the tropical climate at the base of the mountain right to the hotel’s reception area on the mountainside which is often in the clouds and is accompanied by an invigorating drop in temperature.
So, grab your hiking boots, pack your binoculars and come experience this unspoilt part of Africa and sleep easy knowing that all the comfort and top-class service which African Sun is famous for will be provided in your stay. Join us at the Obudu Mountain Resort and enjoy a different but still unforgettable experience.
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