Monday, March 24, 2008

Obudu Cattle Ranch, Calabar and Arriving Home

From Afi we took a 2.5 hour drive up north to Obudu Cattle Ranch situated on a plateau that is just over 16oom above sea level with much milder temperatures than the lower lying areas where we have been staying. The ranch is a very popular tourist destination in Nigeria with a water park, cable car and a dairy farm to name a few attractions.

The road up to Obudu Cattle Ranch is the site of an annual run called the Obudu Mountain Challenge that ascends 810m over 11.25 miles. I hope to do this race one year.

This picture was taken on the way down to a place on the river called the Grotto, an area with small waterfalls in the valley in the picture below. The FEED ME trash can in the picture below has no container in it and the trash dumps right onto the ground! I had to make this comment but I am not surprised to see this here!
The Water Park (slides not in view) at the base of the mountain. Our flight departed out of Calabar (back to Lagos) so we spent some time visiting the Drill Rehab & Breeding Center (DRBC) or Drill Ranch in Calabar. Pictured below is Kazeem, Sharon and Jonathan's driver, Samuel, our Nigerian Police man who escorted us with his AK47 for protection, and Niyi, our driver.
Here we are... all safe back in Lagos. We had a fantastic trip with great companions!

5 comments:

qleyo said...

I totally have to visit Obudu cattle ranch now. I live in abuja (in london really until I fully move back next year) and it seems to be so far away from all the resorts in Nigeria and the beaches!

G@ttoGiallo, the Instigator said...

Wanderful place, oh yes !
I'd like to be back there one day...

G@ttoGiallo said...

Thanks for your passing by...
Wouldn't you become a Blogger-follower ?

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