Cross River National Park

Amazing Tourist Locations to Visit in Calabar

Did you enjoy Guide Abuja, the Centre of Unity and our favourite tourist locations to visit in Lagos in 2020 ? As a follow up to our Experiencing Naija Guide, we bring to you, Amazing Tourist Locations to Visit in Calabar. This guide provides you with some of our favourite tourist locations to visit in Calabar in 2020 in no particular order.

Calabar National Museum

Arguably one of the most prestigious museums in Nigeria, a building that served as the residence, and administrative office of the colonial government.

Calabar National Museum

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Cross River National Park

The Cross River National Park is located in Cross River State, Nigeria. The park covers a total area of about 4,000 km2, it has one of the oldest rainforests in Nigeria, rich in biodiversity and abundant in primate species.

 

Tinapa Resort

Tinapa Business & Leisure Resort is one of the best resorts in Nigeria. It provides a beautiful and conducive environment for relaxation, recreation, and business.

 

Obudu Mountain Resort

Obudu Mountain Resort formerly known as Obudu Cattle Ranch is a ranch and resort on the Obudu Plateau in Cross Rivers state.

 

Mary Slessor’s House

Mary Mitchell Slessor (2 December 1848 – 13 January 1915) was a Scottish Presbyterian missionary who arrived Nigeria, lived with the Efik people and was able to understand their local language. She was known for the promotion of women & children rights and the stop of the practice of infanticide of twins. The house where she lived in Okoyong Calabar is well protected till date and considered a major tourist attraction in Nigeria, and all over the world.

Mary Slessor’s House
Mary Slessor’s House

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Agbokim Waterfalls

Agbokim Waterfalls is located in Etung local government area of Cross River State. It is close to the Cameroon border, consisting of seven streams which all separately pours down from a steep cliff providing a unique seven faced falls.

Agbokim Waterfalls
Agbokim Waterfalls

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Drill Rehabilitation Centre

Drill Rehab Centre also is known as “Drill Ranch” is located in Calabar and was founded in 1991. Drill rehab breeds orphan Drill monkeys which is one of Africa’s most endangered species preventing them from going extinct.

 

Kwa Falls

Kwa Water Fall is an aesthetic waterfall located in a narrow steep gorge on the Kwa river in Cross Rivers State.

Calabar Carnival

Calabar Carnival commonly called “Africa’s Biggest Street Party” holds yearly from 1st December – 31st December to celebrate the rich culture & heritage of the people of Nigeria, Africa, and all over the world.

 

 

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