Monday, July 2, 2012

Primal Wilderness Rambling From Obudu Nigeria

Obudu cattle ranch is one of Nigeria's most intriguing destinations. The remarkable site is situated in a thick rainforest region of southern Nigeria, covering an area of over 1000 square kilometers. The first time visitor to Obudu resort is usually amazed at the wondrous work nature has done along the undulating hills and meandering route leading to the ranch.

The area is simply breathtaking when visitors traverse the extensive vegetation that serves as a habitat for over 1500 species of wildlife, insects, birds and plants. These exotic life forms live harmoniously with each other in a perfect balance of nature, as biotic and abiotic components offer a rich blend while maintaining a stable ecosystem.

My first visit to Obudu cattle ranch stimulated a curiosity to understand the mystery behind such scenic beauty. My hunger was more than satisfied, when I observed how the Creator has embellished his work with a spice of variety that only a dulled spirit could fail to notice.

The hill tops of Obudu stand as some of the highest plateaus in Africa and maintain a convivial temperature for the pleasant enjoyment of any adventurer. One unique feature of Obudu that sets it apart is the breathtaking cable car ride. These exhilerating cable cars tend to unlock the passion in a visitor. Obudu resort prides itself in being one of the best relaxation spots in sub-Saharan Africa.

These facilities are complemented by an international business and shopping infrastructure known as Tinapa. This is less than a two-hour drive from Obudu and provides a myriad of services for those who wish to explore beyond the hospitality the ranch offers. Tinapa and Obudu combine for a perfect synergy between natural wonders and modern technology. Haven't considered Nigeria as a destination? Maybe you should.

Tony Tochi is a travel writer from Nigeria. You can check out his blog at

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