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Obudu is a local government area in Cross River State in South South Nigeria.


This area became really popular because of Obudu Cattle Ranch. It shares boundary with Benue State to the north and Cameroon to the east.

Get in[edit]

You can reach Obudu from either Calabar which takes approximately 6 hours by road or by passing Gboko, Benue State. The town area is accessible only via road.

It is about 110 km (68 mi) east of Ogoja township, and is about 332 kilometres (206 mi) from Calabar, the Cross River State capital.

By plane[edit]

The closest international airport is in Calabar where you can book your flight if coming from Lagos or Abuja, and afterwards take a car or bus to the resort.

Alternatively, there is an airstrip called Bebi Airstrip that also serves the Obudu Mountain Resort. Its runway is 18 km east of Obudu. The airstrip primarily serves as the aviation gateway to the Obudu Ranch resort.

Get around[edit]

By bus[edit]

Bus is the most preferred means of transportation if you are going somewhere far in the community. Although it takes a longer time to get a bus, you would definitely get one.

By motorbike[edit]

This is the most common means of transportation in this community. You can take a motorcycle to almost anywhere in the community although it's not really advisable for long distance journey.


  • Obudu Dam
  • 1 Obudu Cattle Ranch (about 30 minutes drive from Obudu town). It is located on the Oshie Ridge of the Sankwala Mountain Range at about approximately 1600 m above sea level. It is the most popular destination in the south-south region for tourists in Nigeria. Although the area is normally cold, the views are nice. It is surrounded by undulating mountain ranges, low hanging clouds and thick dense canopy forests. There are several places in this ranch you can visit. There are a canopy walk and a grotto. The cattle ranch was created in 1951 by a Scottish explorer who explored the mountain ranges and camped on the Oshie Ridge mountaintop of the Sankwala Mountains in 1949. A taxi from Calabar costs ₦6,000-7,000 (2022) whilst a regular taxi from Obudu township to the ranch costs ₦1000-2000.


  • Bird watching





There are several hotels in Obudu. In case you are visiting the ranch, there are some cabins over there and also village huts; they are expensive though.

  • Obudu Mountain Resort Hotel, Obanliku Local Government Area, +234 903 059 7993, . Check-in: anytime, check-out: 2PM. Obudu Mountain Resort Hotel is the accommodation attachment to the Obudu Cattle Ranch. It is on the hill in the mainstay of the resort. From:Calabar Murtala Mohammed Highway continue straight on the Katsina Calabar Road, Odukpani Junction Akamkpa Biase Ugep Obubra and Continue toward Ikom Four Corners. At Ikom Four Corners Turn right towards Ikom-Obudu Road, Wula-Boki Bendi-Obanliku at T-Junction into Utuhu Obudu Mountain Resort. Obudu_Mountain_Resort on Wikipedia
  • Evergreen Hotel, Obudu, Cross River - 123B Ranch Road Obudu. Check-in: noon, check-out: 2PM. Evergreen Hotel is a 2-star hotel on the Obudu Mountain Resort Ranch Road. It is well situated for guests who like to visit tourist sites as the Obudu Mountain Resort and Afi Mountain. ₦5000.


There is Mtn, Airtel, Glo and Etisalat network available in both 3G and 4G in almost all the communities in the L.G.A

Go next[edit]

  1. Benue State
  2. Boki
  3. Ikom
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