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Calabar, the tourism capital of Nigeria is home to a whole lot of places for a memorable experience in the city. Here is a list of places to visit if you really want to maximize your stay in Calabar.
- National Museum Calabar
This is one of the historical monuments in the country containing several materials of antiquity and rare artifacts from colonial times. This museum houses tales of slave trade which is bound to invoke emotions and agitation.
2. Tinapa Resort
Tinapa resort is a district located at duke town 10km outside of Calabar. It consists of a hotel, numerous food outlets, playground, movie studio, casino, cinema and a host of other facilities to ensure you have a breathtaking experience.
3. Obudu Mountain Resort
This is an exotic ranch and resort is an amazing place to relax your nerves. This tourist centre is made up of chalets, standard room, executive room, huts to presidential suites. This attractive environment is a spot of endless fun.
4. Agbokim Waterfalls
This magnificent piece of nature consists of seven streams descending over a steep cliff providing a seven faced fall by lush greenery, valleys and steep hills which are enveloped in a rainbow-like aura. A good spot for you to chill out and appreciate nature at its finest surrounded. Located close to the Cameroon border, you are in for a cross-border experience.
5. Kwa Waterfall
This is a beautiful body of water falling from the narrow steep gorge on the headwaters of the Kwa River surrounded by a tropical mangrove forest. Kwa waterfalls is the ideal place to chill out from all the stress of the daily hustle with its serenity and splendid view.
6. Millennium Park
The millennium park is a superb man-made nature park built to depict the rich Calabar history. It contains war relics, an arcade with a list of fallen soldiers and other artworks. An ideal spot for picnic and relaxation.
7. Drill Ranch
This is a rehabilitation centre home to a colony of drills to preserve the endangered species from extinction. In the ranch, there are also Tropical Rainforest Drill Monkeys, Chimpanzees and a handful of other smaller, crawling animals and assorted birds. Visitors get to feed and interact with the animals, take a canopy walk and see the pools of the waterfalls from the Bano River.
8. Cross River National Park
The Cross River national park is one of the oldest rainforests in Africa home to different species of plants and animals which includes gorillas, drills, a gwantibo or golden potto forest elephant, and saleginella species. A tour around the park promises to be a thrilling experience with a host of activities like sport fishing, mountaineering, game viewing and various others.
9. Summit Hills
A real estate covering an area of 367 hectares contains residential buildings, a golf course, a hotel, and recreational facilities. A visit to summit hills would be a delightful experience.
10. Slave Museum
This is one of the most historic sites in Nigeria. The museum contains audio recordings, artifacts, and documents dating back to the slave trade era.