Calabar or Canaan city is the capital of Cross River state in South South Nigeria. The original name for Calabar was ‘Akwa Akpa’ in the Efik language. The city is adjacent to the Calabar and Great Kwa Rivers and creeks of the Cross River from its inland delta. The city has always been described as the tourism capital of Nigeria. It was the home of the first social club in Nigeria, The Africa Club, it hosted the first competitive football, cricket and field hockey games in the country and also houses the oldest secondary school in eastern Nigeria, the Hope Waddell Training Institution where Nnamdi Azikiwe, the first president of Nigeria graduated from.
Traveling by air is the fastest and most convenient means of getting to Calabar. Major means of transportation in the city include taxis, tricycles, buses, and motorcycles.
5 Star hotels in Calabar
There are several 5 star hotels in Calabar, some include
Tinapa Lakeside Hotel is situated in a picturesque setting within the Tinapa Free Trade Zone. The hotel offers excellent services in a serene and natural environment, it lies in close proximity to several places of interest.
This is a fully equipped 4-star hotel located in the heart of the city. It is a 15-minute drive from the Margaret Ekpo International Airport and lies close to several places of interest.
This is one of the top luxury hospitality facility in the city. It is approximately 10 minutes from the Margaret Ekpo International Airport and lies in close proximity to several places of interest.
Tips on choosing a hotel
Consider transportation, hotel reviews, the proximity of the hotel to your primary interest and the services offered by the hotel when choosing a hotel in Calabar.