History of Mount Patti Mount Patti. The name of this towering natural wonder, 458.3 metres above sea-level, means Mountain in the Nupe Language. Security/Safety of Mount Patti This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Mount Patti, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Mountain Climbing Gear Drinking water Camera to capture the sights and take selfies with Sun Shades and a hat for the heat A local guide or compass Things to do while at Mount Patti Before heading to Mount Patti, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Climb to the peak of the mountain Check out the sight of the Lokoja Confluence from this elevated height Explore the mountains and all its hidden wonders Best Features Known to many as the birthplace of the concept of the Nigeria project, Mount Patti is a major tourist attraction among other natural attractions Lokoja boasts of. Visible from anywhere in the town, it is a plateau of about 1500 feet above sea level with a stretch of about 15 kilometres. Remarkable for its fertile soil, elevated view of the sprawling town and neighboring confluence, distinctive features, and its part in Nigeria's history, it draws tourists to view its magnificence. Prominent of its interesting features is a big Baobab tree that is claimed to be over 100 years old, and Lugard's Rest House. Writer's Review As tempting and exciting as Mount Patti looks, I will recommend only the strong-hearted and those in peak physical health to attempt climbing it. The journey from the mountain foot to its peak averages five kilometres. Going up the plateau is almost as tasking as descending. From the starting point, you pass through a gate where you pay a token to its keepers. The road up the mountain cuts through a mylina tree plantation from where wooden-electric poles are harvested. Midway up, the vegetation pattern begins to change. After an arduous upward journey, you walk into the embrace of an amazing plain. The air on Mount Patti is refreshingly cool and the spot is dizzying, especially at seeing the vast, greenish landscape down, down below. With its serenity, and its surprising good weather and vegetation, it is a peculiar place as evidenced by the absence of mosquitoes despite the lush and grassy environment. It really is a worthwhile experience that everyone who loves adventures should experience. From the top, the scenic plain surroundings of Lokoja, the hinterland, the silent grandeur and the beautiful nature of the confluence of Rivers Niger and Benue can easily be viewed.
History of Lokoja Confluence Lokoja Confluence. Looking for a town that boasts of hills, a plateau, two rivers and a confluence? Lokoja is where you need to be. Security/Safety of Lokoja Confluence This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Lokoja Confluence, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Camera to capture the sights and take selfies with Best Features Nigeria's longest river, the River Niger meets the Benue River here at a point that forms the Y-shape that is seen on a map of the country. An amazing sight, one of the best places to see this natural feature is the famed Mount Patti. There is one distinguishing feature that is easily prominent when viewed from this elevated position – their colors can be easily seen. Whereas the River Niger water appears muddy, that of the Benue appears light blue in color. It is claimed that it was here, filled with the beauty of the two great rivers and its confluence, that the Lady Flora Shaw had the idea to name the country Nigeria after the River Niger. Writer's Review The confluence is the greatest landmark associated with Lokoja, and for right reasons. The grandness of the confluence and the rivers hints one of the mysterious and incredible force of nature in her wildness and beauty. The confluence can only be accessed by water, and tourists can enjoy a boat ride along it for a fee of about N10,000.