TransportationBy car and motorbike
TagsExplore nature, Meet friends, Relaxation, Sightseeing,
Travellers' Photos at Mount Patti
The name of this towering natural wonder, 458.3 metres above sea-level, means Mountain in the Nupe Language.
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
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
These are the following things you can do while you're here:
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
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.
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.
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