Formerly known as Obudu Cattle Ranch, Obudu Mountain Resort is a tourist attraction centre located in Obanliku Local Government Area of the Northern part of Cross River State, Nigeria – close to Cameroon border.
Obudu Mountain Resort is the most traveled tourist destination in Nigeria. It attracts both local and international visitors/tourists yearly; especially during the Christmas period or Obudu Ranch International Mountain Race (the world’s richest mountain race). The Obudu Ranch International Mountain Race is an annual 11.25 km mountain running competition that takes place in late November.
Obudu Mountain Resort welcomes visitors all year round. But however, observation says that the best time to visit is between February and October; because during this period, the flowers blossom in fullness and the coolness of the air is glorious.
The tours to view the magnificent scenery and spectacular bird life are a must for visitors to this part of the world. And interestingly, these tours can be taken on foot or on bicycle. Additionally, another interesting facility in Obudu Mountain Resort is the cable car system, which is about the longest in Africa. It serves as a major talking point for guests.