Take that trip to the National Museum in Calabar: If you’re in Calabar, then a trip to the National Museum is a must. The museum is housed in the Old Residency, which was originally known as the Government House. This prefabricated structure of Scandinavian red pine wood was shipped from Britain in 1884 to house the early British Administration.
The building itself is close to where the Nigerian Government had housed Liberian Warlord Charles Taylor, and a walk from President Goodluck Jonathan’s lodge will get you there.
The museum houses artifacts from Nigeria’s political history, including a cannon that was used in an attack on the British colonialists during their invasion of Benin in 1897.
Obudu mountain resort: Obudu Mountain Resort is a wonderful place to visit. It’s located in the Northeastern part of Cross Rivers State, on the Obudu Plateau, and has become a tourist destination. It offers visitors a good blend of warm and cold temperatures, as it has very temperate weather at all times.
The resort center has grown to become one of the most beautiful places in Nigeria. It’s also very popular with visitors because of its scenic beauty, pleasant atmosphere, and wonderful people!
The distance between Obudu and the ranch is about 1 hour. There are taxis at Obudu that will transport you to the Ranch at a cost of 600 Naira. Driving from Calabar to the mountain resort could take up to 6 hours, which gives you ample time to enjoy the sight of the vegetation and the scenery on your way.
Visit and swim at Kwa Falls: If you’re looking to explore nature, have a picnic, and take in the beautiful views of the sparkling waters plunging down to form a pool, then the Kwa Falls located in Anegeje Village on the outskirts of the Calabar metropolis is an ideal venue for you.
Kwa Falls is located just off the main road that leads from Calabar to Mpulungu. It is easy to find because it is one of only two places in Calabar that offers a breathtaking view of nature.
The falls are formed by water from the Congo River which has been split into four streams by rocks. The first stream plunges down from a height of over 200 feet, forming a pool where visitors can swim or just enjoy floating on their backs. The second stream descends from another height of about 100 feet and forms another pool for swimming as well as for canoeing or kayaking. The third stream forms another lake with three separate smaller dams at its mouth where people can swim and play volleyball or basketball. The fourth stream forms yet another lake called Kwa Lake where visitors can fish and swim comfortably at its shallow depths without getting wet at all!
Take a boat ride and Visit the Hidden Twins at Twin Island: If you’re visiting Calabar, you should take the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the city from the twin islands. The island, located right in the middle of the Calabar River can be accessed by boat at Marina Resort.
This is a great way to see Calabar’s famous twin islands and experience its rich culture.
Atimbo Bush meat and Palm Wine Joints: Atimbo is a great place to go if you’re looking for an authentic Nigerian experience. While there, you can enjoy a traditional dish called plantain pottage, which is served with bush meat and palm wine. It’s a delicacy that makes the perfect accompaniment to your visit to Calabar.
If you love the taste of palm wine, then Atimbo is the place for you. The area has been known as a hot spot for this drink since the early 20th century, and it remains popular today. You can also get Guinness beer mixed with your palm wine if it’s not too strong for your liking!
If you’re looking for something fun and different, then Atimbo will suit your needs perfectly!
Visit the slave Museum: The Slave History Museum is another great attraction in Calabar which remains a monument to the struggles of the past. Visitors are treated to a movie that depicts the slave trade era before they are led on an interactive tour of the museum. There are also audio recordings of how slaves were arranged in ships, and how they yelled hopelessly. How they were thrown into the river and other stages of slavery in their new world was aptly recorded, these features give visitors a better understanding of the slave struggles.