2 Dec 2010

Obudu Ranch, Nigeria

This is my first card from Nigeria and many thanks to my Chinese friend!

Obudu Cattle Ranch (now known as the Obudu Mountain Resort) was developed in 1951 by Mr. McCaughley, a Scottish who first explored the mountain ranges in 1949.He camped on the mountaintop of the Oshie Ridge on the Sankwala Mountains for a month before returning with Mr. Hugh Jones a fellow rancher who, in 1951, together with Dr Crawfeild developed the Obudu Cattle Ranch.Although the ranch has been through troubles since, it has very recently been rehabilitated to its former glory by the Protea South African Hotel chain.It is found on the Obudu Plateau close to the Cameroon Border in the North Eastern part of Cross River State of Nigeria, approximately 110 km east of the town of Ogoja and 65 km from the town of Obudu in Obanliku Local Government Area of Cross River State.It is about 30 minutes drive from Obudu town and is about 332 km drive from Calabar,the Cross River State capital.

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