Christmas 5 reasons you must visit Calabar in December

With the current economic situation, you can significantly save by visiting Calabar this Christmas.

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Carnival Calabar is still Africa's biggest street party play

Carnival Calabar is still Africa's biggest street party

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Calabar has through the years earned a place as one of the hottest tourist spots in Nigeria and for good reason.

From its rich cuisine to warm, hospitable people and not forgetting the breathtaking Obudu Mountain Resort, there are several reasons why Cross River comes highly recommended for the holiday.

With the current economic situation, you can significantly save by visiting Calabar this Christmas.

1. Calabar Carnival

  play Calabar carnival which kicks off from the beginning of December through January. (Punch)
 

Arguably one of the biggest carnivals in Nigeria, Calabar carnival which kicks off from the beginning of December through January.

Tagged Africa’s largest street party, it attracts fun lovers from across the country, and outside for days of dancing under the sun.

2. Amazing food

Undoubtedly one of Nigeria's food capitals, Cross River offers a variety of rich, sumptuous cuisine.

3. Beautiful sights

 

If you're looking for a place with such breath-taking scenery head on to Obudu Mountain Resort or Tinapa.

4.  Marina Resort

The Marina Resort in Calabar sits on a great historical site, the water mouth of Calabar. It is close to the old slave trade sites where nearly 30 percent of the slaves that left Africa were deported. Presently, Marina Resort is a preserved historical site, an ‘island’ having a cinema house, and recreation centre.

The slave history museum is located right at Marina Resort.

5. Visit Afi Mountain Wildlife centre

play Afi Mountain Wildlife centre (Cross River Watch)
 

At the Afi Mountain, endangered primates can be spotted. From the Nigerian chimpanzee to the most endangered gorilla subspecies, the Cross River gorilla.

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