Nigeria’s Highest Mountain Chappal Waddi
Chappal Waddi is a mountain in Nigeria and, at 2,419 m, is the country’s highest point. It is located in Taraba State, near the border with Cameroon, in the Gashaka Gumti Forest Reserve and Gashaka-Gumti National Park on the Mambilla Plateau.
Chappal Waddi inhales the jungle and lets remote paradise penetrate your soul. A phenomenally exhilarating climb awaits you from the vast hilly and rugged terrain crossed by leopards and grazed by buffalo to the fabulously lush emerald green jungle inhabited by fascinating primates, Chappal Waddi is truly a feast for your senses.
Located in the Southern sector of the Nigerian Gashaka Gumti National Park on the border of Cameroon, Chappal Waddi (Mountain of Death) is considered the highest peak in Nigeria at 2419 meters. It is largely undiscovered leaving the door open for you to venture into a world very few, if any, have experienced. Feel the rocky riverbed under your feet; see the strange and wonderful fish swim around your legs as you walk the cool flowing rivers. As the Black & White, Colobus and Putty Nose monkeys peer at you through the big leaves of this emerald gem and you hear the Red River Hogs and Warthogs charge through the jungle let the thrill of this wonderful Eden seep under your skin.
Plunging valleys leave you breathless and the churning in your stomach feels like you just swallowed the brilliantly multi-colored butterflies that flit around you on the thickly forested slopes. As you step through this adventure with thrilling trepidation at what wonderful site you are going to encounter next you explore further into a vast fantasy come to life. Mischievous chimps, gushing waterfalls, crystal pools, paradise is attainable it’s just the world’s best-kept secret.
How to get to Chappal Waddi Mountains
Chappal Waddi Mountains has located 530 km from the capital Abuja and a 4×4 vehicle recommended for tourists traveling to the destination.
Where to stay while climbing Chappal Waddi Mountains
As for the Southern sector, rooms are available in the tourist camp at Serti. Cooked Nigerian dishes may be found at the Serti motor park. Simple, self-catering accommodation is also available at Gashaka village, on the western edge of the park, at a pleasantly wooded site overlooking the River Gamgam, with panoramic views towards the park’s mountains. Facilities are basic but adequate and appropriate to the surroundings.
There is also some basic self-catering accommodation available in the Northern park sector at Toungo.
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