6 Days Nigeria Cross river Gorilla Safari

Cross River National park is a 2,800 square kilometers park that was established in 1989. It consists of the Boshi Okwango forest Reserve and the southern Oban Hills forest reserve located about 3hours drive north of Calabar.

Cross River National Park is one of renowned Nigeria’s eco-tourism destinations where tropical rain forest rare animals and birds can be observed in their natural habitat. It is the only national park with a tropical rain forest. The park is covered by a humid tropical rain forest that covers the northern and central parts, mangrove swamps cover the coastal areas with the forest being crisscrossed by rivers and little streams.

The park is about an hour’s drive from Calabar, and it can also be connected through the Port Harcourt route and most tourists ultimately want to see the indigenous white-faced monkeys and the gorillas. Some other animals and birds that can be found in the park are Buffaloes, Wild Pigs, Forest Elephants, Antelopes, Chimpanzees, and Manatees. Also, other monkeys can also be found in that amazing environment.

Highlights

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Detailed Itinerary


Day 1: Arrival in Calabar


Our guide will pick you up for the long-distance drive from Abuja to Obudu plateau upon arrival you head to your accommodation facility at Protea Hotel Ranch Resort Obudu for an overnight stay.

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Day 2: Drive to Cross river national park


After morning breakfast you will depart for cross river national park for a primate walk in search of different types of primates in the dense forest cover of the tropical rain forest and later take a picnic and do a canopy walk and later drive to Calabar for overnight.

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Day 3: Gorilla trekking Experience


One hour after breakfast you will be engaged in some special activity of searching for the rear lowland gorillas in the Cross River National Park, Gorilla tracking can be tricky and clients are not guaranteed sightings but on a good day, you can see them and other primate species.

Day 4: Experience Kwa falls


Enjoy an adventure to the Kwa falls located in the Oban Division of the Cross River National Park. Take a deep plunge pool forms at the bottom of the waterfall which is characterized by well-arranged stairs of 234 steps from top to bottom. The nearby Kwa River sand beach is sure an icing on the cake, making Kwa falls, Nigeria’s own tropical paradise.

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Day 5: Day at leisure


You will take a full day of relaxation at your lodge after a series of hiking activities in the Jungle and do cleaning up before taking a stroll to the town to discover more.

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Day 6: Drive back to Abuja


After breakfast gets ready for a lovely ride to Abuja before taking your flight home.

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End of tour


Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.

What’s included


  • permits
  • Entrance fees
  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Transportation

What’s excluded


  • International flights
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Tips
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Laundry

When to book the safari package?


3 months advised before traveling.

Best Time to Travel


April- November.

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