8 Days Budget Nigeria Gorilla Safari

Take a chance of this combined tour to the most pristine rainforest in the world, the Cross River rainforest, and a city tour of Calabar – the first capital of modern-day Nigeria. This tour package offers tourists an unmatched experience of seeing gorillas in their natural mountain habitat, as well as encounters with the drill monkeys – an ape species that is only found in two other countries in the world.

Calabar is a treasure trove of Nigeria’s pre-colonial history, and it is our pleasure to share these truths about Nigeria with you, including visits to relics of African indigenous civilizations, early Christian missions, slave trade centers, and the local cults. Holiday Nigeria ‘Gorilla & City Tour’ is a showcase of the world’s most bio-diverse tourist destinations; hence tour package offers wildlife tours, adventure tours, national history tours, and marine tourist activities.

Established in 1991 from three former forest reserves, the Okwangwo Division of Cross River National Park covers an area of 640km2 of mostly lowland and sub-montane closed-canopy forest.  Located at the headwaters of the River Cross, the topography is rugged and elevations range from 150m in the southern lowlands to around 1,700m on the edge of the Obudu plateau in the north.  Okwangwo is contiguous with Takamanda National Park in Cameroon and together they represent the main stronghold for the critically endangered Cross River gorilla.

Highlights

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Detailed Itinerary


Day 1: Arrival in Abuja


Upon arrival in Abuja, you will be picked up and transfer to the lodge overnight in the main capital Abuja

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Day 2: Drive from Abuja to Calabar


After morning breakfast you will drive from Abuja to Calabar in the cross river state and upon arrival, you will check in to your lodge overnight.

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Day 3: Calabar City tour


After morning breakfast you will embark on a city tour of Calabar town where you will Visit Mary Slessor Mausoleum, the Marina waterfront, Tinapa Resort, and more.

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Day 4: Visit Afi mountain wildlife sanctuary


Visit the Afi Mountain wildlife sanctuary which is home to Gorillas, Drill monkeys & chimpanzees, meet the Drill: “Mikimikii” that has been in captivity since 1994, and the famous Drill: “Kikelomo” with her twin.

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Day 5:  Swim at the Bona Waterfall pool


Waterfalls made of natural rocks come in all sizes and shapes. For swimming pools, two-ton waterfalls are commonly used. But note that when you decide to get a waterfall made of natural rock for your swimming pool, you have to first consider how much sound you want to hear.

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Day 6:  Gorilla trekking Experience


The gorillas are not fully habituated so you will meet the research team and give it a try in the dense forest cover of Nigeria.

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Day 7: Primate trekking Experience


You will meet the team again and head to the forest in search of primates in the forest.

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Day 8:  Drive back to Abuja and connect your flight home


After morning breakfast you will drive back to Abuja for your outbound flight.

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Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.

What’s included


  • Permits
  • Accommodation
  • Transportation
  • Entrance fees

What’s excluded


  • International flight
  • insurance
  • Tips
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Laundry

When to book the safari package?


6 months in Advance.

Best Time to Travel


April-November.

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