“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”
― Augustine of Hippo
Calabar is one of the leading tourist destinations in Nigeria. The city’s deep cultural and historical stories are anchors which attracts people from all over the world to it. The beautiful scenery of the town, the socioeconomic structure and the people have a whole lot of beauty and history underlain in their everyday lives.
That is why THE AFROPOLITAN TOUR has chosen CALABAR as its second destination for the year 2016, after touring a similarly historic town of Badagry earlier in the year.
The goal of the tour is to educate, entertain and most of all foster a new love for Africa in the minds of each and every participant of this tour.
Backdrop for the 2002 Miss World photo shoot, water from the Kwa Falls flows to join the Great Kwa River in the east of Calabar and empties into the Cross River estuary. Situated on the fringes of the Cross River National Park and Ibad Oil Palm Estate, Kwa Falls covers the closest access to tropical rainforest experience and opportunity for kayaking and hiking. A quiet work by the river bank offers visitors opportunity to sight monkeys in their natural habitat.
Tinapa is a world-class integrated Business and Leisure Resort located in Calabar, South Eastern Nigeria and contiguous with the Calabar River as well as the Calabar Free Trade Zone, Nigeria’s first Free Trade Zone.
Originally promoted by the Cross River State Government of Nigeria, under a Private Public Partnership (PPP), Tinapa is the realization of a novel and exciting dream of establishing a Trade, Leisure and Entertainment hub for Africa. Read more on Tinapa Resort
MARINA RESORT & SLAVE TRADE MUSEUM
The Marina resort is a beauty by the river. The resort is home to the Slave trade museum which is one of the best equipped in Nigeria, with life like simulations that give you a peep into the slave trade era. The museum has a very detailed tour system which usually leaves chills in the hearts of visitors. Read more on Marina Resort
The Calabar Museum houses Calabar’s history in photographs, texts and reconstructions. Seated in the heart of the city overlooking the waterfront and next door to the Government house, the museum holds artifacts and historical relics of the traditional people reflecting their culture and general lifestyle. Some of the antiques there date back to the 15th century when tribes still inhabited the land and wars were rampant. A day with the exhibits from the times of Calabar narrate the darker days of Calabar’s political history up to the 19th and early 20th century, when the warlords called the shots in town
Housed in the beautiful old British governor’s building overlooking the river, the museum has a fascinating collection covering Calabar’s days as the Efik kingdom, the slave and palm-oil trade, and the colonial period. Read more about the Calabar Museum on Lape Soetan’s blog
NATIONAL PARK, CALABAR
For tourists who enjoy the outdoors, the Cross River State National Park is the perfect spot to take in fresh breath and sight of Calabar’s greenery. With the ecotourism industry gaining grounds, and extra steps taken into conservation attempts, a suspension bridge has been built to give visitors ample views of the rain forests. The National Park is layered in a variety of flora and fauna, which engage all eyes in conversation with her majestic wealth.
Atimbo is the city’s hot spot for plantain pottage served with bush-meat and `up-wine’, the fond name customers and traders have given to palm wine. For anyone who expects to be given a treat by hosts in Calabar, the likely destination is Atimbo, an area on the outskirts of the Calabar Metropolis leading to Akpabuyo town
The trip is fashioned to be fun filled and adventurous. The road trip intends to pass through major towns and cities. Exquisite Accommodation and Lunch will be made available all through the trip. There are other side attractions, but you need to be there to experience all these…
Scheduled for, July 7th-10th 2016 (Id-el-Fitri Holiday).
Fee: 40,000 Naira (Accommodation & Lunch inclusive)
Payments should be made on or before June 22nd, 2016 to
Skye Bank Account Number- 4110031779,
Account Name: Nubia Televison and Radio Broadcasting Service
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