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Obudu Mountain Resort Looks Like Europe But Nigerians Don't Value Their Own by Nobody: 4:46pm On Sep 21
I was at Obudu Mountain Resort recently and had a good time. I saw some foreign people there too. The place still looks very beautiful like Europe despite low domestic patronage . Maybe they need good managers and marketing team, and a good road network connection.
I've come to realize that average Nigerians just don' have the spending power ,and that's why most businesses like Resorts and shopping centers don't thrive too well .

A business thrives when local and foreign consumers combine, It won't thrive if it's only patronized by foreign. Even rich Nigerians prefer to vacation abroad. The Nigerian spending power is too low and needs to be boosted before such places can thrive.

The idea of resorts and national parks like Tinapa, Obudu Mountain resort, Cross river National park, etc. are great, if not for the low spending power of average Nigerian.
For now, it's just a shame.

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Re: Obudu Mountain Resort Looks Like Europe But Nigerians Don't Value Their Own by othermen: 4:48pm On Sep 21
Like Europe? Not like the Amazon?

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If anyone is interested in seeing scenic places and landscape, Europe is not the second or third choice. Australia, New Zealand, the South America and even Asia 'are' comparable and comes to mind; Obudu is a deep, and same with Amazon, so you can compare...that is the idea behind this remark. Really interesting that I have been referred to as having inferiority complex for such a simple assertion, question and clarification.

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Re: Obudu Mountain Resort Looks Like Europe But Nigerians Don't Value Their Own by Lecturebidz(m): 4:49pm On Sep 21
Looks beautiful.

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Re: Obudu Mountain Resort Looks Like Europe But Nigerians Don't Value Their Own by ThreeEyedRaven: 4:50pm On Sep 21
The place is truly fine ...but access roads to it for those of us who can't afford a flight to cross River state nko

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Re: Obudu Mountain Resort Looks Like Europe But Nigerians Don't Value Their Own by Lionelbhass(m): 4:50pm On Sep 21
People do patronize this particular destination, but the pandemic at hand has it own negative effects. So

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Re: Obudu Mountain Resort Looks Like Europe But Nigerians Don't Value Their Own by FarahAideed: 4:51pm On Sep 21
You work with with Transsion?

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Re: Obudu Mountain Resort Looks Like Europe But Nigerians Don't Value Their Own by WorriorPlus: 4:52pm On Sep 21
Not taking advantage of what we have locally is one of our major problems in this country.

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Re: Obudu Mountain Resort Looks Like Europe But Nigerians Don't Value Their Own by Simplyleo: 4:54pm On Sep 21
othermen:
Like Europe? Not like the Amazon?

This is what happens when you have serious issues with complex. undecided

Yes, to a human being with brain who appreciates nature, it is even prettier than Europe. Not even because of sentiment but from a neutral view point devoid inferiority complex.

This is about nature, not technology.

A human being with a working brain is more comfortable in an environment where he is treated as a human than where he is seen as a gorilla. undecided

But to a human being having issues with complex, even an European poo is more delicious than food in Nigerian eatery. Smh. angry

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Re: Obudu Mountain Resort Looks Like Europe But Nigerians Don't Value Their Own by donbachi(m): 4:55pm On Sep 21
Make dubai build similar thing...nigerians go full inside.

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Re: Obudu Mountain Resort Looks Like Europe But Nigerians Don't Value Their Own by Nobody: 4:57pm On Sep 21
ThreeEyedRaven:
The place is truly fine ...but access roads to it for those of us who can't afford a flight to cross River state nko
The super highway is great if only it will not disrupt the wildlife and nature , But I just think Cross River does not have the funds to accomplish a lot since they lost the oil wells to Akwa ibom ,but the Governor is trying his best .

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Re: Obudu Mountain Resort Looks Like Europe But Nigerians Don't Value Their Own by Nobody: 5:06pm On Sep 21
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Re: Obudu Mountain Resort Looks Like Europe But Nigerians Don't Value Their Own by Nobody: 5:10pm On Sep 21
ThreeEyedRaven:
The place is truly fine ...but access roads to it for those of us who can't afford a flight to cross River state nko
I think it has a lot to do with local spending power . Even the Ibom Hotel & Golf resort in Akwa ibom is performing poorly despite good road connection.

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Re: Obudu Mountain Resort Looks Like Europe But Nigerians Don't Value Their Own by Vyzz: 5:16pm On Sep 21
It's actually beautiful...



One of the reason why people don't visit there or whatever is because of the name...


For a Nigerian who hasn't heard about this cattle ranch will always pick shoprite or somewhere else over here because the first imagine that will come to him/her is a place filled with cows and stinks of cow poop... grin


Who will blame them... The need some marketing

I have heard about the ranch but the only picture of it I have seen is that cow head at the gate grin


Thanks Op

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Re: Obudu Mountain Resort Looks Like Europe But Nigerians Don't Value Their Own by othermen: 5:19pm On Sep 21
Simplyleo:

Yes, to a human being with brain who values his own, it is even prettier than Europe.

This is about nature, not technology.

A human being with a working brain is more comfortable in an environment where he is treated as a human than where he is seen as a gorilla. undecided

If anyone is interested in seeing scenic places and landscape, Europe is not the second or third choice. Australia, New Zealand, the South America and even Asia 'are' comparable and comes to mind; that is the idea behind my earlier remark.

That it makes no sense to compare Obudu to Europe in that sense, and of coz you have amazing landscape there too, I mean in Europe but when folks here go to Europe, they are not going there to see landscapes.

And to say it is prettier because it is Nigeria makes little sense, appreciating landscape and nature goes beyond that and one can be objective in one's judgment notwithstanding and that is what Obudu needs, objective assessment.

And even you Sir, won't turn down the opportunity to move out of here. There are some who see this place as a zoo and would take their chances with being seen as a gorilla, than the challenges or threat to life, they suffer here. but again, not my point.

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Re: Obudu Mountain Resort Looks Like Europe But Nigerians Don't Value Their Own by ODJ124(m): 5:37pm On Sep 21
This place is amazing with beautiful scenery... plan on visiting there soonest.
Re: Obudu Mountain Resort Looks Like Europe But Nigerians Don't Value Their Own by risos(m): 5:39pm On Sep 21
So what's the budget like for two persons to chill there for a week?

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Re: Obudu Mountain Resort Looks Like Europe But Nigerians Don't Value Their Own by IGBOSON1: 5:48pm On Sep 21
donbachi:
Make dubai build similar thing...nigerians go full inside.

True! smiley

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Re: Obudu Mountain Resort Looks Like Europe But Nigerians Don't Value Their Own by Ikillbrokehoess: 5:50pm On Sep 21
Cool
Re: Obudu Mountain Resort Looks Like Europe But Nigerians Don't Value Their Own by Peterosky(m): 5:52pm On Sep 21
100Caliber:
The super highway is great if only it will not disrupt the wildlife and nature , But I just think Cross River does not have the funds to accomplish a lot since they lost the oil wells to Akwa ibom ,but the Governor is trying his best .
.Bros,which Governor is trying his best? please type what you know and not what you don't know. Are you a Cross Riverian? or are you even living in Cross River? please don't provoke us.Just leave us to manage the disaster and bad luck called Ayade in peace.

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Re: Obudu Mountain Resort Looks Like Europe But Nigerians Don't Value Their Own by IGBOSON1: 5:56pm On Sep 21
That scenery of lush green rolling hills stretches right up into the mambilla and right into Cameroon!

The main problem why it’s not patronised as much as it should would be the issue of security and the fact Nigerians don’t usually do holiday the way families do abroad! Our own idea of holiday is either to go abroad if you can afford it; or alternatively, iga obodo (you pack the entire family off to go visit grandma in the villa)! Obudu cattle ranch doesn’t feature in our plans unfortunately!

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Re: Obudu Mountain Resort Looks Like Europe But Nigerians Don't Value Their Own by Karlovich: 5:56pm On Sep 21
The deranged drunkard at the helm of affairs is incompetent, he lacks insight on how to go about tourism

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Re: Obudu Mountain Resort Looks Like Europe But Nigerians Don't Value Their Own by realstars: 6:03pm On Sep 21
I Visited This Place Late 90's, It Was So Amezing, In Fact, The Place Is The Best In The Nation, Another London In The Jungle.

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Re: Obudu Mountain Resort Looks Like Europe But Nigerians Don't Value Their Own by Charmingrascal(m): 6:33pm On Sep 21
This is one of the most beautiful tourism sites that I have visited and I will still visit there soon.

Obudu cattle ranch is beautiful
The locals are friendly
The weather is wow

The last time I visited we went to a Cameroonian village that shares border with Obudu community.
It was Six hours journey to and fro it was tasking we climbed hills, descended into valleys, cross rivers and I saw some Baboons and Antelopes on the hills, beautiful waterfalls and nice locations that you can shoot blockbuster adventure movies.
It was an interesting an intriguing experience.

What bothered me was the fact that through out our journey we didn't see any security operative on the way. The boundary was only demarcated with short sticks that a 2 year old child can cross.

What if terrorists penetrate through there?

Visit Obudu Cattle Ranch!

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Re: Obudu Mountain Resort Looks Like Europe But Nigerians Don't Value Their Own by sinkhole: 6:50pm On Sep 21
risos:
So what's the budget like for two persons to chill there for a week?
can somebody please answer this question, many people want to know cool

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Re: Obudu Mountain Resort Looks Like Europe But Nigerians Don't Value Their Own by Passionate888: 6:54pm On Sep 21
The price though
Re: Obudu Mountain Resort Looks Like Europe But Nigerians Don't Value Their Own by Cyberterror: 6:55pm On Sep 21
This is the handwork of a visionary former governor Donald Duke, the best governor in Nigeria since 1999. Yet he isn't celebrated because he is a simple man who doesn't engage in propaganda.

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Re: Obudu Mountain Resort Looks Like Europe But Nigerians Don't Value Their Own by yaki84: 7:00pm On Sep 21
Vyzz:
It's actually beautiful...



One of the reason why people don't visit there or whatever is because of the name...


For a Nigerian who hasn't heard about this cattle ranch will always pick shoprite or somewhere else over here because the first imagine that will come to him/her is a place filled with cows and stinks of cow poop... grin


Who will blame them... The need some marketing

I have heard about the ranch but the only picture of it I have seen is that cow head at the gate grin


Thanks Op
Bro the issue with obudu ranch is the distance.
From calabar the state capital to obudu ranch is more than 8hrs minimum. The air strip that suppose to serve that purpose and aid easy access to the ranch is non-functioning. Even with that an average Nigerian won't be able to afford such expensive adventure esp now that things r high.

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Re: Obudu Mountain Resort Looks Like Europe But Nigerians Don't Value Their Own by MandyAllen: 7:18pm On Sep 21
shocked
Re: Obudu Mountain Resort Looks Like Europe But Nigerians Don't Value Their Own by schoolmaster: 7:18pm On Sep 21
Are the cable cars still working?

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Re: Obudu Mountain Resort Looks Like Europe But Nigerians Don't Value Their Own by janedonez(m): 7:18pm On Sep 21
Cool, the current leadership should revive the tourism aspects of the state

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