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Beautifull Pictures Of Mambilla Plateau In Taraba State by Northurmate: 1:20am On Feb 22, 2021
The Mambilla Plateau is a plateau in the
Taraba State of Nigeria. The plateau is Nigeria's northern continuation of the Bamenda Highlands of Cameroon.



The Mambilla Plateau has an average elevation of about 1,600 metres (5,249 ft) above sea level, making it the highest plateau in Nigeria. [1] Some of its villages are situated on hills that must be at least 1,828 metres (5,997 ft) high above sea level.


Some mountains on the plateau and around it are over 2,000 metres (6,562 ft) high, like the
Chappal Waddi (more appropriate name: Gang) mountain which has an average height of about 2,419 metres (7,936 ft) above sea level.

It is the highest mountain in Nigeria[3] and the highest mountain in West Africa if Cameroon's mountains, such as Mount Cameroon , are excluded.
The Mambilla Plateau measures about 96 km (60 mi) along its curved length; it is 40 km (25 mi) wide and is bounded by an escarpment that is about 900 m (2,953 ft) high in some places.

The plateau covers an area of over 9,389 square kilometres (3,625 sq mi). [5] Gang ('Chappal Waddi') Mountain is found at the northeastern flank of the Plateau.

LOCATION

The Mambilla Plateau, somewhat to the north of the cradle of the Bantu-speaking peoples (Zeitlyn & Connell, 2003; Griffith, 2007; Martin, 2009),and continuously inhabited for over four millennia by a developing Mambillobantu culture, is found in the southeastern part of Taraba State of Nigeria under Sardauna local government area

(the former Mambilla District set up in January 1940, which became known as 'Mambilla Local Authority' of Mambilla Division in 1970, and then as 'Mambilla Local Government Area' in 1981).

The current 'Sardauna' title is believed to be an inappropriate cognomen for this historically famous spot in Africa, given that the combination of three local government areas in one, which was the tenuous basis for the new appellation, has since ceased to exist.

The false premise of a "sardauna" "discovering" the area is untenable, since the entire former Northern Cameroon Province headquartered at Mubi has since reverted to the use of their various true names.

The people of the Mambilla Plateau are equally entitled to their ancient and historical identity and to be appropriately named, just as all other areas in the defunct "Sardauna" Province.

The name "Mambilla" is a derivative of the ancient name "Mamberre" which has been used for the Mambilla Plateau from ancient times and which concomitantly denotes its inhabitants.


The plateau has its south and eastern escarpments standing along the Cameroonian border , while the remainder of its giant northern escarpment and its western slope are in Nigeria.


CLIMATE
The climate of the plateau is comparatively
cold . Daytime temperatures hardly ever exceed 25 °C (77.0 °F) making it the coolest region in Nigeria.

Strong winds prevail during the daytime, and the rainy season lasts from mid-March until the end of November. A

s a result of its high elevation, the plateau experiences temperate weather conditions but on a smaller scale due to its location in a tropical environment.


RAINFALL

The rainy season on the Mambilla Plateau is associated with frequent and heavy rainfall due to orographic activities on the plateau involving moist winds from the south Atlantic Ocean in southern Nigeria and the steep edges and escarpments of the plateau.

The Mambilla Plateau receives over 1850 millimetres of rainfall annually. It is also mosquito and tse-tse fly free.


TOPOGRAPHY

The Mambilla Plateau is hilly with deep gorges and travelers are constantly passing from one
panoramic view to the other.

The plateau is entirely covered by soil with occasional occurrence of granite .
Drainage

The plateau is dissected by many streams and
rivers ; notably among them are the Donga River and Taraba River, with both having their sources on/from the Mambilla Plateau.


VEGETATION

Vegetation on the plateau comprises low grasses with trees being noticeably absent except for man made forest planted by German colonialist during the period of German administration of the cameroons (c. 1906-1915)and other Nigerian government tree planting programs.

The plateau is the only region of Nigeria that grows the tea plant on a large scale, and there are several tea farms, although the sector remains mostly underdeveloped.

It is also home to the
Gashaka Gumti National Park , which is the largest national park and protected area in all of Nigeria, as well as the Majang Forest known officially as Ngel Nyaki Forest Reserve , both of which harbor rare and endangered West/Central African plant and animal species endemic to the area.

The eucalyptus tree is the dominant tree is these man made forest as a result of the easily adaptability of the eucalyptus tree to the height and the cool climatic conditions on the plateau.

The abundance of low lush green grasses on the plateau has attracted a large number of cattle, whose advent beginning during British rule affected the plateau's vegetation.

This has resulted in overgrazing and widespread erosion on the plateau and has created problems between the cattle herders, referred to as the
fulanis , and the indigenous people, the
Mambila.


TOWNS

The Mambilla Plateau constitutes one of Taraba State's largest local government areas.

There are numerous towns on the plateau with populations ranging from 2,000 to 20,000 people except for Bommi (Gembu), Nigeria|Gembu]]), which is a sprawling ancient Mambilla city with a much higher population.

The latter contains the headquarters of new-christened "Sardauna" Local Government Area which is synonymous with the Mambilla Plateau.

Other important towns on the plateau are Liimil (Mbamga), Mvurr (Warwar), Bang, Mbuk (Tapnyia), Ndik (Kabri), Gam (Vakude), Mbar, Kara, Mang, Dembe, Nge (Leme), Mbun (Kakara) (Which is home to Mambilla Beverages Company Ltd, the only Tea Production Company in West Africa), Furu (Yerrmaru), Yirrum, Ngumbun, Kuma, Kerke (Titong), Mbungnu (Nguroje), New Ndaga (Mayo Ndaga), Benene (Maisamari), and Mamal (Hainare). According to Percival (1938), the Germans met some 200 villages on the Mambilla Plateau,all being of Mambilla origin then.


Today, there are, besides the Mambilla towns and villages, Kaka-Yamba settlements in the southwest along the Cameroonian border which are believed to be of recent emergence (Connell, 1997; Hurault, 1998; SIL ethnologue,2010) and include Anterre and Inkirri established by splinter groups from Mfumte area of Cameroon's North-West Region, both being place names still in use in Mfumte area.

Others are Ndum, Warrkaka, and their satellites emanating from the Donga-Mantung Division of the same Region of Cameroon Republic.


PEOPLE

The major, original and predominant groups of the Mambilla Plateau are the Fulani fulbe with Mambilla since C19th.


Since the British occupation and thereafter, there has been immigration of other groups including the Yamba (Kaka), and trading communities of Igbo, Wimbum (Kambu), Hausa and Banso.

The major Languages spoken on the Mambilla Plateau are Fulfulde (the language of the predominant population, (used for commercial transactions by various groups), Mambila, Yamba (Kaka), Banso, Igbo, etc.


English is used as official language. Note, however, that only the Fulani,Mambilla and Kaka have existing villages while the Fulanis established cattle-farm settlements nestling between these villages in British times.

Christianity and Islam are the main religions today, having gradually displaced the Mambilla Traditional Religion based on Suu, which was the predominant religion before the coming of Christian missionaries and Hausa-Fulanis; and particularly before the 1970s.


ATTRACTIONS

The highland is home to Nigeria and West Africa 's only highland tea plantations, Located In Kakara town.


Nigeria's largest game reserves , the Gashaka/Gumti Game Reserve is found north of the Gang (' Chappal Waddi ') Mountain area just on the northern border of the Mambilla Plateau.

The Gang Peak is West Africa's highest peak (excluding Cameroon's peaks) and has a rich historical and tourist importance steeped in enthralling Mambilla mythologies and legends.


'Chappal Wadi' is a misnomer for the ancient Gang Peak, whose tradition and historical phenomena have spanned several centuries to date (see Bami-Yuno: Jumboni - History of the Mambilla Chiefdom, ms).
A hydroelectric power dam is planned to be constructed on the plateau.


A rich culture, with spectacular cultural dances across the plateau. Splendid waterfalls dot the Mambilla landscape.


CREDIT: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mambilla_Plateau

Pictures Credit: Northeast Reporters, Nigeria Galleria and Pioneer News Online

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Re: Beautifull Pictures Of Mambilla Plateau In Taraba State by Northurmate: 1:20am On Feb 22, 2021
more

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Re: Beautifull Pictures Of Mambilla Plateau In Taraba State by Esales(m): 3:47am On Feb 22, 2021
Beautiful, just beautiful.
So there are streams this clear in Nigeria?

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Re: Beautifull Pictures Of Mambilla Plateau In Taraba State by meobizy(f): 4:13am On Feb 22, 2021
Traveling to these sorts of places reset someone’s mind. One thinks of doom and gloom when picturing Nigeria. The peace and serenity of such a place provides wellbeing, giving hope in a bleak existence.

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Re: Beautifull Pictures Of Mambilla Plateau In Taraba State by BruncleZuma: 5:13am On Feb 22, 2021
Lovely, how much be land for there?

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Re: Beautifull Pictures Of Mambilla Plateau In Taraba State by ModestGal(f): 5:14am On Feb 22, 2021
Hmmn
Re: Beautifull Pictures Of Mambilla Plateau In Taraba State by JoeEeL(m): 5:14am On Feb 22, 2021
tsephanyah:
IPOB terrorist will claim
tsephanyah:
IPOB terrorist will claim

The poster clearly identified that the Mambilla people are the earliest settlers and owners of this Mambilla Plateau in Taraba. You also read the poster saying that the parasitic Fulanimals as ever have already begun to lay siege on the place and have installed their useless and crafty Sardauna title there (just like they wanted to do in Benue)... even after meeting the aboriginals.

Yet ure masturbatting on IPOB early this morning. If anyone wakes up in the morning -- as early as 5 A.M -- and the only thing that comes to his empty head is "IPOB", "IPOB"... that person's day is already a wasted one. And since today is Monday, it appears your week is already wasted.

Obviously ure a Fulanimal. You remind me of one of your fellow mongrel commenters on Sahara Reporters facebook page that always wears a long cap. The only person dumber than you duo is the dead Buhari.

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Re: Beautifull Pictures Of Mambilla Plateau In Taraba State by MackIV(m): 5:14am On Feb 22, 2021
Are you sure this is Nigeria

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Re: Beautifull Pictures Of Mambilla Plateau In Taraba State by Cti28(m): 5:14am On Feb 22, 2021
Nigeria is indeed beautiful, but corruption, nepotism, tribalism e.t.c has destroyed it.

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Re: Beautifull Pictures Of Mambilla Plateau In Taraba State by Yankee101: 5:15am On Feb 22, 2021
God, the best Architect!

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Re: Beautifull Pictures Of Mambilla Plateau In Taraba State by omojesu202(m): 5:15am On Feb 22, 2021
been there 15 years ago when security was not this bad.

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Re: Beautifull Pictures Of Mambilla Plateau In Taraba State by zera(m): 5:15am On Feb 22, 2021
Damn nigger...
This place looks cool for vacation

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Re: Beautifull Pictures Of Mambilla Plateau In Taraba State by Andyblaze: 5:15am On Feb 22, 2021
cheesy
Re: Beautifull Pictures Of Mambilla Plateau In Taraba State by ezenna191(m): 5:15am On Feb 22, 2021
Beautiful pictures no development. Tourism is a cashcow Nigeria never gave a thought.

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Re: Beautifull Pictures Of Mambilla Plateau In Taraba State by landforeast(m): 5:16am On Feb 22, 2021
Nigeria is over blessed Imagine how much Nigeria would have been taking from Tourism if we'll harnessed

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Re: Beautifull Pictures Of Mambilla Plateau In Taraba State by haybhi1(m): 5:17am On Feb 22, 2021
If only it's safe to go on adventurous exploration.

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Re: Beautifull Pictures Of Mambilla Plateau In Taraba State by banmee(m): 5:17am On Feb 22, 2021
I wouldn't advertise this place too much. Nigerians will soon phuck it up. It's in their nature. They can't help it.

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Re: Beautifull Pictures Of Mambilla Plateau In Taraba State by fapcrook(m): 5:18am On Feb 22, 2021
Security nko?. Plateau state seems a volatile one. I pray for peace in Nigeria.i wish I could travel there and enjoy myself for two weeks but security is my concern

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Re: Beautifull Pictures Of Mambilla Plateau In Taraba State by Yakubu113: 5:18am On Feb 22, 2021
Nigeria is a blessed country our only problem are the mumu men claiming to be leaders.

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Re: Beautifull Pictures Of Mambilla Plateau In Taraba State by konkonbilo(m): 5:18am On Feb 22, 2021
Have been here once. We wanted visiting gashaka game reserve then but we where advise not to. Beautiful sight of nature. I wish to visit there one more time.

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Re: Beautifull Pictures Of Mambilla Plateau In Taraba State by Nobody: 5:23am On Feb 22, 2021
Lovely
Re: Beautifull Pictures Of Mambilla Plateau In Taraba State by Omihanifa: 5:23am On Feb 22, 2021
Dear OP you forgot to add the following things

in mambilla refrigerator is useless ( people don't use it there)
All you need to do is to drop your drink outside and in little or no time it becomes very cold.


Mosquitoes are literally powerless too in mambilla

There cows are very massive ( they look like elephants)

Their people love drinking tea grin

When going to mambilla, it's advisable to go with a manual car because if the high and low terrain

Their women have thick thighs and fresh skin grin

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Re: Beautifull Pictures Of Mambilla Plateau In Taraba State by iPopAlomo(m): 5:24am On Feb 22, 2021
The original indigenes are not the fulani...

It was the mambilla people... Sold their lands to the herders indirectly selling their souls...

The landscape in the picture are tea leaves cultivated for tea...

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Re: Beautifull Pictures Of Mambilla Plateau In Taraba State by dayleke: 5:24am On Feb 22, 2021
Beautiful...

But who wan go there?

Oke Langbodo dey there too....
Re: Beautifull Pictures Of Mambilla Plateau In Taraba State by OfficialGaGa(m): 5:27am On Feb 22, 2021
With the high level of insecurity in that region.. I pass... but TBH it's looks beautiful

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Re: Beautifull Pictures Of Mambilla Plateau In Taraba State by Rekyz(m): 5:27am On Feb 22, 2021
tsephanyah:
IPOB terrorist will now claim taraba is there ancestral land. Tell us how their portuguese corrupt gene (Jews) founded taraba etc. Deadbeat criminals with high inferiority complex bleaching to feel white. Ask lamidu cownu to add taraba to your wishful thinking maps. Even South South reject/hates you with passions. Amongst yourselves little money someone makes rather stole, scam or sells drugs will now run to Lagos or North to live, because what? Impossible to live in the village
You are so boring. Ended up putting words together without making common sense

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Re: Beautifull Pictures Of Mambilla Plateau In Taraba State by OrdinaryNigeria(m): 5:30am On Feb 22, 2021
kiss
Re: Beautifull Pictures Of Mambilla Plateau In Taraba State by alingo2013(m): 5:32am On Feb 22, 2021
Their are plenty hills and valleys more beautiful than this in plateau state I have seen it

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Re: Beautifull Pictures Of Mambilla Plateau In Taraba State by Galatians: 5:34am On Feb 22, 2021
Beautiful

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