Obudu Mountain Resort is a ranch and resort on the Obudu plateau in Cross River State , Nigeria. It was developed in 1951 by M. McCaughley , a scott who first explored the mountain ranges in 1949 . He camped on the mountaintop of the Oshie Ridge on the Sankwala mountains for a month before returning with Mr. Hugh Jones a fellow rancher in 1951 . Together with Dr. Crawfield , they developed the Obudu cattle ranch . Although the ranch has been through troubles since , it has been rehabilitated to its former glory . Since 2005 a cable car climbing 870 metres (2850 ft) from the base to the top of the plateau gives visitors a scenic view while by passing the extremely winding road to the top .
The resort is found on the Obudu plateau , close to the Cameroon border in the Northeastern part of Cross River State , approximately 110 kilometres (68 mi) east of the town of Ogoja and 65 kilometres (40 mi) from the town of Obudu in Obanliku Local Government Area of Cross River State . It is about 30 minutes drive from Calabar , the Cross River State capital . Charter air service is available to the Bebi Airport which lies between the village of Obudu and the resort . The climate of Obudu cattle Ranch is semi-temperate mountain climate , which is the general weather condition experienced on the Obudu plateau due to its 1600 metres (5200 ft) elevation.
For Tourism , the ranch has in recent times seen an influx of both Nigerian and International Tourists facilities by Cross-River State Government , which has turned the ranch into a well known holiday and Tourist resort center in Nigeria.