Cross River State is a state in the South South geopolitical zone of Nigeria. Named for the Cross River, the state was formed from the eastern part of the Eastern Region on 27 May 1967.
Cross River State boasts of being the venue for the largest carnival in Africa. Various annual festivals are Cross River State Carnival (26-29 December) in Calabar, Yakurr Leboku Yam festival (28 August) in Ugep and the Calabar Boat Regatta. Cross River State is the leading tourism state in Nigeria. Here we listed some known tourism places.
Slave trade museum
Established in 2007 and opened on 17 March 2011, the museum was established as a tourism initiative by the Cross River State and is directly managed by the Nigerian National Commission for Museums and Monuments.It is located at the site of a fifteenth-century slave-trading warehouse in Marina Beach.The building which houses the museum is a former barracoon (holding cell for slaves).
The museum was established to bring the history of the slave trade to more people and in a more immediate manner than historical writing alone. Several scholars participated in the design of the museum, and oral as well as written sources were consulted. It includes biographies of individuals involved in the trade (victims, slavers, and others).Major exhibits include
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The state it self could be a tourist palace due to it beautiful, well organize town, the has many things to look and to do
Wapi Junction Zip Code. Full generated Address: Wapi Junction, Streets, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria, the just is a well known by people who are resident of Calabar, many things to see there
Statue of Mary Slessor
In 1876, Mary Slessor, a Scottish missionary was assigned to Efik Land in Calabar, Nigeria. She was well known for her genuine interest in the rights and well-being of women and children. With time, Mary took it upon herself to gradually change the wrongly perceived notion amongst the people that twins were evil. The places was name after this woman, to serve has an historical building also a tourist palace.
Cross river Nation park
The Cross River National Park is a national park of Nigeria, located in Cross River State, Nigeria. There are two separate sections, Okwangwo and Oban.
Marina Beach, Calabar
Marina Resort was built on May 26, 2007, to promote tourism in Calabar. It is notable as a recreational and learning destination.
Built by Governor Donald Duke.
Marina Resort is the fresh breath of air needed to relax from stress, with its wide range of facilities ranging from the slave museum to restaurants to lounges, you are assured of a fun-filled educative experience.
Agbokim waterfalls are situated in the Etung local government area of Cross River State in south-eastern Nigeria, very close to its border with Cameroon. The waterfalls are about 15 kilometres from Ikom and 320 kilometres from Calabar.
Pandrillus Nigeria Drill ranch
Pandrillus projects use a multi-faceted approach, combining in situ and ex situ activities, including: habitat protection, captive care and breeding, research, training, small scale development schemes, education and positive advocacy, all aimed at promoting the drill as a species and wildlife conservation generally. Projects collaborate with state and national governments, communities, traditional rulers, other international and local NGOs, zoos, advisory groups, and the private sector to achieve these goals.
The main cave consists of a massive structure with a big open chamber of about 5m high, 10m wide and 30m long at the entrance
Wild life conservation society, Nigeria
20 Bishop Moynagh Ave, Atekong 540281, Calabar