Mambilla Plateau Taraba State


Located in the highland region of Taraba State of Nigeria, Mambilla Plateau houses Chappal Waddi mountain considered the highest point in Nigeria with an average height of about 2,419 metres (7,936 ft) above sea level.

As a destination it has one of the best weather conditions in the country which is cool and always accommodating all year round, unlike other parts of the country where there are temperature extremes during the day and night. The Mambilla Plateau is also free of mosquitoes and tse-tse flies. Daytime temperature hardly exceed 25°C on Mambilla; the driest months are from December to January with relative humidity dropping to about 15 per cent while the wet season usually starts from August.

Just as the weather is accommodating, so also are the people of the Mambilla Plateau, welcoming and so hospitable. At an altitude of some 700m, these villagers live in a different ecological zone where oil palms grow and gallery forest is found. The Mambilla language is an amalgam of dialects and related languages. Beauty of the plateau The journey to Mambilla starts on a snake-like road from the foot of the mountain to the top, about 25 to 30 minutes drive where you start savouring the beauty of the plateau.

There are rolling hills, backdropped with exotic flora and fauna. It has a lot of scenic views to behold, which while watching the mountain chain and the curvacious valleys you will have a breath of fresh air that is uncommon in many other parts of Nigeria.


The major tourism attraction sites on the plateau are: The mountain chain, the plain green view, and a magnificent water fall. Then there is the historic site — the famous cave in Mbamnga — Ndumyaji Cave. There is the rock with a giant foot print of an ancient warrior at Kabri, the rock with a horse foot print at Hienary, the historic site of the ancient blacksmith that existed before the modern one at Killa yang.

It also has the second largest tea plantation in the world second to the one in India. Livestock like cow, goats, sheep and other rare birds thrive on the plateau. There are also natural forests like the Ngel Yaki mountain forest and the Ndum-yaji forest that are home to very rare species of birds and trees which have attracted lots of researchers from around the world.

Because of the remote location of the plateau and lack of properly tarred roads which are still under construction, utility vehicles are recommended and visitors should make sure that essential camping equipment and food are included in their journey.

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