Top things to do in Calabar

Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in Calabar

Afi Mountain Drill Ranch

The excellent Afi Mountain Drill Ranch near Cross River National Park is one of Nigeria's highlights, with a rainforest canopy walk, close primate encounters and superb accommodation. Its headquarters is in Calabar.
Wildlife Reserve in Calabar

Drill Ranch

Home to a colony of rescued drill monkeys and chimpanzees, the Drill Ranch is home to Pandrillus, one of Africa's most progressive primate-conservation bodies, which places emphasis on local education to combat poac…
Museum in Calabar

Slave History Museum

The museum sits on the site of a 15th-century slave-trading warehouse. Exhibits explore local slave markets, the grim paraphernalia of the trade including shackles and chains, and the variety of currencies used to b…
Cultural in Calabar

Calabar Festival

Calabar hosts a festival throughout December with concerts from national and international stars scheduled closer to Christmas. The highlight of the festival is the cultural masquerade carnival when tens of thousand…
Museum in Calabar

Calabar Museum

Housed in the beautiful 1884 British governor's building overlooking the river, the museum has a fascinating collection covering Calabar's days as the Efik kingdom, the slave and palm-oil trade, and the colonial per…
Beer Garden in Calabar

Municipal Park

Grassy area with a stage for nighttime concerts (free) and thatched cabanas where you can buy beers, smoothies and street food, including fiery baked fish.