TARABA STATE

Taraba is a state in the northern part of Nigeria. The state is named after the Taraba river which transverses the southern part of the state. The state is popularly called 'Nature's gift to the Nation'.
Taraba is a highy hetergeneous, multi ethnic state with close to eighty indigenous ethnic groups speaking different languages. Some of the major ethnic groups include Fulani, Mumuye, Jukun, Jango, Kuteb, Chamba and Mambilla. The major
THE MAMBILLA PALTEAU

The plateau comprises mountain chain of Adamawa, Obudu,Shebshi and Alantika. The plateau is about 1,830 metres above sea level. It has temperate climate within the tropical region. It has an undulating landscape free of insects. Temperate crops like avocado pear and strawberries are abundant on the the plateau. The plateau is considered as the highest point in Nigeria and probably in Africa. As soon as you reach the
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GASHAKA GUMTI GAME RESERVE

This reserve parades the largest and richest reserve south of the Sahara. It contains various flora and fauana with varied bird viewing possibilities.
occupation of the people of Taraba state is agriculture, and other primary activities like fishing, pottery, clothweaving, dyeing, matmaking, woodcarving, embroidery and black smithing. There are a variety of cultural festivals mostly performed to mark harvest, initiation into manhood or womanhood, installation of rulers, marriages and other ceremonies and entertainments.
Traditional dances performed by the people include Mazawaje in Kurimi, Lera in Donga, Bali in Takum, Akishe and Goge dances in Wukari, Nyawata in Ardokola, Jalingo, Bali and Lam, and the Inchen dance in Donga and Bali. The Adire and Tsakekke cloth(a hand woven and dyed dress) worn by both males and females during festivals are important part of the culture of the Jukums and Fulanis in Taraba State.

Prominent among the cultural festivals are the Nwunyo fishing festival in Ibi, the Purma of Chamba in Donga, Puje of the Jukums, Sharo of the Fulani in Jalingo, Ardokola, Lau and Bali, Kuchicheb festival of the Kutebs in Takuwa, Kati of the Mambilla and Mantare and NseNse festivals of the Mumuye people in Pantisawa.
top of the mountain, the hot weather witnessed at the foot of the mountain disappears as you are welcomed  to a fresh and very chilled breeze blowing across the plateau.
Other places of interest

GEMBU
GORONYO AND LUKU DAMS
MARMARA CROCODILE POND
GILBADI ROCK FORMATION
KPAMBO AND FIKIYU MYSTERIOUS ROCK FORMATIONS
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Sokoto Guest Inn
Kalambania Road, Box 431,
Sokoto.
Tel: 060-232412, 232126, 232411

Giyanya Hotel
Bypass Sokoto.
Tel: 060-231263, 231670


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