Chappal Waddi – Nigeria’s highest mountain (2419m)


2419 metres (a whopping 7936 feet!) – This is the height of Nigeria’s highest mountain above sea level. Chappal Waddi (or Gangirwal) is a mountain located in Taraba State, and a part of the Mambila Plateau (in the Gashaki-Gumti Forest Reserve). Situated near the Cameroonian border, the mountain is a part of the Bamenda-Adamawa-Mandara Mountain chain of Nigeria and Cameroon. Chappal Wadi is the highest point in West Africa.


Chappal Waddi in the local dialect meant “Mountain of Death”.

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