Nigeria is traversed by two large rivers, the Niger in the west and its tributary, the Benoué, in the east. Lagoons and mangroves line the coasts. The beauty of the landscapes, however, is most evident when you travel inland. Forests, mountains, and the Sahel are all within reach, creating the geographical diversity of Nigeria.
In the north, the dry and wet savannahs dominate. In the west, the Jos Plateau (formerly the Bauchi Plateau) covers 3000 mi² and is located at 1,280m of altitude, with its highest peak rising 2,000m. It was in this hilly region that archaeologists discovered the remains of the Nok population in 1929.
Near the Cameroon border, the Mandara mountains, culminating at 2,419m of altitude with Mount Chappel Wadi, are the highest point in Nigeria.