Tinapa is located on the Calabar River, and contiguous to the Calabar Free Trade Zone. Tinapa is the realization of an exciting dream of the first integrated business and leisure resort in Nigeria. Tinapa is the utopian dream of Donald Duke, the broad-minded governor of Cross River State in South Eastern Nigeria; to transform Calabar into a cosmopolitan business and tourist hub in Africa. And over $350 million have been spent in the development of Tinapa.
Top retailers in Nigeria and other countries have already signed up with Tinapa to benefit from Tinapa's large markets with four anchor emporiums covering a vast area exceeding 80 000m2. The four anchors will be supported by retailers catering to diverse markets including cosmetics, toys, books, and computers.
Entertainment will also be a key feature with restaurants, bars, nightclubs, hotels and leisure facilities incorporating golfers paradise, quad biking, clay pigeon shooting, etc. Cultural facilities incorporating an arts & crafts market as well as the aggressive promotion of agri-tourism will further increase the value of this massive development. The complimentary mix of facilities at Tinapa will enable tenants to profit from demand from both the leisure and business sectors.
Tinapa will be commissioned by President Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria.