ECO TOURISM: Cameroon popularly known as ‘Africa in Miniature” is blessed with all that tourists from all over the world will want to come and visit. Mount Cameroon Region is having almost all these qualities that a tourist will not afford to miss while in Cameroon. This has greatly attracted a high inflow of tourists to this Region thereby creating organizations such as;
With the recent evolution in the tourism market, giving way to Eco-Tourism researchers and other nature lovers has continued to travel over the world to promote Eco tourism. With the rich cultural, biological diversity, coupled with the colourful national parks and above all, the equatorial rainforest, Korup and the Dja Reserves where researches hold strong on the rich Natural resources that Cameroon has make us not to stay indifferent with other Travel Agencies.
Ø Birdingpal Handicraft and ecotours Cameroon (BIPAHET) that organizes a variety of tours t visitors coming to Cameroon.
Ø The Mount Cameroon Ecotourism organization (MT.CEO) http://www.mount-cameroon.org/ that coordinates and supervise tours up Mount Cameroon with trained guides and porters who were hunters in the past.
The Bimbia Bonadikombo Natural Resource Management Council (BBNRMC) is also in charge of the Bimbia forest that is habitat to many birds, plants, butterflies as well as mangroves species that form an important ecosystem in this area.
Ø The Limbe Botanic Garden and the Limbe Wildlife Center also has trained nature interpreters who are always present to guide all categories of tourists to these institutions.
Ø The indigenes of the villages of Botaland and Wovia provide boat services to guides leading tourists to the Islands.
Ø The villages of Debuncha and Boumana have village development councils that provide guides who lead tourists to the Lake and the waterfall respectively.
Ø The Idenau council is supervising the tourists’ activities at the 1999 Lava terminal at Bakingili.
The rich Biodiversity found within the Mount Cameroon Region which has let to the appellation Hot spot in terms of biodiversity has greatly contributed to the influx of tourists to this Region. The diversity in nature, flora and fauna made up of natural sites, endemic, rare, indigenous and near extinct species respectively jointly contribute to attract tourists from diverse back grounds, race, religion and nationality to this region.
Some of the ecotouristic attractions in Cameroon are as follows; Mount Cameroon, Bimbia Nature trail, Limbe Botanic Garden, Limbe Wildlife Center, The Debuncha Old German light house and crater Lake, the Islands of Limbe, the Black Sandy beaches, the Boumana waterfalls, the 1999 and 1922 lava terminals at Bakingili and Idenau respectively, the Ebogo ecotouristic site near Mbalmayo, the Tokem ecoutouristic ste at Bafu near Dschang, the Korup National Park, the Bakossi Mountains, The Campo Ma’an National Park………
With the recent modernization in Eco Tourism safaris, we have developed tourist’s interest on our natural and tropical rainforest. We take you to the famous Korup, Dja, Lobeke, Campo Ma’an National parks, to discover the Lowland gorillas, forest Buffalos, forest elephants and many endangered birds and wildlife species in their natural habitat.
By Air, land or boat, the flora is astonishing with its ever shining green leaves, colourful orchids and beautiful Lianas that descend the loop from the huge tropical woods makes you feel the difference of Africa.
Here, we offer you unique encounters to experience real African village life. A family stay in a village in the western highlands, a stay in a fishing village with fishermen or a stay with the Fulani cattle grazers in the north brings you nearer to the African family life by night.
Get involve in their culture and traditions, work with them in their cocoa, coffee and even grazing lands. Participate in serving food and local wine to a chief, Fon or Lamido. In the evening beside the camp fire, exchange your experiences with the Family Head, makes you live the real Africa. Our host families are very welcoming and always ready to give you the best of their best.
ECO TOUR PACKAGE
3)- ECOTOURSM: Trekking / mountain climbimg on
Product: Adventure, Hiking , trekking and Observation of wild life.
Number of days: 13 days/12 nights.
Highlights of the Itinerary: visit to 2 parks (Korup, a notorious area for world scientific research, and the Campo Ma'an Park, an exceptionally attractive park because of its proximity to the sea, the exiistence of chimpanzees, the route of slaves and the first Baptist missionary station).
Day 1: Douala-Buea Arrival at the Douala International airport , transfer into a minibus and departure to Buea. Checking into the hotel, Dinner and night Rest.
Day 2: Buea - Trekking on
Early departure for
To do: trekking on Mount Cameroon, get on the track to the 1st shelter /hut situated at about 1830m in altitude and about 2 to 2h30 of walking/climbing from upper Farms, a hilly track of farmers plantations.
A spring with about 8° C of temperature awaits you just before the 1st shelter/hut . Rest and continuation to the second shelter/hut, situated at about 2780m in altitidude.
During the trip,discover a dense equatorial forest with a rich biodiversity, have a picnic lunch at hut 2 and return to the city.
Get on board a vehicle and drive down to the city of
Arrival at Limbe, Checking into the hotel and night.
Day 3: Limbe - Bimbia-Botanical Garden
Early Wake-up and departure after breakfast to Bimbia, the route of slaves. Discovery of Bonabile (locality where the first Baptist missionaries, Alfred Saker and Joseph MERICK, alighted in
Visit of Bonagombe, the station from where slaves were embarked to the Fernand dopo island or to the
Hiking by boat/canoe to the island of Nichol where Chief Manga William used as a hide-out for the men he didn't want to sell out as slaves), then get back on the way, hiking through the mangrove swamps of Dikolo, the locality of the Bimbia Dikombo Forestry community.
Return to the city, stopping at the fishing Port to eat roasted fresh fish while having your feet in water.Visit the Botanic Garden on your way back. Return to the hotel and Night.
Day 4: Limbe - Idenau-Ekombe - Mbonge-Mundemba.
Early wake-up and departure for Idenau, a mid-way town to the fishing port.
Continuation to Ekombe to discover the marvelous waterfalls of river meme , situated 8km from the CDC plantations of Mbonge.
Then get on the way to Ekondo Titi, then to Mundemba.
Arrival at Mundemba in the later part of the afternoon, checking into an inn.
To discover: traditional dances under the moonlight, dinner and night.
Early wake-up and departure for Korup park . Installation at the Iriba inene Camp. Hiking and visit of the park, bird watching and nature observation, discovery of elephants, with a little luck on your side.
Have a picnic lunch . Return to the Camp, rest , dine and Night.
Day 6: Spend the whole day in the
Early wake-up and return to the city of Mundemba.Transfer and continuation to Barombi Koto. Arrival at the Koto village, transfer by canoe/boat to the
Day 8: Barombi Koto-Douala:
Spend the whole morning in the village and get on the way in the later part of the morning to
Day 9: Douala-Pongo Songo-Kribi-Campo
Early wake-up and departure for the Sanctuary of chimpanzees of the Pongo- Songo island ( situated about 102km from
breakfast session of chimpanzees. The
Arrival at Kribi, stop-over to Dine, then continue the journey to Campo Ma'an. Installation at Bohombo Camp. After resting, make a tour of the village. Cultural evening, dinner and night.
Day 10: Campo Beach-Park
Early wake-up and departure to the Park, Stop-over at Nkoelong, then continuation to the Park.
To do/see: pedestrian hiking in the Park,bird watching, watching of buffalos and elephants with little luck.
Discovery of the underground cave of elephants and of picathartes.
Discovery of the Memve'Ele falls and a basin in the form of a lake on Memve'Ele.
Day 11: Park -
Wake-up and departure after breakfast to the Dipikar island via Mabiogo. Hiking in the island, Birdwatching and with a little luck, watching of elephants also. Return to
Day 12: Campo - Kribi
Early wake-up and departure after breakfast to Kribi, Stop-over in Ebodje to visit the village and meet members of EBOTOUR, a local organization in charge of developing ecotourism and the main activity of which is the sponsorship of marine turtles.
Continuation to the Wolf Rock ( a rock that has the shape of a wolf with a tail that stretches out to the river banks). Then get on to the road for Big Batanga. Stop-over to visit the arts
(unique in the world, the falls of a stream that empties itself directly into the sea),to cross the falls in its lower part and discover part of the mouth(embouchure). Eating of shrimps and lobsters. In the later part of the afternoon, take the track back to the hotel. Checking in and dinner.
Day 13: Kribi-Douala
Early wake-up and breakfast. Morning period reserved for bathing/swimming and to leave after lunch for
To Purchase crafts in the flower market. To eat the last roasted fresh fish. In the evening, departure to the airport and take-off. End of visit.
- Services of the guide - Vehicle + driver - Lodging - complete feeding – access fees to sites – canoe/boat - Water - shuttling (airport-hotel) .
- Insurance - Tips - Supplement single - personal Purchases - Other drinks (aperitifs, wine, syrup, coffee, tea, infusion, beer, champagne) - Tax on stay - Facilities - eventual visits – Taxi/Cab – photo camera/video.