The tourists attractions of the Mount Cameroon Region put together compose an outstanding tourist offer. When scheduling a trip or stay in the region it is recommended to combine leisure sea-side or beach tourism, adventure tourism, ecotourism, agro-tourism, cultural or historical tourism. The wildlife watching, cultural evenings and village tours can be a good fulfill of the interesting visit to the area.
Apart from renowned attractions of the region, there are numerous small interesting attractions, which the tourists may be interested in visiting. They include: Bimbia mangroves and Rainforest Reserve (already described), Bomana falls, Old German Lighthouse on Cape Nachtigal in Debunscha, Waterfalls, Lava flows, Crater Lakes, Colonial historical buildings of Limbe and Buea, Palm Oil, Tea, Banana and Rubber plantations and factories, strings of Islands, Rapids in the Atlantic Ocean, Museums, Garri factories etc.
There are possibilities for observation of wild animals during tours into the rainforest or hikes on the Mount Cameroon. There are camping equipments on hire for your trip. The experience of visiting this mountain would be the most attractive reason for any visitor to come and discover Fako Division and the South West region in general.
Day 1: Douala International Airport. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to Park Hotel Miramare (78 km) in Limbe. Orientation session and then enjoy your first dinner at the hotel. If you wish to refresh yourself after a very long flight, treat yourself to a swim in the pool at the hotel. Limbe is a sea-side resort coastal city located in Fako Division, South West Region of Cameroon. The town hosts numerous attractions of different categories to encourage a longer stay in the destination.
Day 2: Limbe – Buea. Early morning departure to Buea (23 km), arrive at the office and drive to Upper farms (1,010 m) to begin the hike. We start hiking for about 3-4 hours inside the rainforest and arrive at Hut 1 (1,800 m). It is one of the largest Huts and a stream provides fresh drinking water. We shall have a brief stop at Hut 1 while having our lunch. Start off and hike for 5-6 hours through the Savannah to Hut 2 (2,750 m). Here is no water. From Hut 1 to Hut 2, the trail is continuously steep and rocky. We shall camp at this hut for our first night up Mount Cameroon.
Day 3: Hut 2 to Hut 3. Early in the morning after breakfast, we depart from Hut 2 to Hut 3. The climb is a little steep and could take about 4-5 hours hiking to arrive Hut 3 (3,800 m) where we will have a rest. We shall continue till we get to the summit (4,095 m). We shall stay at the summit for 10 minutes while take photographs. After we shall descend on the other trail until we arrive Mann’s spring on a gentle walk. This trail is almost level and less strenuous. This could take about 6 hours to arrive at Mann’s spring. On the way, we shall visit the old and new Craters and continue trekking through the Savannah until we get to Mann’s Spring (2,260 m). There is a spring with fresh water to cool down your body heat. We shall camp for the second night here.
Day 4: Mann’s Spring – Bokwango – Buea – Limbe. Take off early in the morning from Mann’s spring passing through the savannah, old lava flows and the rainforest before arriving Bokwango Village. The trek could take about 5 hours to complete our trip. From Bokwango, we drive to the office and then back to Douala.
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