Things to do and see inside Cameroon
The Lobé Falls are located in southern Cameroon. Located seven kilometers south of Kribi, they have the rare peculiarity in the world that the Lobe River flows directly into the Atlantic Ocean. They are the main attraction of Kribi.
This region has large sandy beaches where two species of sea turtles lay their eggs: the leatherback turtle and the olive ridley turtle. The marine turtle conservation project is managed by the Specialized Center for Research on Marine Ecosystems (CERECOMA) of IRAD (Agricultural Research Institute for Development) and the World Conservation Union (IUCN-France; IUCN- BRAC). This pilot project includes a component of community aid to coastal fishing villages, aid currently developed through a partnership between the town halls of Court ranges in France and Campo in Cameroon. This partnership was crowned by the twinning of the two town halls in April 2006. CERECOMA is a structure created in February 2006 by the board of directors of IRAD; it is placed under the scientific authority of IRAD and under the supervision of the Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation (MINRESI) of Cameroon. On the other hand, the turtles accidentally caught by the artisanal fishermen of Kribi are sponsored by businessmen or tourists, which makes it possible to compensate the fishermen and save these turtles who would otherwise be killed for their meat and their shell.
Visit of the Pygmée village
Departing from Kribi, you can visit several Pygmy camps to discover the habitat and way of life of these populations.
The canoe trip on the Lobe is worth doing in itself. Allow 1 hour by canoe to reach the first camp.
Take a ride with traditional Kribi Canoe and visit beautiful beaches and places in Cameroon. Traveling on romantic ride with amazing nature scenery. Trip to pygmy village or to the bottom of the waterfalls.
Built in 1906 during the German colonial era, the Kribi lighthouse calmly displays its 100th anniversary! Kribi was once a very active port in the export of timber, coffee and cocoa. You can reach the lighthouse on foot from the beach.
In the evening, fishermen in canoes returning from a long day at sea often ask for help to repatriate their catch. Everyone can come and participate in the hauling of the nets and will thus win, in addition to an unforgettable memory, some fish that it is pleasant to grill at the edge of the water. Deep water port, originally built by the Germans, Kribi is today the oil terminal of the Chad-Cameroon pipeline. Crossing the bridge over the Kienké, built by the Germans at the beginning of the last century and submerged by the waters of this river during the great floods of August 1998, is a nice walk. In the administrative center, facing the sea, there are still some colonial buildings from the German era such as the prefect’s residence, formerly the German governor’s palace, among others.
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