It’s easy to see why Kribi is Cameroon’s most popular beach resort. A weekend getaway for government ministers and expats alike, it can be sleepy during the week, when you’ll have the palm-fringed beaches almost to yourself. Check locally before diving in though, as the oceanic waters can have strong currents and rip tides.
Most of Kribi’s hotels, usually with their own beachfronts, start at the southern end of town, but camping isn’t advised. The Chutes de la Lobé, 8km south of town (moto-taxi CFA500), are an impressive set of waterfalls that empty into a pool by the sea.
Stock up on CFA before coming to Kribi – the banks don’t like changing money and there’s no ATM.
Last updated: Feb 17, 2009
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