Kribi is home to Cameroon's best beaches: the sand is fine, the water crystal clear, fresh fish is on the menu and cold beer on tap; there are times when Africa hugs you. Most of Kribi's hotels, usually with their own beachfronts, start at the southern end of town, but camping isn't advised.
Ebolowa, capital of Ntem district, is a bustling place and a possible stopping point en route between Yaoundé and Equatorial Guinea or Gabon. Its main attraction is the artificial Municipal Lake in the centre of town. The best accommodation is at Hotel Porte Jaune in the town centre, with some cheaper auberges (hostels) near the main roundabout, including Hotel Âne Rouge.