Hi, I would like to visit one of the great tropical forests in west/central Africa end of July/ beginning of August and would like to find someone for co-travel as these are super-expensive places. Is there anyone going to Lobéké (Cameroon), Loango (Gabon) or Dzanga (CAR), who would like some company? I am quite well travelled, been 15+ times in Africa, including DR congo. Happy to share more details in email. Please write me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hi there, I know nature holds no guarantees but as I want to maximize my chances of seeing wild Gorillas in Cameroon, does anybody know where in the country holds the best chance of seeing them? I've read about the habituated group in Campo Ma'am, would that it? Has anyone heard about the progress they've made in Gorilla habitation in that park? Thanks in advance!
As I'm about to leave Nigeria soon, to head into Central Africa I have a few questions. I realize I won't have enough time for Cameroon now as I need to head South too soon, besides it's the wrong season for the Ring Road, so I wonder if some of you have any experience from the Ring Road and especially the "Killer lakes"?
I consider going back here for x-mas, since that's a better time for the Ring Road and I could combine it with a trip to Dzanga Sangha NP in CAR as it seems challenging…
I recently took the road from Libongo back into more developed parts of Cameroon that has been described by others on this forum before. After that I crossed Cameroon and travelled on to Chad. As there is not much information on that I give a detailed report of that part of my trip:
After visiting Dzanga-Sangha National Park in the Central African Republic, I crossed the Sangha to Libongo. Very remote town, since April 2017 finally connected with the wider world by mobile phone network (Orange)…
In the West Africa LP Cameroon is one of the best chapters in a dreadful book that is quite old by now. The Bradt guide, unfortunately, is still older. If you speak German the Reise Know-How Kamerun seems to be a decent book, there is no ebook-version otherwise I would have bought it.
I came to Cameroon from Nigeria, crossed to the border with the Central African Republic at Garoua-Boulai, came back from the CAR to Libongo and crossed Cameroon again to get to Chad.
At the Ekok border the guy at…
Wonder if someone has experience with requesting a Visa for Congo and DRC in Yaounde? I am planning a trip from Limbe to Kinshasa, and I have a hard time getting some accurate and updated info.
From what I understand, there is no way to get a Visa for DRC in Congo (Brazzaville) so it is recommended to get it in Yaounde.
Anyone would have some experience on this?
According to LP guide book, getting a visa for Congo requires an invitation letter (which I obviously wont have, since I…
I was wondering if anyone who has recently been to the South West Region can comment on the political situation? I am involved in the research project there and have traveled to the region in the past; however, the funder has advised us from going back to finish the project due to safety concerns and stated that their staff in Cameroon have restricted travel in the region (and ultimately advised against travel).
Nevertheless, based on current travel reports (Canadian, US, UK and…
Me and two friends have a 5 hours stop-over in Douala en route from Bangui to N'djamena and plan to do some sort of mini sightseeing on Monday April 10 th.
Any suggestions as to places to go see like markets, notable churches or other buildings, monuments et cetera will be gratefully received as will recommendations of a good lunch restaurant.
We plan to charter a taxi at the airport unless someone has a good driver to recommend that we could get in touch with e-mailwise beforehand…
Lobeke National Park is about as remote as can be - two long days drive from Yaoundé in the dry season. In the wet season roads might be impassable, and the journey would certainly take longer.
I hired a car and driver through Central African Tours. The journey would be possible by public transport. Old and basic Alliance Voyages busses trundle through the jungle from Yaoundé - but you would have to add a day to your travel time.
I broke the journey at Yokadouma where the Hotel Elephant is…