Two days adventure tour to Pongo songo santuary and pygmy village in Kribi

Multi-day & Extended Tours in Douala

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Douala – Kribi road is a very wide rain forest landscape, picturesque and very beautiful, with a very interesting and rustic architectural design. Among the discoveries along the way is the German bridge dating from the German colonial era in Cameroon, giving a panoramic view to the hydroelectric dam and the aluminum company.  From edea the road deviate to an earth road leading to marienberg and take a motorized boat to embark on a breathtaking ride over the Sanaga River to reach the pongo songo chimpanzee sanctuary to see and interact with the closest mammals to man most of which are rescued from poachers, play with and feed them with the fruits and after about 45 minutes sail downstream the river, to continue the drive to kribi which takes about 2.5hrs . In kribi you will use canoe on the lobe river to reach namikoumbi to visit the pygmy village and back to the lobe waterfalls; one of the rare waterfalls in the world that falls directly into the ocean.
The tour starts at 8:30 am from Douala and we drive 2.5hrs to reach marienberg, a locality in the outskirts of edea. we take a motorized boat at marienberg on the sanaga river to pongo songo santuary where will see the chimpanzee. After about 30-45 minutes visit we take the boat back to the shore and continue the drive to kribi for next 2 hours. The closer we get to Kribi we drive trough large tropical palm oil estates; coconut palms and diverse orchards of various kinds. Upon arrival, in kribi we go the restaurant for late afternoon lunch before heading to the chosen hotel. Day 2 starts with a drive to the Lobe River harbor, we board on our canoe and embark on a breathtaking ride over the calm and mild water. On our canoe ride over the Lobe River we shall see birds of various types trough the thick forest, a great and lively fun to bird’s lovers: the adjacent forest on the two banks of the river is ideal habitat for a wide range of bird species. 45 minutes sailing upward the Lobe River is a revelation of itself as it leads to Namikoumbi, a minor set of few Bakola pygmies clan.We will spend half an hour in this encampment with our hosts and share their cultural values, hopes and worries… Later on, we sail downstream the Lobe River, to the waterfalls. Note that the lobe waterfalls is one of the rare waterfalls in the world that falls directly into the ocean. Here we take a canoe ride closer to the waterfalls at the Atlantic white sand beach of kribi, beach relaxation and 2 pm we depart to Douala. The tour ends upon arrival in Douala.

What’s included

  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities