From the Atlantic coast to Ecotourism & Discovery of Campo Ma’an National Park
11 days and 10 nights to discover the best ecotourism sites and the Campo Ma'an National Park
Campo Ma’an National Park covers an area of 264,064 ha on the border between Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea. It is the only park in the national network distinguished by direct contact with the marine space on the Atlantic coast. The park is home to 80 species of mammals, including forest elephants, leopards, gorillas, 302 species of birds, 122 species of reptiles and 250 species of fish and many other animal and plant species. The traveler will also be able to visit the German remains of the Dipikar Island and the tree museum, which is a century-old tree in the heart of the forest, carried out by the International Model Forest Network, supported directly by the RAFM (African Forest Network Models) in Campo Ma’an National Park.
Campo Ma’an National Park is an equatorial protected area, the thickness of the forest makes it a little more difficult to observe and meet animals. The visitor will have to be patient to discover the hidden wonders of this forest and ready to make long hikes in the forest. It is advisable to bring torches, raincoats, shoes and clothing suitable for the walk. For more chances of observing animals the rainy season period is recommended.
Day 1: PARIS –YAOUNDE
Day 2: Yaounde – Nkolandom (206 km)
Breakfast, departure from Yaoundé for Nkolandom, “Nkolandom” in the local language (Bulu) means “Mount of Elegance”. It is a beautiful forest village located 18 km from Ebolowa, a detour to the Méfou Zoological Park which collects endangered primates, gorillas, Mandrills, chimpanzees etc …, observation of the beautiful landscape and the architecture of the habitats along the way, 2nd detour to visit the ecotourism village of Ebogo, canoe on the Nyong River and visit of the great thousand-year-old tree ” kossipo”,
lunch on the site of Ebogo, continuation towards the south, arrival and installation at the Avenir Hotel, partial visit of the tourist center (baobab on the rock, mysterious rocks, the Fang-Béti museum with all its riches, craftsmen’s workshops), dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3: Nkolandom – Ako’okas – Nyabizan – Ebianemeyong (180 km)
Early wake up followed by breakfast and departure from Nkolandom for Akok ‘okas, arrival and visit formalities, discovery of the equatorial forest and the mythical python” Ako’okas“. Return followed by lunch, departure for the Ebianemeyong village via Nyabizan, arrival and installation in tents, dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Days 4, 5, 6, 7: Immersion in Campo Ma'an National Park
After breakfasts we will spend our days hiking in the Campo Ma’an National Park to observe animals. The park is home to Gorillas, Monkeys, Buffaloes, Elephants etc … The excursions consist of following certain tracks frequented by large mammals. During our stay, we will also discover the Menve’ele Falls. Dinners and overnight stays will be in tents or on the platform on the banks of the Ntem River with a lush landscape, possibility of paddling canoe rides. Meeting with the Bagyeli community with the possibility of
organizing the traditional dance.
Day 8: CAMPO MA’AN - Kribi (252 km)
Day 9: Kribi – Ebodje (70 km)
Breakfast, excursion to Ebodjé, arrival and visit to the marine turtle museum, visit to the wolf rock, possibility of observing or sponsoring sea turtles, forest walk, seaside relaxation, return to Kribi, free evening.
Day 10: Kribi
Breakfast, seaside relaxation, stroll on the beach to the Lobé waterfalls, canoe trip on the Lobé River, visit to the Lobé waterfalls, the only waterfalls in the world that flow into the ocean. Tasting of fresh shrimp at the edge of the falls, seaside relaxation, dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 11: Kribi – Douala (172 km)
Breakfast, seaside relaxation, visit of the Londji fishing village, seafood lunch, departure for Douala, arrival and shopping at the Douala artisan market, partial orientation tour of the city (administrative and commercial center), transfer to the Airport. END OF OUR SERVICES.
Price: 2 242 € / pers. (2 pax)
Included / Excluded
This tour includes:
► Reception and escort by a certified national tourist guide.
► Transport in a Pick-Up
► Accommodation in a double room,
► Full board meals
► Entrance fees into the attractions.
► Toll fees.
► Guided tours of all the sites and attractions indicated in the program.
► Professional driver.
► Bagyeli Traditional dances
This tour does not include:
► International flight fees (Roundtrip).
► Costs related to travel formalities such as visa and immigration charges.
► Costs related to travel insurance.
► Additional expenses of the tourist such as the purchase of souvenirs.
► Alcoholic drinks such as liqueurs, wines, and whiskeys.
► Tips and gifts (freewill gestures)
Please specify :
► The exact dates of the visit (date of arrival and date of return).
► Flights and airports of arrival (Douala or Yaoundé-Nsimalen).
► Group or tourist’s interests to permit tailored modifications of the tour.
► Names and information of visitors for bookings.
► Food exigencies; diabetes, vegetarian etc.
NB : This program can be modified by demand to suit the expectations of the tourist(s).