WEST END TRAVEL - ECOTOURISM
ameroon ecotourism promotes responsible tourism practices within the tourism industry. This entails encouraging the adoption of best practices in the use of tourism resources, working with local communities and managing wastes and emissions. Understanding Ecotourism According to The International Ecotourism Society, ecotourism is, ‘Responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people. Cameroon Ecotourism Holidays & Vacations find an eco tour in Cameroon. Tour Itinerary Day 1: Europe – Yaoundé. Arrival at the Yaoundé international airport, welcome by a professional and bilingual guide and driver then transfer to the hotel. Day 2: Yaoundé – Mbalmayo – Yaoundé. Early departure after breakfast to Mbalmayo. Arrive and check into the Ebogo lodge. Escapade in dugout canoe toward the mouth of Olama. Real place for eco-tourism. Return to Ebogo, to eat lunch and rest. Continue to Akok Bekoue, discovery of the sumptuous underground cave which has now become a real place of pilgrimage. Departure for Akono. Visit of one of the first Cathedral of Cameroon. Return to Yaoundé with a stopover at Mbalmayo. Dinner and overnight in Yaounde. Day 3: Yaoundé -Bamenda- Lake Nyos. Lake Nyos is one of the popular crater lakes in the Northwest region of Cameroon. Pickup in the morning after breakfast, departure to Bamenda, arrive Bamenda at about 12:00 pm and continue to Fundong check into a hotel have lunch. After lunch visit the evil mountain at the Laikom village where those who committed offenses in the past used to be rolled and killed. Return to the hotel have dinner and overnight in Fundong. Pickup after breakfast and drive to Wum, continue to Lake Nyos in a 4×4 car because of bad roads. We have 1h 30 minutes to reach arrival and visit the outlet and inlet of the lake, take pictures and head back to Fundong. Day 4: Fundong – Melong Pickup after breakfast, drive to Melong continue to the Ekom – Nkam waterfall which is about 80 m high which has served as a decor in a certain film scenes, Tarzan. Take pictures and return to Melong town. Check into a hotel dinner and overnight in Melong. Day 5: Dschang -Kupe Manengouba Pickup after breakfast, drive to Bangem arrival and drive up to the summit, this mountain has a beautiful plain that is surrounded by an undulating chain of hills inhabited by the sedentary nomads locally called Fulani who uses the area for grazing their cattle and wild horses. Trek down to the lakes and take some pictures and listen to the mystery of the lakes, where no leaf from the the trees surrounding the lakes is found in the lakes. After our picnic lunch, takeoff for Limbe. Check into a hotel, dinner and overnight in Limbe. Day 6: Travel day to Korup Park (long day and very bad road) Very early after breakfast we leave to the Korup Park, with a list of more than 300 bird species, a must on this trip. From Ekondo Titi we travel along a beautiful lowland jungle road to Mundemba, the entry point of the Korup Park. Here we have to organize the entry certificates and we make acquaintance with the compulsory Park guide. We overnight in a basic tourist hotel. Day 7: Korup Park (hot and damp/slippery conditions and long walks in the park) Early in the morning we enter the park via a long hanging bridge over the Mana River, one of the few places in Cameroon where you might see the Rock Pratincole. Over the river fly the first hornbills, the best area in the park where you get a good sight of these birds. At the other side of the bridge a completely different world awaits us. The path takes us through a thick forest of undergrowth, trees and creepers full of different scents and sounds or complete stillness. Not much light penetrates to the bottom of this forest and therefore it takes a lot of concentration, patience and luck to spot birds but once we are used to the environment we will hear and see a lot of Greenbuls like Ictarine, Xaviers, Golden, Spotted, Redtailed and Honeyguide Greenbuls. Somewhat higher up the trees we may see different Flycatchers and Wattle-eyes and perhaps even a Rufous-sided Broadbill, Blue throated Roller, Bare-cheeked Trogon and different species Drongo’s and Malimbes. At open spots in the forest we look for the Square tailed Sawwing, Sabine’s and Cassin’s Spinetail and other swallows. Along the small rivulets and brooks the Shining blue and Malachite Kingfishers are hunting. Depending on how late we arrive, we can visit the Picathartes Knoll at twilight. At this mysterious spot in the jungle lies a massive rock where a breeding colony of the perhaps most extraordinary bird of the lowland forest is to be found: the Grey-necked Picathartes. We overnight in basic huts in the Rengo Camp in the middle of the jungle along a small crystal clear river. Bridge over the Mana River Korup Park Day 8: Korup Park Today we spend in the park and via some well passable paths we look for the various lowland birds. Depending on how we feel we can leave early at dusk to the Rengo Rock to see the many Hornbills fly to the fruit trees in the jungle. Alternatively we can trek into the jungle looking for the many small birds in the undergrowth which you can only spot with a lot of patience. This evening we try to spot Night Swallows and Owls around the Rengo Camp. Overnight in the Rengo Camp Day 9: Korup Park Today we slowly walk from the park back to civilization. On our way we look out for the vicious Soldier Ants, rapacious ants that cross the jungle in meters wide columns and attack everything that comes in their way: insects, worms, mice, snakes. Various Alethes (Fire crested), Greenbuls, Flycatchers (African Paradis, Sooty, Red bellied Paradise) and other opportunists catch the roused insects and show themselves well. Near the hanging bridge we watch the hornbills for the last time before we drive back to our hotel in Mundemba. Overnight in Mundemba Day 10: Limbe- Douala After early breakfast drive to Douala, city tours and final shopping. Transfer to the Douala international airport. Departure formalities farewell greetings. Take off and end of trip. Cameroon ecotourism promotes responsible tourism practices within the tourism industry. This entails encouraging the adoption of best practices in the use of tourism resources, working with local communities and managing wastes and emissions. Cameroon Ecotourism Holidays & Vacations find an eco tourism sites in Cameroon. One of Cameroon’s most visited ecotourism sites, Ebogo village, located some 60 km from Yaounde and 18 km south of Mbalmayo on the Yaounde-Ebolowa highway, is undergoing renovation under the co-supervision of the Ministry of Tourism and the World Tourism Organisation, WTO. The glorious views of the Twin Lakes of Muanenguba in Mwaan, the Female and the Male. Male Lake or Njumue: echoing the ancestors of Bakossi
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