Country 34/196: Cameroon
Destinations: Douala, Limbe
We were staying in the country’s largest city – Douala, but since we’re kind of tired of staying in big cities, we decided to take a daily trip to Limbe – a charming coastal town with a relaxed vibe and many beautiful sights. It was a great experience! Besides, the road to Limbe is pretty adventurous in itself, especially due to the fact that there were 9 of us sharing a tiny cab (it’s called a minibus, but it’s really just a regular car). 😉
Things to see and things to do
Limbe is a popular tourist destination and therefore it offers a number of attractions, including the Limbe Wildlife Center, Mount Cameroon, Limbe Botanic Garden, and many stunning beaches known for the unique dark sand. We decided to visit the botanic garden and one of the most popular beaches.
It’s actually a beach resort, therefore it offers much more than just the sea and the sand. There is a spa, a couple of restaurants, a grill, many palm trees, a tiny lake, and a crystal clear river where you can sip cocktails and enjoy the day. There was a barbecue beach party going on, great music playing, and people were having a great time. We loved it! ♥
Limbe Botanic Garden
After an adventurous ride and an exciting beach party, it was time to take a peaceful walk through the wonderful botanic garden. It was the perfect escape from the nearby bustling city. 😉
Cameroon, thank you for the adventure! Wishing you LOVE AND PEACE!
Where to stay
Duala is a big city with lots of different accommodation options. Limbe has fewer hotels, but it is still possible to find a nice room for two – preferably on the beach. 🙂
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The cost of travel to Cameroon depends mostly on whether you are willing to sleep, eat, and travel like a local. You can find safe and clean accommodation for a couple for under 20 USD (17 EUR). Keep in mind that in Cameroon you must bargain for almost everything (except in stores and restaurants).
Best time to visit
The best time to visit Cameroon is from November to February. The weather tends to be slightly cooler and drier this time of year, but it can be a bit dustier due to the Saharan harmattan wind. The temperatures are high (around 25°C) all year round.
Major water pollution in Cameroon is causing the prevalence of waterborne diseases. Only about 39% of the rural population has access to safe drinking water. Land and air pollution (by industrial chemicals and vehicle emissions) are also pressing concerns in the country. Pollution affects both urban and rural areas. Poor people, who cannot afford to protect themselves from the negative impacts of pollution, tend to pay the highest price. Forest (even within protected areas) are threatened by fires and commercial exploitation. Wildlife is threatened by poaching and overfishing. Overgrazing is causing severe land degradation and, consequently, desertification. Volcanic activity, flooding, and insect infestation are also a threat to the environment.
Found lots of LOVE in Cameroon. 😉 ♥
Honeymoon rating of the visited destinations: ♥♥♥♥♡♡♡♡♡♡
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