Once at the Opec city, you can create time, spend time and enjoy the beauty of nature such as:-the Limbe botanical garden with its rich and divers plants species,a center for recreation,education,relaxation,research etc;-the Limbe wildlife center,a center for the rehabilitation and protection of some endangered animal species;-the mount Cameroon,an...more
Along the main highway from Douala to Limber and not far from town, a major eruption of Mount Cameroon in 1999 resulted in a tongue of lava about 15 meters high flowing across the main coastal highway. The lava did not reach the sea, and a short detour has since been built. An effort was made to convert the site into a tourist attraction by...more
This small zoo houses a somewhat bedraggled collection of Cameroonian wildlife, mainly monkeys and apes, in somewhat cramped and rundown quarters. It is a good place to see a variety of local fauna, and the management is probably doing the best it can with a limited budget, but it is nevertheless a rather depressing scene. Travelers with access to...more
Newly opened, The Strand is the best place to relax while having some truly delicious meal and ice-cold drinks. We spent two weeks in Buea and we got addicted to The Strand for obvious reasons. Unlike the other restaurants and bar in Cameroon, the staff at The Strand are very polite and understanding. The level of hygiene is excellent, comfortable...more
While spending ten days in Buea in 2007, I ate a number of meals in this local restaurant. Both the food and the service were very good, and the standard of sanitation appeared to be above average. Dishes served are primarily Cameroonian and include some items unfamiliar to Western travelers, but everything I tried was excellent, and the wait staff...more
I have eaten three meals here while in Buea on business. The restaurant, located in the Chariot Hotel on the outskirts of Buea, is surely the most elegant in town (see picture), and it is a good place to entertain business associates or friends. The prices, although not at all high by developed world standards, are the highest in Buea....more
In January, 2010, a friend and I visited Barombi Mbo, a crater lake near Kumba. The lake is only a couple of miles from the center of town and is easily accessible. Unless you have a four wheel drive, however, you'll need to leave your vehicle at the entrance and walk the half mile of so on the very poor road to the lake. The lake is indeed beautiful, and there is an aging and poorly maintained shelter with picnic tables. Several local people were enjoying what looked to be a refreshing swim while we were there, The area is a nature reserve, but there is a village on the other side of the lake, which can be reached by dugout canoe or a walking train that I was told takes about an hour.