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Location - West/Central Africa; Capital - Yaounde; Population - 19 million; Currency - Central African CFA MORE CAMEROON

From Bitam in Gabon it's less than 30 minutes to the Cameroon border at Amban, and on to Yaounde - December 2008.

 

cameroonnoteThe Central African Franc (CFA) is a common currency of 6 countries and is pegged to the Euro

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

camer45Go to Mont Febe for great views of the capital, Yaounde

 

 

camer41The swimming pool of Hotel Mont Febe overlooks Yaounde

 

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camer38A mural adorns a building at Place de l'Independance, Yaounde

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

camer35Place de l'Independance, central Yaounde

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

camer36I'm guessing this statue represents the struggle for independence (achieved in 1960) - Place de l'Independance, Yaounde

 

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camer39I felt the city was a bit soulless and lacking in character. Areas to the south of the centre are livelier - Yaounde

 

 

camer52The coastal waters at Kribi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

camer53Kribi is about a 3 hour drive south of Douala

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

camer54Zooming in on Hotel de l'Ocean, Kribi

 

 

camer55Luckily the monstrosity that is the (defunct) extension to the Hotel Palm Beach Plus is just out of view in this photo - Kribi

 

 

camer56A 5/10 minute walk south of the Palm Beach Plus and you'll get to this point - Kribi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

camer74Rocks on Kribi beach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

camer61Early evening at Hotel de l'Ocean, Kribi

 

 

camer63Kribi town centre is a hive of activity

 

 

camer65Traditional and modern, Kribi.
A pirogue is a small, wooden flat-bottomed boat used by fishermen.
An oil tanker is big and holds lots of oil. Yes really.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

camer70The Auberge du Phare's restaurant has a great setting on Kribi beach

 

 

camer71There's plenty of lizards (and birds) for company at Auberge du Phare, Kribi

 

 

camer72The 'phare' itself - Kribi's lighthouse at full moon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

camer75A short drive south of Kribi are the Lobe waterfalls, Kribi

 

 

 

camer80The Lobe waterfalls are set in a bay 7kms from the beach hotels of Kribi

 

 

camer81Birdlife at Lobe waterfalls, Kribi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

camer82Lobe waterfalls, Kribi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

camer83A beach stroll from Lobe falls to Hotel Ilomba, Kribi

 

 

camer85Hotel Ilomba's beach-bar near Lobe waterfalls, Kribi

 

 

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LINKS

www.postnewsline.com - Cameroon online newspaper, in English

www.fakotourism.com - guide to south west Cameroon including Limbe, Mt Cameroon

www.cameroononline.org - Cameroon news

 

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