The Limbe Botanic Garden was founded by a group of Germans under the Directorship of Paul Preus in 1892. The British took over the responsibility for the Garden in 1920, advised by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and it was managed by a Kew-trained Superintendent. The British departed in 1932 and the garden was directly managed by Cameroonian personnel until 1958. With the independence of West Cameroon in 1961, the curation of the Garden was taken over by the Government.
Ile de Manoka is located in the Littoral Area of the Country. Fishing enthusiasts interested in fishing near or at Ile de Manoka should print out the Google map and take it with them on their fishing trip. This could be one of the best fishing or outdoors adventure locations in the regions of Africa/Middle East.
The mangroves are a characteristic forest biotope in tropical river estuaries and tidal zones. They are among the most critically threatened
ecosystems in the world. Mangrove coastal forests, around the Wouri estuary and the Douala-Edea reserve, are really beautiful at low tide when you can really see the important role their roots play in maintaining soil structure and in nutrient cycling. They are especially important for a city, like Douala, which rests at sea level.
Kribi is situated on the Atlantic coast, at 200 km from Douala. It is Cameroon's most popular beach. Kribi has a beautiful white sand beach, water crystal clear and surrounded by palm trees. There are plenty of streetside bars, fresh fish and delicious seafoods are on the menu.
Yoyo est à côté de Kribi, les deux seules plages Camerounaises où l’on trouve du sable doré, un sable très apprécié des touristes et très recherché par les amateurs d’évasion. Toutefois, par rapport à Kribi, Yoyo est loin, très loin de l’axe routier Douala-Edéa ; à l’abri du bruit et des émanations de gaz carbonique. L’autre avantage de Yoyo est la proximité du fleuve Sanaga, celle de la réserve de faune Douala-Edea ainsi que celle des lacs Ossa et Tissongo qui attireront l’attention des touristes et constitueront d’autres attractions en plus de celle offerte par l’eau bleue de l’Océan Atlantique.
Thanks to a naturally rich and balanced volcanic soil, Penja pepper is unique and very tasty. It is grown according to the Penja's ancestral traditions in Cameroon, and is greatly appreciated by connoisseurs. No chemicals are used in the growing, processing or post-harvest production of these small crops. The result is a one of the world’s finest and rarest peppers.
Black sandy beaches spread along the coast also serve as a good site for tourists. Limbe has beautiful beaches such as Ngeme Beach, The Mile Six Beach, Batoke Beach, Mokoko beach, Seme beach etc. These black sandy beaches are peculiar to the city of Limbe as they cannot be found in any other part of Cameroon.
The people of Bafut near Bamenda in north-west Cameroon have allocated 17 ha of land to create a savanna botanic garden and a sanctuary forest reserve. The project area involves three very important historic shrines in the Bafut Kingdom. The forests are at Akossia, Akoyoh, Buwie, Ndung, Aga and Mako Bujang. These forests make a major contribution to the flow of the famous Menchum Fall (largest in West Africa). Savanna Botanic Garden is also called Bafut Botanic Garden.