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Mount Cameroon National Park

Mount Cameroon National Park 

 

The Mt Cameroon National Park was created through Decree No. 2009/2272 of the Prime Minister on the 18th December 2009. It has a total surface area of 58,178ha. The top of the mountain is located 4°13’ N and 9°10’ E. This park is part of one of the eight biodiversity hotspots in the “Gulf of Guinea Forests”, with a rich, diverse, and partly endemic flora and fauna. The park and its surroundings host a variety of ecotourism potentials. Mount Cameroon, also known with its Bakweri name as Mount Fako, is the highest mountain in West and Central Africa and the fourth prominent one in Africa, situated just a few kilometres from the atlantic coast of the Gulf of Guinea. The park stretches from evergreen lowland rain forests near sea level through sub-montane and montane forest to montane and sub-alpine grassland to an altitude of 4,070m altitude. Mount Cameroon is an active volcano with numerous craters, crater lakes, caves, lava flows and ash fields. It presents a fascinating, diverse and astonishing landscape, ideal for hiking tours. The western slope of Mount Cameroon National Park is between the wettest places in the world with 10,000 mm rain fall. The park harbours forest elephants and Chimpanzees next other threatened and sometimes endemic species. Part of the park is a large satellite peak, Mount Etinde (1700m) (also known as “little Mount Camereroon”is located on the southern flank near the coast.

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Ecotourism

Why visit the park ? 

Do you want to enjoy rare landscapes, discover wildlife from West Africa, sleeping in the recently eco-lodges designed by Dirk Harder after your hiking day ?  Get to the summit !  walk on dry lava, observe elephant around crater lake, chimpanzees in the forest... 

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Managing with people

The motto of the park is “Managing with people” : the Collaborative Management Approach  introduced by PSMNR-SWR intends to enhance community participation in the management of the National Park. The National park is now working with Village Forest Management Committees (VFMCs) of the 41 communities around the park.

Discover how the park is working with the people around.

Tourism around the park 

History, as elsewhere has influenced the Mount Cameroon region, in terms of architecture there are vestiges of the colonial era. Surroundings: Buea, Limbe, Idenau... Cities to be discovered for their culture, their natural spaces. 

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Mount Cameroon Foundation 

Mt Cameroon is an icon of the Cameroon West region : Highest mountain in West Africa, active volcano, exceptional biodiversity and landscapes.

If you want to participate to this huge project, click here: