Uncovering Touristic Sites in Kimbi-Fungom National Park, Periphery

Tourists having a boat ride at the Katsina River

Besides the over 81 wildlife species distributed across its over 95,380 hectares, the Kimbi-Fungom National Park and its peripheries are obsessed with touristic sites unique in location, form and structure.

There is the python cave in Gayama. Can you belief that there is a cave at the heart of a national park that as you get in, you see pythons freely everywhere? But watchou! Let one not be very hungry because you may be its prey.

Few metres from this cave, is the Gayama twin hill protruding toward the sky like the breast of a 14 year girl.  Then the triple river confluence at Kimbi that poses like an incredible ocean! This is a spectacular fishing camp with emblematic fish species that sooth secreted saliva of visiting tourists.

As you move a little towards Akum, you find the picturesque katsina water fall and a gentle flowing river beneath, navigable with boats and canoes from Cameroon and Nigeria. Here, you may want to get a feel of a boat ride.  From this river, you just need to cross a little through Kwep towards the New Man Hill to have amazing and thrilling view of the national park.

100meter Geraman cable bridge established since 1800s

The most attractive of all these is the cable bridge at Nkang built by the Germans in the 1800s. Be one of the few to see this recently discovered cable bridge left behind by Germans in the North West Region of Cameroon; it’s about 60 to 100meters long crossing you over River Katsina through a very narrow but spectacular gorge.

Then you have the Hill Top View Point between Marshy and Nkang, which is more or less like a watch tower giving a real view of the Ndubu Ranch and Nigeria. All you need is a telescope and you will feed your eyes with all it desires. These are just a few of thrilling sites you can find within the Kimbi-Fungom National Park, but there are even more sites of great aesthetics around the park.

We have the remains of Lake Nyos, which  exploded  in 1986  suffocating 1746 people, 3500 cattle and displacing 4430 persons besides other thrilling sites like the Dumbo Cattle Ranch, Lake Wum, the Caves around Fonfuka, the Misaje Shrine Forest alongside palaces with their historic artifacts collections and spectacular natural landscapes.

By Shancho Ndimuh


About Bertrand Shancho Ndimuh

A dynamic and respectful graduate with experience and passion in Journalism and Development/Environmental Communication. Holds a B. Sc. second class upper honors In Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Buea and currently post graduate research fellow in natural resources and environmental management at the same university. Now working as Head of Communication Department at ERuDeF and Editor-in-Chief for the Cameroon Independent environmental newspaper, The Green Vision
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