Mount Cameroon, Buea

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Take a trail through lush greenery at Mount Cameroon, one of Africa's largest volcanoes. Standing at 4,095 m (13,425 ft), the mountain offers excellent hiking opportunities in pristine nature with spectacular scenery and views. Walk through a wide variety of landscapes, including abandoned farms at the foot of the mountain, tropical rainforests, savannah, and volcanic black and white craters towards the top. Home to many endangered species, such as francolins and Cameroon speirops, the biodiverse area also includes forest elephants, antelopes, and monkeys, plus a number of medicinal plants like African plum. Take one of the canopy walks through the forest across dense vegetation and enjoy the view. Mount Cameroon is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Buea Edition.
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  • Cameroon is really blessed with this wonderful touristic site. The Mount Cameroon is a place to visit and experience a volcanic spirit. The last Mount Cameroon Race of Hope which I experienced was ind...  more »
  • Great team, young and concerned by your expectations. the mount can be mounted in 5-6 hours to get to level 2 then 2 h 30 to get to the top. I failed to see the Sunrise, it is not automatic... Depending on the time and your guide. But the way is wonderful, take what cover you up. At level 2, what to eat, drink a beer, sleep there but the prices are quite high. In short, it's cool and the pride that I felt at the back was superb!
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  • For my first hike up Mount Cameroon, I needed reliable, experienced and motivated crew to get me to the top. Volcanic Spirit was that crew. I highly recommend this amazing company. The whole team and ...  more »
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  • A unique experience for a life time making it up to the summit of Mt Fako. Words are not enough to express such grandeur... You need to be there. Friendly climat with friendly people.
  • This Mountain is amazing,i really did enjoyed the breath taking moments with friends from abroad.This is an active volcano in Cameroon near the Gulf of Guinea. Mount Cameroon is also known as Cameroon Mountain or Fako or by its native name Mongo ma Ndemi.With an Elevation of 4,040 m.it Last erupted in the year 2000 with a Prominence of 3,901 m.and did you know, This mountain's rich volcanic soils support bananas, rubber, oil palms, tea, and cacao; valleys are used as pasture.i will recommend this for all tourist
  • Difficult but well worth the effort! Climbed in December 2006. We begged them to allow us to make the required three Day summit in two days and they agreed. They also let us go without a porter because we were Coloradans but we suffered!
  • it's a very nice place to visit especially during the mount cameroon race of hope that is been held yearly in February, and also it volcanic nature.The mount caneroon is the highest mountain in west Africa.
  • A unique place. I'm speechless to describe how beautiful is that place. Mount Fako is amazing! I'll go back there soon!
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