Manengouba Photo via ..Zuzu..
Nkongsamba Photo via Trees For the Future
Ekom Photo via Carsten Ten Brink
- The Manengouba Twin Crate Lakes // Cameroon is home to many crater lakes, which are bodies of water that fill volcanic craters. The Mangengouba Twin Crater Lakes are located outside the town of Bangem and are situated the border of the Littoral region and the Southwest region. The crater lakes are aptly named ‘Man Lake’, which boasts a deep green color from algae, and ‘Woman Lake’, apparently a deep blue color. I hope to not only climb to the 7,910ft summit of Mount Mangengouba, but I also plan on swimming in Woman Lake, which is apparently permitted. I can’t wait to see the Adam and Eve of crater lakes!
- Nkongsamba // While Nkongsamba isn’t high atop my list of cities I want to see in Cameroon, mainly because it seems to be a very rainy place, it is nonetheless on my travel itinerary because it is close to Ekom Falls. Despite the rain, Nkongsamba seems like an interesting town to visit, if only for a nice view of Mount Mangegouba and as a resting base before my visit Ekom Falls.
- Ekom Falls // This is the main reason I even want to travel to the Littoral region. Ekom Nkam Falls were featured in the 1984 film Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan starring Christopher Lambert. The waterfalls are 30km tall, which would make them the tallest (and the only!) waterfalls I have seen in my life.