We are very happy to inform you that a new National Park in Southeast Cameroon is ready to receive nature-loving travelers.
Though this jungle site has been protected since 2001, it has not been until this year that miradors to observe the fauna have been installed, and Djembe Base Camp has opened its doors to lodge visitors. One of the great advantages of visiting Lobeke is that you are just one-day 4×4 drive from one of Cameroon’s international airports (Yaoundé), without the need of crossing any international border or conflict area. Despite being relatively close to an important airport, Lobeke has one of Africa’s highest densities of Western lowland gorillas, chimpanzees, and forest elephants.
Lobeke National Park is situated on the extreme southeast region of Cameroon. It covers a surface area of 1,838.55 km2 (709.87 sq mi). Lobeke forms part of the trans-boundary conservation initiative, known as Sangha River Tri-National Park, a priority landscape that includes Dzangha-Ndoki National Park in Central African Republic, and Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park in Congo-Brazzaville. This protected area of primary forest is the largest undestroyed tropical forest in Africa that is the second richest forest in the world after the Amazon in Brazil. It is also the best place to observe Western lowland gorillas, forest elephants, red forest buffaloes, leopards, chimpanzees, and the endangered bongo, a beautiful orange antelope with white stripes