What is Mount Cameroon National Park known for?
A: Mount Cameroon, an active volcano, is the highest peak in West and Central Africa standing at 13,255ft and covers a wide variety of terrain including coastal, rain forest, and mountainous regions. The area has rich biodiversity including ancient trees, endangered and endemic plant and animal species including two bird species which are only found on Mount Cameroon. There are over 370 species of birds on Mount Cameroon. Mount Cameroon National Park is known for hiking, bird watching, wild elephant tracking tours, and the yearly Mount Cameroon Race of Hope marathon.
Q: What will the weather be like?
A: Partially sunny days with periods of rain, which can be heavy at times, are expected at the end of June into July. Temperatures will be warm and humid at the start of the hike and become cooler as we ascend. Night time temperatures at camp may be in the 40s. It is best to pack layers.
Q: How many nights will we be camping?
A: We will be camping for two nights on Mount Cameroon and utilizing local cabins.
Q: What essential items do I need to bring?
A: Waterproof hiking shoes/boots, day pack, rain gear, bug repellant, headlight/flashlight, hiking poles, and personal toiletries are essential.
Q: What will we need to carry while hiking?
A: Individuals will need to carry backpacks containing water, rain gear, and any other personal items they may need while hiking. Porters will be provided to carry other essentials. We recommend you bring an extra, small duffle of stuff sack in which you can pack essentials you’ll need on days 2-4 and leave excess luggage in a secure location in Buea where we will begin and end our add-on.
Q: How difficult will the hikes be?
A: The hikes will range from moderate to difficult and will be steep during portions. Some trails may be wet and muddy depending on rainfall.
Q: How do I register?
A: To register, download, fill in, and sign the Addendum found under the registration section, and return it, along with your full payment.