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What an experience! Cameroon ranks so highly as one of the most adventurous countries I’ve visited. We ventured through Nigeria headed south into Cameroon where we INSTANTLY hit a battle field of mud.
We were so fortunate to have joined forces earlier on the road with other travellers. Our convoy was made up of the “dirty dozen” from seven countries in three overland trucks. As we entered Cameroon, another overland truck had just made the treacherous journey through Cameroon and had warned we may not make it through the jungle in our massive 10 ton yellow beast.
The most memorable day was getting stuck and digging ourselves out for hours with local boys who appeared out of nowhere from the depths of the jungle. We only managed to cover 6km that day! Knee deep mud, slipping and sliding, river baths, bribing officials with rice, tear licking flies, broken bridges, digging, digging, digging!!! These are the memories that flood my mind when I think of Cameroon.
Passing by a quaint village.
This bridge looks pretty stable…
Preparing the road so we might get through.
Looks like we didn`t make it this time. Hours of digging to get free.
This is a pretty bug.
Stuck again. This time we needed to pull out the winch.
Time to start the fire and dinner after a long day of digging. We managed to get 6 kms.
Camping and relaxing after a very long day.
This is the main highway from Nigeria’s border into Cameroon
The highway finally is clear for movement after 3 days digging.
This is definitely a tight squeeze.
A beautiful new bridge seems so odd and out of place with the roads.
Wonderful to find fresh fast moving water to relax in after hours of hot digging.
Feels great to be clean again.
Even Bindhi gets washed.
Spending time visiting with locals as we wait for the jungle highway to be cleared. – Ayukaba
Beautiful children to play with while we wait for the road to clear. -Ayukaba
Children on their way to school.-Ayukaba,
You have to love the banana plant
This guy makes carrying a log easy. Limbe
Looks so clean and fresh! Why not try it anyway. -Ayukaba
The road is a lot better today then yesterday.
A storm is on its way as we approach Kumba
What a sky. Kumba
There were many logging trucks to see on the road this day. heading to Kumba.
Beautiful view in Limbe on the Gulf of Guinea
Well that is a good idea. on the way into the city of Limbe
Prepareing to climb Mount Cameroon with sherpas it makes 22 people and gear. – Buea
A very strenuous hike up Mount Cameroon. 4,040m . View of Limbe below and the gulf of Guinea
Sleeping time on Mount Cameroon, We were too tired to care about the freezing cold.
Descending Mount Cameroon. “I will never climb a mountain again”
A lovely sample of some of the flowers of Cameroon
This is an interesting load
Date palms. This is what palm oil is made from.
Statue De La Nouvelle Liberte, Douala
You must always share the streets with everything. Douala
Amazing horns on those cows, they seem so proud as they walk through Yaounde
Yaoundé is the capital city of Cameroon
Fixing the bridge to our camping spot that we broke with our overweight truck – Yaoundé
Our camp area in
Time for a few repairs. Poor Kees the repairs never end. Yaoundé
Another never ending job. Bre and the dishes. Yaoundé
Wringing the laundry the old fashion way. Yaoundé
Cameroon is truly beautiful.
Cleaning and assessing the damage from biting bugs, prickly sticks, and too much humidity.
What do you get if you mix a lion and a dachshund? Ebolowa
Our camping spot at a hotel parking lot. -Ebolowa
And malaria strikes some more members of the group. – Ebolowa
And where to next. – Ebolowa Cameroon
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