May 26, 2003 - Personal Web Site: 100 Photos from Cameroon by a Peace Corps Volunteer

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By Admin1 (admin) on Monday, May 26, 2003 - 8:48 pm: Edit Post

100 Photos from Cameroon by a Peace Corps Volunteer

100 Photos from Cameroon by a Peace Corps Volunteer

100 photos from Cameroon

Welcome on photographic journey in the southern and western Cameroon. Use the controls below to browse 100 photos from Yaoundé, Douala, Kribi, Limbé, Foumban and other great locations in Cameroun (West/Central Africa).

A house on one of the hills that make up Yaoundé. All taxis in Cameroon are yellow. Most visitors prefer the cool climate and beautiful mountain scenery of Yaoundé to the wet, noisy and messy coast city of Douala

With its big port, Douala is the 'economic capital' and business center of Cameroon. Douala has showers most of the year and sometimes big floodings. Here we are crossing a small bridge in the Ndogbati area. The city itself is an urban jungle of citysprawl, activity, mud and noise.

The Atlantic Ocean on the beach south of Kribi. The former colonial town is a popular beach resort. Many people from Douala come for weekends in Kribi.

The Lobé falls is where Lobé river splashes out in the Atlantic Ocean. The small bay of fresh water is a peacefull and beautiful place for swimming, fishing and relaxing.

Cameroon has several hundred small kingdoms, different tribes and different languages. But the Foumban kingdom is something special. Mainly because of the king (later sultan) who constructed the royal Palace about 100 years ago. The architecture is his own very special design. The king also constructed a unique alphabet for writing down the history of the Foumban. The Sultan holds court in the palace which also has a very interesting museum.

Morning in Bafoussam, the administrative capital of the Western Province with a population topping 150,000. A city of trade dominated by the Bamiléké tribe.

The chiefs compund in Bandjoun are one of the most impressive for the Bamiléké people. The Chefferie has recently been renovated/reconstructed. The main building is used when the King is holding his court and for preparing the different religious traditions by the secret societes. The forest behind the compound is tabu and only very few people are allowed to go there. The unique construction of this building is also used for the much smaller houses in a normal Bamiléké village.

Bafang is another small town on the route from Foumban to Douala. The town of Bafang is nothing special for visitors but it is located in a stunning mountain scenery. The villages fills the space on each side of the town.

Banfeko is further away from the normal routes about 10 km from Bafang. Banfeko is a typical small farming village of Cameroun.

Big parts of Cameroun is covered by thick rainforest. We are in search of a location well known from at leat one Tarzan movie: Greystoke with Christophe Lambert. About 30 km south of Bafang a road turns into a village and down to the forest. It is more thasn 10 km from here to the waterfalls Chutes d'Ekom. Unfortunately the road is impassable due to heavy rain and we have to walk all the way.

The centre of Limbé. The coastal town is one of the oldest colonial settlements in Cameroon and formerly known as Victoria.

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By olfoch ( on Sunday, January 20, 2008 - 4:58 am: Edit Post

hi, i'm olivier i left in foumban during 2002 and 2004 , it's a real pleasure for myself to find out pictures of my own village in your web site and i would like to congratulate your action in the world and in my village, i knew a certain Leslie Mariotti who served as volunteer in Foumban the greatest part of my live where i knew that the world is not alone...

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