Travel Blogs from Yaounde
... Canada (Vegetarian) today. The hymns are all ecologically instructive and the Bible is a green handbook. Sample hymn: "The little Carrion Beetles / That seek unlikely places / Return our Husks to Elements / And tidy up our spaces."
(There is also a male narrator known only through his homilies. A sample: "Some say that the Fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil was a fig, others prefer a date, yet others a pomegranate. ...
Yaounde to Mefou - just south of the city we've been told of an ape sanctuary where they rehabilitate gorillas and chips to be released back into the wild. So, on The quest to see gorillas in the wild this is a definite stop. It was a bit a ropey road but well worth it. Seeing (and smelling) the gorillas up close is amazing, just a pity it's not fully wild. Chimps were incredible too, so human like, using tools and facial ...
... bless him. Mr Ebenezer Hit kept us waiting for half an hour but quickly wrote up the report. He was witty and amiable this morning. I just needed to learn how to "play" him. We were finished very quickly and I even managed to persuade him to post the report to us.
Talbot and I walked to the centre and up Avenue de l'Independence to DHL and then for a treat in Calafatas boulangerie (thanks Talbot) famous in Yaounde and ...
... fell into the misfits category.
On Tuesday we caught the express bus from Yaounde to Bamenda. This a new bus that has air conditioning, which is a really nice feature when traveling in the middle of the jungle. We arrived in Bamenda and met our driver for the final leg from Bamenda to Kumbo. In the past, this drive took many hours, but the Cameroonian government is beginning to fix the roads. At the moment, the roads are not tarred, but they have been very ...
... opportunity to scrape 2 tons of Congo mud off the bottom of the van, as well as getting a local mechanic to fix our overheating problem (which he did) by blowing another 2 tons of Congo mud out of the radiator.
From Lastoursville we had a drive of 250k ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility