reserve in Cameroon

Dja Faunal Reserve, in the south-eastern part of Cameroon, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Dja River and a pirogue

Understand edit

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Landscape edit

Flora and fauna edit

There are many different animals, including monkeys, in the reserve. However, unless you are lucky you won't see them.

Climate edit

Get in edit

The road is dirt, and very bad. It might look a short way on the map, but it takes a while. Buses do go to the village just outside the reserve, or you could take a 4x4 vehicle. But, be wary during the rainy season, you could easily get stuck for days.

Fees and permits edit

You are required to pay a park fee, hire a nature guard (he or she will have a gun), and probably a guide as well. Total should be around 10000 to 15000 CFA for all three.

Get around edit

You'll be walking, there are no other transport options in the reserve.

See edit

Pygmy villages, you could pay to see a traditional dance.

Do edit

Buy edit

There isn't much to buy, or many options.

Eat and drink edit

Best to take your own food if picky. Some of the locals may cook for you if you ask (~3000 CFA).

Sleep edit

Your two options are camping or staying in the village just outside the reserve.

Stay safe edit

It's best to go with a guide who knows the area and can advise on all the above. Contact a tour company (e.g. in Yaoundé).

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