Because Costa Rica is awesome, that’s why! It was exactly as I expected, yet also much more and is up there with my favourites. Yes, it is firmly on the tourist trail and its expensive (you’ve been warned) but in…

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Cameroon is never going to be first on your list if you haven’t travelled extensively in Africa. They call it ‘Africa in miniature’ as it has the best parts of the continent wrapped wonderfully within invisible borders. Mountains, beaches, deserts,…

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Lobéké National Park is located on the extreme southeast region of Cameroon in the Congo Basin, and covers an area of 217,855 hectares. Lobéké forms part of the trans-boundary conservation initiative, known as Tri-National de la Sangha (TNS). This priority…

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Mount Cameroon is the highest mountain in West Africa which towers above the friendly town of Buea in the West. It is also an active volcano which last erupted in 2012. There are few things I’ve done as challenging as…

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Zwinkels Guest House and Zwinkels Mountain Lodge are both Dutch owned and run by Cameroonians. They were our treat and an upgraded oasis from the typical CFA10,000 hotels we had been staying in which offered no hot water and at…

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