Amazing mount and lake Oku
At 3, 011 m, Mount Oku is the second highest mountain in West Africa, after Mount Cameroon. The site, also known as Kilum-Ijim, is a proposed Community Forest Reserve. The enclosed area of 20, 000 ha, about half of which is montane forest, is now the only extensive area of forest left anywhere in the Bamenda Highlands. Although the mountains are naturally geographically isolated, human activities are increasingly fragmenting, degrading, and isolating the remaining forest patches, including through agricultural conversion and logging. Based on the conservation status of this area, the local community, under the supervision of the Cameroonian Government, should regulate forest exploitation, but in practice very little or no monitoring and law enforcement are in place. As a result, only part of the community forests are well protected, particularly those with traditional rules that have prohibited access by the community.
DAY 1 - Bafut - Ndop - Kumbo - Oku
Upon Arrival at the Douala International Airport I will transfer you to Bafut, in the North West Region of Cameroon, where you will spend the night at Saddle Hill Ranch & Resort. We shall depart from Saddle Hill Ranch early in the morning by car to Oku village.
DAY 2 - Hiking
Our day starts up very early with the hiking of the second highest peak in Cameroon with an altitude of about 3011m. This massif has a variety of vegetation and a good number of crater lakes, starting with the forest rich with endemic birds as the Bannerman's Turaco, a very hot spot for bird watchers. We finally arrive the summit later in the evening for camping.
DAY 3 - Lake Oku - Babungo - Bafut
After breakfast, we hike around to enjoy nature and later continue to the magnificent Lake Oku which is located at 2, 219 metres on Mount Oku, and is completely surrounded by cloud forest. From here, we pick up the car and drive down to The airport and end the tour.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Airport.
End location: Airport.
Duration: 3 days
My service of guide.
Visits and activities planned.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 usd - for tips,
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.This is the reason that we higher a professional driver to take us to our destinations.