Cameroon Mountain Wanderings

I continue to put around The Ring Road, stopping in small towns and villages to checkout the history and culture, before re-supplying and camping each night among the mountains and huge eucalyptus trees.

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Cameroon military – skeptical at first always turn out to be friendly

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Losing elevation brings me into the jungle

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Repairing a truck on the side of the road

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This is how I buy meat. It’s always extremely fresh

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One of the kings of the region

Every town and village is bursting with history and culture – from the empires that ruled here for centuries. All have extremely large palaces, museums and beautifully decorated buildings. Often the buildings have ornately carved sculptures and pillars depicting scenes from an earlier time.

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Carvings on the wooden pillars

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Detail carvings

I camp a night at the Botanic Gardens just outside the regional capital of Bamenda, and I am extremely happy to see how well maintained and cared for the whole grounds are. There are many signs and displays depicting the world today, and how peace needs to be the goal of all humanity. I really like it here.

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The beautiful botanic gardens

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How the world is today

The haze of Harmattan continues to obscure the best of the views, though it’s obvious the mountains around here are extremely impressive and ever-present.

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Mountains and haze

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Slightly sketchy bridge

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Food is Ready has become my favorite sign! Bush meat could be anything.


3 Responses

  1. Carla says:

    What kind of meat is “bush” meat? For some reason I imagine it to be Ox or something similar, or is it just plain old cow? The bones seem too large to be donkey, lamb, sheep or goat.

    • Dan Grec says:


      Likely anything that moves. Bat, monkey, rat, goat, basically whatever people can go and kill and eat.

      The photo of the guy cutting up meat is a cow, not really “bush meat”


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