Adventure Tours Near Calabar
Close from Calabar is an off-the-beaten-track West African cultural and wildlife trip. From the lush rain forests and mountains of Cameroon’s stunning coastline you will travel to the majestic Bamenda Highlands and the remote kingdom of Esu for an authentic journey to the heart of African identity – the ancestral village community.
If you so please, add on a hike up west Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Cameroon, or a day trip to wonder at the diverse wildlife of Korup National Park.
See how different the area is from places such as Calabar as you get to know Limbe. A lovely, warmly inviting fishing town it has the Wildlife Centre which cares for chimps, gorillas, drill monkeys, baboons and other primates sometimes otherwise killed for bush meat.
Your Journey Begins in Limbe
Make the most of lovely Limbe. The botanical gardens, Mount Cameroon and much smaller Mount Etinde, fresh fish barbecues on Down Beach, the local daily and weekly markets… there is plenty to enjoy here.
Quick Stop in Bamenda
Next, we travel on for 1.5 days to the Namenda highlands. We stay there over night then push on towards Esu, taking the ring road which boasts amazing scenery.
Esu: Kingdom At The End Of The Road
Very remote from any number of places, such as Calabar, Esu is quite literally the ‘kingdom at the end of the road’. There is no through road, which mean that visitors must stay, which is a pleasure and privilege. A land of antique stories and peoples, some say it is the original Garden of Eden.
Calabar (also referred to as ‘Canaan City’) is a city in Cross River State, coastal south-eastern Nigeria. The original name for Calabar was Atakpa, from the Jukun language. The city is watered by the Calabar and Great Kwa Rivers and creeks of the Cross River (from its inland delta). Calabar is the capital of Cross River State. For the purpose of administration, the city is divided into Calabar Municipal and Calabar South LGAs. It has an area of 406 km² and a population of 371,022 at the 2006 census.
About Kingdom at the end of the road (Christmas trip)
The Kingdom At The End Of The Road is a 10 day trip in Cameroon. Your journey begins in the seaside town of Limbe before making your way to Esu while stopping off in Bamenda along the way. The trip is called The Kingdom At The End Of The Road because Esu is literally at the end of the road. There is no pass through Esu nor can you travel left or right of the community. The community is surrounded by rolling hills, mountains and valleys and no road from the highlands and across the lowland plain to the Nigerian border.