Adventure Tours Near Esu
Not a million miles from Esu lie the lush rainforests and rugged coastline of Cameroon. This is the start of a magical African trip-of-a-lifetime. From here we travel onwards to the incredibly lovely Bamenda Highlands, en route to the remote kingdom of Esu.
There are additional options that mean you can hike up exhilarating Mount Cameroon, or take a forest and river wildlife safari to Korup National Park with its endangered species.
This stunning area lies not far from Esu . The first place we visit will be Limbe, a welcoming fishing town, well-known for the Wildlife Centre, home to threatened primates.
Your Journey Begins in Limbe
There is plenty more to enjoy here: the botanic gardens, equatorial forest, Mounts Etinde and Mount Cameroon, the crater lake, Down Beach fish barbecues and the markets.
Quick Stop in Bamenda
After Limbe come the Bamenda highlands, a day and a half away. Following an overnight rest there, we travel to Esu along a remarkably scenic ring road.
Esu: Kingdom At The End Of The Road
Upon arriving at the ‘kingdom at the end of the road’ everyone stays – the road does not go on, keeping it remote from places like Esu . Travellers can revel in the genuinely African experiences, meet the people and learn about their culture, which harks back to the dawn of mankind in this the ‘real Garden of Eden’.
Esu today is a community of about 20,000 people who live in a collection of villages along a river valley. Esu is one of the many Fongoms – or kingdoms – in the region and has its own language. The agricultural Esuans share the land with their Hausa and Fulani cattle herder neighbours: Christians and muslims, agriculturalists and pastoralists. There is no electricity and the only signs of which century you might be in come from the few motor bikes and even fewer cars that arrive as taxis from Wum, 20kms away.
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.