Adventure Tours Near Fons Palaces/Fons Palace
In the region that lies near Fons palaces/Fons palace are verdant West African rainforests and the biggest mountain in this part of the world, which lies in Cameroon. There is miles of beautiful coastline you can enjoy. We travel to the glorious Bamenda Highlands. The far-flung kingdom of Esu is the key to a truly African adventure.
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 Fons palaces/Fons palace. 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
Limbe and its environs are full of treats. Stroll the botanical gardens, climb Mount Etinde or take a 3-day hike up vast Mount Cameroon. Sample freshly barbecued fish on Down Beach and explore the daily and weekly markets.
Quick Stop in Bamenda
We will then travel for a day and a half until we reach the Bamenda highlands. Remaining there for one night, we will set off for Esu the next day, along the ring road with its stunning views.
Esu: Kingdom At The End Of The Road
Very remote from any number of places, such as Fons palaces/Fons palace, 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.
About Fons Palaces/Fons Palace
View of the inner courtyard of the Nso’ Fon’s Palace in Kumbo. Inner courtyard of the Nso’ Fon’s Palace in Kumbo Seat of the paramount chief of the Nso people (Sehm Mbinglo I), this place is the heart of Kumbo social and cultural life. It is composed of several traditional buildings decorated with wood carvings, around two courtyards where the Fon uses to sit and receive his people or his advisers. In the middle of the first one, stands a statue of Ngonso, the legendary first queen of the Nso people. Around the palace, other traditional buildings are also decorated with wood carvings. They are the seats of the sacred societies in charge to help the Fon in his task : the Ngwerong society and the Nggiri society. A mosque was built next to them, although most of Nso people are Christians.
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.