Kribi is a laid-back town fringed by sandy beaches, turquoise bays and lush coastal forests. It’s a great base for exploring the region, where you’ll find picturesque waterfalls, sea turtle sanctuaries and traditional Baka Pygmy communities.
Things to do in Kribi
The Chutes de la Lobé waterfalls cascade down a rocky channel and into the Atlantic Ocean. Admire the falls, then head down to the beach to bask on the golden sand and cool off in the water. Visit the waterfalls independently or organise a private tour. Just south of Kribi, Ebodje Beach is a haven for nesting sea turtles. A non-profit conservation group operates along the shoreline and can tell you more about the loveable marine reptiles.
Whether you’re shopping for seafood or just checking out the scene, the Fish Market is worth a visit. It’s located at the marina and is brimming with ocean-fresh crab, lobster and barracuda. Pick out your favourite catch of the day, then have it grilled over hot coals.
From Kribi, you can easily visit one of several Baka Pygmy communities in the region. The hunter-gatherer groups have lived in Cameroon for hundreds of thousands of years and continue to practice ancient traditions. Visiting the camps is a unique opportunity to learn more about the Baka Pygmies and experience traditional dancing, ceremonies and ancient rites.
Kribi is a launchpad to Campo Ma'an National Park, home to one of Cameroon’s largest populations of western lowland gorillas. Guided tours take you deep into the forest and get you up close with the magnificent primates.
Getting around Kribi
Kribi is compact and easy to get around on foot, while taxis and motorcycle taxis are a fast and affordable way to get from A to B. Guided tours are the easiest way to visit surrounding sights and attractions. The town is a three-hour drive from Douala and four hours from Yaoundé.