What is Korup National Park known for?
A: Korup National Park, originally set aside as a forest reserve in 1937, is one of Africa’s oldest and richest rainforests. It is popular for bird-watching and is home to wild elephants, drills, chimpanzees, red-eared guenon, and Preuss’s red colobus. The park is also home to a variety of medicinal plants and trees.
Q: What will the weather be like?
A: Temperatures range from mid-70’s to 80’s during the day to mid-60’s to low 70’s at night. The rainy season lasts from May through October in Cameroon. Partially sunny days with periods of rain, which can be heavy at times, are expected at the end of June into July.
Q: How many nights will we be camping?
A: We will be camping for two nights in Korup National Park.
Q: What facilities will be provided at the campsite?
A: We will be camping at Iriba Inene camp, one of three campsites in Korup National Park. Shared tents, tented pit toilets, a covered recreational/dining tent, and camp kitchen will be provided. A nearby stream offers water for bathing and swimming.
Q: What essential items do I need to bring?
A: Hiking boots, day pack, rain gear, bug repellant, headlight/flashlight, and personal toiletries are essential.
Q: What will we need to carry while hiking?
A: Individuals will need to carry backpacks containing water, rain gear, and any other personal items they may need during the two camping days. Lightweight blankets, tents, and sleeping pads will be provided.
Q: How difficult will the hikes be?
A: The hikes will range from easy to moderate difficulty. Some trails may be wet and muddy and require crossing small foot bridges or streams.
Q: How do I register?
A: To register, download, fill in, and sign the Addendum found under the registration section, and return it, along with your full payment.