Korup ecological milieu is unique and the ecosystem relatively
intact. Korup is certainly an invaluable hotspot for the
conservation of plants and animals.
is Africa’s oldest and most diverse rainforest. Established in
1986, Korup National Park covers an area of 1,260 km² between
Mundemba and Eyumojock in the South West Province of Cameroon. More
than 620 species of trees and shrubs and at least 480 species of
herbs and climbers have so far been recorded. Korup is the single
richest lowland site in Africa for birds (more than 400 species),
herpetofauna (82 reptiles and 92 amphibians) and butterflies (around
1,000 species). There are in addition 130 different species of fish
and more than 160 mammals. Many of them are endangered and some are
found nowhere else on earth.
Korup is renowned for its
wide range of unusual and colourful
primates including a number of rare and endangered species such as the
drill, chimpanzee, red
colobus monkey, red-capped mangabey and redeared monkey. A variety of small, shy
known as duikers are
common although they tend to be elusive.
tours through the mangroves, creeks and rivers including Pelican
Island and the fishing villages
located along the riverbanks are attractive and interesting.
5.000 CFA tourist/day (non resident)
3.000 CFA tourist/day (resident)
1.500 CFA tourist/day (nationals)
= 655 CFA