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Cameroon

Geography
Country Statistics
Economy
Hunting
Accommodation
Species List
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 Geography

The Republic of Cameroon is located in West Africa and its natural features include beaches, deserts, mountains, rainforests and savannas.  Cameroon is often described as "Africa in miniature" because it exhibits all major climates and vegetation types of the continent: coast, desert, mountains, rainforest, and savanna.  The country's neighbors are Nigeria to the west; Chad to the northeast; the Central African Republic to the east; and Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and the Congo to the south. Cameroon is divided into five major geographic zones distinguished by dominant physical, climatic, and vegetative features. The Coastal Plain is exceedingly hot and humid with a short dry season, this belt is densely forested and includes some of the wettest places on earth, part of the Cross-Sanaga-Bioko coastal forests.

The Southern Cameroon Plateau rises from the coastal plain and equatorial rainforest dominates this region.  Alternating between wet and dry seasons makes it is less humid than the coast.

An irregular chain of mountains, hills, plateaus known as the Cameroon range extends from Mount Cameroon on the coast through to almost Lake Chad at Cameroon's northern tip.  This region has mild climate, particularly on the high Western Plateau although rainfall is high. Its soils are among Cameroon's most fertile, especially around Volcanic Mount Cameroon.

 Cameroon Statistics
Population: 17.8 million                
Official languages: French, English, plus 24 local languages and dialects
Currency: Central African CFA Franc
Capital city: Yaoundé
Major tribal groups: Bamileke, Fulani, Pygmies, Shuwa Arabs; at least 160 others.
Industries: Timber, petroleum, coffee, cocoa, cotton, bauxite, iron ore.

 Economy and Infrastructure

Unemployment was estimated at 30% in 2001, and about a third of the population was living below the international poverty threshold of US$1.25 a day in 2009.  Tourism is a growing industry.

 Cameroon Hunting

All hunters are certain to discover the ancient atmosphere of Africa while experiencing the thrill of an authentic fair chase African hunt.  Hunting involves long days with much walking and stalking .

 

The Cameron hunting area is mostly grassy savannah, with highlands, hills and various water courses and springs. All hunting areas are vast and home to many species and ensures encounters with animal species such as  Elephant, Buffalo, Roan, Giant Eland, Lions, Hartebeest, Waterbuck, Hippos, Bushbuck, many species of small antelopes and different species of birds. 

 

There are two major hunting regions in Cameroon, the North and the South/Southeast.


North – Savannah

The northern terrain consists mostly of savannah with some lightly wooded areas , rolling hills and some dense forest. Hunting in northern Cameroon is most famous for sought after  species such as the Lord Derby Eland and Giant Topi. Cameroon is also known for its' large variety of plains game antelope including Western  Roan  , Western Hartebeest , Buffon’s Kob, Defassa Waterbuck, Bohor Reedbuck, Harnessed Busbuck , Orebi and various varieties of Duikers. Hunting requires fair amounts of walking . glassing and stalking. Good physical fitness is recommended.

West African Savannah Buffalo are found in large numbers, herds of several hundred animals are not an uncommon sight.  Elephants are also abundant.  

South – Forest

The south and southeast of Cameroon along with neighboring regions in the Congo and the Central African Republic also provide for an excellent hunting experience. These regions are all covered with dense tropical rain forest.

The forest is home to many species, the magnificent yet stealthy Bongo,  Forest Elephant, Dwarf Forest Buffalo, Western Situtunga, Red River Hog and many Duikers ( Yellow Backed , Blue , White Bellied etc ). Hunting is  usually conducted with  local pygmies.

Rain forest huntingis hard work and all is done on foot which requires significant physical exertion and should not be undertaken lightly. The hunting camps are generally tented camps, however hunting in the forest also sometimes requires making use of a  "fly camp” in order to obtain your trophy.

Hunting Season Savannah - December 1st to May 31st  - Rainforest - March 15th to July 31st


 Accommodation

South - Forest Camps

The Boumba (Zone 38): This large concession has two well equipped camps (North and South), it also has large numbers of high quality Bongo and excellent Forest Elephant trophies.  The Boumba forest concession accounts for 40 % of the total amount of licences granted by the Cameroon Government to hunt Dwarf Buffalo and Forest/ Western Sitatungas. With "The Boumba" Forest having been  completely isolated and so remote, there is an abundant diversity of animals including  many species of Duiker, Bates Pygmy Antelope, Bush Pig, as well as the secretive and highly prized Giant Forest Hog.

 

Boumba South:  This is one of the best areas for hunting Bongo and Forest Elephants. It also has many different species of duiker. In this remote area there are very few roads for vehicles so much walking is required.




Boumba North:

Excellent  for Sitatunga, Forest Elephant  and  one of the best area for Dwarf Buffalo. There are limited roads for vehicles and therefore a fair amount of walking is required.

Lognia (Zone 31):  Located just inside the Congo border and protected by the Lobeke National Park.  This is a classical Bongo hunting area.  There are old forest roads, that allow vehicles to be used for some hunting.  Area is good for Bongo and Forest Elephant, but is not recommended for Duikers.

 


Dja is located near Dja National Park and no hunting has taken place in this area until the present owners have been granted  the concession. This area is excellent for Sitatunga, Forest Elephant and buffalo. This area is only accessible  by boat, there are no vehicle tracks and soall hunts are conducted on foot.  This rugged remote area is for the more adventurous hunters.

 

Lokomo:  A new camp which was  re- constructed in 2008. It has  impressive waterfall views and is an excellent area for Forest Elephant, Sitatunga and Dwarf Buffalo.



North - Savannah Camps

There are four hunting camps in the savannah and they can easily be reached with comfortable 4x4 vehicle from Garoua or Ngaundere. The camps offer comfortable lodging in double  bungalows with sleeping nets.

Mayo Oldiri (Zone 25): Located between two National Parks: "Bouba Njida" and “La Benoue.  This area is perfect for Lord Derby Eland, North Western Buffalo and antelope.


Mayo Nduell (Zone 20): A small camp but in an area that offers a  great variety  of game throughout  the season. This area, many times in the past, was  been  used  by a French President.


Mayo Vaimba (Zone 11): This area is well known for its good Lord Eland numbers early in the season.



Djibao (Zone 23):  Located on the Eastern border of Bouba Ndjida National Park.  For many years now excellent Lord Derby Eland SCI records have come from here. This area has good numbers of Eland all season.



Rey Bouba (Zone 10): A brand new hunting area with brand new accommodation.   Great area for antelope.

 Species List

Savannah

Group A

Giant Eland
Northwestern Buffalo
Hippo
Elephant
Western Roa
n

Group B
Sing-sing Waterbuck
Western Hartebeest
Bohor Reedbuck
Western Cob
Harnessed Bushbuck
Warthog

Group C

Western Bush Duiker
Red-Flanked Duiker
Oribi
Baboon
Python
Civet Cat

Forest

Group A

Elephant
Bongo
Dwarf Buffalo
Forest Sitatunga

Group B
Gabon Duiker
Blue Duiker
Ogilby’s Duiker
Bay Duiker
Black-fronted Duiker
Bate’s pygmy Antelope
Python

 Day Itinerary

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