I didn't see many animals in Cameroon. Because my guide changed the itinerary, I had only one full day of nature watching in the Lobéké National park, plus a couple of hours on the days before and after that.

The Lobéké National Park is part of the Sangha Trinational UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The one thing to mention are the many huge trees that you see along the roads everywhere. Even on the road from Douala to Yaoundé are areas with very large trees.

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Plants

Mushrooms
Mushrooms. (792k)
Flowers
Flowers. (597k)
Leafs Plant Grow Rolled-up
The leafs of this plant grow rolled-up. An insect had eaten across the rolled-up leaf, creating the pattern of holes that you see here when the leaf unrolls. (586k)
Ofram Tree (Terminalia superba)
Ofram Tree (Terminalia superba, german: Limba, french: Fraké). In French it is called Fraké. The roots of this tree contain water. (1319k)
Root Fraké Tree Contains
The root of the Fraké tree contains water that you can drink. It flows straight out of the root. (844k)
Sapele (Entandrophragma cylindricum)
Sapele (Entandrophragma cylindricum, german: Sapeli, french: Sapelli). (1342k)
Azobé (Lophira alata)
Azobé (Lophira alata, german: Azobé, french: Azobé). This tree has the strongest wood in the area. (1210k)
Ayous (Triplochiton scleroxylon)
Ayous (Triplochiton scleroxylon, german: Abachi, french: Abachi). Most of the logs on the logging trucks are from this tree. (1357k)
Yellow Sterculia (Sterculia oblonga)
Yellow Sterculia (Sterculia oblonga). It is used in Cameroon to make drums. (1.5M)
Emien (Alstonia boonei)
Emien (Alstonia boonei, french: Bois de fromage). The sap of the tree is bitter. (1340k)
Emien (Alstonia boonei)
Emien (Alstonia boonei, french: Bois de fromage), producing sap. (615k)
Tree Lobéké National Park
Tree in Lobéké National Park with ant constructs. (1190k)
Huge Trees Along Road
Huge trees along the road. (1044k)
Huge Tree Along Road
Huge tree along the road. (1034k)
Huge Tree Along Road
Huge tree along the road. (806k)

Animals

Fallen Tree Used Bridge
This fallen tree was used as a bridge over a small brook. Here even the ants are using the bridge. (875k)
Potter Wasp (Synagris cornuta)
Potter Wasp (Synagris cornuta). (583k)
Orbweaver (Araneinae gen.)
Large Orbweaver Spider in a web (Araneinae gen.). (489k)
Sitatunga (Tragelaphus spekii)
Female Sitatunga (Tragelaphus spekii, german: Sitatunga, french: Sitatunga). (960k)
Western Guereza (Colobus guereza occidentalis)
Western Guerezas (Colobus guereza occidentalis, german: Mantelaffe, french: Colobe guéréza). (843k)
Moustached Monkey (Cercopithecus cephus)
Moustached Monkey (Cercopithecus cephus, german: Blaumaulmeer­katze, french: Moustac). (792k)

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