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Ekom-Nkam Waterfalls
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Melong
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Buea, Cameroon
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

Mighty wonder of nature! We also did the hike to the bottom of the falls, which is really not so easy so prepare the right shoes and clothing that may get dirty! ;)

Visited March 2013
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“Gorgeous waterfalls, particularly in the rainy season...but be cautious”
Reviewed 29 November 2012

These waterfalls were featured in the movie Tarzan: Greystroke and are among the most beautiful in Cameroon. The micro-climate of the valley encourages year round growth of wild flowers giving this a truly romantic feel.

Unfortunately, criminal elements sometimes operate nearby. Youths will also sometimes block roads and claim a "toll". This is partly because the wealth generated by the visitor fees are not always shared equitably with locals.

You have to register at a visitor center just before the falls. There is a small fee to visit and for a required local guide. You may also be followed by other guides and local children. They won't bother you on your visit, but they will somehow expect to be compensated for sharing your visit. It's up to you whether you give them anything, but when you do, it encourages them to continue the practice which is off-putting to many tourists.

The falls are best visited during the rainy season or just after--when the falls are at their fullest. But any time is good.

Wear good hiking shoes and casual clothes--the paths are VERY slippery. But that's what makes the wild flowers bloom year round, so consider it a mixed blessing.

If the guide takes you to the top of the falls, be careful. They sometimes choose a path on the boulders right next to the river where they are comfortable but where you may be unfamiliar. There are NO barriers up there. One slip and you could go over the falls--we opted for a slightly safer path and the guide just shrugged and smiled. Again, your choice but accidents like this happen everyday in Cameroon, so use some caution.

Visited January 2012
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