One of the first botanic garden in Cameroon “The botanic garden of Limbe”. Created in 1982 by a group of Germans under the directorship of Paul Rudolph Preuss. If you want to visit and discover different species of plants and animals, the botanic garden of Limbe in Cameroon should be highly one of the site you need to visit.
Initially, it serves as a trials and acclimatization center for the introduction of exotic tropical species. Some of those species were coffee, cocoa, rubber, oil palm, banana, teak and sugar-cane. They were solely for distribution within “Kamerun” and other German colonies.
The botanic garden covers approximately 250 hectares in the pass. Now used commonly for Tourism, Education, Science and Conservation. Unfortunately, it covers approximately 48 hectares today, due to the construction of hotels and hospitals.
Limbe Botanic Garden attractions
This Botanic Garden that was intended for experimental test has greatly become one of the most visited touristic site in Cameroon. It attracts more than a thousand of visitors each year.
Found in Limbe, in the South west region of Cameroon beside the great Mount Cameroon. The Botanic Garden of Limbe harbors a good variety flora some of which are Omphalocarpum procerum, Mandevilla flower, Lily Lilium, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, Ginger flower and Natural lipstick respectively as shown below.
Equally there are many other variety of these species. Some are medicinal while others are very harmful. Other are equally use for cooking.
Beside the Botanic Garden of Limbe, we also have as attraction site the Ekom fall which is 80 high. The Ekom-Nkam fall is located in the Mungo department of the littoral region of Cameroon.
Learn, share and discover more about different flora and their taxons by visiting these attractive places while entertaining yourself. It’s open from Monday to Sunday at 8:00am and closes at 4:00pm. Statistics shows that it’s generally animated each day of the week at a particular period.
On Mondays and Tuesdays it’s animated at 12h, Wednesdays at 1pm, Thursday at 2pm, Fridays at 10am, Saturdays and finally Sundays at 3pm.