Ebolowa is a forest region with a rain forest extending north and east towards Bertoua. It has a population of more than 80 000 people, most of whom speak French on a regular basis.
The rain forest makes the immediate surroundings of the town a conducive habitat for diverse plant and animal species. The Dja and Campo reserves as well as the Mangame Gorilla Sanctuary are just close by.
This town also has an extensive road network thanks mainly to the operations of logging companies in the area. Vehicles from Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and Congo regularly make their way into the town. There are also two air strips at the city center and at Sangmelima.
Offering a great view of the Atlantic Ocean, this coastal town should arguably have the best beaches in the country. The long white sand which run along the entire coastline right up to the town of Lobe are famous for holding many visitors. It also has an active nightlife and several large hotels. Just a few kilometers from the city center are the picturesque Lobe falls found where the Lobe River empties itself into the Atlantic
Kribi lies at approximately 150km by road, south of Douala. Frequently, vehicles access the town from the neighboring Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and Congo, mainly heading for Douala further north. It witnesses much sea traffic around the Gulf of Guinea with ferries available for short pleasure trips and boats on rent for fishing around Bafia. Kribi also holds the South regional airport.
Its equatorial position and the winds from the Atlantic make Kribi witness a dry albeit short season, and a long wet season. Humidity is high and average annual temperatures reach 25 degrees Celsius.
Not far away from kribi is the tropical rainforest holding several species of plants and wildlife and three national game reserves.