THE KRIBI WELCOME CENTRE
In order to generate funds in the country itself, AFRIQUE FUTURE CAMEROON has built three welcome and resource / wellness centres.
Located near the Atlantic Ocean, the Kribi centre has been named “Emmanuel’s Village”. It can be reached by taxi or bus via the Edéa-Kribi road. In this heavenly place, open to all – groups and individuals – the guests can appreciate the calm, comfort and charm of the accommodation, the varied and abundant food and, of course, the long sandy beach with free access, as well as the panoramic view on the ocean.
33 individual air-conditioned rooms with en-suite bathrooms in the residence or in bungalows, 2 flats, 7 dormitories with 4 to 6 beds, a banqueting room for 200, a 150-seat conference room – equipped and modular – a mini-bar, a covered beach restaurant, a laundry at the disposal of the residents and a garden with trees and flowers make up this magnificent hotel complex (see the rates).
Residences and conference rooms
Located high above the bungalows, with a view on the ocean, two residences offer small single rooms, dormitories with 4 to 6 beds and two flats (each with 2 bedrooms, a living-room, a kitchen and a bathroom) as well as two large rooms (for banquets, meetings or conferences) and a chapel.
1 CFA franc = 0.0015 € or 0.0017 US $ or 0.0021 CA $
Standard or luxury bungalow: 20 000 or 25 000 CFA francs
Family bungalow: 45 000 CFA francs
Single: 18 000 CFA francs
Flat (with 2 bedrooms, a living-room, a fully-equipped kitchen, a bathroom): 50 000 CFA francs
Dormitory with 4 to 6 beds: 20 000 CFA francs
Conference room: 150 000 CFA francs
Banquet hall: 250 000 CFA francs
A powerful generator can be used in case of power cuts in the public network.
For more information, please call (+237) 696 498 287 or (+237) 681 618 655
Inauguration of the new building and its chapel (june 2019)
The inauguration took place in presence of the Prefect and the Bishop of Kribi, several abbots and sisters, journalists as well as western delegations (from Canada, France, Germany). The furniture and objects in the chapel were made by Mathias Mbenka, a very talented Cameroonian sculptor.
The Kribi region: an exceptional natural and cultural heritage
Situated on the edge of the Gulf of Guinea, the seaside city of Kibri is the regional capital of the Ocean department, renowned for its vast white sandy beaches and its port. Kribi is made up of two district communes, Massaka and Dombe, as well as a dozen villages scattered along the coast. Fishing in dugout canoes is the main activity of the villagers.
The region opens up to nature tourism thanks to rare natural landscapes such as the Campo-Ma’an National Park which is home to numerous endangered species (pangolins, gorillas, African elephants, leopards, mandrills), the Ebodjié site, a marine turtle monitoring station, the mouths of the Nyong and Lokoundje rivers which are areas of high ecological value with mangrove swamps, the beaches of Grand Batanga, and finally, the Lobé Falls. Kribi and its surroundings represent the main seaside destination in Cameroon.
The Lobé is a river in southern Cameroon which has its source in the centre of the Campo-Ma’an National Park. It flows through the equatorial forest for 130 km to form a large delta near Kribi divided into numerous small arms. Its tumultuous waters run directly into the Atlantic Ocean over waterfalls about 15 metres high and 100 metres wide.
This type of river-mouth where the water cascades into an ocean is very rare on our planet. In the creek, fresh water from the river meets salt water from the ocean, but both do not mix and flow side by side out to the ocean. The originality of these places and their impressive beauty make the Lobé Falls a unique site in the world.
In the cove near the falls, tourists can enjoy the products of the river (fish and shrimps) and buy handicrafts (sculptures and paintings). Fishermen act as guides and offer trips in dugout canoes to the foot of the falls or upstream to the Pygmy country.