Lake Oku, Cameroon
Lake Oku is a beautiful crater lake surrounded by lush forest. You can chose to either hike there and back, or take a motorbike taxi there and hike the return part of the trip. Oku Forest is a nature reserved, set up by Bird Life International and there are many species to be found there, including the rare Bannerman’s turaco and a rare breed of frog which is endemic to the area.
There are many other rare flora and fauna within the forest. Of course, there will also be the opportunity to swim in the lake.The Oku area is home to settled Fulani people and you will pass through their lands on your walk. As well as the magnificent scenery and views, you will also have the opportunity to see a variety of crops which people are farming, including corn, cocoyams and coffee.
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