Silversea Expedition Cruises A LIMBE

LIMBE

Limbe is located on a beautiful bay against the backdrop of a major mountain range. Cameroon is world famous for its tea and agriculture production, and Limbe is the centre of its oil industry. Formerly known as Victoria, Limbe is on the southwest coast of the Republic of Cameroon between West and Central Africa. Victoria was founded by Alfred Saker (Baptist Missionary Society of London) in 1858 during his missionary work to Cameroon. View more

Colonised by Germany in 1884, and then divided into French and British zones after World War I, Cameroon became a republic in 1972. Limbe got its name from a small river called Limbe, after the German architect called Limburg who constructed the bridge at the entrance to the town. In 1983, a presidential decree changed the name of the town from Victoria to Limbe. Official languages for its people are French and English, although Cameroonian Pidgin English and Bakweri are commonly spoken. Limbe city has many industries like textile, chemicals, food processing and petroleum. The main exports of the city include coffee, cacao, tobacco, rubber, palm oil, cotton, sugar. This city of Cameroon serves as the centre of the oil industry of Cameroon. Limbe port is one of the most important commercial ports of the country. Situated on a bay, Limbe is known for its beaches, some sandy, some rocky. The sand beaches, some of which are quite dark from past lava flows of Mount Cameroon, attract a number of tourists during the peak season. From the beach you see towering volcanic mountains covered with mist and magnificent vegetation, which included palms and various other tropical trees.

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Excursions depuis LIMBE

Limbe Culture, History & Wildlife Discovery

Explore the culture, history and wildlife of Limbe during this full-day sightseeing excursion with lunch.


Bimbia Slave Port & Banana Plantation

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 30-minute transfer to the Bimbia Slave Port. Upon arrival, learn about Cameroon's slave-trading past at the Bimbia Slave Port ruins. Following your visit, re-board your coach and head to the Tiko Banana Plantations. During your visit, take a guided walking tour of the plantation and packaging plant.


Buea Old Town & Tole Tea Estate

Next, re-board your coach and drive from Tiko to Buea, capital of the southwest region of Cameroon. Upon arrival, take a sightseeing tour through the Old Town. Afterward, drive from Buea to Limbe via the Tole Tea Estate, and learn why tea-growing is an important local industry during a brief stop at Tole Tea.


Botanical Garden, Jungle Village & Lunch

Your tour continues with a visit to the Limbe Botanical Garden. Learn about the history of the botanical gardens, and its current use as a cultural, religious and social hub. A stop is also made at Jungle Village for a barbecue lunch accompanied by a demonstration of traditional dances.


Limbe Wildlife Centre

Your final stop is at the Limbe Wildlife Centre, a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation project located in southwest Cameroon. Since 1993, the centre has become home to critically endangered wildlife species of chimpanzees, monkeys and gorillas. During your guided visit, view numerous plant, animal and bird species, and attend a lecture to learn how the centre plays an active role in local conservation efforts.


Your tour concludes with a short transfer back to the pier.


Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking, at times over natural, flat and uneven ground, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, flat, closed-toe walking shoes, sun protection and insect repellent are recommended. The tour sequence may vary.

Limbe Nature & Wildlife Tour


Discover the splendid natural beauty and wildlife of Cameroon during this picturesque, half-day sightseeing excursion to Limbe.


Limbe Botanic Gardens

Depart the pier for the short drive to the Limbe Botanic Gardens. Founded in 1892, the 19.4-acre (48-hectare) Limbe Botanic Gardens was among the most important tropical botanical gardens in the world. Over the years, its role has changed from an agricultural one to one of conservation, education, science, tourism, and recreation.


During your guided walking tour, learn about the history of the botanical gardens and its current use as a cultural, religious and social hub. A stop is also made at Jungle Village for refreshments accompanied by a demonstration of traditional dances.


Limbe Wildlife Centre

Next, continue on to the Limbe Wildlife Centre, a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation project located in southwest Cameroon. Since 1993, the centre has become home to critically endangered wildlife species of chimpanzees, monkeys and gorillas. During your guided visit, view numerous plant, animal and bird species, and attend a lecture to learn how the centre plays an active role in local conservation efforts.


Your tour concludes with a short transfer back to the pier.


Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking, at times over natural, flat and uneven ground, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, flat, closed-toe walking shoes, sun protection and insect repellent are recommended. The tour sequence may vary.

Limbe Tour Information


We are currently fine tuning your tours for the port of Limbe with our local operator. This is an emerging tourist destination that few visit and we appreciate your patience as we try to source the best possible options for our guests.


The tours should be available to book at 120 days prior to the sailing of the voyage on which we call to Limbe. This is December 6, 2012. It is our goal to have these available to you much sooner so please check back regularly and we thank you for your patience.

An Introduction to Silversea Expeditions

“Voyage of a lifetime” does not even begin to describe a Silversea Expedition experience. Imagine the comfort and intimacy of our ships, coupled with the most intriguing, far-flung destinations on earth. With over 590 destinations on all 7 continents, this is expedition cruising at its finest. Our uniquely curated itineraries with excursions adapted to individual ability and interest cater to all, while our knowledgeable and enthusiastic experts lead the way. Butler service, highest crew to guest ration in the industry and all-inclusivity make a Silversea Expedition cruise like nothing you have ever experienced.