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Within easy reach of Douala, Kribi seems a world away. Relaxed and unspoilt, it is the perfect place to end any trip to Cameroon. And a short distance down the coast, you can find the small fishing community of Lobe.

This Batanga village is home to a fishing community, so is the perfect place to sample some freshly grilled fish. The beautiful Lobe Falls are nearby – remarkable because they empty straight into the sea

Beach view, Hotel Illomba, Kribi
Hotel Illomba, Kribi, Cameroon

Hotel Illomba

The quiet Hotel Ilomba is found next to the small fishing village of Bwambe, itself close to the town of Kribi. Surrounded by tropical gardens, this relaxed property is a favourite haunt of expats and people from Douala who want to enjoy some time on the coast.

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Chris Johnston

25 years ago, my first trip to Africa took on a life of its own. I planned for three months, I stayed for two years. Whilst there, I was mistaken for a priest, attacked by sharks and arrested. Yet the countless, clattering journeys opened my eyes to the beauty of the landscapes and the grace of the people. My recent trips are undoubtedly more comfortable, but the welcome is as warm as ever and the best experiences are still those I never see coming.

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Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise set us apart. So too our curiosity. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you, all the while ensuring we travel and operate sustainably.

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