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Gorgeous waterfalls

The Lobe Falls waterfalls are one of the best attractions of Kribi, as it is considered natural phenomenon, something very original and unusual. From here, the Lobé River turns into the falls and then empties in the Atlantic Ocean. When we arrived, the tide was low and the fresh water from salt water perfectly separated by a stretch of sand. The Lobe water feeding a lagoon that runs primarily in front of rocks and vegetation, in the form of the falls.

They say that in that lake has mermaids called Mami-Wata, they are the spirits of water that can drag us into the depths of the water. Unfortunately, that day (do not know why, it being the rainy season), the amount of water very low and barely was enough to allow us to walk a bit through the rocks. Anglers fishing or mending their nets can be found here and there, and the occasional kingfisher surprises us with its bright colors and it is not uncommon to see families and couples of Cameroonians spending the day at the beach, or venture into the lagoon.

Someone told us, however, that the previous day a young Cameroonian died after jumping from the rocks into the water. Apparently, he was a guide for a group of young group of Swiss people who decided to swim in the lagoon and cheered for him to follow them. He could not swim, but he was with his girlfriend and confident that it would be dangerous to the calm water and he jumped.

Anyway, this reminds us that being reckless and brave at times has consequences. If you want to spend the day here, there is a beach bar right next to the falls, and its a nice place to eat grilled fish or prawns. You can also find some craft stalls and souvenirs here. To get the falls, you will have to rent a motorbike taxi or a taxi, but make sure to agree the price and expect that you might have to wait otherwise it can be difficult to return.
Alicia Ortego

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