This week’s featured UNESCO World Heritage site is the Dja Faunal Reserve in Cameroon. The Reserve was first listed as a World Heritage site in 1987 for it’s rich biodiversity. The UNESCO site calls it “one of the largest and best-protected rainforests in Africa, with 90% of its area left undisturbed.”
Inside the reserve, you can find various types of primates, including monkeys, lowland gorillas and chimpanzees. Elephants, leopards and wild hogs roam the forest, while two threatened species of crocodile swim in the Dja River, which provides a natural border for the southern edge of the park .
The Dja Faunal Reserve is not just home to animals, however. People live there, too. In the forest, a small group of Pygmies lives a (mostly) traditional lifestyle.
To visit the Djal Faunal Reserse, you will need a passport and a Cameroon visa. Visas are not issued on arrival, so you will need to apply in advance. Here’s what you need to submit:
- 2 Cameroon visa application forms
- 2 passport photos
- An international certificate of vaccination for yellow fever
- A copy of your itinerary or round trip tickets.
- A copy of a recent bank statement showing that you have sufficient funds to support yourself. If you don’t want to submit a bank statement, you can provide the name of s0meone, either at home or in Cameroon, who is willing to vouch for you and provide financial support if needed.
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