In the summer of
2019, I was offered the amazing opportunity to volunteer at a Cameroonian primate
sanctuary as an animal care giver. During one of my days off from the
sanctuary, a fellow volunteer (Tesse) and I took a tour with local guide Thompy
Ekonde. He showed us around “Mangrove Forest” just outside of Bimbia. The road
there was long, winding, and treacherous with huge rocks, ditches, and falling
logs. Many times we had to pull over to calculate exactly how to place the car.
Upon arriving at the forest, we trekked through the trees for about two hours
as Thompy showed us some of the breathtaking native African flora.