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Sweltering and dry, Northern Cameroon is trying to bake us alive, temperatures reaching well over 40°c daily, escaping it is impossible out here in the bush. The only reprieve is early mornings and in the evening after the sun has dipped below the horizon. Its during these cooler hours, while one does not feel as...
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After a ten day Break the Guides and Camp staff were extremely eager to get the next group of guests in camp. Phil Headed out to the Airport to welcome the guests and get them out to Gassa camp.  This group consisted of Rob, Mike and Kerry who were from South Africa and Dave, from...
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“Africa is not for sissies”, the thick bush in Cameroon along the Faro river is definitely the location that this saying originated from. Immense, debilitating heat, leaving you constantly covered in sweat. The Tsetse flies swarming around you from dawn to dusk trying their best to spill your blood and avoiding any attempt to swat...
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A hot and dusty drive into camp, an ice cold beverage and a shower to wash the dust and grime off body and throat alike while hippos grumbling further upstream in their nightly chorus and the odd call from a Pels Fishing Owl perched in the taller trees that line the Faro. This is wilderness...
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With our first week rounding up to be a great success all round, the guides were chomping at the bit to have the next guests in camp. Phil headed into Garoua to welcome our second group of guests. Greg and Anne, a couple from Portland, USA. Wouter, our one and only South African and Tim,...
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With the 2020 season cut short as covid reared its head for the first time, and 2021 a non-starter, we were eager to get the first trip of the 2022 season at Gassa Camp under the belt. Not only would this be the first fly fishing on the Faro since March 2020, but we would...
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Imagine a fish so big that some call it the elephant of the river. Imagine it once inhabited the waters of 1/4 of the African continent in vast numbers. Now imagine, that largely unseen to the developed world, a wave of humanity has reduced all the rivers and surrounding landscapes to skeletal remains. But, right...
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Considered just as a singular entity the Faro River is an incredible resource of integrity and complexity. A marvellous, pretty and extremely productive river that demands attention and protection. Taken in the context of its role in the ecology of a massive wilderness tract, it goes far beyond the realm of being quantified. It is...
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Picture this, from about 15 meters off the bank, you and your guide are scanning shin to knee deep water, flowing uniformly over a white sand bottom.   Walking slowly, you are on edge, constantly asking the question, “what‘s that?!”with an urgency that belies the  calm and  methodical manner you are approaching the session, as...
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By the time the last week rolled around, I think we were feeling as ready as we had at any point in the season. We had continued to improve our fly camp to the point where it was a well oiled machine, we had had a chance to really rest up and prepare ourselves and...
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