|Location||Kribi, southern Cameroon|
|Year first lit||1906|
|Height||15 metres (18 metres above sea level)|
|ARLHS number||CAM-003, CAM-007|
Kribi lighthouse is located in Kribi, in the southern part of Cameroon near the Gulf of Guinea. It is a currently active lighthouse in a tourist destination, even though the historic structure is closed to tourists.
The lighthouse was built in 1906 by the German colonialists who had occupied Kamerun (the lighthouse and a church are the legacy of German colonial construction in the town); today it is part of Francophone Cameroon. In the early days there was a keeper's cottage by the lighthouse, but that has been removed today. Today it is by the beach resort of Kribi and just north of the tourist destination Lobe waterfall. The location of the lighthouse at Kribi matched the town's status as the centre of trade for the southern region, which was notable for rubber and ivory.
The tower circular and painted white with a red top where the gallery is located. It is 15 metres tall by itself, but 18 metres above sea level. Its three white flashes every 12 seconds are visible up to 14 nautical miles away. From the rear there is a continuous green light visible on the range line to the steeple of the village church. The year round wind averages are 83% onshore towards 45 degrees north. Since the first half of 2006 it has been listed as historic in the World List of Lights.
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