Bimbia is located on the shores of the Atlantic, near Limbe. Forest Bimbia Banadikombo retains vestiges of trafficking in slaves discovered there twenty years at the church site earthworks dedicated to the memory of Alfred Saker. Despite this new discovery and historical interest, the site is still too little known.
There were few sites that were practiced the slave trade. Most of the time, they were very close islands of the continent that had deep water accessible by merchant ships without fear of running aground. This is the case of Nicholls island whose southern coast ensures a minimum of 6 meters draft. The island lying just 600 meters from the continent, it was easy to transport slaves from the mainland by canoe to await boarding. If the boat was not full, it was then stop in Fernando Po or off Senegal to load other slaves.
You can see on the site of old utensils which were used by the d’esclaves merchants: the bells and bracelets are still strong while the padlock is not an empty shell rusty. Although in poor condition and chipped, the pots have resisted time. But the greatest curiosity are the heavy chains of some two meters long. The visitor can easily imagine the horrific suffering endured by the people chained.
You can still see and take the path traveled by slaves shackled to the beach Bonangombé.