Cameroon is amazing country to political stability, also benefits from cultural and natural riches that make it one of the destinations in Africa for the future. Cultural diversity characterized by the coexistence of more than 200 ethnic traditions preserved, abundant wildlife and landscapes from a variety exceptional volcanic mountains, sandy beaches and coconut palms, lush tropical forests and many parks and traditional villages. Cameroon is certainly one of destinations to landscapes and the most diverse cultures in Africa and will delight both nature lovers and stays that ethnological adventure lovers or lovers of relaxation under the sun tropics short, a compendium of Africa in an area smaller than France.
Cameroon Travel Itineraries
To see Yaoundé, Douala, Foumban, beaches of Kribi and Limbe, national parks (Benue, Waza, Dja …), and Cameroon Mandara mountains, rainforest, South Kapsiki peaks. To do: Trekking, safaris, beach activities, fishing , ecotourism, culture and handicrafts Events: Fescari Yaounde (April), Day Ngouoni in Bamoun, Bamilikés art festival (April), National Day (May 20), Evamalunga (September 8), Fatej Yaounde (November) Youth Day (February 11).
The ideal time to travel to Cameroon is from November to May we suggest you start your stay in the city of Douala and the town of Limbe. Check out these two cities as you walk through different neighborhoods. A Limbe you can relax on the beaches of volcanic sand in 8 Mile or 11 Mile and make a trip to the lava flow Bakinguili near Buea visit and take a short hike on the slopes of Mount Cameroon Then continue with the discovery Bafoussam with the visit of the coffee plant and the UCCAO an excursion to the falls of the Macha.
Near to Foumban you can visit the sultan’s palace and its museum, the Museum of Arts and Traditions Bamouns and artisan workshops (possibility for shopping); In Bamenda, you can go for the Ring Road, to the discovery chiefdoms and villages in the Northwest, including Bafut, Then visit the Yaounde Mont Febe, the convention center, the monument to the reunification, the Art Museum of Cameroon, Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium, the Boulevard du 20 – May and its official buildings. What’s Near Kribi, made ??an excursion to the falls of the Lobe in the morning (can take a motorcycle taxi), a boat ride and a visit to a village of Pygmies.
You can also relax on the white beach of Grand Batanga, in the shade of coconut trees. Garoua Then visit as you stroll through the city. At the end of Garoua, stop at Pito, to admire the market. In Maroua, learn the market and the tanneries, the fishing village of Maga, the lake of the same name, and visit the nearby villages to grow and Mourla and their famous Mousgoum shell boxes. Also in Mora, visit the city and its traditional market and take a trip to the leadership of Oudjilla, then left for Waza, in the heart of the great national park Cameroon’s main nature reserve. You can make excursions can be organized and see lions, elephants, giraffes and other antelopes.
If you can, go through the neck of Koza and admire its natural beauty. Rhumsiki Then visit, with its handicraft center, the famous witch crab and the village blacksmith of AMSA. Nearby, you can make excursions to discover the rocky peaks and their Kapsiki lunar landscapes. Finally, end your stay by Mokolo, visiting markets and typical Tourou Mabas. Mindif and shortly after Maroua, discover this village with its craft and its rocky peak.
Transport and travel Cameroon
We advise you to move most of the time in bush taxis and intercity buses, it is cheaper and you move more easily. If you want to take the plane to go faster, better not rely too much on Cameroon Airlines for punctuality and provide a sufficient flexibility when you take a domestic flight, especially if you have a match on an international flight.
Side climate, Cameroon plays the card of diversity. Part of the country south of the Adamawa is under influence Equatorial marked by a hot and humid climate, where rainfall is abundant and regular (even if they are less important outside the rainy season is ie between November and May), and temperatures above 25 ° C most of the year. The Littoral and Southwest are particularly watered, they belong to the same parts of the world recording the highest annual rainfall up to 8000 mm on the slopes of Mount Cameroon, and even 10 000 mm (10 m rain per year!) near Debunscha.
Going up north, it gradually slides toward a tropical climate, with a stronger distinction between the rainy and dry season, both at temperatures rainfall. However, the tropical climate is temperate in the central part of the country at the height of the Adamawa plateau. Finally, the far north, near Lake Chad, is subject to a Sahelian climate or tropical dry. Being up to date with vaccinations, particularly against yellow fever, and learn about health precautions to take while traveling in black Africa, do the paperwork necessary to enter Cameroon (visa).
Vaccination against yellow fever is mandatory. Treatment against malaria, immunization against typhoid, diphtheria, hepatitis A and B and meningitis recommended. Non-potable water. Mosquitoes at dusk. In the north, temperatures frequently exceed 35 ° C which requires precautions.