Top 10 Things to Do in Cameroon


As an eth­ni­cal­ly rich coun­try, Cameroon has absorbed both diverse African tra­di­tions and Euro­pean fea­tures. The pris­tine nature, con­trast­ing land­scapes and a unique mys­ti­cal flair make this land incred­i­bly attrac­tive for tourists.


Who and why goes to Cameroon

Well-devel­oped resorts of this coun­try and a suit­able cli­mate will allow young and fam­i­ly tourists to enjoy sandy beach­es and palm-fringed shores.

Fans of exot­ic and antiq­ui­ties will like muse­ums and mar­kets in large cities, where you can join the cul­ture and his­to­ry of African peo­ples.

The nature of the entire African con­ti­nent is rep­re­sent­ed in the nation­al and zoo­log­i­cal parks of Cameroon, and every­one who is not indif­fer­ent to the won­ders and beau­ties of the world will be able to sat­is­fy their inter­est here.

Every tourist will be able to taste the nation­al cui­sine, which includes: rice, seafood and juicy fruits. And the Euro­pean influ­ence can be seen in the already famil­iar French bread and Ital­ian spaghet­ti.

Parks and natural attractions

Waza National Park

nac park vasa

In the north­ern part of Cameroon, not far from Lake Chad, is the most famous and eas­i­ly acces­si­ble nature reserve in Africa. Most of its ter­ri­to­ry is occu­pied by savan­nas, where lions, ele­phants, giraffes, ostrich­es and oth­er rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the African fau­na live. Pho­tog­ra­phy is allowed in the park, which is the per­fect bonus for an exot­ic trip.

Dja and Benue reserves


The untouched nature of the Jha pro­tect­ed area is famous for its mul­ti-tiered trop­i­cal forests with giant trees, which have become the habi­tat of numer­ous species of mon­keys: baboons, goril­las, chim­panzees, and gala­gos. The indige­nous peo­ple of Cameroon, the Pyg­mies, live in the Dja Reserve.

Benue Nation­al Park is the only sal­va­tion dur­ing a drought for hip­pos, the breed­ing of which is giv­en spe­cial atten­tion here. There are also rare plants on the ter­ri­to­ry of Benue, such as 5‑meter ele­phant grass and prick­ly spurge.

Mount Cameroon

mountain kamerun

The 4095-meter sym­bol of Cameroon is the active vol­cano of the same name, which is con­sid­ered the main attrac­tion of the coun­try. Trop­i­cal forests and alpine mead­ows stretch at the foot of the sacred moun­tain, and locals grow Cameroon­ian tea here.

Tourists are invit­ed to climb the moun­tain on foot, and the Cameroo­ni­ans them­selves annu­al­ly arrange com­pe­ti­tions to con­quer the top of the moun­tain for speed.

Lake Chad


This rel­ic lake is locat­ed on the ter­ri­to­ry of four coun­tries: Cameroon, Nige­ria, the Repub­lic of Chad and Niger. The size of the reser­voir is unsta­ble and changes as a result of chang­ing weath­er con­di­tions. The water in the lake is salty only at a depth, but on the sur­face it is fresh. And since these two lay­ers do not mix, both peo­ple and ani­mals drink it with­out fear.

Croc­o­diles and hip­pos live in Lake Chad, while buf­faloes, rhi­nos, ele­phants and oth­er African ani­mals inhab­it the shores. No less strik­ing is the vari­ety of birds, among which there are also sea­son­al guests: flamin­gos and pel­i­cans.

Resorts of Cameroon

City of Limbe

town limbe

The resort sea­side town is locat­ed at the foot of the Cameroon vol­cano on the shores of the Gulf of Guinea. Here tourists are wait­ing for vol­canic black sand beach­es and min­er­al springs.

The pride of Limbe is the local zoo, which con­tains all kinds of Cameroon­ian pri­mates, and the botan­i­cal gar­den with an exhaus­tive col­lec­tion of Cameroon­ian flow­ers and trees. And traces of the colo­nial past can be seen in the sur­viv­ing Ger­man build­ings of the 17th-19th cen­turies.

City of Kribi

town kribi

This Atlantic resort in the south­ern part of the coun­try is right­ful­ly con­sid­ered the best in Cen­tral Africa: the white-sand palm coast and devel­oped infra­struc­ture will pro­vide the most com­fort­able stay for all tourists. Near­by there are many hotels and restau­rants, and 7 kilo­me­ters from the city there is a pic­turesque water­fall Lobe.

Interesting places

Fumban city

fumban city

The city is con­sid­ered the cen­ter of nation­al art, as it is rich in muse­ums and sou­venir shops. The most pop­u­lar is the Roy­al Palace, which dis­plays the dec­o­ra­tions of the Bamun peo­ple.

The Sul­tan Muse­um with a large-scale expo­si­tion of clothes, weapons and masks is also wor­thy of the atten­tion of vis­i­tors, and the Muse­um of Arts con­tains tra­di­tion­al masks, stat­ues and musi­cal instru­ments. The street con­nect­ing these two muse­ums is full of arti­sans sell­ing unique hand­made sou­venirs.

City of Yaounde

town yaunde

Sit­u­at­ed on sev­en hills in the cen­ter of the coun­try, Cameroon’s cap­i­tal stands out for its thought­ful urban space and archi­tec­ture.

A must-see is the Bene­dic­tine monastery, which hous­es the Cameroon Muse­um of Art, ded­i­cat­ed to the life and life of the coun­try’s indige­nous peo­ples. Here is a large col­lec­tion of masks, clay and wood­en fig­urines, dish­es, jew­el­ry.

The Antan­gana Palace, Notre-Dame-de-Vic­toire Cathe­dral, the Marie-Rene-de-Apo­tore Basil­i­ca and the pic­turesque areas of Moko­la, Mes­sa and Bri­que­teri are also inter­est­ing, where you can appre­ci­ate the nation­al cui­sine. The cap­i­tal has a zoo, which is con­sid­ered the best in Cen­tral Africa.

Maritime Museum in Douala

sea ​​museum

The Port City Muse­um pre­serves the his­tor­i­cal and artis­tic her­itage of Douala. The expo­si­tion is divid­ed into two parts: the first tells about the devel­op­ment of ship­ping and its role in inter­na­tion­al trade, and from the sec­ond part, vis­i­tors will learn about oth­er ports in Cameroon.

Often the muse­um build­ing hosts tem­po­rary exhi­bi­tions ded­i­cat­ed to oth­er top­ics, and sou­venirs and books pur­chased in a spe­cial store will serve as a reminder of vis­it­ing the muse­um.

Center Artisinel Market


This is a mod­ern shop­ping and craft area in the cap­i­tal of Cameroon, where you can buy sou­venirs for every taste. Tourists are offered a wide range of masks, fig­urines, jew­el­ry, dish­es from var­i­ous mate­ri­als — all made by local artists and crafts­men.

On the ter­ri­to­ry of the open mar­ket, you can often meet peo­ple sell­ing mag­ic potions: they are in demand among the locals.


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