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What to see in Cameroon

Cameroon Attractions


Cameroon has a lot to offer tourists and the country has comparatively good infrastructure, making getting around easier than it is in much of West and Central Africa. The country is also considered comparatively safe for travellers, but the serious unrest in neighbouring Nigeria has led travel authorities to advise against travel to the extreme north of Cameroon and areas along the Nigerian border. Unfortunately, many of Cameroon's best tourist attractions are in the north, including the Waza National Park, with its wealth of wildlife, and the scenic splendour of the Mandara Mountains, a great favourite with hikers. Tourists intent on exploring the north of Cameroon will therefore have to take every possible safety precaution. The cities of Yaounde and Douala are still popular with visitors and each offers a string of sightseeing opportunities and some good restaurants and hotels. The coastal getaway of Limbe is probably the most popular destination with foreigners in Cameroon and apart from the lovely beaches the town has a charming colonial atmosphere which enchants visitors. Cameroon deserves the affectionate adage of 'Africa in One Country' and is one of the gems of the African tourism scene, with beaches, mountains, wildlife and rolling savanna enough to delight almost anybody.


Limbe

A popular tourist haunt, Limbe is a gorgeous seaside city located on Cameroon's western coast. Set within a beautiful…

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Mandara Mountains

The Mandara Mountains are a volcanic range extending about 125 miles (200km) in northern Cameroon, along the border with…

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Waza National Park

Waza National Park is one of Cameroon's greatest assets for tourists; it is the country's most famous wildlife reserve…

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Yaounde

The capital of Cameroon and the second largest city in the country, after the port city of Douala, Yaounde is situated…

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