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Visit Cameroon

The Republic of Cameroon serves as the crossroads of Africa. It is situated along the western coast, right on the Bight of Biafra as part of the Gulf of Guinea. English and French are the official languages of this diverse culture.

It is sometimes referred to as a “miniature Africa” because virtually all cultures are represented, as are many of the continent’s most notable geographical features. A visit to Cameroon may include time at the beach, desert expeditions, mountain treks, rainforest adventures, and eco-tourism opportunities to learn more about the nation’s culture.

There are four primary cultural areas to Cameroon and each has its own unique experience to offer. It is a good idea to work with a local operator to ensure the best possible time. Be sure to visit the Benedictine Museum, the National Museum of Yaounde, and the Limbe Botanic Garden, depending upon your itinerary and where you plan to stay.

If your journey takes you toward Douala, be sure to take advantage of the early morning fresh prawns and fish that come in. You can also find stunning local craftwork at the Marche de Fleurs. Be prepared to bargain for everything while visiting Cameroon, with the exception of a meal you order at a restaurant.

Cameroon is a beautiful land that is culturally vibrant. It can be a somewhat challenging experience, but it is also one that can be quite rewarding. Plan ahead for the best possible holiday if you wish to explore all that this wonderful nation can offer.

Travel and vacation in Cameroon

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Yaounde

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Weather and forecast

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Largest cities

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Important: the informations are from various external sources. If you are using the informations professional please seek official confirmation whether the figures are actual or not. Last update august 2017

RankCityPop
1Douala1.338.082
2Yaoundé 1.299.369
3Garoua436.899
4Kousséri435.547
5Bamenda393.835
6Maroua319.941
7Bafoussam290.768
8Mokolo275.239
9Ngaoundéré231.357
10Bertoua218.111

Official National Holidays

Below you can see the list with official national holidays in the country.

DateEnglish
January 1New Year's Day
February 11Youth Day
May 1Labour Day
May 20National Day
August 15Assumption
December 25Christmas Day
VariableEid ul-Adha
VariableGood Friday
VariableAscension
VariableEid ul-Fitr

Best of Cameroon

Cameroon has a number of climates, ranging from tropical all along the coastal areas to savannah, semiarid and desert elsewhere in the country. Temperatures are fairly stable throughout the year, however, averaging around 24C. The wettest time of the year is usually in October.

Often called ‘Africa in miniature’, because of its different geography, cultures and climates, Cameroon is a rising star tourism destination. Situated in west Central Africa, this alluring country that’s home to such native wildlife as elephants, giraffes, gorillas and more is bordered by six countries – the Central African Republic, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Nigeria and the Republic of Congo. A former German colony that later became French and British territories, before independence, Cameroon has a coastline that lies along the Bight of Bonny, or Bight of Biafra, and is part of the Gulf of Guinea; it’s where beach resorts are located that are perfect for Cameroon holidays.

What better way to spend your Cameroon holidays than lazing by a tropical beach and exploring the country and its magnificent wildlife from there. The resort area of Kribi in the south of the country is among the most popular beach areas in Cameroon. Limbe, further north along the coast, is also a great beach destination for visiting tourists. The capital, Yaounde, in the centre of the country, is another option, and has some interesting sights and attractions. Visitors can also choose to stay in Douala, on the coast and the largest city. It’s where the main international airport is located.

Cameroon offers a holiday experience that’s as diverse as itself. Luxuriate in its outstanding beach resorts and soak up the tropical sun, and then venture into the heart of the country and see its enormous range of flora and fauna, from pristine rainforests to Africa’s great wildlife, all in beautifully unspoiled settings.

The experience of Cameroon holidays ranges from its beautiful beaches to the stunning interior filled with nature in all its glory. Kribi, one of the main beach resort areas, is known as the ‘Cameroon Cote D’Azur’, while the other, Limbe, is similarly attractive and has the stunning backdrop of Mount Cameroon, an active volcano soaring up 4,040 metres – one of the largest in Africa. Go scuba diving from these resorts and see the magnificence of the underwater world.

If you’re in Yaounde, the capital, visit the Cameroon National Museum and learn all about this fascinating country. Other points of interest in the city are Yaounde Unity Palace, seat of the presidency; Yaounde Sport Palace; Yaounde cathedral; and the swirling Yaounde Reunification Monument. Just outside the city is a rehabilitation centre for Great Apes from Yaounde’s Mefou National Park.

A lot of Cameroon’s tourism is centred around its northern parts, where there are a number of wildlife reserves, including Waza National Park in the far north, the largest in the country. Go on safari and see the residents of this 170,000-hectare natural wonder up close – lions, elephants, gazelles, giraffes, hyenas and many more.

Other reserves of note include Korup National Park in the southwest, a primordial rainforest brimming with diversity; and Dja Faunal Reserve in the south, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Sample delicious Cameroonian cuisine, whose dishes are largely based around cassava, yams, plantain and maize. Ndole is the national dish and is a blend of fish or beef with nuts and local seasonings and served with rice.

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Cameroon Covid-19 / Coronavirus

Cameroon
74,946
Total confirmed cases
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Cameroon
3,297
Total active cases
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Confirmed cases
Deaths
Active cases
Afghanistan
63,412
2,733
6,045
Albania
131,939
2,427
7,407
Algeria
125,059
3,360
34,562
Andorra
13,510
127
228
Angola
29,695
649
3,417
Anguilla
109
0
20
Antigua and Barbuda
1,240
32
29
Argentina
3,242,103
69,254
281,414
Armenia
220,447
4,301
8,682
Aruba
10,838
104
95
Australia
29,957
910
186
Austria
635,780
10,455
12,802
Azerbaijan
328,994
4,754
11,780
Bahamas
11,024
216
841
Bahrain
196,105
715
15,432
Bangladesh
779,535
12,102
46,962
Barbados
3,959
46
5
Belarus
373,351
2,681
6,797
Belgium
1,026,473
24,645
95,855
Belize
12,709
323
55
Benin
7,995
101
242
Bermuda
2,462
32
196
Bhutan
1,276
1
154
Bolivia
327,224
13,409
45,842
Bosnia
202,143
8,981
24,613
Botswana
49,041
751
2,000
Brazil
15,436,827
430,596
1,026,902
British Virgin Islands
219
1
25
Brunei
232
3
9
Bulgaria
413,320
17,194
36,124
Burkina Faso
13,387
164
39
Burundi
4,261
6
3,482
Cabo Verde
27,386
243
2,854
Cambodia
21,499
147
11,485
Cameroon
74,946
1,152
3,297
Canada
1,316,245
24,860
74,248
Caribbean Netherlands
1,590
17
15
Cayman Islands
561
2
13
Central African Republic
6,866
95
1,659
Chad
4,895
172
51
Channel Islands
4,057
86
15
Chile
1,273,516
27,647
37,473
China
90,815
4,636
285
Colombia
3,067,879
79,760
113,463
Comoros
3,860
146
26
Congo
11,343
148
2,987
Costa Rica
279,926
3,514
57,307
Croatia
349,084
7,664
7,214
Cuba
121,838
785
6,509
Curaçao
12,244
118
74
Cyprus
70,571
342
31,168
Czechia
1,651,178
29,857
32,975
Côte d'Ivoire
46,520
294
249
DRC
30,511
775
3,135
Denmark
264,465
2,499
12,479
Diamond Princess
712
13
0
Djibouti
11,389
151
17
Dominica
178
0
2
Dominican Republic
274,319
3,560
38,134
Ecuador
407,002
19,514
44,610
Egypt
242,120
14,150
48,709
El Salvador
70,915
2,178
2,319
Equatorial Guinea
7,694
112
303
Eritrea
3,822
12
171
Estonia
126,642
1,217
7,417
Ethiopia
265,413
3,964
44,079
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
63
0
0
Faroe Islands
669
1
5
Fiji
165
4
52
Finland
89,686
931
42,755
France
5,848,154
107,423
698,147
French Guiana
21,433
108
11,330
French Polynesia
18,797
141
39
Gabon
23,734
143
3,321
Gambia
5,934
175
111
Georgia
327,831
4,397
16,100
Germany
3,584,677
86,469
239,208
Ghana
93,159
783
1,384
Gibraltar
4,286
94
3
Greece
373,881
11,322
27,403
Greenland
31
0
0
Grenada
161
1
0
Guadeloupe
16,017
221
13,554
Guatemala
240,170
7,845
12,869
Guinea
22,719
151
2,227
Guinea-Bissau
3,743
67
258
Guyana
14,845
333
1,819
Haiti
13,268
269
602
Holy See (Vatican City State)
27
0
12
Honduras
223,922
5,898
135,837
Hong Kong
11,819
210
93
Hungary
796,390
29,041
158,458
Iceland
6,526
29
75
India
24,372,243
266,229
3,679,691
Indonesia
1,734,285
47,823
93,576
Iran
2,732,152
76,433
459,522
Iraq
1,132,092
15,883
87,582
Ireland
254,870
4,941
12,761
Isle of Man
1,590
29
6
Israel
839,079
6,380
749
Italy
4,146,722
123,927
339,606
Jamaica
47,150
838
23,417
Japan
665,547
11,255
74,846
Jordan
723,069
9,224
3,400
Kazakhstan
353,140
4,017
38,955
Kenya
165,112
2,976
48,704
Kuwait
290,006
1,681
12,580
Kyrgyzstan
99,845
1,687
5,205
Lao People's Democratic Republic
1,498
2
983
Latvia
127,053
2,248
9,135
Lebanon
534,968
7,569
35,129
Lesotho
10,778
320
4,031
Liberia
2,114
85
67
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
181,179
3,085
10,465
Liechtenstein
2,981
58
36
Lithuania
263,475
4,084
21,960
Luxembourg
68,922
806
1,933
MS Zaandam
9
2
0
Macao
49
0
0
Macedonia
154,524
5,184
5,913
Madagascar
39,888
748
1,709
Malawi
34,200
1,153
871
Malaysia
462,190
1,822
41,471
Maldives
41,308
87
13,793
Mali
14,149
508
4,518
Malta
30,474
417
180
Marshall Islands
4
0
0
Martinique
11,736
90
11,548
Mauritania
18,767
457
311
Mauritius
1,277
17
130
Mayotte
20,176
171
17,041
Mexico
2,375,115
219,901
259,731
Micronesia
1
0
0
Moldova
253,567
6,006
3,074
Monaco
2,490
32
30
Mongolia
47,548
200
9,018
Montenegro
98,703
1,556
1,471
Montserrat
20
1
0
Morocco
514,705
9,092
3,009
Mozambique
70,361
826
1,048
Myanmar
143,035
3,212
7,751
Namibia
50,733
704
2,253
Nepal
439,658
4,669
107,336
Netherlands
1,589,282
17,423
219,861
New Caledonia
124
0
66
New Zealand
2,645
26
18
Nicaragua
7,086
184
2,677
Niger
5,326
192
198
Nigeria
165,612
2,066
7,159
Norway
118,538
774
28,812
Oman
202,713
2,148
14,174
Pakistan
873,220
19,384
73,398
Palestine
303,270
3,401
10,978
Panama
369,455
6,288
4,809
Papua New Guinea
13,707
136
2,537
Paraguay
307,457
7,427
45,670
Peru
1,873,316
65,316
87,335
Philippines
1,131,467
18,958
58,986
Poland
2,849,014
71,311
188,426
Portugal
841,379
16,999
22,095
Qatar
212,667
524
6,393
Romania
1,070,605
29,413
19,163
Russia
4,922,901
115,116
270,151
Rwanda
25,934
342
1,106
Réunion
22,644
169
872
S. Korea
130,380
1,893
8,092
Saint Helena
2
0
0
Saint Kitts and Nevis
45
0
1
Saint Lucia
4,725
75
148
Saint Martin
1,773
12
362
Saint Pierre Miquelon
25
0
0
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
1,932
12
151
Samoa
3
0
1
San Marino
5,083
90
25
Sao Tome and Principe
2,320
35
15
Saudi Arabia
430,505
7,122
9,244
Senegal
40,806
1,122
155
Serbia
705,185
6,646
25,501
Seychelles
9,184
32
2,739
Sierra Leone
4,096
79
919
Singapore
61,505
31
427
Sint Maarten
2,272
27
32
Slovakia
387,162
12,168
4,918
Slovenia
248,520
4,314
8,157
Solomon Islands
20
0
0
Somalia
14,486
753
7,408
South Africa
1,605,252
55,012
29,362
South Sudan
10,651
115
74
Spain
3,604,799
79,339
228,120
Sri Lanka
138,085
923
27,054
St. Barth
974
1
511
Sudan
34,272
2,446
3,877
Suriname
11,572
221
1,317
Swaziland
18,497
671
40
Sweden
1,037,126
14,275
144,662
Switzerland
679,510
10,730
51,497
Syrian Arab Republic
23,595
1,682
2,005
Taiwan
1,290
12
171
Tajikistan
13,308
90
0
Tanzania
509
21
305
Thailand
96,050
548
33,186
Timor-Leste
3,879
8
1,729
Togo
13,238
125
1,279
Trinidad and Tobago
14,814
256
4,814
Tunisia
325,280
11,727
27,323
Turkey
5,095,390
44,301
157,065
Turks and Caicos Islands
2,404
17
22
UAE
543,610
1,626
18,206
UK
4,446,824
127,668
58,987
USA
33,638,076
598,752
6,356,913
Uganda
42,674
347
356
Ukraine
2,143,448
47,620
263,227
Uruguay
231,901
3,318
27,216
Uzbekistan
96,117
667
3,943
Vanuatu
4
1
0
Venezuela
211,838
2,352
14,106
Vietnam
3,816
35
1,124
Wallis and Futuna
445
7
394
Western Sahara
10
1
1
Yemen
6,507
1,278
2,226
Zambia
92,356
1,260
397
Zimbabwe
38,491
1,582
623
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