Destination Information for Cameroon
The diverse country of Cameroon in the west of Africa is often described as a ‘mini Africa’ in itself, due to its variety of religions, languages, terrains and wildlife. There are both French and English speaking regions, and areas of tropical rainforest, arid desert, active volcanoes, high mountains and white sandy beaches. Travel to and within Cameroon is much easier than in other parts of Africa, thanks to well-built roads and a reasonable public transport system.
Cameroon’s capital, Yaounde, lies in the centre of the country. Here, you can visit the Limbe Botanic Garden, the Benedictine Museum and the National Museum of Yaounde, where you’ll gain an understanding of the life, history and culture of Cameroon. Adventure-seekers should make sure to head for Buea, the capital of the southwest region, from where you can climb Mount Cameroon, the highest mountain in West Africa and an active volcano. Visit in October to experience Tabaski, Cameroon’s largest festival, which is a three-day Muslim feast in honour of the Ram. A spectacular parade featuring horses, drumming and dancing takes place in the streets of the major town of Foumban, attracting thousands of visitors every year. From mountains to gorilla safaris, arts and crafts to traditional crab sorcery, Cameroon is a fabulous and fascinating destination which definitely offers something for everyone.
Malaria and regions within country:
There is a high risk of P.Falciparum malaria throughout the country and anti-malarial medication is advised.
Malaria chemoprophylaxis for high risk zones:
If all other anti-malarials are not deemed suitable, Chloroquine plus Proguanil can be used but it is less effective.