Facts About the Republic of Cameroon

Cameroon is a popular African country, frequently visited by thousands of tourists from around the world. The climate is wet equatorial in the south and arid subequatorial in the north. In the Cameroon highlands, it is a bit cooler. Rain falls during the wet season from September to November and from April to June. In the north, there is the influence of the Sahara. North winds bring the heat. The nature of the country is very diverse and offers the traveler an opportunity to visit several natural areas at a time – from the humid equatorial forests on the Atlantic coast to the typical African savannah and semi-desert in the north.

 

The capital of the country, Yaounde, is located in the picturesque hills, among lush tropical forests. The city is home to government offices, modern industry, university and research institutes. The largest city of Cameroon is Douala, with about half a million inhabitants. This is the economic capital of the country, its major seaport and industrial center. Yaounde is one of the quietest and peaceful African capitals. Almost the entire city is located along the main street, Kennedy Avenue, and the surrounding hills. To the north of the Kennedy Square, a large craft and shopping district is located. It is famous for its products of local craftsmen and artists.

 

Mokolo and Briketeri are the best places to enjoy Cameroonian cuisine and watch the life of local residents. You can even get a keto chocolate birthday cake from restaurants in the area. A few kilometers north of Benedictine Monastery one will find Cameroon Museum of Art. Despite its small size, it has a beautiful collection of Cameroon and Western art, including ceremonial items and masks, weapons and ornaments of the local tribes. Daula is the largest and oldest city in the country, with many buildings in colonial style, the Museum of Daula and the huge open market, the best place to buy local souvenirs. Foumban is one of the best recreation centers in the country and an important center of traditional national art. Jewelry is exhibited in the Museum of Arts.

 

Krabi is the best seaside resort, and it has kilometers of white sand beaches and numerous restaurants, bars, discos as well as well-equipped aquatic centers, particularly attractive to fishermen.

 

The Bafoussam district is known for the volcanic deposits of salt and a unique composition of almost all known minerals. In the future, it may be one of the best spa resorts in Africa.

 

Oka area is home to the settlement of the Fulani people, and you will pass through their land while walking in the area. The main attractions of these places include the magnificent scenery and views, diversity of cultures, and the people involved in agriculture, corn growing, and the coffee industry.