Attractions in Cameroon

Mount Cameroon
Mount Cameroon referred sometimes as “The Roof of Central and West Africa” is one of Africa’s largest volcanoes, rising to 4,040 metres in Cameroon near the Gulf of Guinea covering a surface area of about 1750 km2.

It is the highest peak in sub-Saharan western and central Africa and the westernmost extension of a series of hills and mountains that form a natural boundary between northern Cameroon and Nigeria.

The Mount Cameroon Region offers an outstanding diversity of landscapes from tropical beaches with black volcanic sand, mangroves, swamps, agricultural landscapes, tropical and mountain rainforest to savannah and volcanic formations.

Waza National Park
The Waza National Park located in the Far North Region, 120km from Maroua and 135 km of Kousseri, it contains, in addition to the lion, elephants, hyenas, hartebeest, roan and, of Buffon’s kob, waterbuck and reeds, gazelles, giraffes, and a large colony of birds: geese, egrets, ostriches, herons, pelicans, jabirus, ibis among others and covers an area of 170,000 hectares.

Korup National Park
The Korup National Park is located in the South-West Region, and is a forest reserve known throughout the world covering an area of 125,600 hectares. It is considered as one of the oldest and most beautiful tropical forests in the world.  Korup National Park is reputedly one of the richest lowland African forests in terms of faunal richness and diversity, especially for birds, reptiles, amphibians and butterflies.

Limbe Botanical Garden
The Limbe Botanic Garden was founded by a group of Germans under the Directorship of Paul Preus in 1892. It served as a trials and acclimatisation centre for the introduction of exotic crop species such as coffee, cocoa, rubber, oil palm, banana, teak and sugar-cane for distribution within “Kamerun” and other German colonies.

Benedictine Museum of Mont-Febe
The Benedictine Museum of Mont-Febe is another popular Cameroon attraction. The museum houses several sculptures of animals, African men and African sceneries. It features a huge collection of Camerounese art

The Mvog-Betsi Zoo
The Mvog-Betsi Zoo is located in Yaoundé, Cameroon .There is a wide range of species at the zoo, including Agile Mangabey, Baboon, De Brazza’s Monkey, Drill, Grey-cheeked Mangabey, Mandrill, Tantalus Monkey, Patas Monkey, Putty-Nosed Monkey, Red-Capped Mangabey, Lion, big cats, reptiles, and birds of prey.

The Royal Palace of Foumban
The Royal Palace of Foumban is located in the town of Foumban is the North-East of the Western Regional capital city of Bafoussam in the Republic of Cameroon.

The Royal Palace of Foumban is currently inhabited by the sultan (King), who is the 19th ruler of the Bamoun dynasty which dates back from the 14th century in history.

The Palace was renovated and completed in 1917 after which the belongings of previous Sultans were arranged and kept for tourist attraction. It contains Sultan’s museum and rich collection of traditional weapons. Foumban is centre of culture, where indigenous writing was invented and used.

Mile 6 Beach Limbe
This is a beach located in the Southwest province and lies along the coast of the South Atlantic Ocean, is renowned for its perfect surfing waves and far less crowded than other more popular surfing spots.

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