Favorite thing: When you’re travelling around Cameroon by public transport you certainly once come across a flat tyre. The condition of most of the roads is dramatically bad and the condition of many vehicles is even worse. So flat tyres or cars that won’t start are part of the all day life.Related to:
- Jungle and Rain Forest
How we are living in Cameroon
Favorite thing: HEllo ,
I am actually in Cameroon right now, working in Yaounde as an engineer after graduating in the USA.
I can guarantee that the weather won't be a problem. Besides, you can always go to the beach in Kribi or in the north to visit Mont Cameroon and it should be sunny there.
Honestly Cameroon is the last country in wich you could complain about the weather. It is true that it has been rainning unusually those last days, but it is still nothing compared to the rains in London for example where I have lived for 9 months.
So you are welcome to Cameroon. If you need any more help or have anymore question, feel free to contact me
Cell:+237 75 29 99 09
SKYPE ID: lecamer06Related to:
- Study Abroad
- Women's Travel
Talk to the people
Favorite thing: My most favorite experiences where the ones that involved talking to the people that lived there. If you're in a village people will look at you because you are different but most of the time they are curious and the way to break the ice is to just say hello, good morning, how are you...
Fondest memory: Village life. I stayed in a village for a month and I'll miss knowing my way around, knowing when the market is in town, when country sunday's are, how polite and respectful people are, knowing how to get a good meal.
The First Public Walk In Cameroon
Favorite thing: The Belo Public Walk is the first developed public walk route in Cameroon. It is a two and a half hour walk route through the countryside surrounding the village of Belo. It has route markers along the paths directing the trekker and information boards about local landmarks. Along the route you can see waterfalls and pools, the quarter head's traditional compound and the road built by the Germans.
The best bit about it................It's free!
Fondest memory: Trekking through the beautiful highlands without needing a guide.Related to:
- Hiking and Walking
Trekking The Bamenda Highlands
Favorite thing: Trekking in the Bamenda Highlands from Mbingo to Belo, Belo to Lake Oku, Lake Oku to Afuah, Njinikom Plataeu, Fundong to Abuh or Abuh Forest to Lycom Palace. The options are endless, the sights breath taking, the wildlife and birds endemic and and the chance that your friends will ever do and see such things pretty small!Related to:
- Adventure Travel
- Hiking and Walking
Always have some small change
Favorite thing: Money is often a problem in Cameroon. Don't expect that your credit card is accepted everywhere. Most of the shops don't.
ATMs are rare and if you find one it might be temporarily out of order.
So the best is cash. Either you bring dollars or preferably euros or traveller cheques to exchange.
But ask for small bills. If you buy something most people are not able to give you back the change. Sometimes you will be forced to pay more or to waive the deal.
So be prepared. Always have some small change in your pockets. And try to get rid of the 10.000 and 5.000 CFA-Franc-bills first.
Favorite thing: RAINFORESTS
Korup National Park
Lobeke National Park
Campo Ma'an National Park
Mbam and Djerem National Park
Rumpi Hills Reserve
Ejagham Forest Reserve
Takamanda Forest Reserve
Fondest memory: BUSH LANDS
Waza National Park
Kalamaloue National Park
Benoue National Park
Bouba Ndjidah National Park
Mandara Mountains Reserve
Faro ReserveRelated to:
- Jungle and Rain Forest
- National/State Park
Kousseri, crossing the border
Favorite thing: Not many travellers pass the Kousseri border to Chad. So in Kousseri we saw only local people and didn't met any foreigner.
One of the reasons are the safety problems along the road from Mora to Kousseri. Along this route we didn't encounter any problem, except a few kids throwing stones to our truck, after we refused to give them presents.
It was the first and last time during our trip of 3 months in 9 countries in Africa, that we met kids doing this.
About the safetyproblems we were told, that there were no robberies the last months, after the police has extended their controls along the road.Related to:
- Road Trip
Kousseri, it's hot at midday
Favorite thing: We were in Kousseri, the most northern bordertown in Cameroon, at midday.
It was amazing how many people walked in the mainstreet, at the hottest time of the day !
But most of the people were sitting in the shade, looking at what's going on in their town (like our truck parked nearby in the shade), chatting and looking after their trade, many big sacks filled with onions.
Favorite thing: Kousseri is the bordertown at the Cameroon side of the border with Chad. After crossing the Logone river you are in Chad. From the border town Nguele at the Chad side it's only 7 Km to the capital N'Djamena.
We arrived at the office of the authorities in Kousseri just before 12 am and heard the office is closed till 2 pm, so we got an unexpected long lunchbreak in Kousseri.
Time for shopping (bread and juice for lunch) and a visit to a cybercafe.
Impressive herds !
Favorite thing: Travelling in Cameroon and other West African countries, I was always very impressed by the giant herds, I saw everywhere in the country-side.
The zebus, the wide-horned cows are allready very impressive theirselves.
But often I saw huge herds with those zebus, but also mixed with goats, sheeps and sometimes even donkeys and camels. Everytime it was breathtaking again !
In which century do we live ?
Favorite thing: When you see the traditional huts and transport by donkey, travelling in the countryside in the north of Cameroon, you can imagine that this is how people allready lived for centuries.
It looks like the time stands still .....
but when a local car is passing by at the road behind or you see the local people in a cybercafe in Kousseri, half an hour from this spot, you know better.
Traditional huts between Waza and Kousseri
Favorite thing: On our way from Waza to Kousseri, the bordertown with Chad, we didn't see hardly any larger villages, only some scattered huts along the road. The traditional huts are made of mud and have thatched roofs. By the use of these natural materials, the huts form an perfect unity with their surroundings.
I always wonder how the people can survive in these dry and barren areas.
From Waza NP to the border with Chad
Favorite thing: From ''Parc National de Waza'' to the border with Chad is 150 KM. This part of our route seemed to be disreputable, because of armed robberies. So we had to drive together with two trucks and did have only one necessary sanitary stop.
The landscape was rather flat, with some sorghum fields, marshlands and drier savannah-like parts. The route was not so interesting, that it was a pity, to cross this area rather fast.Related to:
- Road Trip
West of Maroua
Favorite thing: Travelling from Rhumsiki to Maroua we drove first through the wonderful mountaineous area around Rhumsiki. Approaching Maroua the landscape became more flat and green.
As everywhere in the north of Cameroon in the rural areas, we saw a lot of herds of wide-horned cows (sometimes mixed with goats and sheeps) along the road.Related to:
- Road Trip
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