Maroua is a town with a lot of green, like a lot of trees along the avenues. So it´s nice to walk in the centre because of the shade caused by these trees.
The rivers in Maroua, the Kaliao and Ferngo River, have dry beds in the season, we visited Maroua, because of lack of water.
So we wonder, why the town could be so green.
Maroua (about 215.000 inhabitants) is the northernmost large town of Cameroon.
There are facilities like banks, supermarkets and e-mail possibilities. Also you can find a nice market with a Centre Artisanal and Musée d´Art Local nearby.
On our way from Rhumsiki to Waza we stayed a few hours in Maroua for shopping, changing money and other necessary activities. Further it´s a relaxed town to stroll around a bit.
Maroua is also used as a starting point for visiting the ´´must see destinations´´ Rhumsiki in the west and ´´Parc National de Waza´´ in the north. There are some hotels and campements.
On our way from Rhumsiki to Maroua in the north of Cameroon we needed to fill again our plastic containers with water. So we stopped at one of the waterpumps along the road.
I always enjoy to stop at these places in the rural areas. At the waterpump the local people gather to fetch water. Also a good occasion to tell each other the last news.
These people came by bike or brought a wheelbarrow or their donkeys to carry the water back home.
Visit the Rainforest in the North and South West Provinces of Cameroon. Its Beautiful, with a wide variety of species of plants, Animals from as little a rats to elephants.
The sound of insect and Birdsongs make if fell really good. You could Visit the Parks in Kumba, the Hippos in Mamfe, The Mountain in Buea, and the warm hospitality of the people of Bamenda will make you feel like staying for ever. Visit the ancient Bamoum village, and Widikum Moghamo people, to discover some History of Cameroon.
While in Bamenda, You could stay in this Luxorious 3 star AYABA Hotel.
Fondest memory: FOOTBALL. Soccer is a great sport in Cameroon. AS you can Recall, Cameroon, led by ROGER MILLA in 1990 World Cup became the first African Country to reach Quarter finals.
Visit the cities of Douala, Younda, Kribi & Tiko. Nice golf course located in Tiko.
Many very good French resturants located in Douala. My favorite is LaCegal. Visit with George the owner, very nice person.
Fondest memory: Fondest memory was when I was bestowed a memeber of the Bekoko tribe. This required a ceremony where I ate Crocidile and the old chief spat Scotch Whiskey in my chest and back. This ceremony was conducted in a villag near the River Nlong.
Fondest memory: When I was made a tribal member of the Bekoko tribe in a village near the Nlong River. This required me eating Crocidile, then the ceremony where the old Chief spat scotch whiskey in my chest and back.
Listen to the music!
Cameroonian music is among the most popular in Africa. You'll hear makossa, which is a popular dance rhythm blaring out from clubs and discos. It is played with everything from traditional thumb pianos to guitars and synthesizers. Sam Fan Thomas is the king of makossa music. Another popular dance music is bikutsi.
go to see lots of feasts and festivals.
20th December, in Bafut, north of Bamenda there is a huge feast and festival with lots of masks and costumes.
20-22nd December in Bali (west of Bamenda) there is another feast and festival.
In late January there is the Mt Cameroon Race. This is a 27 km (17 mile) race up and down the 3000m (10,000ft) mountain, and is one of Africa's toughest races.
The end of Ramadan is celebrated in Foumban with horse races, processions and dances.
The Cameroon National Festival take place on 20th May.
In mid-November the Nso cultural week takes place, a key event of which is a street horse race through Kumbo, a town in western Cameroon.
Fondest memory: Sitting talking to people. I spent time with a women's cooperative. We had great fun, dancing, drinking and generally enjoying ourselves.
i would take that person to the 'stade omnisport' to watch a football game, which is our 'religion' in cameroon!
Fondest memory: what i miss the most when away from cameroon is the people in general. we have a lot of funny characters in cameroom...
I lived in Cameroon for two years... a wonderful time with a lot of joy, showing the market and the nature to visitors, travelling round. The most beautiful part of the country is up North, but Limbe and Kribi at the beach is also very beautiful.
Fondest memory: This picture is taken in Kribi
Fondest memory: Look what I found in the backyard the other day. These youngsters must have strayed, I do hope they'll get home.
Favorite thing: The difference between rich and poor people seems to be very high... if you know that buying a good car costs you much more than in Europe
Today the roofs have changed... but sometimes you see still a house with a thathed roof.
This one was taken in Didango, small village in the Petponoun region
920, Boulevard de la Liberte, Douala, 4007, Cameroon
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Couples
I went to stay there for a week but than I got out in two days. The reason I had booked was because...more
This hotel has recently been renovated. The rooms are small but modern and well-kept.more
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