Cameroon Things to Do

  • Things to Do
    by Wafro
  • Things to Do
    by Wafro
  • Things to Do
    by Wafro

Cameroon Things to Do

  • Baka Culture

    When you’re in the Southeast province and have the opportunity to join a Baka family on their daily routine such as a hunt, fishing trip or gathering honey. You certainly should do it. This is really back to the basic way of life. Afterwards you join that family on the dinner table and so learn from their way of life. Always be prepared to give...

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  • Campo Ma'an NP

    Campo Ma’an is a national park under the supervision of WWF in the Southwest of Cameroon. With a surface of +/- 2500 km² rainforest and an abundance of wildlife such as:-forest elephants-gorillas-bongos-crocodiles-chimpanzees-vipersAnd so onIt is located next to Equatorial Guinea and ready to receive visitors from all over the world. They have...

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  • Waza National Park

    In the far North, Waza is close to the borders of Chad and Nigeria. The vegetation is sparse and dry with a few waterholes which makes game viewing easy. It is renowned for its large herds of elephant but unfortunately we didn’t see any at all! There are plenty of giraffes and antelope and many interesting birds. We were also lucky enough to see...

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  • Royal Palaces

    Cameroon is full of Royal families, particularly in the West and Northwest areas, where the main tribes are the Bamileke and the Bamoun. These are called chiefdoms or locally “Fondoms” and are still immensely important in society. The Fons or chiefs still have many wives and many many children so the Royal families get very large. Many of the Royal...

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  • Flower Nurseries

    Driving from Limbe to Bafoussam you pass many small flower nurseries who sell their plants direct to passers by at the side of the road. There are some really beautiful plants grown here.Cameroon exports flowers to Europe, which are grown in larger commercial nurseries.

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  • Stay in Limbe not Douala

    Limbe is 74km from Douala and is situated on the coast with Mount Cameroon close by. It is a really good place to stay and unwind after your flight and is much nicer than staying in Douala. The hotel Seme Beach is a great hotel right on the beach.There are many attraction is Limbe. Besides Mount Cameroon and the beach there are the Botanical...

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  • Visit the Location for the Greystoke...

    The 1984 film Greystoke – The Legend of Tarzan starring Christopher Lambert was filmed in Cameroon and you can visit Ekom Falls which was featured in the film. This is a spectacular waterfall not only because of its size and volume of water but because of its stunning surroundings. It is surrounded by dramatic slopes of lush green rainforest. There...

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  • Markets

    As in most of West Africa the markets are fabulously colourful and really interesting to walk around. In smaller towns or rural areas the markets are held every few days not on a regular day every week so it is a good idea to check beforehand if you intend to visit a market. In some of the larger cities the markets are permanent with a central...

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  • Sit & relax

    When I’m in a big city, a small village or even in the bush. One of my favourite things to do is, just sit and observe. The local people doing their thing and I enjoy just watching the life go by. Sometimes you start a conversation with a stranger, sometimes you whiteness a discussion. You see smiles, you see tears, you hear the traffic pass and...

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  • BAKA Culture

    When you are in the SE province you can’t miss it, you will find there small houses constructed with forest materials along most of the roads leading you into the forests. The BAKA people are the oldest indigenous tribe of Cameroon. They live semi-permanent in the forests of the SE, there they hunt, cultivate, collect forest products and so on....

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  • Les chutes de Lobé - Lobé waterfalls

    7 km south of Kribi you'll find the beautiful waterfalls of the Lobé river.They fall directly into the sea.1500 cfa " aller et retour" with a moto-taxi.

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  • Kribi harbour

    Here your can rent a boat with captain for all your fishing trips at the sea.It's very expensive but worth a try.

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  • Maroua

    MarouaMaroua, Cameroon's northernmost major town, is popular with travellers and a good starting point for exploring the nearby Mandara Mountains.It has a lively market, especially on monday when people from the surrounding region convenge here to sell their wares.At the end of the market is the Centre Artisanal, with leatherwork and other crafts.

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  • Volunteer at Berudep

    I don't know a whole lot about this organization but it was near where I was living and I met people from Berdup in my village. I also went to Belo to see what they were about. They are very nice people who are motivated and really wanting to help by using homegrown ideas and bringing tourism to the area. They also try to employ the locals with...

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  • Volunteer at a hospital

    I had it easy finding a hospital to volunteer at because I had a friend there. I would highly recommend trying to do this. Its a great way to learn about the culture, contribute, meet people. Some medical teams that came to our hospital were SMF, medicines for humanity, peace corps and some Belgium and Dutch ortho groups. It may be tough if you...

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  • The First Public Walk In Cameroon

    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...

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  • Belo Visitors Centre and Tourist...

    If you would like to explore the countryside, do some trekking or go horse riding then head to the village of Belo (45 mins taxi from Bamenda). Visit the Berudep Visitors Centre and Tourist Information to get details on walks and treks. Berudep are a non profit organisation with a focus on developing eco tourism.

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  • Ndong Aweh hill trek

    Trek up the beautiful hill dominating the N/E skyline of Belo. It's a nice easy 2 hour trek to the summit where there is a monument depicting the crusifixion on Calvery hill. The views from the top are magnificent and if you do the tour through berudep they include a visit to a traditional carvers on the way back down.

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  • Mbingo cliff top trek

    Trek along the cliff top ridges overlooking the rural villages of Belo and Njinikom. A Beautiful trek giving a birdseye view of the land of the Kom tribe.

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  • Horse Riding in the Highlands

    Go horse riding in the Bamenda Highlands around Fundong. You can pick your horse from the herd, saddle up and head out for a hack. You can ride by yourself if you are experienced or go with a guide if you are not. The guy who owns the horses is great, speaks good english, can arrange lunch, show you round his farm and introduce you to his 3 wives...

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  • Sacred Lake Oku

    Trek from Belo up to the mysterious lake Oku. Hike through the villages and into the forest where the natural world waits to be discovered. Sit on the shores of the sacred lake without another soul in sight . Swimming is not allowed in the lake as it is believed to be the home of an old man who decended into the lake after being given permission to...

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  • Visit the Fon's palace in Fundong

    Have an audience with the Fon - King of the Kom tribe. It's a 2 hour trek from Fundong up to the Impenatrable palace sitting in the clouds overlooking the kingdom of Kom. You need to arrange the visit with BERUDEP in Belo or Fundong and buy a bottle of wine as a 'gift' to send to the Fon in advance to see if he will accept your wish for an...

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  • Belo 3 Corners

    Situated 45 mins shared taxi ride from Bamenda in the North West province is the picturesque highland village of Belo 3 Corners. Although not mentioned in any guidebooks yet this beautiful village is the access point to a secret paradise for the outdoor enthusiast. The vast opportunity for trekking, mountain biking, camping, birdwatching, and...

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  • The home stay experience

    Trek up into the mountains around Fundong and meet a family from the Fulani tribe.Walk through the village and meet the friends and relatives (there are many!!)Walk for water with the children.Stop at the local market and buy some fresh fruit.Walk to the waterfalls and caves.Ride horses and milk cows.Pound fufu-corn for dinner.Talk and roast corn...

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  • Abuh forest treck - NW province near...

    There are 11 protected forests in the North West province of Cameroon. None are yet developed for tourists, except one (Abuh) and then it is only possible to enter with a guide. This is an absolute must for any trek/hike/wildlife enthusiasts and garauntees an experience of a life time. The trek itself begins in Abuh village with a steep climb up...

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  • Parc National de Wasa

    Parc National de Wasa Waza is the most accessible of Cameroon's national parks and the best for viewing wildlife.While it can't compare with East African parks, you're likely to see elephants, hippos, giraffes, antilopes, many birds and - with luck - lions.Late March to April is the best time to viewing, as the animals congregate at water holes...

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  • Mnt Cameroon

    Mount CameroonMount Cameroon (4.095m) is the highest mountain in West Africa, rising more or less straight from the coast through tropical rainforest to a bare summit which is cold and windy and occasionally brushed with snow. It is not dormant and sent lava flowing down almost to the sea only last year. Although it is so close to the sea it can...

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  • Kumba (Barombi Mbo)

    Barombi MboCameroon still has active volcanoes along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, including Mt. Cameroon, which at 13,350 feet (4,070 m) is one of the highest in Africa. Some of the country's former volcanoes are more inland and are now occupied by lakes such as Barombi MboThese Crater Lakes are very old and quite isolated. As a result, many...

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  • Pouss (Palais du Lamido)

    Palais du LamidoThe population of the northern Cameroon is composed of many ethnic groups living in centralised and hierarchized socio-political entities. The Sultan governs his community and his fellows owe respect and recognition to him and to his power. The Fulani Lamidats (Territory ruled by a Lamido - a king or sultan), are among the main...

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  • N'Gaoundere (Palais du Lamido)

    Palais du LamidoThe Palais du Lamido is the place where the local chief resides with his numerous wives. The exterior isn't interesting but some of the traditional buildings inside are.Among other things at the Palais, you can see where the Lamido holds court and conducts mariages, and where the royal barber plies his trade (the present Lamido...

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  • Maga (Lake Maga)

    Lake MagaLake Maga, an artificial wetland resulting from the construction of Maga dam in 1979, is located upstream of the Logone flood-plain, immediately south of the town of Maga and bordering the Logone river to the east, which forms the international frontier with Chad. It is the only open water in the area and is primarily fed by temporary...

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  • Pouss (casus obus)

    casus obusThe Mousgoum huts have been famous since the 19th century. Their grand size, curved features and slender shapes have surprised many travellers stopping in the Mousgoum villages. The explorers Heinrich Barth in 1852, Schweinfurt in 1868 and Nachtigal in 1872, allude to these structures in their writings as 'hutshells', a term that was...

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  • Banyo-Foumban

    Banyo-FoumbanOn the road from Banyo-Foumban we visited the villages off Magba and Manki.In Magba we met some very nice woman who loved to let us see there houses, and in Manki we met some Nigerans who where wandering around with there herd

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  • Maroua (Quartier des Tanneurs)

    Quartier des TanneursTanners take an animal skin and soak it in water. Then they pound and scour the skin to remove flesh and fat. Next, either they soaked the skin in urine to loosen hair fibers or they let the skin putrefy for several months, after which they dipped the skin in a salt solution. After the hair fibers were loosened, the tanners...

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  • Kumba

    KumbaThe area around Kumba is the most fertile part of Cameroon.coffee is a vigorous bush or small tree easily grown to a height of 3–3.5 m (10–12 feet). It is capable of withstanding severe pruning. It cannot be grown where there is a winter frost. Bushes grow best at high elevations. To produce a maximum yield of coffee berries (800-1400 kg per...

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  • Maroua (Cotton trade)

    Cotton tradeMaroua is a centre of cotton industry.The cotton industry relies heavily on chemicals such as fertilisers and insecticides, although some farmers are moving towards an organic model of production, and chemical-free organic cotton products are now available. Historically, one of the most economically destructive pests in cotton...

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  • Lobe (Pygmy villages)

    Pygmy villagesNear the Lobe falls you will besieged with offers to take a progue to see pygmy villages upstream on the Lobe river.While the Pygmy villages are overrated and without much authencity, the boat ride itself is worthwile just to experience the river and vegetation.

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  • Lobe Falls

    Chutes de la LobéAbout 8 km south of Kribi are the picturesque, but commercialised Chutes de la Lobe (Lobe waterfalls) witch are reputed to be among the world's few falls flowing directly into the sea.

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  • Kribi

    KribiWith its attractive beaches and good road access, kribi has become cameroon's main beach resort and favoured weekend getaway for government ministers and Douala expats.It also experienced a development boom in recent years, with the construction of the Chad-Cameroon oil pipeline, witch will terminate just to the south.Most beaches are ideal...

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  • Korup National Park

    Korup National ParkKorup protects an exceptionally biologically diverse patch of rainforest reported to be one of the oldest and richest in Africa.within its 1.259 sq. km are more then 300 species of bids, 50 species of large mammals, more than 400 varieties of trees and over 90 medicinal plants.The vegetation is very dense and - apart from monkeys...

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  • Foumban

    FoumbanFoumban is a predominantly Muslim town center of the Bamoun people and a country highlight if you're interested in cameroonian culture and artwork.A highlight is the colourful Grand Marche in the town centre, with market days on Wednesday and Saturday.The Village des Artisans is one of the best places in cameroon to buy handicrafts, hard...

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  • Foumban (Palais Royal)

    Palais RoyalThe Bamoun show allegiance to a single chief, the sultan, who is part of a dynasty dating to 1394.the palace was built in the early 20th century by the 16th sultan, Ibrahim Njoya, and modelled on the german governor's palace in Buea.on the 1st floor is a hall of arms.The 2nd floor has a fascinating and well-organised museum containing...

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  • Tourou

    TourouTourou is a quiet village in a picturesque setting, known primarly for the calabash hats worn by the local women.The designs on the hats often contain information such as whether the wearer is married or not, or whether the wearer is married or not, or whether she has children.The road from Tourou to Rumsiki via Mabas isn't currently passable...

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  • Rumsiki (Kapsiki Mountains)

    Kapsiki MountainsRising up from The valley, just before the village is the much fotographed Rhumsiki Peak.These fascinating rock formations were once the molton cores of vulcanoes, wich cooled and hardened .The exterior of the vulcanoes have eroded away leaving these volcanic necks or plugs, wich are composed of harder rock.

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  • Oudjilla

    OudjillaOudjilla is a small touristy Podoko village.Apart from the scenery, the main attraction is the compound (Saré) of the village chief and his many wives.When you pay the woman wil give a dance performance.

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