Where is it?: Cameroon is in western Africa, bordering the Bight of Biafra, between Equatorial Guinea and Nigeria.
Why do people go here?: For travelers, Cameroon is easy compared to the chaos of neighboring Nigeria. Cameroon is rich in diversity and allows travelers to see all sides of Africa.
What are the main entry points?: Air France has regular flights to Yaounde. There are a number of safe and unsafe overland crossings.
Currency used: Central African Franc
Country Code for Phones: 237
Religion: Bangwa and other African religions 51%, Christian 33%, Muslim 16%
Population: 19.5 million
Ethnic Breakdown: Cameroon Highlander 31%, Equatorial Bantu 19%, Kirdi 11%, Fulani 10%
Languages: English, French, Indigenous
Major Cities: Yaounde, Douala
Attractions: Foumban, Mt. Cameroon, Parc National du Waza
Tourism Office locations and links: Cameroon Tourism Office
Tips for Visiting
Off-the-Beaten-Path: Kribi, Mora
Health Issues: Malaria, Yellow Fever
When to go: November to early March are the best times to visit.
Common Phrases: Hello = Bonjour, How are you? = Comment allez-vous?, Good = Bien or Bon, Yes = Oui, Okay = D’accord or OK, No = Non, Thank you = Merci, Please = S’il vous plaï¿½t, Goodbye = Au revoir
Specific Events/Holidays: National Day: May 20
Getting Around: Train is the most efficient way to get between major cities
Cheapest airport to fly into: There are two main airports for travelers taking flights to Cameroon namely, Douala and Yaounde Nsimalen International. To get cheaper flights, it would be wise to use the airport that is nearer to your trip destination.
Need more information?: Check out the Cameroon travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.