Overview of Cameroon

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Cameroon is found in West Central Africa, in the CEMAC Economic block. It is bordered by Nigeria, Chad, the Central African Republic, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and the Republic of Congo. In the southwest, the country has 470kms of coastline which opens onto the Atlantic Ocean via the Gulf of Guinea. It has more than 250 ethnic groups, multiple cultures, traditions and religions. Its extraordinary cultural diversity combined with its varied landscapes, have earned the country the nickname “Africa in miniature”. These potentials have made the country a marvellous and preferential destination in the African continent.

In effect, Cameroon offers everything that one would want to discover in the African continent; from the rainforest around the Dja Reserve through the Korup National Park, to the steppe and desert landscapes around the Sahel zone near Maroua. Cameroon also host the highest peaks in Central-West Africa; such as the Mt Cameroon volcano (4095m), Mt Oku (3011m) and the beautiful Mandara Mountains which offer treks varying in length and difficulty.

Beautiful and calling beaches are found along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, running for more than 470kms of coastline from Limbe through Douala to Kribi.

The country is endowed with many national parks and forest reserves which differ in scenery, flora and fauna. Some of these parks and reserves are not yet accessible to the public such as the Boumba-Bek and Douala-Edea national parks. The others are very accessible with well managed tracks passable almost all year round. Wildlife enthusiasts would find the Waza, Bouba Djidda, Nki, Dja, Korup, Faro, Deng Deng, Takamanda,  Mbam and Djerem, Kalamaloue, Benue, Lobeke, Mount Cameroon and the Campo Ma’an national parks excellent for medicinal plant study and collection, as well as elephants, hippos, giraffes, chimps, antelopes, large wild cats like lions and leopards and birds observations or safari.