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Tourist Attractions in Cameroon

The most interesting and beautiful tourist sites in Cameroon

Photos, reviews, descriptions, and links to maps

About Cameroon

Cameroon is not a popular destination, unlike its continental neighbours. A trip to this country will be of interest to the thoughtful tourist who wants to delve deeper into the traditional culture of the peoples inhabiting the region. More than 250 ethnic groups coexist in Cameroon, the traditions of the Fange, Bamileke, Fulbe, Daula and many others are intertwined here.

The state existed for a long time as a European colony, independence was obtained only in 1961. Since then Cameroon has been gradually improving life in all spheres, including the development of tourism. There is a lot to see for travellers – due to the large elongated territory and different climatic conditions, Cameroon has a rich fauna and flora, excellent climate (from 20°C in winter to 33°C in summer), interesting culinary traditions.

Top-8 Tourist Attractions in Cameroon

Mount Cameroon

218 reviews
It is located near the coast of the Gulf of Guinea. The mountain is surrounded by fertile land, so the area has been inhabited for quite a long time. Only in the XX century the volcano erupted six times, constantly forcing people to leave their homes. In 1922, there was such a strong eruption that the lava traveled many kilometers and spilled into the ocean. On the slopes of the mountain, the Bakweri people cultivate the famous Cameroonian tea.


4 reviews
It is located in the town of Fumban in the west of the country, near the city of Baffoussam. It is an important and iconic landmark, part of the history of the western part of Cameroon (formerly known as the African sultanate of Bamum). The palace used to belong to the sultan family. After 1917, the building was renovated and refurbished. Things that belonged to the former rulers were placed in different rooms and opened the museum for tourists to visit.

Waza National Park

296 reviews
A natural area occupied mainly by savannah. Many African animals live here: antelopes, elephants, lions, gazelles, leopards, giraffes and others. The reserve is also inhabited by many birds – about 400 species of birds have found shelter on its territory. In the park Waza builds to go on a photo safari, in order to observe animals in their natural environment, as well as to contemplate the harmonious nature of the African plains.

Dja Faunal Reserve

105 reviews
It is a large massif of equatorial forests. Thanks to careful protection, the ecosystem of the area has been preserved almost intact. There are 1500 species of plants, 100 species of animals and more than 300 species of birds. The value of the reserve has been recognized by UNESCO, and in 1987 it was included in the list of natural heritage. It is home to several species of monkeys: gorillas, mandrills, monkeys, baboons, small galago and chimpanzees.
Open time
Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

Lake Chad

278 reviews
The largest body of water in Central Africa, its shores belong to Cameroon, Niger, the Republic of Chad and Nigeria. During the dry season, the lake shrinks considerably, but in the rainy season it reaches its original size again. Chad is home to hippos and crocodiles, as well as many fish. Buffalo, elephants, zebras, antelopes, rhinoceros and warthogs constantly graze on the shores. The area of the lake has shrunk almost twenty times in the last 50 years.

Lake Nyos

103 reviews
A small body of water located 300 kilometers from the country’s capital. It is located in the crater of an extinct volcano, so close enough to the bottom come layers of magma, which emit destructive carbon dioxide. Several times the inhabitants of nearby villages were poisoned by this gas, since as a result of particularly large emissions it spread at high speed for dozens of kilometers. Nios is sometimes referred to as the killer lake.


A popular resort and international port in Ambas Bay at the foot of Mount Cameroon with magnificent volcanic beaches. Limbe is an old settlement of British colonists. The town was founded by the missionary Saker in the late 19th century, was under German rule until 1916, then reverted back to Britain. After independence it became part of Cameroon. In Limbe, the local zoo deserves special attention.


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It is located in the south of Cameroon, inhabited by the Evondo, Mabi, Batanga, Bullu and Basa. Since the late XIX century. served as a center of German trade. Over time it became an important economic hub of the region. Now Kribi has the status of the best seaside resort in Central Africa, it is suitable for both family and youth vacations. It enjoys almost year-round sunshine and comfortable temperatures of up to 28°C.