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Destination Cameroon

Cameroon as a tourist destination offers picturesque beaches and bays, large rivers with waterfalls and cascades, mountains, crater lakes, lush forest landscapes, savannas and steppes, rich and varied fauna, populations with centuries-old traditions and chiefdoms, a rich cultural heritage, relics and monuments from colonization, historic and medieval cities.

These numerous and diversified attractions offer the best conditions for developing exotic tourist products that international tourists can enjoy:

Seaside tourism in Kribi and Limbe on the Atlantic coastline;

Safari with many national parks and wide varieties of almost all spcies of African wildlife (elephants, lions, black rhinoceros, giraffes, panthers, buffaloes, antelopes, hippopotamuses, hyenas, gorillas, topis, ostriches, cheetahs ...);

Cultural tourism, which draws its wealth from a huge ethnic diversity, and the crafts industry;

Ecotourism with the Korup National Park, which harbours plant species of many million years old, the Dja reserve, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the 4070 m high Mount Cameroon with a flora that has survived since the quaternary era, and the Mayo Rey sites bearing dinosaurs' prints and fossils;

Adventure tourism offers mountain trekking, hiking, paddling canoes in large rivers;

Business and holiday tourism in the two major cities of Douala and Yaounde; Cameroon has a current accommodation capacity of 9581 rooms among which 5840 recommended.

Cameroon in brief

Capital City : Yaounde
Area : 475 442 km2
Population : 23 739 218 hab. (2015)
Currency : Franc CFA BEAC (XAF)