Travelling through Cameroon is a voyage of discovery that will take you on a tour of historical sites which preserve its culture, and spaces that nurture its art. Here are the top 20 attractions you can’t miss.
Slaves walked through the Door of No Return after they were sold in Bimbia. The ruins of their prisons and the iron shackles they wore can be seen at this place, from which they were shipped across the Atlantic.
At an elevation of 4,040 metres (13,255 feet), this active volcano is the highest peak in west and central Africa. It is home to the annual Mount Cameroon Race of Hope. You can take an organised tour up the volcano with AYS Travel Guides.
Founded in 1934 as a hunting reserve, this park went on to become a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The park protects elephants, hyenas, gazelles, cheetahs, lions and many other animals in an area covered by Sahel and savanna vegetation.
The lush green hills of Sabga are a climber’s paradise. The Mbororo muslims are the main settlers in the area. Zeina Resort is a great place to relax; the curious may find themselves singing along with the other revellers at Stone House, a hidden bar in Sabga that is intimate and fun.
The Handicraft Centre is a fair-trade collective representing craftspeople from the Northwest Region. They produce masks, musical instruments, bags, decorations and household items, and the site also operates a restaurant.
This conservation centre rescues and rehabilitates gorillas, parrots, baboons, reptiles and many other mammals from hunters and pet-traders. They run an extensive education program for the public and teach alternative forms of employment in order to deter hunting.
Southern Cameroonians want to restore their government here | Amcaja
The residence of German colonial administrators and later the home of the Prime Minister of the Southern Cameroons has regained prominence with the fight for independence. For Southern Cameroonians, it’s the final destination; those fighting for the independence of the Southern Cameroons want to establish their government at the Prime Minister’s Lodge, where it used to be.
One of the richest primary forests in the world has been made accessible to visitors. Accommodation is available, and a suspension bridge leads into the park. It’s a great place to see wild animals and birds.