Cameroon

Cameroon

Country profile

Situated on the Gulf of Guinea, Cameroon is a country of diverse terrain and wildlife. Dive, climb, trek and raft in its great outdoors – home to towering mountains and mesmerising rock formations; encounter rare indigenous wildlife in virgin rainforest; or simply soak up the sun and peaceful vibes on a picture-perfect tropical beach.

Cameroon

KEY INFORMATION
Capital: Yaoundé
Visa requirements: Required; apply at the High Commission for Cameroon in London
Time zone: GMT + 1
Language: French and English
Currency: Central Africa CFA franc
Population: 24.05 million
Electricity: 220V and 50Hz

Tipping policy: Around ten per cent is customary for good service in restaurants    

AIRPORTS AND FLYING TIME FROM THE UK 

Indirect flights (one stop) to Douala (average travel time: 10h): Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Exeter, London Heathrow, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Southampton

TOP FIVE ATTRACTIONS
Mount Cameroon
Waza National Park
Lobé Falls
Lobéké National Park
Korup National Park

MAJOR EVENTS
African Music Market
Nyem-Nyem Festival
Culture Week
Festival National des Arts et de la Culture (FENAC)
Ngondo Festival

FCO TRAVEL ADVICE
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advises against all travel to the Far North region and all but essential travel to the North, North West and Adamawa regions. Visit gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/cameroon for the latest travel advice.


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