Cameroon Safari Tours & Holidays

Cameroon, on the Gulf of Guinea, is a Central African country of varied terrain and wildlife. Its inland capital, Yaounde, and its biggest city, the seaport Douala, are transit points to ecotourism sites as well as beach resorts like Kribi – near the Chutes de la Lobé waterfalls, which plunge directly into the sea – and Limbe, where the Limbe Wildlife Centre houses rescued primates

A Safari trip takes a long route into the rainforest to see the most remote set of jungles in Central Africa and includes guiding, permits, transport and wildlife tracking permission, accommodation, and security. We use midrange hotels and lodges in the forest at our discretion based on which are in the best condition.

Dzanga Sangha Park (and Dzanga Bai and the local resident lowland gorillas) is known as the single best wildlife watching spot in Africa outside of the Serengeti, with denser forest.

How to get to Cameroon

MD-Douala International Airport is an international airport located in Douala, the largest city in Cameroon and the capital of Cameroon’s Littoral Region. With its 4 terminals and an average of 1.5 million passengers and 50,000 tonnes of freight per year, it is the country’s busiest airport.

Air France flights Royal Air Maroc flights
Turkish Airlines flights Ethiopian Airlines flights
Brussels Airlines flights Kenya Airways flights
potential flights to Cameroon

Passport, Visa and Entry requirements for Cameroon

Yes, you need a visa for Cameroon. Travellers headed to Cameroon for any purpose need to have a valid passport, visa, and evidence of certain vaccinations. Please note that even if you are a US citizen of Cameroonian descent, a visa is still required for travel to Cameroon.

The health sector of Cameroon

The public healthcare sector is the main health provider in Cameroon. … The country has 178 health districts, with 162 district hospitals, of which only 154 of these hospitals are operational. In addition, Cameroon has 2,043 public medical facilities, mainly concentrated in the urban areas of the country. But purchase medical insurance before travelling to Cameroon.

Malaria and Yellow fever vaccination for Cameroon

A Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is required for all travellers 1 year of age and older. The vaccination requirement is imposed by this country for protection against Yellow Fever since the principal mosquito vector Aedes aegypti is present in its territory. Malaria is a risk in Cameroon so ensure you sleep under mosquito nets and insect repellent and also take anti-malarial drugs.

Currency of Cameroon

The CFA Franc is the official currency used in Cameroon which is also a currency used by six independent states in central Africa: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, and Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon ATM Machines may be limited so ensure you carry enough cash with you.

Official Language of Cameroon

French and English are official languages, a heritage of Cameroon’s colonial past as a colony of both France and the United Kingdom from 1916 to 1960. Eight out of the ten regions of Cameroon are primarily francophone, representing 83% of the country’s population, and two are anglophone, representing 17%.

Best time to travel to Cameroon

The best time to visit Cameroon is during the slightly cooler and drier months of November to February. The Saharan harmattan wind reduces temperatures and reduced humidity, although it does bring a haze of dust.

What to wear in Cameroon

Cameroonians are relaxed about clothing, though you should dress modestly for religious sites. Cool cotton garments are essential in intense heat. If you’ve got a favourite outfit, Cameroon is a great place to get a tailor to copy it: you’ll find gorgeous fabrics on sale at any local market.

What to bring while travelling to Cameroon

Most of Cameroon landscape is dominated by mountainous terrain and dense tropical rainforest so it’s nice to pack rain gear and warm clothes while travelling to Cameroon

  • Antimalarial pills and insect repellent spray.
  • Electrical adaptor – you’ll encounter both French and UK plugs.
  • Sunhat and sunscreen.
  • Good walking boots for hikes and muddy trails.
  • Umbrella for tropical downpours.
  • Torch for electricity blackouts.

Car hire and driving in Cameroon

Travel restrictions in Cameroon for self-drive car rental you are not allowed to drive your rental car in prohibited areas unabridged rivers and streams, foreshores and other off-road terrains. Please ask the local car rental company for any possible restrictions and if possible hire a car with a driver.

Accommodation in Cameroon

Yaoundé also spelt Yaunde, the city and capital of Cameroon. It is situated on a hilly, forested plateau between the Nyong and Sanaga rivers in the south-central part of the country their accommodation facilities available but for tourism activities please pre-book before travelling to Cameroon.

Local food of Cameroon

Ndole is a Cameroonian dish consisting of stewed nuts, ndoleh (bitter leaves indigenous to West Africa) and fish or beef. The dish may also contain shrimp or prawns.

Tipping while Travelling in Cameroon

Tipping happens in Cameroon, but it is neither mandatory nor expected we recommend tipping 10% in the restaurant and for guides contact us for how much to tip during your safari.

Further information for Cameroon

Due to its geological and cultural diversity, it is called “Africa in miniature.” Cameroon has beaches, deserts, mountains, savannas, and rainforests. Mount Cameroon is the highest point. Douala, Yaounde, and Garoua are the largest cities. The country has 200 different languages.

Safety of Cameroon

Violent crime, including kidnapping by terrorists and/or kidnapping for ransom, armed robbery, assault, and carjacking are serious concerns in Cameroon, especially in all these regions. Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.

NATIONAL PARKS

Bénoué National Park
Bouba Njida National Park
Boumba Bek National Park
Campo Ma’an National Park
Faro National Park
Korup National Park
Lobéké National Park
Nki National Park
Waza National Park

FAUNA & FLORA

Wildlife
Birds
Vegetation

 SAFARI PACKAGES

5 Days Experience Cameroon safaris
7 Days Best of Cameroon safari
7 Days Cameroon gorilla trekking safari
9 Days Cameroon Wildlife safaris
13 Days Discover Cameroon safaris

OTHER TOURISTS ATTRACTIONS

Hiking Mount Fako in Cameroon
Visit Bafut palace in Cameroon
Visit Bamenda handicraft co-operative Cameroon
Visit Ekom-nkam water falls Cameroon
Visit Lake Nyos in Cameroon
Visit Lake Oku in Cameroon
Visit Limbe botanical gardens
Visit Limbe wildlife centre Cameroon
Visit Mandara Mountains in Cameroon
Visit Monument de la reunification in Cameroon
Visit Mvog-betsi zoo Cameroon
Visit Rom rock in Cameroon
Visit Sabga hills in Cameroon
Visit the la nouvelle Liberte Cameroon
Yaounde City Tours

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