Cameroon is a state located on the Atlantic coast of the African continent north of the equator. It borders with Nigeria, Chad, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Republic of the Congo. Cameroon is a presidential republic. The head of state is the president. Legislative body – the National Assembly, elected for 5 years. 70 political parties are registered. The ruling party is the Democratic Association of the Cameroonian People. The official language is French, English. Capital of Yaounde. Monetary unit African franc.
The climate is equatorial, subequatorial, the average temperature of the warmest period (February-March) is from +24 to +28*C, the coldest (July-August) – from +22 to +24*C.
Cameroon – Africa in miniature. All landscape, climatic and vegetation zones characteristic of Africa are represented on its territory. Due to its great extent in latitude, the country has the shape of a triangle, the base of which lies along the 2nd degree of northern latitude, and the top is located right next to Lake Chad, reaching the 13th parallel.
It is difficult to describe in a few words the whole country, so unlike ours. Impressions and emotions will overwhelm you as soon as the plane lands on a tropical land called Cameroon. Cameroonian land is inhabited by more than one hundred and thirty ethnic groups speaking a dozen languages and believing in a dozen completely different gods. Deep jungles, prancing horsemen, handicraft markets, rich national cuisine: the cultural and natural diversity of Cameroon is unparalleled in equatorial Africa.
Unfortunately, corruption and a high level of crime do not allow this country to fully use its potential and take its rightful place in the galaxy of the leading tourist centers of the Black Continent. Travelers traveling to nature reserves located in the northern regions of Cameroon should be extremely careful.
Resorts and attractions of Cameroon
According to Thereligionfaqs.com, the living world of Cameroon is very diverse and is protected in the national parks De Corup, Vaza, Bubandzhida (on the border with Chad), Benue, Jah, Campo, Kousseri and others.
Jah National Wildlife Refuge. It is located on a plateau and covers an area of 520 thousand km2, extending to the zone of equatorial forests in this part of Africa.
The tropical forests of Cameroon abound with monkeys (the largest Cameroonian subspecies of the gorilla is found here). The rare angwantibo lemur, which looks like a teddy bear, also lives here. There are more than 750 species of birds, many snakes (including the black tree snake and the great royal python). Near the reservoirs – crocodiles and turtles, including a huge Cameroon tortoise. Savannahs are the kingdom of ungulates (buffaloes, giraffes, black rhinos, antelopes), predators (lions, leopards) and large birds (ostrich, marabou, bustards). Among the trees there are a large number of different species, including oil palm, ebony and mahogany, rubber trees and rare teak.
One of the attractions of the country is the long-established agriculture, which has not changed much over time. Here they specialize in the production of coffee and cocoa. Special excursions to this kind of production are arranged. You can also watch the process of palm oil production.
The Bafoussam-Bamenda region has deposits of volcanic salts with a unique composition containing almost all known trace elements, and in the future, it may become one of the best balneological resorts in Africa. The Cameroon National Festival in Maroua (the north of the country where the national park is located) is usually held on May 20th. It attracts the best representatives of the Makossa, Bubkutsi and other ethnic groups from all over the country.
The attention of numerous guests is also attracted by the annual races in Kumba, usually held in November right along the streets of the city.
Hunting in Cameroon. Cameroon is called “Africa in miniature”, referring to the amazing natural diversity of this country, which provides the hunter with the opportunity to get the coveted trophy in several natural zones at once – from tropical equatorial forests in the south to typical African savannahs and semi-deserts in the north of the country. Cameroonian hunting is unique in that the hunter, merging with wildlife, tracks down his prey himself, attacking its trail, and does not lure into traps, as has been practiced recently. Your list of trophies will successfully replenish the king of animals – an African lion, elephant or Bongo – the rarest of the antelopes. In beauty, nobility and majesty, Bongo is undoubtedly the first among all the antelopes of Africa. Throughout the hunt, a professional hunter and a group of pygmies accompany the hunters. Pygmies have been famous for centuries as irreplaceable beaters.