The Republic of Cameroon in Central Africa offers a wonderful blend of wildlife and varied climates. It is called a miniature Africa because of its diversity, which includes 280 different ethnic groups all within the one country. Find out more below about the treasures that await you on an African safari booking in Cameroon.
Sitting in the elbow of the Gulf of Guinea, Cameroon has a beauty that is clear upon the first arrival. The largest city is Douala, with the second biggest Yaoundé as the capital city. Yaoundé is where you will find gorgeous white sand beaches, palm trees, fish marketplaces, and more.
A range of cultures exists here, including the well-known Ba Aka Pygmies who live in the forests. There are also mountainous areas and an active volcano called Mount Cameroon or Fako. It is the highest peak in sub-Saharan central and western Africa and the fourth largest in all of Africa, standing mighty at 4,040 meters (13,250 feet).
The temperatures of Cameroon are typically between 20-28 degrees Celsius year round. The more inward you travel from the sea, the warmer the temperature will typically become. An exception to this fact is altitude; the top of a peak would usually be colder than at the bottom.
During your bucket list safari holiday in Cameroon, be on the lookout for a variety of wild animals within the savannah game reserves and forests. There are several national parks to tour within the country, and you are in safe hands with an experienced guide for your group. Cameroon is home to a few of the biggest populations of mammals on the planet, from the black-and-white colobus monkey to the mountain gorilla.
Perhaps the most prominent of these parks is Waza National Park, which is easily accessible in northern Cameroon. It preserves the natural habitat of the West African lion, Buffon’s kob, Sudan cheetah, African bush elephant, hyena, gazelle, and many more spectacular animals. This park spans 1,700 square kilometers and is a UNESCO designated biosphere reserve (as of 1979).
Watch the wildlife herds congregate in the park’s basin from a safe distance and take the photographic opportunity that will make your friends back home jealous! Bird-watchers will also appreciate the hundreds of tropical or rare bird species in Waza National Park, including the ostrich, marbled duck, and hornbill. Other national parks include Bénoué and Mefou.
With its varied landscape and culture, as well as exotic mammals and birds, the Republic of Cameroon is a majestic African safari booking destination. With a range of accommodations available, including lodges and campsites, as well as different lengths of stay and travel options, such as 4x4, you can choose the tour package that best suits your preferences. Now is the time to embark on a sensational holiday full of unforgettable moments!