Travel to Cameroon

Cameroon

Cameroon

Cameroon is in West Africa. It borders to the west with Nigeria, Chad to the northeast, the Central African Republic to the east and Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and the Republic of the Congo to the south.

Although Cameroon is not the largest country in Africa, in some ways it is as large as Africa itself. Known as “Miniature Africa,” it includes parts of French and English speaking, Muslim and Christian domains, the highest mountain in West Africa and a land comprising jungle, desert plains, mountains and mountains. Highlands

History

The territory of present-day Cameroon was first colonized in the Neolithic. The Portuguese sailors arrived at the coast in 1472. In the following centuries, European interests regularized trade with the coastal towns, and Christian missionaries pushed inland. In the early nineteenth century, Modibo Adama led Fulani soldiers in a jihad in the north of the country against non-Muslim and partially Muslim peoples. The colonized towns that fled from the Fulani have led to an important redistribution of the population.

The German Empire claimed the territory as a colony of Kamerun in 1884 and began a constant inward thrust. After the defeat of Germany during World War I, Kamerun became a compulsory territory of the League of Nations and was divided in 1919 into French Cameroon and British Cameroon. The French carefully integrated the economy of Cameroon with that of France and improved the infrastructure through capital investments. skilled workers and continuous forced labor.

All foreigners, except citizens of the Central African Republic, Chad, Congo-Brazzaville and Nigeria, must obtain a visa to travel to Cameroon. It is highly recommended to obtain it before arriving.

What you will need to get a visa:

For all visas:

A certificate of vaccination against yellow fever, whatever your country of origin. You should also show it to the airport authorities once you arrive in Cameroon.

The application form and 2 passport-sized photographs.

The application fees (for example, in March 2011, amounted to US $ 141 for citizens of all countries, with the exception of countries exempt from the visa requirement mentioned above).

Your passport with at least six months before expiration.

For a tourist visa:

A consular letter from your bank showing your current balance. It must be signed by the bank to be valid.

A reservation confirmation of your hotel.

Visit the website of the Cameroonian Embassy in your country of residence (or the nearest one) for the most up-to-date information. Map of embassies and other diplomatic missions of Cameroon

By plane

From Europe, Cameroon is accessible only by:

Paris (Air France)

Brussels (Brussels Airlines)

Istanbul (Turkish Airlines)

It is most likely conceivable to go by pontoon from the island of Bioko (Equatorial Guinea).arrive

Tour operators in Cameroon:

BERUDEP is a local organization that offers volunteer opportunities to responsible travelers. They have very experienced guides and can arrange car rental at a local price.

Heritage Tours Cameroon Heritage Tours offers guides and activities with experience ranging from ecotourism to cultural tourism, cultural tourism, volunteer activities and family accommodation. Heritage Tours can organize visits to the equatorial rainforests of Cameroon in search of pygmies and gorillas, through the plantations and cultural events of the various ethnic groups of Cameroon, and to the north to explore the pristine safari parks of Cameroon. Heritage Tours offers free tourist information: Heritage Tours has a database of local information with discounted prices, opening and closing times, seasonal activities, etc.

French and English are the two official languages ​​of the country. Two of the ten regions of Cameroon, in the northwest and southwest of the country, are predominantly English-speaking and represent 17% of the country’s population. The free language in these areas, however, is the English pidgin of Cameroon.

The rest of the country is mainly Francophone. Most Cameroonians speak French or English and a third indigenous language. Cameroon has 230 languages, being the full-fledged language in the north and ewondo in most of the central, southern and eastern provinces.

Visit the Limbe Botanical Garden, the Benedictine Museum of Mount Febe, the National Museum of Yaounde and the Kribi.

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