Tourism

CAMEROON : AFRICA IN MINIATURE

Situated in the Gulf of Guinea, with a surface area of 475,000 square kilometres, Cameroon is a country in the heart of Africa with an opening on the Atlantic Ocean. By her geographical position, it is the natural gateway to Central Africa. Her human, cultural, ecological and geographic diversity made people rightly refer to her as Africa in miniature. This label is comforted by its multicultural nature. It is a bilingual country where French and English are the two official languages, alongside other languages such as German, Spanish, Chinese and very soon Italian, to name just a few. The country can boast a number of strengths, the most prominent of which can be summarize as follows:

Rule of law

Cameroon is a decentralized unitary State in which individual and collective freedoms are guaranteed. A secular State where many religions coexist peacefully, the country is a Republic that enjoys socio-political stability and a security situation under control. So many assets which, added to its legendary tradition of hospitality, make this country of nearly 23 million inhabitants one of African most popular destinations as far as the organisation of international events is concerned.

Remarkable international presence

At the international level, Cameroon has diversified its presence in multilateral bodies by pursuing a policy of membership of international organisations. Her bilingualism and religious diversity favourably militated for membership of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, the International Organisation of the Francophonie and the Commonwealth, making it the only country that belong simultaneously to these three organisations.

Undisputed leadership in the Central Africa subregion

Undisputed leadership in the Central Africa subregion By her geographical position, her population and her diversified economy, Cameroon is positioning itself as the powerhouse of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC), a space whose objective is economic integration by facilitating the movement of goods and people between the Central African Republic, Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and Chad. Its GDP is the highest in the CEMAC zone, with 16.3 billion Euros in 2008, the average in Central Africa being 0.85 billion.

Huge cultural and tourism potential

The human, geographical and cultural diversity makes Cameroon a concentrate of Africa. This country has given the world great icons in sports, literature and many other talents. Officially Cameroon has 120 sites for tourism. Besides, two of its natural sites are classified as world heritage. Its hotel facilities are amongst the highest rated in sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Surface area : 180 km²
  • Division: Mfoundi
  • Population: 2.8 million people (2015)
  • Located at an altitude of 750 meters
  • Geographical coordinates
  • -Latitude: 3° 52’ 12 north
  • -Longitude: 11° 31’ 12 east
  • Spoken languages: French and English
  • Time zone: UTC/GMT +1
  • Voltage: 220 - 230
  • Frequency: 50 Hz
Yaoundé, the «City of Seven Hills», is the political capital of Cameroon. It is, with Douala, the most populated city of this Central African State. Chieftown of the Centre Region and the Mfoundi Division, Yaounde shelters most of Cameroon’s most important institutions. The natives fondly call the city Ngola, which comes from Ongola that means «fence» in ewondo and refers to the wall of the old German Post. 

Relaxation and discovery in the "Little Africa"