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President Paul Biya
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» 475,442 km2 (54th)
» $56 billion
» Per capita $2,514
» $30 billion
» Per capita $1,369
» Central African CFA franc (XAF)
» WAT (UTC+1)
Best of Cameroon officially the Republic of Cameroon, a country in Central Africa. It is bordered by Nigeria to the west; Chad to the northeast; the Central African Republic to the east; and Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and the Republic of the Congo to the south. Cameroon’s coastline lies on the Bight of Bonny, part of the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean.
Best of Cameroon is often referred to as “Africa in miniature” for its geological and cultural diversity. Natural features include beaches, deserts, mountains, rain forests, and savannas.
The highest point is Mount Cameroon in the southwest, and the largest cities are Douala, Yaoundé, and Garoua. Cameroon is home to over 200 different linguistic groups.
Best of Cameroon is well known for its native styles of music, particularly makossa and bikutsi, and for its successful national football team.
Best of Cameroon has had a decade of strong economic performance, with GDP growing at an average of 4% per year. During the 2004–2008 period, public debt was reduced from over 60% of GDP to 10% and official reserves quadrupled to over USD 3 billion.
Best of Cameroon is part of the Bank of Central African States (of which it is the dominant economy), the Customs and Economic Union of Central Africa (UDEAC) and the Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa (OHADA). Its currency is the CFA franc.
Top 5 Products imported by Cameroon
- Crude Petroleum (18%),
- Refined Petroleum (7.7%),
- Rice (4.2%),
- Non-fillet Frozen Fish (3.7%),
- Packaged Medicaments (2.7%)
Top 5 Import origins of Cameroon
- Nigeria (16%),
- France (12%),
- China (11%),
- India (4.0%),
- Netherlands (4.0%)
Best of Cameroon stands out with a genuine identity expressing diversity and stability, modernity and traditions, dynamism and calm, at once.
In short, the country concentrates all the beauties of Africa; which explains why people consider that nobody could really discover Africa without having visited Best of Cameroon.
The country is full of melting and contrasting views, which provide tourists with a unique spectacle. This ancestral land relies on a symbiosis between sea and desert, waterfalls and Sahara area, temperate climate in the South and great heat in the North.
The relation between tribal societies and modern cities, the exceptional variety of the flora and fauna, the cohabitation of traditional and democratic leadership…etc, this always gives tourists the impression that they are visiting several countries at the same time.
During the trip, they may feel in harmony with art, nature and people, even give up to the Soul of Africa before finding themselves again.
- Bénoué National Park – Covering 180,000 hectares (444,790 acres), this national park is home to buffalo, hippopotamuses, crocodiles, hyena, giraffes, panthers, lions and a variety of primates, and can be visited all year round.
- Bouba Ndjidah National Park – Situated on the banks of Mayo Lidi River, in the far north of the country, this park is a popular location for sighting the black rhinoceros.
- Cameroon’s forest people – Learn about Cameroon’s forest people, including their traditional medicine, hunting methods, and dances, during week-long expeditions to the southeast region.
- Climbing Mount Cameroon – Towering at 4,095m (13,435ft), the highest mountain in West Africa and Africa’s highest active volcano is a popular mountaineering destination.
- Driving through the Central Highlands – The splendid scenery encountered on the road south from the Highlands to Nkongsamba and Douala features some spectacular valleys and pretty waterfalls.
- Exploring Korup National Park – Africa’s oldest and most biologically diverse rainforest offers the chance to see a wide variety of primates, birds, trees and other plants, including dozens of recently discovered species, while fording waist-high pools in 100% humidity.
- Foumban – In this culture-rich town, discover many traditional buildings dating from Cameroon’s period of German colonisation, and a Sultan’s Palace completed in 1917.
- Kalamaloué Reserve – Though small, this reserve offers plenty of opportunities for viewing several species of antelope, monkeys and warthogs. Buffalo, lions and elephants roam the virgin forests inland in the Campo Game Reserve region.