Cameroon is in West Africa. It borders 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. While Cameroon is not the largest country in Africa, in some ways it's as large as Africa itself. Known as "Africa in miniature" it features French and English speaking portions, Muslim and Christian dominated regions, the tallest mountain in West Africa and terrain that includes rain forest, desert plains, mountains and high plateau. Tourism in Cameroon is a growing but relatively minor industry. Since the 1970s, the government of Cameroon has cultivated the industry by creating a ministry of tourism and by encouraging investment by airlines, hotels, and travel agencies. The government describes the country as "Africa in miniature", promoting its diversity of climate, culture, and geography. Cameroon's wildlife draws both safari-goers and big-game hunters, as Cameroon is home to many of Africa's iconic animals cheetahs, chimpanzees, elephants, giraffes, gorillas, hippopotami, and rhinoceroses. Impediments to further growth of the tourism sector include poor transport infrastructure and corrupt officials who may harass visitors for bribes.
CLIMATE In Cameroon the southern part has got two dry seasons from November to March and June to August. The climate of the northern part is comparatively comfortable. The temperature varies from 23 degree to 26 degree C. This central plateau receive 150 cm to 60 cm rainfall a year. The dry season of this region continues from October to March.
BEWARE We advise against all travel to the Bakassi Peninsula and within 20km of the border with Nigeria in the Ndian Division of the South West Province. We advise against all travel to within 40km of the border with Chad in the North and Far North Provinces. This is due to the risk of banditry and armed poachers in Bouba Ndjidda National Park in the North Province. We advise against all travel north of Maroua in the Far North Province due to the high threat of armed banditry and other threats associated with the borders with Chad and Nigeria. Incidents of mugging and banditry, sometimes armed are a problem throughout Cameroon but prevalent in Yaoundé, Douala and Limbé. There have been attacks in the Mont Febe area of Yaoundé: we advise against going there alone. Avoid isolated or poorer areas of town (for example in Yaoundé, La Briquetterie and Mokolo; in Douala, Akwa, Bonaberi and Village.) There have been reports of criminal gangs, some armed, operating in Douala, Yaoundé and Limbe and in the nearby towns of Buea and Tiko. Only use authorised taxis or, ideally, one you have booked for your own use. Many hotels or restaurants are able to call a private authorised taxi for customers. Car-jackings and robberies, often armed and sometimes accompanied by violence have occurred along roads close to Cameroon’s eastern border with Central African Republic (CAR) and Chad, and along Cameroons north-western border with Nigeria. There have been incidents of kidnapping and hostage taking in the North and Far North of Cameroon although foreigners do not appear to have been targeted.