TEN REGIONS

TEN REGIONS OF CAMEROON AND TOURIST ATTRACTION

Cameroon Tourist Attractions ,Whether this is one of your first trips to Cameroon or not, there is no shortage of things to do and see in Cameroon. From history to art to culture to the outdoors, Cameroon attractions are plentiful Comprehensive information on Cameroon’s tourist attractions, historic monuments, sight seeing tours, outdoor activities, cultural activities,beaches,waterfalls, details are listed below.

ADAMAWA REGION
Regional  capital : Ngaoundere
Population :681 362 inhabitants
Surface area 63 70 1km2
Number of Divisions: 5
Density: 10.7inhabitants/km2

Tourist Attractions:
Water catchment region of Cameroon, this Region is full of crater lakes, cattle ranches, underground minerals, wild animal species and several caves.

CENTRE REGION 
Regional capital: Yaoundé
Population: 2 272 259 inhabitants
Surface area :68 953 km2
Number of Divisions : 10
Density: 32.96 inhabitants/km2

Tourist Attractions:
Seat of the political capital of the country. So many interesting natural sites such as the caves of Akok-Bekoe, monuments of colonial figures such as Charles Atangana, the Chief of the Ewondos, and the forest reserve of Ottomo (Ngoumou).

EAST REGION
Regional capital: Bertoua
Population: 711 651 inhabitants
Surface area:109 002 km2
Number of Divisions: 4
Density: 6.53 inhabitants/km2

Tourist Attractions:
Visitors can undertake to cross the vast forests that cover this Region. The visitor can easily get into camps set up for pygmies, enjoy the biodiversity in the Dja reserve and get a view of the Gbaya and Maka cultures.

FAR NORTH REGION
Regional capital: Maroua
Population: 2 553 389 inhabitants
Surface area:34 263 km2
Number of Divisions: 6
Density: 74.52 inhabitants/km2

Tourist Attractions:
Apart from the numerous wild animals which make this Region a pleasurable destination for hunting, there is a wide variety of traditional rulers’ palaces, lunar landscape in Kapsiki, caves and lakes with a high concentration of hippopotamus, handicraft shops and horse displays. Three national parks in this Region namely;  the national park of Kalamaloué at Kousseri, the national park of Waza at Waza and the national park of Mozogo at Koza.

LITTORAL REGION
Regional capital: Douala
Population: 1 861 463 inhabitants
Surface area:20 248 km2
Number of Divisions: 4
Density: 91.93 inhabitants/km2

Tourist Attractions:
The ‘ngondo’ festival is deeply routed here, and other seaside pastimes abound as the indigenes of  this Region celebrate their intimate relation with water. The entry point into the country for most visitors and harbours a lot of historic monuments. Natural attractions such as the waterfalls of Ekom Kam, lake Ossa and large commercial plantations.

NORTH REGION
Regional capital: Garoua
Population: 1 145 038 inhabitants
Surface area:66 090 km2
Number of Divisions 4
Density: 17.33 inhabitants/km2

The visitor has a wide variety of options, ranging from national parks, hunting area, horse displays, traditional palaces to the attractions of the Benoué river with a dam at Lagdo and several archaeological sites where fossil remains of dinosaurs have been found. The national parks here include those of the Benoué, Boubandjida and Faro.

NORTH WEST REGION
Regional capital: Bamenda
Population: 1 702 559 inhabitants
Surface area:17 300 km2
Number Divisions: 7
Density: 98.41 inhabitants/km2

Tourist Attractions:
Hilly  and mountainous Region with grass field landscape, the visitor here has a wide variety of traditional palaces, waterfalls, crater lakes, Afo Akom,handicraft shops and other cultural artefacts which make it a regular tourist destination.

WEST REGION
Regional capital: Bafoussam
Population: 1 843 518 inhabitants
Surface area:13 892 km2
Number of Divisions: 8
Density: 132.7 inhabitants/km2

Tourist Attractions:
Mountainous Region with many traditional palaces, crater lakes and colourful funeral ceremonies (between the months of November and February every year), and the ‘ngoun’, a great annual festival of the Bamoum people.

SOUTH REGION
Regional Capital: Ebolowa
Population: 514 336 inhabitants
Surface area:47 191 km2
Number of Divisions: 4
Density: 10.9 inhabitants/km2

Tourist Attractions:
Area with dense forests and small islets, visitors here can also enjoy the beaches along the coast and the Lobe waterfalls. There are also abundant reserves of sea food.

SOUTH WEST REGION
Regional capital: Buea
Population: 1 153 125 inhabitants
Surface area:25 410 km2
Number of Divisions: 6
Density: 45.38 inhabitants/km2

Tourist Attractions:
Home of the highest Mountain in the country and in Central and west West Africa, Mount Cameroon. The coastline here also has attractive beaches. Further inland, the Korup national park has a wide variety of rare animals and trees

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