Surface area : 475440.0 km2
Population : 15700000 inhabitants
Whether in the markets or in the shops, you will have the opportunity to practice the art of bargaining. You can bring back spices, clothes, beautiful sculptures, and masks that often come from other African countries. Music shops will be pleased to record a compilation of the latest African hits for you. In Yaoundé, you will find paintings in obom, a tree sap that is malleable enough to paint with. In general, be on your guard against so-called "authentic" items that cannot be found elsewhere. The shops are open from 8.00am to 12.30pm and from 3.00pm to 6.00pm every day except on Sunday.
Cameroon has the reputation for offering some of the best dishes in the region. Manioc is the major component of the food, however, each region has its specialties. In Yaoundé, fish and meat are cooked in a banana leaf (the n'domba), while in Douala, they are accompanied by spices and a vegetable that is very close to spinach (the n'dolé). There are also several varieties of couscous. There are many wild animals in the country, and you will definitely have the opportunity of eating game. Fish lovers should wait until they get to the coastal areas. You will find Lebanese and Chinese restaurants in the large towns.
If you intend to make a detailed visit to the country, bear in mind the slowness of the transport here when establishing the duration of your stay. A fortiori, if you are intending to drive yourself in a car, think of making certified true copies of your passport, visa, and driving licence, and leaving them in a safe place before going out visiting the country. In the case of theft, this will facilitate the administrative procedures.. During road checks, do not try to back out of police "fines" insofar as is reasonably possible. This would be a waste of time and you would have to pay anyway.
Duration of flight: 5h