|Gorilla, Cameroon - A singing (Praying ?) Western African Lowland Gorilla in Cameroon, West Africa|
You name it: Black Rhinoceros, Western Lowland Gorilla, Water bucks,
African Buffalo, Red-fronted Gazelle,
Topi, African Wild Dog,
Lions, Egyptian mongoose,
Spinner Dolphin, yes Dolphins,
Egyptian fruit Bat,
Western Gorilla, Chimpanzees,
Drill, Senegal Bushbaby,
African bush Elephants and lots more.
The list is endless and Cameroon can be your one-stop tour of all these species.
Start out at the national parks:
Love Sports? Soccer is a world famous Cameron touristic attraction. While here try Soccer (Football as they call it).
Soccer is a national "religion" in cameroon. More so with the national team.
Hope to visit during a lead competition: the African Nations Cup, FIFA world Cup or the Olympic games.
See how the entire nation is united - rich and poor, regardless of political affiliations, gender, or religion.
More like the US Super Bowl, just on a larger and less commercial scale.
Known to the world as one of the best soccer nations, Cameroon's Indomitable Lions (Cameroon's National Soccer team) are truly such - the best. With high profile players from the local clubs, to European, Middle Eastern and Asian based professionals in its ranks, Cameroon is set to fulfill its dream of winning the FIFA World Cup sometime soon.
Be sure to play soccer with the locals. It is a great way to get to meet, mingle and make friends. Check out the venues and sport dates. Get a ticket to witness some of these memorable games.
Historian, geographer or you just love to connect with the past? Check these Cameroon touristic attractions:
One of only three (thankfully only three) lakes in the world known to display the phenomenon of large-scale asphyxiation. On August 21, 1981 this relatively small lake unleashed poisonous gas killing close to 2000 locals. It is an area of active research and interest in the world, attracting many students and scholars.
With its ever busy sea port, road networks to various central african nations, railroads, and airports Douala has always been a business hub for the entire central african states. Heavily used by slave masters during the slave trade, followed by colonial masters and now commercial business giants for import and export to central african region. Visit Akwa, Bonaberi, Bonamousadi or Bonapriso.
Being the political Capital of Cameroon, Yaounde enjoys a special place in this nation. Visit the The World Bank and its famous PIC Cameroon project, Unity Palace, Star Building, Centre Pasteur (The Pasteur Center) and lots of colonial buildings. Touring Yaounde gives you a sense of Cameroon's past and its future. The mix of modernity and historical past is very evident.
Visited by Prince Charles and famous Lady Diana of Great Britain, it is known for its hanging bridge and is home to the Korup National Park, a World Wide Fund For Nature's most famous and largest endeavor in our times.
Far North, Cameroon: Garoua & Maroua,Home to Waza Nation Park and the lake Chad basin.
Love summer beaches?
Cameroon touristic attractions include two major beaches, each with unique features:
Cameroon is a hotbed of music.
Ever heard of Makossa? ooh, maybe the stuttering variant from world renowned Cameroon born musician Manu (Emmanuel) Dibango:
Originating in the 1950s this is classified as the first disco record ever. It is based on Manu (Emmanuel) DIbango's "Soul Makossa"(1972).
This cameroon music has influence world musics giants such as :
Make no mistakes, Cameroon's musics neither starts nor ends with Makossa or Manu Dibango. For instance Andre-Maria Tala, blind at age 15, had a strong influence on James Brown during his 1973 tour of Cameroon. James Brown is now known (2009) to have Plagiarized Tala's album.
With over 250 ethnic groups and each with its unique musics style, genre and subject you will have plenty to listen to.
During your vacation trip to Cameroon, be sure to take time out and enjoy the musics. You will find musics everywhere you go, and Cameroonians are very good at it too - singing and dancing. Read Manu Dibango's foreword to learn how musics is composed in this west African nation.
Hope you find these Cameroon touristic attractions exciting.
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