Cameroon:A Land Full of Culture, History and Nature

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Officially known as the Republic of Cameroon, the city makes a secured place in must-visit destinations around the globe. It is one place that caters you with the best sightseeing options complemented by the natural splendor and peace. The city has some undiscovered waterfalls & resorts that make you stay a lot more luxurious. Here are the major sightseeing options in Cameroon:

1. Chutes de la Lobe (Kribi)

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Also known as the Falls of Lobe, the waterfall is one of the most mesmerizing sights you would ever capture. The water of the Lobe River cascades directly over the ocean from a height of approx 15 meters. This makes a set of waterfalls that is one of the greatest phenomena to be observed in the entire world. The Lobe Chutes are also associated with many religious beliefs and are considered as one of the rights of the coastal people. Not only you may experience the falls but also have the tastiest shrimp dishes in the entire Cameroon at this place.

2. Mefou National Park (Yaounde)

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For wildlife observers and nature enthusiasts, there is a lot to explore in the Mefou National Park (Yaounde). The sanctuary is home to several exotic native primates which are offered protection in their natural habitats. If you choose a guided tour of the sanctuary, you will be enlightened about the ways to keep the animals protected from the illegal trade and also about the effects of deforestation. The animals here are one of their kinds and kept safe in the best environment.

3. Limbe Wildlife Centre (Limbe)

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Another spot to experience the richness of nature, the Limbe Wildlife Centre(Limbe) was established in 1993. It is a is a wildlife rehabilitation education center located in the Limbe Zoological Garden, South-West Region, Republic of Cameroon. Managed by the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife (MINFOF) and the Pandrillus Foundation, a US non-profit NGO the park experiences over 50,000 visitors in a year. The park extends many educational programs about behavioral ecology and veterinary science. It is also a retreat for animals who have suffered poaching and illegal trade.

4. Mount Cameroon (South West Region)

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Mout Cameroon is approximately 4090 meters in height and attracts hundreds of adventure seekers every year. People enjoy rock climbing, trekking, and several other exciting sports at this mountain. It is considered as one of the best sightseeing spots in Cameroon and the view from the top is simply awe-inspiring. One can spot the fluffy clouds below their feet and if the weather is clear you may also see a mesmerizing view of the Cameroon city. The top is possessed by grasslands and rainforest which makes its all the more interesting.

5. National Museum of Yaounde (Yaounde)

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The National Museum of Yaounde(Yaounde) is an institution for the conservation of the national culture. It was once the house of the president and was converted into a museum in 1972. The museum attracts a good flock of visitors for its amazing sightseeing options and also for the architectural & artistic collection it exhibits.The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday from10 am to 6 pm. You can take a guided tour and explore the statues of the several historical figures made of bronze & wood.

6. Benedictine Museum of Mont-Febe (Yaounde)

Explore the history & cultural facts about Cameroon at the Benedictine Museum of Mont-Febe(Yaounde). The museum comprises four display room with many exotic & historical artifacts of great importance. It is a part of a well-kept monastery and overlooks the city. There are exotic grounds surrounding the museum which makes it a popular sightseeing spot in Cameroon. You can either hire a guided tour or grab a catalog to explore the place thoroughly. There are several wooden and bronze statues and many tribal masks that are of great interest.

7. Ekom-Nkam Waterfalls (Melong)

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For those visiting Cameroon, the Ekom-Nkam Waterfalls(Melong) is a must to visit sight. This is the very waterfall that is featured in the movie Tarzan. The waterfall cascades on the grounds from a height of 82 meters. This forms a small oasis which is surrounded by lush green vegetation all around. To experience the true power of the waterfall you must visit it during the rainy season as it becomes the most favored sightseeing spot during that time.

8. Musee Maritime de Douala (Douala)

Dedicated to the maritime and port history of Cameroon the Musee Maritime de Douala(Douala) is a place that showcases many historical, patrimonial and artistic works of art. You can see the many sculptures, multimedia videos, pictures and images at this place and known about the historical times. The major visitor of this museum comprises students and researchers. These visitors are provided with all the facility to read and explore the possibilities of their researchers. The students are also tutor about the various techniques of navigation and more. There is also a souvenir shop where you can buy something for your family back at home.

9. Monument de la Reunification (Yaounde)

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This is a place that commemorates the unification of French and British Cameroon on October 1, 1961. The monument is one of the prime sightseeing sites in Cameroon and witnesses several visitors every year. The monument from 1970 has two spiraling snakes merging heads accompanied by an old man and five children. You must climb to the top of the monument and see the capturing view of Cameroon from above.

10. Bois Sainte Anastasie (Yaounde)

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An exotic restaurant at the center of the Cameroon yet which takes you away from the hustle bustle of the daily life. you can relish some mouthwatering dishes here along with fresh salads and local drinks. A river passes by the beautiful park surrounding the restaurant and makes it all the more beautiful. It is open seven days a week from 7 am to 10 pm.

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These are some of the must visiting sightseeing spot in Cameroon that makes your visit to the city complete. You must book your tickets to Cameroon right away if you love to explore nature’s secret along with some mesmerizing manmade marvels.

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