Cameroon Introduction

Tourism (and eco-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
  • rhinoceroses 
Impediments to further growth of the tourism sector include poor transport infrastructure and corrupt officials who may harass visitors for bribes. (, Image:Brynne Weeks)

Latest Destinations

  • Belo Weekly Market (Boyo Division, NW Region) Description:  Experience the hustle and bustle of this busy village market.  Every 8 days, traders come from across Boyo Division and further to sell their wares.  These include fruit and ...
    Posted Mar 9, 2010, 4:53 AM by Site Admin
  • Babanki Tungo (Ngokatunjia Division, NW Region) Description:  Babanki Tungoh is set in a stunning volcanic landscape with three towering rock outcrops surrounding the village, which give their names to the three main families in Babanki.  In ...
    Posted Mar 9, 2010, 4:37 AM by Site Admin
  • Bamessing (Ngokatunjia Division, NW Region) Description:  Bamessing is a pottery centre, where traditional crafts are made and sold throughout the North West region and the rest of Cameroon.  You can spend the morning with a ...
    Posted Mar 9, 2010, 4:32 AM by Site Admin
  • Bamenda Market (Mezam Division, NW Region) Description:  A busy town marketAccessibility & Transport:  It takes approximately 1hr to reach Bamenda from Belo in a taxi.Cost:  The current price of a taxi is 900 CFA, you ...
    Posted Mar 9, 2010, 4:25 AM by Site Admin
  • Savannah Botanic Gardens (SABOG) (Mezam Division, NW Region) Description:  The gardens are situated in the town of Bafut and were created by Professor Ngwa Che Ntehnda.  The gardens contain many interesting features other than plants, such as the ...
    Posted Mar 9, 2010, 4:16 AM by Site Admin
  • Lake Oku (Bui Division, NW Region) Description:  Lake Oku is a beautiful crater lake surrounded by lush forest.  You can chose to either hike there and back, or take a motorbike taxi there and hike the ...
    Posted Jul 5, 2011, 10:20 AM by Site Admin
  • Ndawara Tea Estate (Boyo division, NW region) Description:  The Ndawara Tea Estate is the largest in Cameroon with currently around 5000ha of cultivated plantation and is set high in traditional Fulani land  A guide will show you ...
    Posted Mar 8, 2010, 8:28 AM by Site Admin
  • Belo Waterfalls (Boyo Division, NW Province) Location: Belo, Boyo Division, NW CameroonDescription:  These 15m high waterfalls are hidden within Belo itself, a beautiful oasis close to the activity of the village.  During the dry season ...
    Posted Mar 8, 2010, 8:24 AM by Site Admin
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Recent Activities

  • Horseback Riding in the Mbam Highlands (Boyo Divison, NW Region) Description:Contact Al Hadji in Mbam (Just outside of Fundong) for a nice day of horse or pony riding through the Mbam highlands in Cameroon. Experience is not required as ...
    Posted Mar 11, 2010, 7:05 AM by RUDEC Volunteer
  • RUDEC Natural Bee Keeping Internship Want to become a bee keeper? For those travelers that prefer to get their hands dirty rather then sit back and enjoy the ride, RUDEC now offers beekeeping internships in ...
    Posted Mar 9, 2010, 5:44 AM by Site Admin
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Cameroon News & Blogs

About Us

For more information on tourism and eco-tourism opportunities in Cameroon, please visit the RUDEC website at: or contact us directly.

Please note that all income generated through the RUDEC eco-tourism project will go towards initiatives that improve the environment and community. For example by training farmers in beekeeping techniques, to improve pollination and generate sustainable alternative income streams that enable them to stop the more destructive processes such as poaching bush-meat.

Looking for the Cameroon Ministry of Tourism instead? Try:

Cameroon Ministry of Tourism