The Republic of Cameroon is a country found in Central Africa. It is bordered to the west and north by Nigeria; to the northeast by Chad; to the east by the Central African Republic; to the south by Congo, Gabon, and Equatorial Guinea. The country is sometimes referred to as either West African and Central African for the reason that it is located at the crossroads in between. The Cameroonians can speak English and French. The country is known as “Africa in Miniature” because of its perfect geological features and extraordinary wildlife as well as the diversity of the Cameroonian culture. The country is uniquely showing its traditional cultural music through the world-renowned native style of music. A sweet adventure for all thrill-seekers and mountain enthusiasts awaits them with the highest mountain of the country with exotic animals to discover and even some fun drinks while taking a break from the fullness that it offers.
1. Perfect Miniature of AfricaIf you’re wondering where to go to witness the beauty of the whole African Continent in just one country, look no further in the Central of Africa as Cameroon offers it all in just one place. The rich biological diversity, abundant wildlife, and natural resources are all found in this beautiful country. It’s like a one-stop-shop for every all nature lovers without buying, just filling the eyes with wonder. A myriad of wild animals such as chimpanzees, gorilla, forest elephant, buffalo, woolly bat, and many more. Its sunny and serene beaches are decorated with the refreshing palm-fringed trees from black to the white sand. The spectacular mountains that are lusciously green looking like an impenetrable forest are perfect. Its extraordinary landscapes; volcanoes and vast deserts, and many other tourist attractions such as game parks, thrill-seekers adventures all the good stuff of Africa are found conveniently in this smaller place.
2. Highest Area To View CameroonThe mesmerizing Mount of Cameroon is found near the Gulf of Guinea. It is also famously known as Mount Fako from its indigenous name “Mongo ma Ndemi”, which means Mountain of Greatness or from the Bakwiri tribe “Mongo ma Loba” meaning Mountain of Heaven. It is one of Africa’s largest volcano and the highest peak in Cameroon ranging from an estimated 4,000-meter steep hill that is why it is frequently visited by professional hikers, adventurous explorers, and tourists explorers. A great view to see the natural beauty of Cameroon making it an unforgettable adventure.
3. Interesting Goliath FrogThe Conraua Goliath is the largest frog species all over the world is found in the flowing rivers of Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea. This Goliath Frog can grow up approximately 33 cm in length and 3.3 kilograms in weight. According to research, these frogs can amazingly construct three different types of nest for their breeding eggs including their own pond. Spiders, worms, dragonflies, mosquitoes, crabs, baby turtles, and locusts are some of the prey of this goliath frog. Unfortunately, due to its huge size, many hunters are attracted to its meat and is one of the many factors why it is becoming an endangered species.
4. Beats of Traditional MusicOne of the traditional music of Cambodia is Bikutsi music, where one of its characteristics is the continuous beating of the ground with a 6/8 rhythm. The female voices singing is an essential part of the Bikutski accompanied by energetic dance and loud screams about problems in life like marriage problems, being loved and unloved, and everything under the sun. This is usually played at Beti during important occassions like parties, birthdays, funerals, weddings and many more. As modern music flourishes, the country is now well-known for its urban musical style called “Makossa” meaning dance in the Doula language. This musical style uses electric bass rhythms that still coordinates with the old dance craze bikutsi that consecutively represents the traditional music scene and the love of good music of the Cameroonians.
5. Unrealized Superstitious BeliefsHere are some of the things to take note of when visiting the lovely country of Cameroon. Remember to accept everything in your right hand as for the Cameroonians consider it rude and disrespectful to receiving anything with the left hand especially monetary items. Another is to not let anyone jump on someone as they will not grow any longer. This is especially popular among the kids and mothers as one way to behave their children, if things can no longer go out of control as the children are having fun while jumping on each other. To some Cameroonians, this belief is foolish and not beneficial while to some it has remained part of their deciding factor in their everyday lives.
6. Cozy Up with Ginger BeerYour exciting discoveries of wonderful Cameroon wouldn’t be complete without drinking their unique and refreshing drink, Ginger Beer. It’s a healthy, medicinal, therapeutic and invigorating drink during the hot days of summer. A traditional Cameroonian drink for everybody because it’s non-alcoholic and a great mood buster. The ingredients are; pounded ginger, soaked or fermented pineapple, molasses and fermented for a day or two. Perfect for a drink before winding up into the peaceful cozy nights of Cameroon.