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Northern Cameroon is a geopolitical region in Cameroon administratively divided into three regions: the Far North Region, the North Region, and the Adamawa Region.

Travel Warning WARNING: Because of the risk of attacks by terrorist groups, many governments recommend avoiding all travel to northern Cameroon. See the warning at Cameroon.
(Information last updated 02 Feb 2023)


Map of Northern Cameroon

Other destinations[edit]

  • 1 Waza National Park Waza National Park on Wikipedia — You may see here lion, African bush elephant, hyena, hartebeest, roan antelope, Kob, waterbuck, reed, gazelle, Sudan cheetah and West African giraffe. The avifauna reported are geese, egrets, North African ostriches, herons, pelicans, saddle-billed storks and ibis.
  • 2 Bénoué National Park Bénoué National Park on Wikipedia — A UNESCO designated Biosphere Reserve. African elephant, spotted hyena, waterbuck, warthog and monkeys are found in the park, as are antelope such as the kob, western hartebeest, giant eland and waterbuck, and African buffalo. The only place in Africa where there is a realistic chance to view the giant eland, Africa's largest antelope, is in Bénoué National Park. The African wild dog is present here, as are hippopotamus colonies. Along with hippo, crocodile are common in the rivers.


Get in[edit]

Garoua International Airport (GOU IATA)

Get around[edit]


  • The village of Rhumsiki is one of Cameroon's popular tourist attractions, and is renowned for its lunar landscapes.
  • The chief's palace in Oudjilla, which the king is thought to have 50 wives and 113 children.




Stay safe[edit]

Boko Haram, a Nigerian jihadist group, operates in the north of the country. They have kidnapped Europeans in the Northern parts of the country.

Bandits/highwaymen also operate in some parts of the north.

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