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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.


Map of Northern Cameroon
  • 1 Garoua
  • 2 Maroua
  • 3 Kousséri - close to the border with Chad and its capital N'Djamena.
  • 4 Rhumsiki – one of Cameroon's popular tourist attractions, renown for its lunar landscape

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 chief's palace in Oudjilla, which the king is thought to have 50 wives and 113 children.




Stay safe[edit]

See the warning on the Cameroon article for information on the security situation.

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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