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Northern Cameroon

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Northern Cameroon is a region of Cameroon.

Travel Warning WARNING: Because of the risk of attacks by the Boko Haram extremist group, both New Zealand and Canada recommend avoiding all travel to the Far North region of Cameroon, the Bakassi peninsula, and anywhere near the borders with Chad, the CAR, and Nigeria.
Government travel advisories
(Information last updated Jun 2019)


Map of Northern Cameroon
  • 1 Garoua (French speaking)
  • 2 Maroua (French speaking)

Other destinations[edit]


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]

Be aware that Boko Haram, a Nigerian jihadist group, may operate 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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