Cheap flights from Cameroon

The Republic of Cameroon is a Central African country bordered by Chad to the northeast, the Central African Republic to the east, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and the Republic of the Congo to the south, and Nigeria to the west. Cameroon is often called "Africa in miniature" because its geological and cultural diversity is so great that it exhibits all of the continent's major climates and vegetation. That being said, it is also home to many iconic animals in Africa, including elephants, gorillas, hippopotami, cheetahs, chimpanzees, and rhinoceroses. Overall, Cameroon lies over a total area of 475,442 km2. The capital is Yaoundé, but the largest city is Douala.

Where to go

Limbe - Limbe is a picturesque seaside city in the west coast of Cameroon, about 300km west of Yaounde. It was founded on the southern slopes of Mount Cameroon in 1858 by a British missionary by the name of Alfred Saker. The city was handed over to Germany in an agreement on 7 May 1886; one of remnants from that time that can still be seen in Limbe today is the German-built Bismarck Tower overlooking Down Beach. Other attractions are the nearby Limbe Wildlife Centre and Botanical Gardens. Additionally, the nightlife in Limbe is said to be the best in all of Cameroon.

Waza National Park - Definitely one of Cameroon's most popular tourist attractions is the Waza National Park in the Department of Logone-et-Chari in the Far North Region. Founded in 1934 as a hunting reserve, the 1,700 km2 area achieved national park status in 1968. It was declared a UNESCO biosphere reserve in 1979. Waza National Park contains one of the largest mammal populations in central West Africa. There are 30 mammal species present in the park, including a small population of lions, one of the last populations of the Kordofan giraffe, a large population of Kob-antelopes, several elephants, giraffes, hartebeest, and olive baboons, among others. As for bird species, 379 can be found in the park.

Yaoundé - While Cameroon's capital is not exactly set up for tourists, it has several structures that might be of interest to visitors. Yaoundé contains the government offices, several hotels, and the central market. Places to see include the seat of the Archdiocese of Yaoundé, The Cathédrale Notre Dame des Victoires, The Basilique Marie-Reine-des-Apôtres, the Cameroon Art Museum, and the Cameroon National Museum.

Cameroon is connected to many cities in the surrounding countries. While the Gabonese Republic has an underdeveloped tourism, some people might still find it interesting enough to visit (not to mention the convenient lack of mass tourism crowds). Some attractions found in Gabon include the Pointe Denis Beach, the Crystal Moutnains National Park, and the tranquil Seaside Boulevard.

Long-haul connections include Brussels and Paris. Travel to Istanbul is just about fifteen minutes short from being considered a long-haul destination as well. Compared to Cameroon, tourism in both Brussels and Paris is very well-developed. Paris boasts of an endless array of museums, art galleries, historical, cultural, and religious structures, landmarks, and plenty of shopping opportunities.

How to get out

The primary international airport serving Cameroon is Douala International Airport, located 10 km from Douala. The airport handles scheduled passenger service to the following cities: São Tomé, Accra, Lagos, Abidjan, Kinshasa, Malabo, Paris, Cotonou, Bangui, Lomé, N'Djamena, Brussels, Abidjan, Brazzaville, Garoua, Libreville, Maroua, Ngaoundéré, Bata, Addis Ababa, Pointe-Noire, Bangui, Casablanca, Kigali, Abidjan, Johannesburg, Luanda, and Istanbul. Airlines that handle commercial flights include Camair-Co, CEIBA Intercontinental, Cronos Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Equatorial Congo Airlines, Aero Contractors, Air Côte d'Ivoire, Air France, Turkish Airlines, and TAAG Angola Airlines.

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