Violence is rare, but just be smart about wearing any jewelry or anything else that would make you stand apart from the rest. Take a taxi after dark if you're unsure of the area.

Yellow Fever certificates are required for travel to Cameroon.

Malaria is common, especially in the central and southern parts of the country. The risk is much lower in the mountains of the Northwest Province and the arid areas on the Extreme North. Prophylactics are recommended because of the severity of some strains of malaria in the country.

Other tropical diseases are also common, including dysentery, bilharzia, hepatitis, and giardia occur. There are occasional outbreaks of cholera in Yaounde and Douala, but rarely affect travelers.

There are several good quality hospitals in the country. Most are located in Douala or Yaounde, but Kumbo has two very good private hospitals as well.

schools and universities


American School of Douala

Lycee Joss

College Libermann

College Alfred Saker

Lycee Dominique Savio

University of Douala


The American School of Yaounde

College Vogt

Rain Forest International School

University of Yaounde

Sacred Heart College Dla


Baptist High School, Great Soppo

Bishop Rogan College

Saint Joseph's College SJC Sasse

University of Buea


Saker Baptist College


Our Lady of Lordes, PCHS Bamenda, GBHS Bamenda, GTHS Bamenda, GTTC Bamenda

MankonSacret Heart College, PSS Mankon, LCC Mankon, CCC Mankon

BafutPSS Bafut


University of Ngaoundere


Unless you are in stores and restaurants, you must bargain for everything. Offer 20-50% of the first price requested.


It is disrespectful to shake hands with your left hand. Use only your right. If you have something in your right hand or your right hand is dirty or wet, it is polite to extend your wrist for the person to shake with his right hand. Should both of your right hands be occupied, it is polite to touch wrists.

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To make local and international calls you need to buy a pre-paid SIMcard. Check if your cell phone has a compatible GSM standard Africa/Europe - if not, in addition to a SIM cardyou probably need to buy a new phone. "MTN" and "Orange" are twomajor telephone companies in Cameroon.

You can find Internet access all over the place, but the speed might be slow.

National post service is considered to be unreliable.

Cameroon Tourism Montréal (http://www.cameroon-touri...) -Tourism office in North America.


French and English are the official languages in Cameroon although there are over 276 recognized languages in Cameroon.

The Northwest and Southwest provinces are anglophone although in some areas pidgin English is more common. The rest of the country is predominantly francophone although almost all areas will also have local languages.