Tips and recommendations for healthy travel to top destinations
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Cameroon is home to famous national parks and is noted for its biodiversity.
It is known as “Africa miniature” because of its diversity. It is home to over 200 different linguistic groups. The country also houses the tallest mountain in sub-Saharan Africa, Mt. Cameroon. The capital of Cameroon is Yaounde, which is located in the south-central part of the country.
Tourism in Cameroon is steadily increasing. Tourists are also fond of the cultural traditions and superb hospitality provided by the locals.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Cameroon. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Cameroon: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, cholera, yellow fever, rabies, polio, meningitis, and influenza.
There is a risk of contracting the dengue or malaria while in Cameroon. Both mosquito-borne diseases are potentially life-threatening. Be sure to use mosquito repellents and consider taking a antimalarial medication.
There is a threat of meningitis due to the country’s location in Africa. Travelers should receive a meningitis vaccine, especially if visiting between December and June.
Traveler’s diarrhea is a risk for those visiting Cameroon. Make sure to include a traveler’s diarrhea kit on your packing list.
Visit our vaccinations page to learn more. Travel safely with Passport Health and schedule your appointment today by calling or book online now.
Cholera is active in certain regions of Cameroon. The CDC recommends that those who plan on travelling to areas of active cholera transmission get vaccinated. Vaccination is the best way to prevent contracting cholera.
Passport Health locations carry Vaxchora, the only cholera vaccine approved for use in the U.S. Book your vaccination appointment today by calling or book online now.
A passport and visa are required for entry to Cameroon. All travelers must also have proof of yellow fever vaccination.
If your visit to Cameroon is longer than four weeks, individuals must also show proof of a polio vaccination.
For more information, see our Cameroon visa page. Or contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
The climate in Cameroon is very diverse.
The south is very hot and dry from November to February, and the rainy season lasts from June to October.
Temperatures in the North are more diverse. The rainy season is from May to October. Inland, the grasslands tend to be much cooler than coastal regions and experience regular rainfall.
The best months to visit Cameroon are January through April.
Travellers should exercise a high level of caution when visiting Cameroon. The Boko Haram terrorist group is active and targets foreign residents, tourists, and government leaders in northern regions. Boko Haram is also responsible for dozens of suicide bombings in the North and Far North region.
The State Department warns U.S. citizens to avoid traveling to the north and far north regions, parts of eastern Cameroon, and the Adamawa regions. These areas experience a high level of violent crime and terrorist threats.
Travelers should also exercise extreme caution when traveling within 60 miles of bordering countries. While visiting, monitor security messages from the embassy for updates.
The Dja Faunal Reserve is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is one of the largest and best protected rainforests in Africa as 90% of the area is undisturbed. It is home to 107 mammal species, including 5 that are threatened. The Dja Faunal Reserve is often noted for its biodiversity, and primate habitats. For travellers who seek to witness the untouched natural beauty of Africa, the Dja Faunal Reserve is a must-see.
Cameroon is not your average destination and requires a bit extra travel preparation. Make sure you bring the following items with you:
All Americans visiting Cameroon should register online with the U.S. Department of State before departure. This will inform the office of your travel plans within the country and will allow them to reach out in the case of an emergency or evacuation.
Once in Cameroon, the information for the U.S. Embassy is:
U.S. Embassy Yaounde
Avenue Rosa Parks
Phone: (237) 22220-1500
Fax: (237) 22220-1500 x4531
Visit the Embassy to Cameroon website before departure to confirm correct contact details for the office.
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