CAMEROON is an inviting country, tucked into the crook of Africa. It houses ten provinces. Cameroonians vary in appearance and culture, which is why locals warmly refer to it as ‘Africa in miniature’. There are over two hundred different dialects, but the people mainly communicate using French-aided gesticulation. The landscape includes beaches on the coast, with turquoise-blue waves and gilded sand. The keen traveller will want to explore the depths of rainforests full of vibrant greens that conceal the skittering jungle civilization. The country has much to offer when it comes to activities; from trekking the plains of the hills to attending the various dances and concerts – the Cameroonians are a lively bunch. For such a scene, go to Douala, Cameroon’s commercial capital. Musically gifted artists will perform at the first opportunity and anyone with working limbs will shoot up, keen to display their knowledge of the latest ‘It’ moves. In order to fit in, it is imperative to throw oneself onto the dance floor – gifted or not.
The coastal city known as Kribi is most famous for its beach and (of course) the seafood that the waves drag into the nets – and hands – of the locals. The sea is a jungle in its own right, it would seem, and there could be a different meal for each day in a fortnight! What is more fetching about this land is that not a soul could get lost from friends and starve. The warm-hearted people will feed any mouth, without the need for stiff invitations. But the land of Cameroon is vast, therefore, failing that, anyone who is lost can nourish themselves on the vegetation abundant in fruitage – and feast their eyes on the beauty that is the Cameroonian landscape.