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With ancient chiefdoms tucked between terraced fields and volcanic mountains, Mount Cameroon - Africa's highest peak, the impressive Waza National Park with its herds of elephants, and the coast's sleepy palm-fringed beaches, Cameroon has no shortage of attractions, yet it somehow fails to be a tourist haunt. The only full-length, English-language guide, this book contains essential information on nature, culture and staying healthy plus practical details like getting around and accommodation options in the city and countryside.
It includes details of wildlife and bird sites, ancient tribal kingdoms, colourful trading towns, 'pygmy' hunting camps and even where to see the endangered lowland gorilla.
Introduction Chapter 1 Background Information Chapter 2 Natural History Chapter 3 Planning your Trip Chapter 4 Travelling in Cameroon Chapter 5 Health Chapter 6 Littoral Province Chapter 7 Southwest Province Chapter 8 West Province Chapter 9 Northwest Province Chapter 10 Centre Province Chapter 11 South Province& Chapter 12 East Province Chapter 13 Adamawa Province Chapter 14 North Province Chapter 15 Exreme North Province Appendix 1 Language Appendix 2 Charitable Organisations Working in Cameroon Appendix 3 Birding Site Guide Appendix 4 Further Information Index
Ben West writes on travel for newspapers and magazines. Travel writing has taken him to more than 20 countries, including six in Africa. His first trip to Cameroon in 1986 netted him four tropical diseases.