ATTRACTIONS in Cameroon
The Centre region is noteworthy for its humid climate, lush vegetation, folklore and the customs and practices of its inhabitants. It has an undulating landscape, featuring the equatorial forest and large rivers. This region is suitable for excursions, picnics, ecotourism, agrotourism and exploration. The great tourist attraction of the region is the Ebogo site at around 60km from Yaoundé, near Mbalmayo.
Yaoundé, the region’s county town, is also the capital of the country. Because of its location, Yaoundé hosts the headquarters of the Republic’s institutions and with its infrastructure which supports international-class hotels, is one of the preferred destinations for tourists, business people, diplomats, conference participants and academics.
Built on seven hills, Yaoundé enjoys a picturesque site and a climate relatively fresher than that of the coastal area: maximum temperatures hover between 30 and 33°C and minimum temperatures remain at around 15°C. Yaoundé became the administrative capital of Cameroon at the time it became independent in 1960. This area has been inhabited since prehistoric times, as tools dating back at least six hundred thousand years have been discovered. Yaoundé tourist sites: The cathedral, The national museum (previously the presidential palace and residence of French governors), The Djoungolo Temple, Museum of the Benedictine monks of Mount Fébé, Mvog Betsi Zoo, Charles Atangana palace and monument