Yaounde Attractions and its surrounding areas
Also known as “city of seven hills” the city was founded in 1889 by the German officer and explorer Richard Kund. Yaoundé has played an important role in the occupation of Cameroon by German colonial forces. The city of Yaoundé became in 1922 the capital of French Cameroon. Today, with an area of 304 km² and a population of 2,440,462 inhabitants (2012), it is the political capital of Cameroon and the capital of the Central Region. Yaoundé, Cameroon’s second largest city has a tropical climate year round, due to the altitude, it is not as hot as the cities near the equator.
Mefou national park
Mefou National Park is located about one hour from the city of Yaoundé. It was created in 1999 as a cooperation project between the Cameroonian government and the NGO CWAF (Cameroon Wildlife Aid Foundation) with the aim to provide shelter to primates found in the region. It covers an area of 1,050 hectares and serves as a transition site, most of these animals are released into their original habitat. There are found many species of primates such as: baboons, mandrills, mangabey, gorillas, chimpanzees and talapoins which are among the smallest monkeys in Africa. The Mefou national Park is also indicated for bird watchers. A visit to the Mefou National Park generates useful resources for the survival and the improvement of living conditions for animals.
Located in the Central Region, about 35 km from Yaounde, Ebogo is one of the biggest tourist attractions of the region. Ebogo is on the bank of Nyong River and is equipped for water sports, nature walks and its beautiful butterflies.
Other tourist attractions
The Central region offers several other attractions such as waterfalls, caves, and river. Our guides will take care to show you the stunning region and its interesting sights.