region of Cameroon
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Northern Cameroon refers to the ternary Islamic dominated regions of Cameroon. Administratively, it is divided into the Far Noryh Region and the North Region.

Travel Warning WARNING: Because of the risk of attacks by the Boko Haram extremist group, many governments recommend avoiding all travel to the Far North Region of Cameroon, the Bakassi peninsula, and anywhere near the borders with Chad, the CAR, and Nigeria.
Government travel advisories
(Information last updated Aug 2020)


Map of Northern Cameroon
  • 1 Garoua (French speaking)
  • 2 Maroua (French speaking)
  • Ngaoundere (French speaking)

Other destinationsEdit


Get inEdit

Garoua International Airport (GOU IATA)

Get aroundEdit


  • The village of Rhumsiki is one of Cameroon's popular tourist attractions, and is renowned for its lunar landscapes.
  • The chief's palace in Oudjilla, which the king is thought to have 50 wives and 113 children.




Stay safeEdit

Boko Haram, a Nigerian jihadist group, operates in the north of the country. They have kidnapped Europeans in the Northern parts of the country.

Bandits/highwaymen also operate in some parts of the north.

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