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General Information

The official languages of Cameroon are English, French.

The national currency of Cameroon is Central African franc (CFA).

1 CFA equals  .
equals  CFA.

Location

Cameroon

The distance from to Cameroon is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

According to the U.S. Department of State, it should be safe to travel to Cameroon. Exercise increased caution in Cameroon due to crime. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

Dial 112 to call the police in Cameroon.

LGBT

Cameroon has a score of -10 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. Cameroon ranks #187 worldwide.

Consensual same-sex sexual activity is illegal and punishable by a prison sentence of six months to five years and a fine ranging from 20,000 to 200,000 CFA francs ($35-$353). Homophobia is a major concern and LGBTI individuals face social stigmatization, harassment, and discrimination. Police and civilians may extort money from presumed LGBTI individuals with the threat of exposure or arrest. Suspected members of the LGBTI community have received anonymous threats by phone, text, and email.

Travel Vaccinations

All travelers to Cameroon should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines
  • Yellow Fever

Moreover, the following travel vaccines/medicines are recommended because there is a risk of these diseases in Cameroon:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Malaria
  • Typhoid

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Cholera
  • Hepatitis B
  • Meningitis (Meningococcal disease)
  • Polio
  • Rabies
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in Cameroon to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in Cameroon differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In Cameroon, the standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type C
  • Type E
Weather

The temperature difference between Cameroon and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

Looks like it's pretty rainy in Cameroon. Don't forget waterproof clothing!

Possible light rain on Monday and Thursday.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Fri November 08 66–90°F  /  19–32°C 73% 9%
Sat November 09 69–89°F  /  20–32°C 76% 23%
Sun November 10 68–91°F  /  20–33°C 74% 26%
Mon November 11 69–89°F  /  20–32°C 83% 64%
Tue November 12 68–90°F  /  20–32°C 82% 30%
Wed November 13 69–91°F  /  20–33°C 74% 15%
Thu November 14 69–92°F  /  21–34°C 72% 46%
Fri November 15 70–90°F  /  21–32°C 71% 34%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 05:54 am and sets at 05:50 pm. This equates to 11.9 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in Cameroon, it is in . When the sun sets in Cameroon, it is in .

Taxi

Sorry, we do not have any information on taxi prices in Cameroon.

Car Rental

International driving permits are recognized in Cameroon.

The minimum driving age is 16.

Right-hand traffic, keep to the right side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

The price of one liter of gasoline is approximately 632.00 CFA in Cameroon.

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The price for the recommended minimum amount of food per person per day is 3.00 CFA.

The legal drinking age in Cameroon is 21-0. This is also the minimum age to purchase alcohol.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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