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Cameroon’s tourism industry is a victim of geography. It is in a tough neighborhood, surrounded by some problem countries. But this does not get discouraged, since Cameroon has really almost everything that a traveler could want. One of the most culturally diverse countries on the continent, its inhabitants are ancient tribal kingdoms, Muslim pastoralists and forest dwelling pygmies.

The picture is no less dizzying in its diversity. Mount Cameroon (4095m) is the highest peak in West Africa and attracts a lot of hiking interest. An active volcano that rises almost straight from the sea in a spectacular way. Further north are the hills Grassfields area of the ring road, while the mountains of Mandara is a complete change again – dry and rocky, with isolated villages living. Located along this are some of the oldest rainforests in Africa, and the excellent Waza National Park, with an abundance of mammals and birds, and large herds of elephants gather in water wells in the dry season.

If all this runs out, you can retire to some beautiful palm fringed beaches and fantastic seafood, which should help to recharge their batteries. Throw in a cold beer or two, some harvest Makossa music alive and the Indomitable Lions of the national soccer team, and they are enjoying their discovery.


Yaounde, could be the capital of Cameroon, Douala, but economic power. With little in the way of tourist attractions, is a mess of dust sweltering traffic jams honking. It is difficult to estimate first, give it some time and can begin to appreciate the good restaurants of this harbor city, nightlife and a decaying tropical environment. As the Cameroonians say, ‘sleep Yaounde, Douala is moving. “


that the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office recommends not all nonessential travel to some areas may consult with their national government in the matter.

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When a popular holiday destination on par with neighboring Morocco, Algeria, the tourism industry all but disappeared when the bitter civil war break out in 1992. After a decade of conflict, the situation improved a little, and some access to the south of the Sahara has been possible in the last couple of years. However, traveling independently, without a car is almost nonexistent, and after the kidnapping of 2003 without driver tourism travelers should be aware of the risks involved.

This shortage of visitors is a real shame because Algeria is one of the most fascinating countries of North Africa. In the dramatic classified by UNESCO n’Ajjer Tassili and Hoggar regions, near the town of Tamanrasset, the tribal culture is very much alive, and the day to day problems common to many Arab countries absent. Algiers, contains a live mix of tradition and modernity, its colonial past remains present. Timimoun city embodies the storybook oasis of the Sahara, and the cozy town of In Salah, is divided in two by a sand dune reptile.
The options for travel are limited, especially as a backpacker, but the opportunity to see even a part of this vast nation is not to be missed.


Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar … The names come out of the language as a call list of most attractive destinations in Africa, all in a single country. Resonant with hints of wild and exotic, these four are only sufficient grounds for making the bag and leave for Tanzania. But the list is not complete. Bagamoyo, Tabora, Ujiji – stop at the caravan routes of the 19th century in the heart of what was then an unknown continent. Mafia and St. – once the famous ports of call for merchant ships from the East. Kilwa – axis of a vast ocean of Indian commerce network. Kigoma, Kalem, Kipili, Kasanga – noisy outposts along the remote shoreline of Lake Tanganyika. Selous – largest protected area in Africa. Ruah and Katavi – insider information for the serious safari to attendees. Mahale and Gombe – prime candidates destinations to see chimpanzees in their natural habitat.

In the space of several hours, you can move to overthrow the idyllic beaches to explore, moss-covered ruins of the ancient Swahili city-states, the escalation of mist-covered slopes in the Southern Highlands of hiking through the countryside aggregates near Ol Doinyo Lengai, guided by a Maasai warrior spear carry. However, despite its attractions, Tanzania has managed mostly to stay humble and low profile. It has an enviable remained untouched by tribal rivalries and political upheavals affecting many of its neighbors, and this – combined with a booming tourism industry – makes it an ideal choice for first time visitors to Africa and old hands.

Throughout, Tanzania offers travelers a variety of options, against the backdrop of a cultural mosaic in which more than 100 ethnic groups live together amicably. While most visitors head directly north of the famous observation of the nature of the circuit, followed by a relaxing time on the beaches of Zanzibar, Tanzania has more to offer anyone with time and the inclination of out of the rut. Follow the south coast in a swahili culture rhythms have remained unchanged in many ways through the centuries. Travel through rolling mountain along the road Tanzam, deviating from ruah National Park. Admire the paintings around the town of Kolo. Explore the shore of Lake Victoria, with its fishing villages and tranquil islands. The desert experience rarely visited Katavi, full of buffalo and hippos.
If you are looking for comfort, adhere to the safari circuit and the north of Zanzibar, where major roads are closed and many hotels and restaurants. Moreover, and especially in the south and west, and soon will be off the beaten path, surrounded by Tanzania that is far removed from Western development.

Wherever you go, take advantage of opportunities to meet Tanzanians. With characteristic warmth and courtesy, and dignity and beauty of their cultures, they are the ones that inevitably end up being the highlight of any visit. Most likely you will want to come back for more, which most Tanzanians call ‘Karibu had “(welcome back).