The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office advise against all travel to the Bakassi Peninsula, and to within 40km of the borders with Chad and Nigeria's Adamawa state in Cameroon's North and Adamaoua provinces. All but essential travel is warned against to the rest of the North and Adamaoua provinces. Click here for more information.
Welcome to Cameroon
Cameroon is Africa's throbbing heart, a crazed, sultry mosaic of active volcanoes, white-sand beaches, thick rainforest and magnificent parched landscapes broken up by the bizarre rock formations of the Sahel. With both Francophone and Anglophone regions, not to mention some 250 local languages, the country is a vast ethnic and linguistic jigsaw, yet one that, in contrast to so many of its neighbours, enjoys a great deal of stability.
With reasonable road infrastructure, travel is a lot easier here than in many parts of Africa. Still, you'll miss none of those indicators that you're in the middle of this fascinating continent: everyone seems to be carrying something on their heads, makossa music sets the rhythm, the street smells like roasting plantains and African bliss is just a piece of grilled fish and a sweating beer away.