What to Take

  • Antimalarial pills and insect repellent spray
  • Electrical adaptor – you'll encounter both French and UK plugs
  • Sunhat and sunscreen
  • Good walking boots for hikes and muddy trails
  • Umbrella for tropical downpours
  • Torch for electricity blackouts

What to Wear

Cameroonians are relaxed about clothing, though you should dress modestly for religious sites. Cool cotton garments are essential in the intense heat. If you've got a favourite outfit, Cameroon is a great place to get a tailor to copy it: you'll find gorgeous fabrics on sale at any local market.

Pre-Departure Checklist

  • Visit your doctor 6 weeks before departing for Cameroon for vaccinations
  • Get yellow-fever vaccination or find your yellow vaccination card, essential for Cameroon customs
  • Leave plenty of time to arrange your visa paperwork
  • You will need travel insurance for the visa
  • Start taking antimalarial pills 1–2 days before you leave