Cameroon

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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.

Events

Cultural in Foumban

Nguon tribal festival

A biennial week-long harvest festival which dates back around 600 years; Bamoun culture is celebrated with dance and masquerades.

Religious in Foumban

Tabaski

Every year at Tabaski, the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha, Foumban attracts thousands of pilgrims for an extraordinary blend of Muslim and traditional Bamoun ceremonies, with the sultan playing a key role,...