Etiquette

Cameroonians are largely laid-back in their communications, but it's worth bearing in mind a few rules.

  • Greetings may be extended and elaborate, and elders are greeted first.
  • If you're visiting a Cameroonian home, bring fruit, beer or whisky, though you should avoid alcohol if it's a Muslim home.
  • Some Muslims do not shake hands with people of the opposite sex.
  • If you are eating communally with your hands, always use your right hand.