Top things to do in Northern Cameroon

Top Choice International in N'Gaoundéré

La Plazza

Something of a N'Gaoundéré institution, this place has live music nightly and cold draught beer from the thatched bar. The Lebanese and pasta dishes are excellent, but don't miss the perennially popular Sunday buffe…
Palace in N'Gaoundéré

Palais du Lamido

To enter the Palais du Lamido, the palace of the local Muslim ruler, you pass between three pillars stuffed with the remains of individuals who were buried alive to consecrate the site of the royal residence. One of…
African in Mandara Mountains

Vegetarian Carnivore

In Rhumsiki make a beeline for Vegetarian Carnivore, at the entrance to the village. Here you'll be met by friendly, English-speaking Kodji, who runs one of Cameroon's most innovative and charming restaurants. All t…
African in N'Gaoundéré

Le Verger

Tucked away in a courtyard off the main drag (look for the small sign), this green-painted restaurant serves up a range of local dishes as well as the chicken and fish mains you find everywhere else. There's breezy …
Park in Northern Cameroon

Parc National du Waza

Waza National Park is Cameroon's most accessible and rewarding wildlife-viewing experience. Visitors can reasonably expect to see large numbers of elephants, giraffes, hippos, antelopes, monkeys and abundant birdlif…
French in Maroua

Relais de la Porte Mayo

For upscale dining, this is Maroua's best option, popular with the local French community. The restaurant has great French options, including a good-value daily set meal. Tables are scattered around outside in the c…
African in Maroua

Restaurant Le Baobab

This pleasant spot by the main market has outdoor seating under a thatched roof, a friendly atmosphere and good food, including a nightly buffet. Check what's available – the lunchtime menu can be limited.
African in Garoua

Super Restaurant

Market in Maroua


Mosque in Maroua

Grande Mosquée