Top ChoicePalace in Foumban

Palais Royal

The must-see attraction is the sultan's palace, home to the 19th sultan of the Bamoun dynasty. It has a fascinating, well-organised museum providing great historical insight into the region. At the time of...

Top ChoiceArts & Crafts in Foumban

Village des Artisans

South of town, the Village des Artisans seems to produce more handicrafts than the rest of Cameroon combined. Get ready for some bargaining and banter – it's well worth it to explore the fine crafts from this...

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.

African in Foumban

La Saveur

An easy-to-miss upstairs restaurant (near the market on the road to the Catholic mission) with blue-green walls, a mosaic tiled floor, plastic flowers on the tables and bargain food, including a selection of...

Religious in Foumban


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,...