With ancient chiefdoms tucked between terraced fields and volcanic mountains, Mount Cameroon—Africa's highest peak, the impressive Waza National Park with its herds of elephants, and the coast's sleepy palm-fringed beaches, Cameroon has no shortage of attractions, yet it somehow fails to be a tourist haunt. The only full-length, English-language guide, this book contains essential information on nature, culture, and staying healthy plus practical details like getting around and accommodation options in the city and countryside. It includes details of wildlife and bird sites, ancient tribal kingdoms, colorful trading towns, 'pygmy' hunting camps, and even where to see the endangered lowland gorilla.
Ben West writes on travel for newspapers and magazines. Travel writing has taken him to more than 20 countries, including six in Africa. His first trip to Cameroon in 1986 netted him four tropical diseases.