Located in Central Africa, Cameroon is known throughout the world for its scenic terrain, vast wildlife population, and rich cultural heritage. With four cultural regions, Cameroon has something for every type of traveler to enjoy, from museums and outdoor markets to river cruises and day-long treks through the rainforests.

01Waza National Park Safari

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Waza National Park is Cameroon's largest wildlife reserve, spanning 170,000 acres. For a once-in-a-lifetime safari adventure, hire a local guide and rent a 4WD to take you through the vast terrain. For safety purposes, the park has a rule that all visitors must stay in their vehicles at all times, but you'll still be able to view the majestic animals in their natural habitats. The best time to visit the park is between December and March, also referred to as the dry season. During this time, the animals are more visible, as they huddle around their watering holes to keep hydrated.