Cameroon – 151st Country. To see where I have been so far, check out my map as I count down the final 93 countries on the road to all 193 UN countries. Cameroon is my 151st country.
Cameroon is a country located in Central Africa packed with over 25 million people and 250 different languages. Cameroon was initially a German colony in the 19th century and after WWI, it was portioned between France (mostly) and the UK. It became an independent nation in 1960. The world’s 53rd largest country is a geographically diverse with rain forests, savannahs, deserts, beaches, and mountains including Mt. Cameroon at 4,100 meters. Over 70% of the nation is involved in subsistence farming. Two thirds of the nation practices Christianity with a quarter following Islam.
I spent two weeks exploring Cameroon. It is a vast country with some brutal roads. I was partially based in Cameroon’s largest city, Douala. I spent time in the English-speaking part of Cameroon, Limbe, and visited the waterfall in Kribe. I drove north of Douala visiting ancient kingdom near Bafoussam. Flying up north to Maroua I met a traditional healer who told my fortune by talking to crab and danced with the people of the remote Koma tribe.
Cameroon is my 151st country.