Do you plan to travel to Cameroon? We gladly provide travel advice and tell you more about the climate, attractions and health risks in Cameroon. For example, it is good to know that certain vaccinations are mandatory and others are recommended. A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required. What additional vaccinations you require is dependant on the duration of your stay in this African country.
The Republic of Cameroon is located in West Africa. The country borders Chad, Nigeria, Congo and Gabon. Mountainous Cameroon has two mountain ranges and is home to Mount Cameroon, the highest mountain in West Africa – and actually a volcano. Due to large altitudes differences, Cameroon has several tropical climates. Some areas in the country deal with the most rainfall in the whole of Africa. Between December and March, the dry trade wind Harmatten blows. Nonetheless, these months are the best time to travel to Cameroon, according to experts. This is because in the other months it often rains a lot and roads may be impassable. Cameroon offers adventurous travellers much to see and do. The country is also known as Little Africa since virtually everything the African continent has to offer can also be found in Cameroon. Think of rainforests, white and black beaches, deserts, waterfalls, mountains, and villages that are inhabited by traditional tribes. In addition, the cities of Douala and Yaoundé are well worth a visit.
Whatever way you spend your holiday in Cameroon, always be aware of the risk of diseases and mosquito bites. Malaria is prevalent in Cameroon. Our KLM Health Services experts can tell you exactly which vaccinations you require and provide advice on additional measures for a pleasant stay in Cameroon. Click here to make an appointment with one of our nurses.
Cameroon vaccinations: the most common risks
Various (tropical) diseases are prevalent in Cameroon to which you are likely not resistant. The right vaccines can protect you against these. Please view our list of the most common health risks in Cameroon and read which specific vaccinations you require.