<p>Photo: Fisherman on Cameroon beach</p>

A fisherman tends to his gear on a Cameroon beach.

Photograph by Dag Sundberg/Getty Images

An active volcano rises from the sea like something out of DreamWorks. • Endlessly unfolding grass fields give way to some of the continent’s oldest rain forests. • Elephant herds mingle at ancient water holes, and palm-fringed beaches and seductive seafood beckon year-round. • One finds tribes of pygmies in the forests, and ruins, many intact, of ancient tribal kingdoms. • This oft-overlooked West African gem shares borders with tough neighbors like Nigeria and Republic of the Congo but pays big dividends to patient visitors.

Related Features

Cameroon Map

Enlarge Map »

Take a Nat Geo Trip

Select a destination or trip type to find a trip:

See All Trips »

Join Nat Geo Travel's Communities

2015 Traveler Photo Contest

  • Picture of a tree under night stars in Deadvlei, Namibia

    See the Winners

    Explore the top photos, share your favorites, and browse all entries.