About the North West Region

Located at an average altitude of 1550 m over the sea level, the Northwest is a region of high plateaus dominated by a mountain range peaking with Mount Oku at more than 3000 m. These mountain ranges are covered by luxuriant vegetations made up of grass fields, offering a fascinating landscape. The Northwest is characterized by the panoramic contrast of plains surrounded by mountain ranges holding crater lakes and deep valleys.

Regional Capital: Bamenda.
Surface Area: 34 263 km2.
Population: 1 804 695 inhabitants (2011 est.)
Divisions :Bui (Kumbo), Donga-Mantung (Nkambe), Menchunr(Wum), Momo (Mbengwi), Boyo (Fundong), Ngo-Ketunjia (Ndop)

As a continuation of the western green plains and the volcanic high plateaus, the Northwest region is endowed with Except for the rainy season (from July till October), the region offers a convenient climate for tourism and travel all year round. The climate here is soft and cool, with temperatures hovering around 22 0 C. Bamenda, the main urban area and regional capital is a modern but also traditional city, an important commercial centre and a major road junction. A 350 km highway, also known as the Ring Road allows visitors to tour and admire the region in all its touristic diversity: traditional chiefdoms, landscapes, lakes, falls, game reserves, etc.

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Best Season:May, June, July, August
Popular Location: Bamenda, Bafut, Wum

Available Tours

Taking you there

    Belo Road and Market tour

    Adventure Tours, Rural

    Experience the hustle and bustle of this busy village market. Every 8 days, traders come from across Boyo Division and further to sell their wares. These include fruit and vegetables,…

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      Mount Oku tour

      Mountain, Rural, Safari

      At 3,011 m, Mount Oku is the second-highest mountain in West Africa, after Mount Cameroon. The site, also known as Kilum–Ijim, is a proposed Community Forest Reserve. The enclosed area…

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        Ring Road Tour

        Safari, Sight Seeing Tours

        At the end of this tour, you will realize that you’ve gone through some of the most beautiful and exotic landscapes in the world, quite suitable for adventure and nature…

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