Tourism in Cameroon
Cameroon has a broad appeal catering for every palate. The central areas boast various restaurants with good service; Douala and Yaoundé boast many different styles of cuisine from Lebanese, Asian and African to European. Local specialities include Feuille (manioc leaves), West African peanut soup, Banana bread, Zom (spinach with meat), fried sweet potatoes and plantains and beef with pineapple or coconut. National drinks also offer distinct flavours including homemade millet, sorghum or corn beers, palm wine and the Afofo (firewater distilled from palm sap). In terms of entertainment both nightlife and casinos abound, as well as various restaurants that function as live music venues. There are no licensing hours, and hotel bars stay open until the last customer leaves. Cameroon boasts a broad range of wildlife within its borders: western lowland gorillas, elephants, buffalos, various hogs, yellow-backed duikers and bongo antelopes. For a cultural experience of note visit the BaAka pygmies to learn about Cameroon’s forest or for something more extravagant the Festival National des Arts et de la Culture (FENAC) is a lively spectacle.