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Cameroon was wonderful, beautiful dense rain forest, spectacular scenery,
friendly people and, new in Africa, a population with a sense of pride in their
property and surroundings. it was a delight to see well-kept houses, neat
gardens with floral hedges, smooth cut lawns and no litter. The contrast
with Nigeria, and even Ghana, was enormous and very gratifying.
A large proportion of the population is bi-lingual English/French which
eased our way and made communication with the locals so much easier. We
did make the mistake of not allowing more time in Cameroon and not visiting the
far north, but it is a very long way. maybe the basis for a future trip
and a way of going into Niger and Chad?
We didn't climb Mount Cameroon but the cool air in Bouea was a very welcome
relief from the exhausting humidity of the lowlands. Until we entered
Gabon, this was our favourite "African" African country, as opposed to "Arab"
African country, which was Mali.