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. Whatever way you spend your holiday in Cameroon, always be aware of the risk of diseases and mosquito bites. Malaria is prevalent in Cameroon.
Recommended vaccinations and risks
In this country Chikungunya is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.
In this country dengue fever is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.
Vaccination against hepatitis B depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.
In this country there is a risk of getting malaria. Protection against mosquito bites is necessary during day- and nighttime. Sometimes malaria tablets are recommended, please contact KLM Health Services.
Vaccination against meningococcal depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for good and personal advice.
There is an increased risk of measles in this country. A MMR (Mumps Measles Rubella) vaccination is recommended for anyone who has not been vaccinated against measles or has experienced the disease.
In the Netherlands, most children now receive a vaccination against BMR. We therefore recommend a vaccination for some travellers. This advice depends on age, past vaccinations and diseases experienced.
Vaccination depends on your personal situation. In this country mammals could be infected with Rabies. Avoid contact with mammals. Please contact KLM Health Services for good and personal advice.
In this country Schistosomiasis is prevalent. Please contact KLM Health Services for personal advice.
Vaccination against tuberculosis depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for personal advice.