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Much of the area of present-day Cameroon was ruled by powerful chiefdoms before becoming a German colony in 1884 known as Kamerun. After World War I, the territory was divided between France and the UK as League of Nations mandates. French Cameroon became independent in 1960 as the Republic of Cameroon. The following year the southern portion of neighboring British Cameroon voted to merge with the new country to form the Federal Republic of Cameroon. In 1972, a new constitution replaced the federation with a unitary state, the United Republic of Cameroon.
Cameroon is located in Central Africa, at the crossroads of West and East Africa and stretching from the bottom of the Gulf of Guinea to Lake Chad.
It is bordered to the North by Chad, to the East by the Central African Republic, to the South by Congo, Gabon and Equatorial Guinea, to the West by Nigeria.
Our country, with a population of 28,524,175 (July 2021 est.) has several large cities, among which YAOUNDE, the political capital of the country with more than three millions inhabitants and DOUALA, the economic capital with equivalent number of inhabitants. Then come cities like GAROUA, BAFOUSSAM, MAROUA, and BAMENDA ..., which are important urban centers.
There are 240 ethnic groups in Cameroon, divided into three major groups (Bantus, Semi-Bantus, Sudanese) and corresponds to 240 national languages.
The country’s geographical position offers tourist specificities that are not found anywhere else in Africa in the same country: Relief, climate, fauna and flora, people and traditions.
This particularity allows Cameroon to develop throughout the year several different types of tourism: beach tourism, mountain tourism, congress and business tourism, safari and hunting tourism, eco-tourism and cultural tourism.
Hapag-Lloyd in Cameroon:
Hapag-Lloyd arrived in Cameroon in 2021, represented by local agent Niledutch Cameroon.
SUDMAR, renamed NileDutch Cameroon in 2013, had been established in 1988.