Cameroon’s diverse cities contain a wealth of historical information along with beautiful displays of art, if you know where to look. Here are some of the best museums to learn about the African nation’s colorful culture.
This contemporary art museum in the heart of old city, Douala showcases local artists on a rotating basis. Inside you’ll find paintings and sculptures showcasing Cameroon’s culture along with a variety of unique works that highlight the creativity of the local artists. It’s small, but certainly worth a visit.
Museum of Civilization
The Museum of Civilization in Dschang is a must for travelers interested in learning about Cameroon. The museum details the history of the country from prehistoric times to the present. Exhibits include archeological finds, colonization and entire sections dedicated to the different ethnic groups and kingdoms throughout Cameroon’s storied history.
National Museum of Yaounde
The National Museum of Yaounde resides in the former presidential palace and contains a wide variety of historical artifacts. On the first floor you can partake in a guided tour that showcases recent history through photographs. Up top, the real treasures can be found, such as historical costumes, traditional furniture and instruments used throughout the centuries.
Musee Maritime de Douala
The Musee Maritime de Douala is a lovely museum that highlights the region’s vast history of naval exploration and economics. On the first floor, you’ll discover the history of the Wouri coast and the city of Douala and, on the second, you’ll find an exhibit all about boats. There’s a replica of a real boat control room along with a 3D simulator on the third floor. Don’t miss the top, which provides excellent views of the Douala port.
This hidden gem in Yaounde is hard to find but worth the effort. Inside you’ll find a storied history on the ethnography of the region and a throne room with artifacts, costumes and masks. There’s also a space where they show movies from local filmmakers and put on Saturday afternoon poetry slams.
Whether 10 years have passed or you’ve filled your passport book with stamps, the time will inevitably come to renew your passport. Or, if you’ve planned your first trip abroad, it may be time to apply for your first passport. Whether you’re applying or renewing, here are a few pieces of advice for the process.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
Deciding to purchase travel insurance can either be a lifesaver or a waste of money, depending on your personal circumstances, your travel experience and the company you choose to purchase insurance from. Before you decide whether travel insurance is right for you, consider the following tips.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.