CAMEROON Hunting Information

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CAMEROON Hunting Information


Hunting Cameroon
Cameroon is also referred to as "Little Africa" due to its' diversity of habitat; rain forest, forest glades with savannah and savannah with bush veld. Cameroon, like Central African Republic and Tanzania, is a historically significant hunting destination in Africa.


For many decades, French professional hunters, as well as some Italian, Spanish and Belgian professional hunters, led amazing safaris in Cameroon. Contributing to Cameroons' reputation as a prestigious big game hunting country of the former Afrique Equatoriale Fran霆喫se (French Equatorial Africa). Today, Cameroon remains one of the most beautiful destinations to hunt in Africa.

The political stability of the country assures Cameroon's reputation as an ideal destination for both hunting and tourism. This is also true for most of the formers French colonies in Western and Central Africa. Due to the French colonial influence many Europeans view Cameroon, as well as Burkina Faso and Benin, as perfect first safari destinations. All hunters are certain to discover the ancient atmosphere of Africa while experiencing the thrill of an authentic fair chase African hunt.

There are two major hunting regions in Cameroon, the North and the South/Southeast.

The northern terrain consists mostly of savannah with some lightly wooded areas and some dense forest. Hunting in northern Cameroon is famous for one of its most sought after species, the Lord Derby Eland (Tragelaphus Eurycerus Eurycerus). Hunting in Cameroon is also known for its' large variety of antelopes including Roan Antelope (Hippotragus Equinus), Western Hartebeest (Alcelaphus Buselaphus), Buffon's Kob (Kobus Kob), Defassa Waterbuck (Kobus Ellipsiprymnus Defassa), Bohor Reedbuck (Redunca Redunca), Harnessed Busbuck (Tragelaphus Scriptus Knutsoni), Orebi (Ourebia Ourebi) and various varieties of Duikers (Cephalophus Cephalophus).

West African Savannah Buffalo (Syncerus Cafer Nanus Savanensis) are found in large numbers, herds of several hundred animals are not uncommon. Lions are hunted but only by tracking, as is the case in all of Western and Central Africa and not with bait as in Eastern Africa. Elephants are also abundant. They do not have long tusks, but hunting them is allowed. Hippos provide yet another hunting opportunity. The neighboring parks and wildlife preserves ensure the continued presence of dense animal populations which migrate freely between the parks, preserves and the hunting areas.

Hunting in the Northern part of Cameroon begins with a drive in a 4x4 from the camps then, once in the bush, tracking on foot. The terrain is fairly flat and the hunting is not very physically demanding. As is true for all of West and Central Africa, the large hunting areas in Cameroon are open territories, not fenced.

The average hunting concession area is approximately 220,000 acres and is rented and managed by hunting outfitters who are usually French hunting companies and/or French professional hunters and members of the members of the A.C.P. (Association des Chasseurs Professionnels - Association of Professional Hunters).

In northern Cameroon the hunting camps are permanent. The bungalows are comfortable and are often air conditioned. In most cases, camps are built along rivers and many of the camps have swimming pools. The French style cuisine is excellent and offers many opportunities to taste the meat of various types of game.

In the northern region, hunting areas are accessible by road from Garoua (pronounced ga-roo-ah), capital of the Northern district. The roads are good and the drive is on average 3 to 4 hours. The hunting season runs from mid-December through mid-May.

The south and southeast of Cameroon along with neighboring regions in the Congo and the Central African Republic also provide for an excellent hunting experience. These regions are covered with dense rain forest and are home to the Forest Elephant. Hunting Forest Elephant is always very exciting but requires a fair amount of physical exertion. Good physical fitness is recommended.

The forest is also home to the magnificent yet stealth Bongo and as with the Forest Elephant, the hunt is usually led by pygmies. The equatorial forest in Cameroon is also home to the Dwarf Forest Buffalo (Syncerus Caffer Nanus Stricto Sensus), Western Sitatunga (Tragelaphus Spekei Gratus), Giant Forest Hog (Hylochoerus Meinertzhageni), Bushpig (Potamochoerus), Yellow-Backed Duiker (Cephalophus Silvicultor), Blue Duiker (Cephalophus Monticola), Black-Fronted Duiker (Cephalophus Nigrifrons) and the White Bellied Duiker (Cephalophus Leucogatser).

Rain forest hunting is only done on foot which requires significant physical exertion and should not be undertaken lightly. The hunting camps are generally tent camps, however hunting in the forest also sometimes requires making "flying camps".

As in the northern areas, the southern areas are most often managed by French hunting companies and professional hunters. These are often the same companies that own or operate the areas in the north.

In the Southern region, hunting areas are accessible by air from the capital of Cameroon, Yaounde (pronounced ya-oon-dey) and flights average 30 minutes.

The hunting season in the rain forest areas runs from end of May through end of July.

Finding a Hunting Outfitter in Cameroon

The single most important thing you need to do to ensure that you are booking with a good hunting outfitter is check their references. The outfitter should provide you with more than a few references, especially clients who have hunted with them within the last year and you should call many of them.

Click here to check out our Cameroon Hunting Reports, a section where you can find or post more detailed Hunting Reports. Or visit our forums where you can interact with other hunters and industry professionals, post questions or read what others are discussing about hunting in Cameroon by clicking here.

We are all empowered by learning from each other and we encourage you to make educated decisions based upon honest information and real experience.

Cameroon Hunting Areas Map and Satellite Imagery
Click here for Cameroon hunting areas map, country and satellite imagery maps.

Climate in Cameroon
There are two distinct hunting areas in Cameroon, one in the south commonly referred to as the Cameroon Forest and one in the north known as the Cameroon Savannah. These hunting areas fall into the southern and northern regions of the country which possess two distinct climates.

In the southern Cameroon Forest hunting area, the average daily temperature during the hunting season ranges from a low of 70DF to high of 83DF (21DC to 28DC). There are two dry seasons, one which runs from November to February and June to July. The rainy seasons can also be divided into two periods, the little rains which fall from March to June and the big rains which fall during August and September.

In the northern Cameroon Savannah hunting area, the average daily temperature during the hunting season ranges from low of 65DF to high of 84DF (18DC to 29DC) and is very pleasant. The dry season in the north is from November to April and the rainy season is spread out from May to the end of October, although very little rain falls in this area considering it is so close to the equator and droughts are not uncommon.

Weather Underground provides a very detailed look at current weather conditions, weather forecasts, a history and almanac for predicting average weather conditions during the time while you will be traveling in that part of the world. Click here for Benin's climate and temperature forecast.

Cameroon Hunting Season & When Hunting is Allowed
- Hunting Season - December 1st to July 31st
Most outfitters for Cameroon Savannah region run their hunting season from December 1st to May 31st and for Cameroon Forest region operate their hunting season from March 15th to July 31st.
- Trophy hunting may take place within the hours of daylight during the hunting season, no hunting is allowed at night and no hunting is allowed with artificial light.
- The government of Cameroon controls the minimum number of days for a hunting safari based upon certain species being hunted. Above and beyond the government regulations, the hunting outfitter may also impose their own guidelines as to the minimum number of days required to hunt certain species or combination of species.
- Shooting an animal from a vehicle is not permitted.
- Hunting from a vehicle is not permitted, though the vehicle can be used to reach the area from where hunting on foot can begin.
- Hunting of female, young and/or immature animals is prohibited and if shot, this animal will count as two animals taken from it's Group (See Cameroon Hunting Permits & Licenses section below to see what species are in each group) on your hunting license. The trophy fee will also be double the standard trophy fee for that species.
- The minimum legal weight of ivory for an Elephant is 11 pounds (5 kilograms) per side.

Species to Hunt in Cameroon
Cameroon offers a good selection of species for trophy hunting, including Elephant, Lion, Dwarf/Forest Buffalo, West African Savannah Buffalo, Western Bongo, Western Roan Antelope, Sing-Sing Waterbuck, Giant Forest Hog and a multitude of Duiker in addition to other species.

Click here to visit complete list of species available to hunt in Cameroon.

Shot Placement Guide for the Perfect Shot
Click here to visit our shot placement guide, the most comprehensive shot placement guide of African game online.

Bow Hunting in Cameroon
Bow hunting in cameroon is legal during the hunting season. This country offers tremendous opportunities for bow hunters however few operators have the experience to conduct bow hunting safaris so careful selection of the hunting outfitter is important.

For bow hunting in Cameroon, I recommend the following parts of the country which are more suited to bow hunting because they are drier during these months, Cameroon Forest March 1st to July 31st and Cameroon Savannah December 1st to April 31st.

Importation of Bows & Arrows into Cameroon
It is legal for hunters to import bows for bowhunting purposes into Cameroon and no import permit is required.

Minimum Equipment Requirements for Bowhunting in Cameroon
Cameroon does not have any minimum equipment requirements for bowhunting so common sense will apply or here below find the requirements for South Africa.
- Big Game
Bow Kinetic Energy 80 ft/lbs
Arrow Weight 700 grain
(Elephant, Rhino, Hippo, Buffalo)
- Medium Game
Bow Kinetic Energy 70 ft/lbs
Arrow Weight 550 grain
(Kudu, Eland, Oryx / Gemsbok, Hartebeest, Wildebeest, Zebra, Giraffe, Sable Antelope, Roan Antelope, Waterbuck, Tsessebe, etc.)
- Small Game
Bow Kinetic Energy 40 ft/lbs
Arrow Weight 400 grain
(Warthog, Nyala, Springbok, Impala, Blesbok, Duiker, Steenbok, Ostrich, Caracal, Black-Backed Jackal, Game Birds, etc.)

Minimum Equipment Requirements for Rifle Hunting in Cameroon
- For Group 1 - Small Game, the equipment requirement for hunting is .240 caliber or less, shotgun may be used as well.
- For Group 2 - Medium Game, the equipment requirement for hunting is .240 to .354 caliber.
- For Group 3 - Big Game, the equipment requirement for hunting is .354 caliber or larger.
- Cameroon does not require a minimum energy (Eo - muzzle velocity) for calibers used.

See Cameroon Hunting Permits & Licenses section below to see what species are in each group.

Traveling with Firearms & Ammunition
Traveling to Africa usually requires taking at least a couple of different airlines as well as departing from several countries whose laws and regulations are constantly changing. And they all have their own rules, regulations and laws for which it is your responsibility to be aware and in compliance with all of them. For this reason you should read the Africa Hunting article on Laws & Regulations for Hunters Traveling with Weapons by clicking here.

Permits & Importation of Firearms & Ammunition into Namibia
The following section contains the basic information you will need to know, for more detailed information you should read Africa Hunting article on Importation or Transiting Procedures Through Countries with Weapons by clicking here, especially if you are transiting through or traveling to another country.

- Temporary importation of firearms and ammunition into Cameroon is NOT free of charge, please check with your outfitter or the as to the current charges, as they are based upon number of rifles, days of hunt and type of hunting safari. The process is usually quick and easy.

- Your hunting outfitter will send you a form to fill out and return to them so they can arrange for your firearms and ammunition temporary import/export permits months prior to your arrival as required by the government of Benin. This form must be accompanied by four ID photos (passport type) along with a copy of your passport. This permit will be based upon the firearm information you provide to your outfitter so it is very important that you carefully consider which firearms you will be bringing with you, as once you have submitted the form you will not be able to change your mind. It is very important that all weapons serial numbers be exactly the same when you arrive as what was issued on your import/export permit. Last minute changes of mind cause more problems regarding gun permits than any other reason. Exact number of ammunition is also important.

- Clearing of firearm(s) upon entry into Cameroon requires that someone who works for the hunting outfitter be present.

- There is a limit of two firearms per hunter that may be imported into Cameroon for trophy hunting purposes.

- A maximum of fifty (50) rounds of ammunition may be imported per hunting rifle, however you may encounter greater restrictions from the airline(s) you are traveling on or country you are departing from or other countries you may be visiting or transiting through. For more information on this topic, read the Africa Hunting article, Laws & Regulations for Hunters Traveling with Weapons by clicking here.

- Only ammunition for the specific caliber(s) you are bringing may be imported.

- Semi-automatic firearms are allowed however sometimes the temporary importation permit is not granted by the Embassy where you apply for your permit.

- No automatic firearms are allowed.

- No handguns are allowed.


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Cameroon Professional Hunters Association

There is no Professional Hunters Association in Cameroon.

Association of Bid Game Professional Hunters (AGGC - Association des Guides de Grande Chasse)
Many professional hunters in the former French colonies in Africa are French nationals and members of the Association des Guides de Grande Chasse. Click here to visit ACP web site for more information.

Association of Professional Hunters in France (ACP - Association des Chasseurs Professionnels)
Click here to visit ACP web site for more information.

Cameroon Hunting Permits & Licenses
The wildlife authorities and the government of Cameroon allocates quotas by species to each hunting block or hunting territory on an individual basis.

Your hunting license and permit will be applied for and obtained by your hunting outfitter well prior to your arrival, please check with your outfitter as to the current charges or if the cost of this paperwork is already included in the price of your hunt.

The following is required regarding permits for trophy hunting in Cameroon:
- To obtain your hunting license, it is mandatory to get a health certificate from your doctor stating that you are physically fit enough to participate in a big game hunting safari.
- A maximum of one trophy per species per hunting season may be harvested, per hunting client per hunting license.
Note: Even though the Safari Club International recognizes the Dwarf/Forest Buffalo and the West African Savannah Buffalo as different species of Buffalo, Cameroon considers it the same, so only one can be harvested.
- Clients are only permitted to hunt animals for which a permit is issued.
- A maximum of one hunting license per Group can be purchased per hunter per hunting season (one for Group (1) - Big Game, one for Group (2) - Medium Game and one for Group (3) - Small Game).
- All animals are subject to quota availability.
- Permits must be issued prior to the hunt commencing.
- A separate permit must be issued for each individual hunting client.
- Trophy fee for wounded game that is not recovered is double the standard trophy fee for that species.
- Clients are expected to abide by all Wildlife Hunting Regulations in Cameroon.

Hunting Licenses are divided into 3 distinct Groups, which are as follow:
Group (1) - Big Game
The hunting license under Group (1) allows you to harvest two different species listed under Group (1) and four different species listed under Group (3).
Here below are the species listed under Group (1)
Bongo Western
Buffalo Dwarf/Forest
Buffalo West African Savannah
Eland Giant/Lord Derby
Elephant Forest
Korrigum/Topi Giant/Tsessebe
Roan Antelope Western
Lion (this species does not count towards Group (1) or any other group as it requires it's own special permit where Lion hunting is permitted in Cameroon)

Group (2) - Medium Game
The hunting license under Group (2) allows you to harvest four different species listed under Group (2) and four different species listed under Group (3).
Here below are the species listed under Group (2)
Bushbuck Harnessed
Duiker Bay
Duiker Peters
Duiker Yellow-Backed
Hartebeest Western
Hog Giant Forest
Hog Red River
Hyena Spotted
Kob Western
Sitatunga Western

Group (3) - Small Game (Mammals or Birds)
Group (3) is subdivided into two hunting licenses, one for birds and one for small mammals. Either of these two hunting licenses under Group (3) allow you to harvest all of the different species listed under that subdivided Group (3).
Here below are the species listed under Group (3)
Duiker Black-Fronted
Duiker Blue
Duiker Gabon
Duiker Ogilby
Duiker Red-Flanked
Duiker White Bellied
Pygmy Antelope Bates
Reedbuck Bohor Nigerian
Waterbuck Sing-Sing
Bird Species

CITIES Permits & U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

The importation of some individual sport hunted trophies requires a CITES permit (i.e. African Elephant, White Rhinoceros and Leopard to name a few), you will need to submit an application to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service if you are planning to import any of the species on their list. You can download the CITIES permit application forms by clicking here. CITES stands for Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, visit their web site at


Shipping & Importing Your Hunting Trophies Back
I highly recommend that when it come to the intricacies of importing your hunting trophies do yourself a favor and hire experts to facilitate the process. Allan Zarach from TROPHY SHIPPERS ( offers an incredible service at a great price.

TROPHY SHIPPERS is a family owned company and have been in business since 1981. They are a customs brokerage and freight forwarding company that is dedicated to helping hunters quickly and efficiently get their hunting trophies home. They know what your hunting trophies mean to you, because they are a family of hunters themselves. If you have trophies that you need brought back to the United States or are planning a trip to Africa to hunt or anywhere in the world, let TROPHY SHIPPERS handle all of the paperwork, clearances, and shipments for you!

They truly provide an invaluable full service for managing an increasingly more detailed and complex process for the importation of your trophies from start to finish. If you would like to contact them, TROPHY SHIPPERS can be reached at Cell/WhatsApp +1 (847) 927-0101 / Office +1 (630) 595-7300, or via their website, click here.

The Safari Planning Guide
Click here to visit the Africa Hunting Safari Planning Guide, or click the direct links below to visit the individual articles in this section with many useful resources to help you plan and prepare for your African hunting safari:
- Hunting Safari Preparation Timeline
- Safari Planning Resource Guide
- Why You Should Always Use A Hunting Travel Agent!
- Travel, Medical & Evacuation Insurance
- Why You Should Use A Hunting Trophy Shipping & Importation Specialist!
- What You Need to Know About Packing
- Clothing & Footwear List
- Personal Items & Toiletries List
- Hunting Gear List for Rifle Hunters
- Hunting Gear List for Bow Hunters
- Travel Documents & Money
- Tipping Guide

Camouflage clothing is allowed in Cameroon during the actual hunt. I would advise that it only be worn during the hunt and not in town or for travel.

How to Get There
A majority of international hunting clients will fly from their country of origin into Cameroon on a major international airline via Paris which offers direct flights to Douala International Airport or Yaounde International Airport.


Travel Agent Specializing in Hunting Clientele
You may wish to consider using a travel agent that specializes in hunting worldwide or in Africa as they may be familiar with these routes and used to working with these airlines. Specialty travel agents can often get better deals than you can find on major websites or through regular travel agents. I highly recommend TRAVEL EXPRESS, hunting travel specialists, they are the company that I personally use. Jennifer Ginn can help you, she is very knowledgeable and a hunter herself. She can assist you with all aspects of your hunting travel planning from airfare, lodging and car rentals to entry visa's, firearm permits, etc... Click here to visit TRAVEL EXPRESS website

International Airport in Cameroon
- City: Douala - city on the coast, located 200 km West of Yaounde capital of Cameroon
Douala International Airport
Airport Code DLA
Located 6 miles (10 km) outside the city of Douala

- City: Yaounde - capital of Cameroon
Yaounde International Airport
Airport Code YAO
Located 12 miles (19 km) outside the city of Yaounde

Major Airlines Flying into Cameroon


Air France

Lufthansa (Germany)

Swiss International Air Lines

Travel Information
Click here to view the Africa Hunting travel information section, or the direct links below, with many useful articles and resources to help you plan your travel for your African hunting safari, including:
- Importation or Transiting Procedures Through Countries with Weapons
- Laws & Regulations for Hunters Traveling with Weapons
- Airports & Airlines
- Value Added Tax (VAT) Refunds
- Embassies & Consulates

Visa & Travel Documents
All foreigners must be in possession of a passport that will remain valid for at least six months after the intended date of departure from Cameroon as well as a round trip airline ticket.

Temporary entry visas for Cameroon are required by visitors from almost all countries. As the list changes from time to time, it is important to verify if you need to obtain a visa based upon your country of citizenship. Entry visas must be obtained prior to arrival in the country. This should be done well in advance as it can take some time to complete the process which may require sending your passport to their Embassy or Consulate. Entry visa rules can change from time to time, it is important to verify the current regulations before obtaining a visa.

To find out if you need to apply for a Visa in advance, a great resource with free information is Travel Document System (TDS) at If you are in need of a visa, Travel Document System is nationally recognized as a leading authority in the field of international Travel Documents. Travelers are quite often not sure of the specific requirements or documentation required to enter into a foreign country. TDS helps international travelers easily understand what is specifically required of them in order to gain passage into another country and provides visa services for U.S. citizens to most countries for which an entry visa is required

Traveler's Health & ImmunizationsA valid yellow fever inoculation certificate or International Health Certificate including yellow fever proof of vaccination is required upon arrival from all countries to enter Cameroon.

To obtain your hunting license, it is mandatory to get a health certificate from your doctor stating that you are physically fit enough to participate in a big game hunting safari.

CDC recommends that you see a health-care provider who specializes in Travel Medicine. Find a travel medicine clinic near you by clicking here. If you have a medical condition, you should also share your travel plans with any doctors you are currently seeing for other medical reasons.

Recommended Vaccinations Include:
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Typhoid
- Meningococcal Meningitis
- Rabies
- Tuberculosis
- Routine vaccination if you are not up-to-date including Influenza, Polio, MMR (measles/mumps/rubella) and DPT (diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus)

Malaria prophylactics medication is highly recommended and should be considered as mandatory, however we suggest that you visit the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) for their recommendations for travel in Cameroon as mosquitoes in this country are resistant to some antimalarial drugs.

The CDC is most credible online resource for up to date health information. Click here to visit the section dedicated to Traveler's Health specific to Cameroon. Information about vaccinations, diseases, prevention, tips and much more can be found here.

Malaria Map of Cameroon
Click here to enlarge Cameroon malaria map.

Malaria Maps of Africa
Click here for Africa malaria maps, distribution model, endemic / epidemic risk areas, duration of malaria transmission season and duration of malaria transmission season.

Emergency Evacuation and Field Rescue Membership

No matter if it's your first or fifth time hunting in Africa, unavoidable accidents do happen. Whether a medical or security emergency, an evacuation from a remote part of Cameroon could cost well over $100,000. I strongly recommend that anyone traveling to Cameroon purchase a membership with Global Rescue, the only crisis response company that provides hunters with medical and security evacuation and consultation services anywhere in the world, even the most remote areas. Their deployable teams of paramedics and special operations veterans, backed by on-staff physicians and the specialists at Johns Hopkins Medicine, will get to you wherever you are, by any means necessary, and evacuate you all the way to your home country hospital of choice.
Member benefits include:
- 24hr medical advisory services from critical care paramedics and in-house physicians
- Specialists at Johns Hopkins Medicine available in real-time
- Field Rescue from the point of illness or injury
- Evacuation back to the member's home hospital of choice
- Global network of medical Centers Of Excellence
- Deployable medical and security teams
- Evacuation services provided up to $500,000

Memberships start at $119

If you would like to purchase a membership or have additional questions, Global Rescue can be reached anytime at +1 (617) 459-4200, or via, click here.

Travel Advisory from The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs

What you should know before you go. You may obtain international travel information by country, warnings for travelers about crime and public announcements about travel abroad in addition to so much other valuable information

Embassies & Consulates
Cameroon Embassy in the USA

Click here for a complete searchable database of all embassies and consulates from every country in the world including Mozambique.

Bird Hunting Season in Cameroon
From December 1st to July 31st, a hunter will need to request from his hunting outfitter a Group (3) - Small Game or Birds hunting license. This Bird hunting license under Group (3) allows you to harvest all of the different huntable species of birds listed under Group (3). This list is not yet available and quotas per bird species should be discussed with your hunting outfitter.

Bird hunting fees vary from hunting outfitter and by species.

Click here to visit complete list of bird species available to hunt in Cameroon.

Tourism in Cameroon
The Cameroon has no Official Government Tourism web site a good place to explore what options are available for travel outside of your hunting safari. Your hunting safari outfitter may also offer short excursions up to extensive touring through their company as well.

General Information about Cameroon
- Republic of Cameroon (Republique du Cameroun)
- Population 18,000,000
- Capital City Yaounde (1,500,000)
- Languages French (official), English (official) and numerous tribal dialects.
- Official Currency Central African CFA Franc (XAF). Denominations in 10,000, 5,000, 2,000, 1,000, 500 and 100 CFA Francs bank notes. To view images of these banknotes, click here.
- Electricity, the Cameroon standard is 220/240 volts, two-pin 15 amp outlets. Most lodges/camps have generator(s) to power the electricity through rechargeable batteries therefore it is recommended to bring a small power inverter that plugs into a cigarette lighter to invert 12V DC Power to 110V AC for recharging in the hunting vehicle. Generator(s) in most camps are only run during the morning and evening hours and sometimes can be run at other times by special request. Be sure to check with your hunting outfitter in Cameroon what they are using. Click here for more info.
- Country Dialing Code 237

Click here for more information about Cameroon from the CIA World Factbook which supplies a multitude of facts about Cameroon.

Official Government Web SiteOf The Republic Of Cameroon - Presidence De La Republique Du Cameroun
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CAMEROON Species to Hunt

These species may be available on the hunting license in the country; however they may not be available on quota anywhere in the country. Also individual hunting outfitters may or may not be given any quota or have any remaining licenses left for some species.

Some of these species may not be able to be imported back into your country of residence. You can find information on the importation of sport hunted trophies at the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service at Permits or the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) at

Big Five Species
(click on animal name for detailed info and pictures)
Buffalo Dwarf/Forest
Buffalo West African Savannah
Elephant Forest

Animal Species
(click on animal name for detailed info and pictures)
Bushbuck Harnessed
Duiker Bay
Duiker Black-Fronted
Duiker Blue
Duiker Gabon
Duiker Ogilby
Duiker Peters
Duiker Red-Flanked
Duiker White Bellied
Duiker Yellow-Backed
Eland Giant/Lord Derby
Hartebeest Western
Hog Giant Forest
Hog Red River
Hyena Spotted
Kob Western/Buffon
Korrigum/Topi Giant/Tsessebe
Pygmy Antelope Bates
Reedbuck Bohor Nigerian
Roan Antelope Western
Sitatunga Western
Waterbuck Defassa

Bird Species
(click on bird name for detailed info and pictures)
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CAMEROON Hunting Areas Map

Located in central Africa on the northern edge of the Equator, Cameroon is in western Africa in the northern hemispheres. This Atlantic country is bordering the Bight of Biafra and positioned in northern Africa, and bordered by the countries of Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, Chad and Nigeria.


Satellite Imagery of Cameroon
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Latitude/Longitude 3D 87'N, 11D 52'E Yaounde Capital of Cameroon
Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on earth to view map, satellite and hybrid imagery. You can explore rich geographical content by zooming in and out and moving the image by using the arrow buttons in the upper left corner or by clicking on the image and dragging it in the direction you wish to explore. Click here to explore Cameroon.

Cameroon Hunting Areas

Detailed Map of Cameroon Hunting Areas
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Cameroon Major Cities

Detailed Map of Cameroon
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Provinces of Cameroon
Land divisions 10 provinces Adamaoua, Centre, Est, Extreme-Nord, Littoral, Nord, Nord-Ouest, Ouest, Sud and Sud-Ouest.

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CAMEROON Malaria Map

Gradient Map of Distribution of Endemic Malaria
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Malaria Maps
Malaria prophylactics medication is recommended for visitors to some parts of Africa, ask your hunting outfitter and we suggest that you visit the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) for their recommendations for travel to your specific destination as mosquitoes in some African countries are resistant to certain antimalarial drugs.

Distribution Model

Background: This map is a theoretical model based on available long-term climate data. It has a resolution of about 5x5 km. Although it is reasonably accurate, it is not based on actual malaria data and may not reflect the real malaria status. It shows the theoretical suitability of local climatic, and therefore the potential distribution of stable malaria transmission in the average year. Please note that climatic conditions, and therefore malaria transmission, vary substantially from one year to the next. Malaria control activities can also dramatically alter the malaria transmission situation.
Meaning: Where climate is "suitable" (red = 1), malaria is likely endemic (hypo-, meso-, hyper- or holoendemic). "Suitable" areas may have little or no malaria because of malaria control. Where climate is "unsuitable" (white = 0), malaria is likely epidemic or absent. Some "unsuitable" areas may actually have endemic malaria because of the presence of surface water in an area where there is little or no rain. In the marginally suitable areas (0.1 - 0.9) transmission may occur at steady but low levels (eg eastern Africa), or in strongly seasonal cycles with great inter-annual variation (eg western & southern Africa).
Source: MARA/ARMA (Mapping Malaria Risk in Africa / Atlas du Risque de la Malaria en Afrique)

Endemic / Epidemic Risk Areas

Background: The malaria distribution model has been re-classified into endemic and epidemic areas. These risk areas have then been used to calculate the number of people living in endemic and epidemic conditions. In Southern Africa (Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa) "endemic" encompasses regions where the climate is 50-100% suitable, whereas in the rest of Africa "endemic" refers to regions where climate is 20-100% suitable. Different cut-offs were used, because in southern Africa malaria is at the limit of its distribution and has been largely reduced through malaria control. Otherwise, all comments on the malaria distribution model apply to this map also.
Meaning: Endemic areas are defined as "areas with significant annual transmission, be it seasonal or perennial". Epidemic areas are defined as "areas prone to distinct inter-annual variation, in some years with no transmission taking place at all". Since this is a theoretical model, areas defined as "endemic" may be "epidemic" in reality, or v.v.
Source: MARA/ARMA (Mapping Malaria Risk in Africa / Atlas du Risque de la Malaria en Afrique)

Duration of Malaria Transmission Season

Background: These maps are also theoretical models based on available long-term climate data. They have a resolution of about 5x5 km. Although they are reasonably accurate, they are not based on actual malaria data and may not reflect the real malaria status. They are based on the theoretical suitability of local climatic, and therefore the potential duration, onset and end of the malaria transmission season, in the average year. Please note that climatic conditions, and therefore malaria transmission, vary substantially from one year to the next. Malaria control activities can also dramatically alter the malaria transmission situation. More work is ongoing to refine these models.
Meaning: In the Months of Risk model, malaria transmission is strongly seasonal to epidemic (yellow = 1-3 months), seasonal and endemic (light green = 4-6 months) or perennial and endemic (dark green = 7-12 months). Some areas shown as "No transmission" (white) may actually have endemic malaria because of the presence of surface water in an area where there is little or no rain.
Source: MARA/ARMA (Mapping Malaria Risk in Africa / Atlas du Risque de la Malaria en Afrique)

Duration of Malaria Transmission Season

Background: Based on the seasonality model, these maps simply reflect the first and last month of the average transmission season. All comments on the seasonality model apply to these maps too.
Meaning: The colors indicate the month in which the transmission season starts and ends, in the average year. In a few areas there are two transmission season, so that there are two start and two end of season maps.
Source: MARA/ARMA (Mapping Malaria Risk in Africa / Atlas du Risque de la Malaria en Afrique)
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