The capital of the Southwest Region of Cameroun, Buea lies on the slopes of Mount Cameroun and offers spectacular views of the imposing mountainsides and lush vegetation beyond. More than 150,000 people call Buea home, with many smaller villages only a short journey from the outskirts of town. The Buea and the surrounding regions enjoy a more moderate climate than other places in Central Africa thanks to its higher altitudes and more regular rainfall.
There's countless places to explore and discover when you visit this regional capital. The area is renowned for its high instance of colonial buildings and palaces, along with impressive university buildings and other formal institutions. Road and rail links allow easy access to this corner of Cameroun, meaning you can travel in from more populous destinations before spending some time in this sleepier region of the country. Simply relax and enjoy the tranquillity of your surroundings, or grab your hiking gear and take to the slopes of the eponymous mountain that towers over the town.