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Best time to visit Cameroon

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The best time to visit Cameroon is June-July

While Cameroon is a popular destination to visit all year round, June-July is the ideal time to go due to a number of factors such as the climate, cost of travel and accommodation, as well as avoiding peak holiday periods.

In the summer months, temperatures can reach as high as 36℃ (97℉) in Yaoundé, Cameroon. The average Yaoundé temperatures in winter reach lows of around 23℃ (74℉), while the coldest it gets down to is about 23℃ (73℉). Other areas in Cameroon can sometimes get even colder than this – You can check out the climates of other popular destinations below.

The sun stays up the longest in Cameroon in December, so you’ll get the most out of your daytime activities if you visit around this time. On average it rains the most days in July, making it the wettest month of the year. Although it’s the wet season, it can often rain a little bit during the day or evening but have fine weather for a majority of the day too, so don’t let this put you off.

Below you’ll find loads more detailed information about when to travel to Cameroon, including a monthly climate breakdown for the top destinations and loads of tools and recommendations to help you find flights and accommodation to suit your budget.

Warmest month

March

Least rainfall

December

Most daylight

December

Cameroon seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Cameroon is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Best time to visit the top destinations in Cameroon

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
YaoundeMay-July
33℃
20℃
33℃
21℃
32℃
21℃
31℃
21℃
30℃
20℃
28℃
20℃
27℃
20℃
27℃
20℃
27℃
20℃
27℃
20℃
29℃
20℃
31℃
20℃
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Top FAQs

Cameroon is in Africa.

Check out these guides for the top must-see destinations in Cameroon:

The warmest month of the year in Yaoundé, one of the most popular places to visit in Cameroon, is March.
The driest month of the year in Yaoundé, Cameroon, is usually around December each year.

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