Are there any special requirements for driving or hiring a car in Cameroon?
Driving in Cameroon is not for the faint of heart, a lack of investment into the nations roads and infrastructure has lead to a very poor road safety record. Roads in the capital and major cities are generally surfaced, however dirt roards on side streets are still common. Rural roads are where the real dangers lie as few are surfaced and heavy rainfall can lead to land slides and deep mud, making progress for even 4x4 vehicles treacherous. There is a lot of pressure on government to invest in roads in Cameroon to aid the overall economy, however process is slow. There are approximately 50,000 km of marked highways in Cameroon, however only 10% of that is paved, just 5,000km leaving 45,000km of unpaved highway.
Unless absolutely necessary, we recommend a private driver or taxi in Cameroon.