Sights and LandMarks in Yaounde

Yaoundé, spread over 7 hills, is the capital city of Cameroon. It is in the southern part of the country. The 20th-century Notre Dame des Victoires cathedral has a striking triangular roof. Nearby, in the Lake Quarter, the former presidential palace is home to the National Museum, with cultural exhibits such as masks and sculptures. Farther west, Mvog-Betsi Zoo is home to primates rescued from the bushmeat trade.

 

Mvog-Betsi Zoo

The Mvog-Betsi Zoo is located in Yaoundé, Cameroon and is administered by the Ministry of Forestry and Fauna in Cameroon. There is a wide range of species at the zoo, including big cats, reptiles, and birds of prey.

 

Blackitude Museum

This is an ethnographic museum in Yaoundé-Cameroon. The museum project began in March 1998 from a commitment of its founding president Her Majesty Ngo Nab [1] Fo I NANA Agnes Sunjio through her deep desire to save what remains of the artistic heritage in Cameroon. As a member of the royal family Bahouoc (Department of Nde in the western province of Cameroon), she carefully protected and preserved collections of art objects which were bequeathed by his father and by kings of other chiefdoms of Bamiléké of western Cameroon.

 

The Reunification monument

Cameroon’s Reunification Monument was constructed in the 1970s to memorialize the post-colonial merging of British and French Cameroon. Located in Yaounde, it was designed by Gedeon Mpondo and Engelbert Mveng. This monument is therefore a physical representation of the reunification between French and British Cameroons, hence a depiction of the hopes and dreams of a bilingual Cameroon.

In addition to its historic significance is its enchanting display of architectural impressiveness enhanced by the erstwhile staircase. The banquet hall at the basement and the flamboyant garden that radiates life around the monument, making it an ideal location to sit and admire nature.

 

Benedictine Museum of Mont-Febe, Yaounde.

Examine all sorts of peculiar items and works of art that portray the nation’s diverse culture at Benedictine Museum of Mont-Febe. Part of a nearby monastery overlooking the city, the well-maintained venue has a total of four display rooms, surrounded by trimmed lawns and exotic decorative trees. Once you enter, grab a catalogue to fully immerse yourself in the ethnographic museum’s mission, history, and exhibits. Inspect a variety of artifacts as you walk through the corridors, including unusual bronze and wooden statues, ivory pipes, and tribal masks. You can purchase a copy of the book-catalogue as a souvenir.

 

National Museum

The Cameroon National Museum located in the capital city of Yaoundé has become a major point of attraction for many Cameroonians and visitors from across the globe. The origin of this historic building dates back to the 1930s when the colonial masters were still in control of the territory.

 

If your are interested by the history of Cameroon and knows about people who fights for independence of Cameroon you have Statue of Charles Atangana. This statue is located in Yaoundé, is a patriotic gentleman who fight for independence of Cameroon. In the same case you can find also a The monument of Colonel Leclerc which is a historic site located in the heart of the city of Yaounde. On August 27, 1940, Colonel Leclerc becomes the Commander of French Cameroon, appointed by General De Gaulles.

 

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