The city of Bamenda is in the Northwest Region of Cameroon, a distance of 366km from the capital Yaoundé. Originally an amalgamation of seven different villages, the city came together as a confederation of peoples for defensive purposes. Bamenda and the surrounding Northwest region are the only parts of Cameroon which are predominantly English speaking, the rest of the country being Francophone.
As a regional hub, transportation to the city is easy enough by road and there are plenty of bus connections to the main cities around. The airport here is disused meaning the closest airport is in Douala, a distance of 220km.
Cultural places to visit include the Mankon Fon and Bali Fon Palace which has a lot of ancient architectural structures to admire. The most popular attractions for those who choose to travel to Bamenda are outside the city; the mountainous terrain offers wonderful views across the city and the Ndop plain.