The capital city of the Far North Region in Cameroun, Maroua stretches far along the banks of multiple rivers and into the slopes of the Mandara Mountains. With a population of more than 200,000, Maroua is no small settlement and continues to grow and prosper. The island might still rely heavily on agriculture and traditional exports, but there's plenty to entice tourists from far and wide looking t explore this region of Cameroun and one of the most alluring spots in Central Africa.
One for those who enjoy the great outdoors, Maroua is a majestic destination that offers plenty of natural wonders. Once you've spent an afternoon or two idling about the markets in town or musing at museum exhibits, make sure you've freed up some time for a visit to Waza National Park.
The park covers more than 1,700 square kilometres and home to a wide variety of indigenous wildlife and flora you won't find anywhere else. Apart from its wildlife, Waza National Park has a spectacular vegetation flowing between the Sahel and Sudan savanna.
The skyline of the city is dominated by the Mount Maroua which adds to the already beautiful setting maroua has. Maroua city also has the University of Maroua.