West Region – Cameroun
The West Region (French: Région de l’Ouest) is 14,000 km² of territory located in the central-western portion of the Republic of Cameroon. It borders the Northwest Region to the northwest, the Adamawa Region to the northeast, the Centre Region to the southeast, the Littoral Region to the southwest, and the Southwest Region to the west. The West Region is the smallest of Cameroon’s ten regions in area, yet it has the highest population density.
As home to the enterprising Bamileke (Bamiléké) tribes, the West is an economic bright spot and one of Cameroon’s more developed regions. This progressive development is tempered by the strong traditional culture that persists among the Bamileke and the province’s other major ethnic group, the Bamum (sometimes Bamoum, Bamun, Bamoun)
Otherwise known as feutsap is the town of the Bamileke tribe of Cameroon.out there if you are more adventurous you can climb the famous bamboutous mountain a good encounter with mountain breez.
The Region as a whole is a super-cultural hub in the country, with its numerous Fondoms and a strict respect of culture and their astonishing buildings. You could still extra miles oh!! Visit its various neighbourhood; Famla, Banego, Kamkop, Djeleng, Tamdja, Eveché, and Haussa Quarter all unique in their culture. Go deep through the coffee, tobacco and tea farms with a taste of it from the source and walk through local coffee processing and brewery industries.
Discover the famous Palace of Bamoun Sultans which is a historic building in the town of Foumban, the capital of the Nun. It is the seat of the Kingdom Bamoun, where resides the chief-superior of the peoples of the valley of the east bank of the Nun. Sultan Ibrahim Mbomba Njoya in the courtyard of the palace.
Live the Bamoun history through its Royal Palace which contains a museum with all the historic information on the origine of the foumban native. Foumban is one of Cameroon’s major attractions and an important center of traditional African art.
View the beautiful palace, completed in 1917, resembles a medieval chateau. It houses the Sultan’s Museum, which contains a multitude of royal gowns, arms, musical instruments, statues, jewellery, masks and colourful bead-covered thrones carved in the shapes of the men who sat on them.
A few hundred metres south of the palace is the Musée des Arts et des Traditions Bamoun. This extensive collection has exhibits on Bamoun history and art, including cooking implements, musical instruments, pipes, statues, masks, gongs and an ornately carved xylophone. The road that connects the two museums is the Rue des Artisans, home to sculptors, basket makers, weavers and embroiderers, and one of the best places in Central Africa to buy wood carvings you can’t leave without one.