The Cameroon volcanic line is a 1,600 km chain of volcanoes. It ranges from islands in the Gulf of Guinea , Mount Cameroon, and western Cameroon and along the border region of eastern Nigeria to Lake Chad area. The Cameroon volcanic line extends through both Ocean and the continental crust and its geologically unusual. The Cameroon volcanic line consist of Six offshore volcanic swells that have formed islands while on the mainland it starts with Mt Cameroon towards the northeast (Western highlands). The western high plateaus is home to the Cameroon highland forest and consist of Volcanic swells inland like Mt Kupe, Mt Oku 3,011m, Mt Mbapit 1,988m, Mt Manengouba 2,411m and Mt Bamboutu 2,679m. This western grassfields also features many crater lakes being created as a result of water filling dead volcanoes. Some of these lakes include Lake Mfou on Mt Mbapit, Lake Barombi Mbo in Kumba, Manengouba twin lakes on Mt Manengouba, lake Awing, Lake Dschang and more.
This area is also an important watershed for Cameroon because of its high rainfall and relief.
Hiking Mt. Fako
- Mount Fako
- Hike Mt Cameroon the highest peak in Central and west Africa. Visit the Cheifdom of Bandjoun and the Sultanate of Foumban to understand the two different types of cultures making up the western Grassfields.