Situated at an average altitude of 1,550m above sea-level, the North-West Region is one of high plateau dominated by a mountain chains reaching a peak of over 3,000m high in the Oku Mountains.
The landscape is covered in grassland and offers a captivating spectacle characterized by the panoramic contrast between plains surrounded by mountain ranges, and deep valleys which sometimes feature rivers interspersed with waterfalls and numerous crater lakes.
Outside the rainy season (from July to October), throughout the rest of the year, the region offers a climate which encourages tourism. It enjoys gentle and fresh temperatures hovering around 22°C.
Bamenda, the region's main built-up area and regional capital, is both a modern and traditional town. It is an important commercial centre and a main crossroads for routes leading to all parts of the region.
An interstate highway is 350km (220 miles) long known as the “Ring Road”, allows visitors to admire the region in all its diversity: from traditional chiefdom, landscapes, lakes and waterfalls to wildlife reserves, etc.