The South-West Region is one of the two English-speaking regions of Cameroon.
It is distinguished by a rich, permanently green cover of vegetation resulting from heavy rainfall and extensive agro-industrial activity.
The region abounds in a rich array of tourist sites, among which are:
• The relics of buildings dating back to the colonial era, including the palace of the German governor, Von Puttkamer, built at the beginning of the 20th century.
• Mount Cameroon, 4,100m high, which is still an active volcano;
• The Korup National Park, a living natural history museum dating back to 300 million years and enjoying a rare variety of flora and fauna.
• The Limbé Botanical Garden created in 1892 by German horticulturists.
• The Limbé Zoo, open all year round to tourists.
• The Barombi Lake in Kumba, with its luxuriant decor.
The South-West Region also has beautiful beaches of fine grey sand lapped by the Atlantic Ocean.