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Sahelo-sudanian “steppes”
Steppes are debased forms of shrubby savan- nahs. Its arborescent flora is scattered and of small height. Steppes in the Far-North region are of two types: a local thick sahelo-sudanian one and a sahelo-saharan less stretched out and limi- ted to the area around Lake Chad.
Cameroon sea shoreline is nearly 320 km long divided into two distinct parts: From Rio del Rey to Cameroon estuary (Wouri, Moungo) and beyond, upstream of the mouth of the Sanaga is a low, very steep coast.
It’s a mangrove and creeks area with an essen- tially sandy coast whose morphology has been strongly influenced by Mount Cameroon in its for- mation process. From the lower Nyong right up to Campo, you find a rocky coast along which bedrock spurs alternate with little sandy bays. The Cameroon coastline has the particularity of being a great tourist area.
The visitor arriving in Cameroon will surely appre- ciate Mount Cameroon’s charms with its slopes full of rare plant species. Furthermore, Limbe and Kribi beaches, which count among the most
beautiful in the world, welcome sunbathing lovers. Tourists attracted by the forest as for them, will enjoy visiting pygmies camping and their life style where people still live fishing, hunting and picking fruits.
Cameroon, stretching from Lake Chad to the equator's borders, on eleven degrees of latitude, offers a glimpse of almost the whole range of intertropical climates. Sizeable reliefs and the proximity of the ocean bring in slight mountai- nous and coastal differences.
High temperatures, increasingly growing from the south to the north (Yaoundé 24°, Kousseri 30°) and showing annual average differences which move the same way.
Rainfall diminish from the coast toward the inner land, and from the south to the north with altitude (Kribi 3000 mm, Kousseri 500 mm water per year).
 Cameroonian beaches are among the most beautiful ones in the world

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