Hotel Sawa

488 Rue de Verdun, Douala, 2345, Cameroon
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Travel Tips for Douala

Air Ivoire

by africateach

This airline is not bad, but I would bring a sack lunch with you! As with most airlines in West Africa, turbulance is NOT a rare occurance!

The good thing is YOU HAVE NO CHOICE! Airlines are limited to getting here from West Africa!

Hike along Mt. Cameroon's 1999 lava flow...

by Cabana_Boy

Along the coastal road North of Douala and passed the town of Limbe, the road is abruptly cut-off by the last few meters of a lava flow that originated 14 kilometers to the East and up the slopes of Mt. Cameroon during an eruption in March 1999. Although the lava flow is obviously cool enough to climb and walk on some five years after the eruption, locals will tell you that steam still rises from the molten mass of rocks when it rains. The lava flow stopped some 200 meters short of reaching the Atlantic Ocean, disrupting traffic between Batoke and Bakingili. Fortunately, the lava flow did stop; otherwise, traffic would have to detour all away around Mt. Cameroon instead of the short curve of the coastal road around the end of the flow that exists today.

Anyway, the lava flow is remarkable to say the least. As you approach the lava flow driving along the coastal road, this mass of black volcanic rock sits on the road like an impenetrable wall. Climbing the 7 to 10 meters to the top of the lava flow can be somewhat tricky as volcanic rock tends to crumble, but once on top the sight of all the black volcanic rock in this massive flow rising abruptly from the surrounding lush green jungle is incredible. As far as the eye can see, the lava flow extends up the slopes of Mt. Cameroon and just beyond the end of the flow is the dark blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean, quite an awe inspiring sight…

Just a stop-over

by africateach

As most people have to do, I stayed a night in Douala because the flight got in towards dusk and as anyone who has been to most west and central african countries knows... NEVER TRAVEL AT NIGHT!!!

Stayed at a decent hotel that had a view of the airport and the city screams... oops, I meant lights!

buzzy Douala port

by The-Joker

I made some expedition in the jungle with a taxi driver who had to put hot chocolate on his car number because he was not allowed to go out town to mont Cameroun -

I went to see a banana plantation, met local and expat and coming back had to bribe a sergent to be in peace - it cost me 10 dollars, not deductible

I saw a local figure there, a charismatic general who wanted to set a business of ethnic market in France


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