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!
I did not have a visa to enter the country cause there was no office in my point of origin, but like most know... where there is money, there is a way.
It really was not too bad, but you need to have someone send a letter to the police or bring with you stating you have been invited. I waited about 2 hrs for my visa and finally got it at 2am! Just try to get one before you go or you are in for a long wait with people that really dont care if you wait forever!
With an exterior façade covered in vines opening into a structure with exposed wooden beams, supports and floors and an open deck facing the mouth of the Wouri River, the Colonial is an excellent place for food, beer and watching the sun sink into the Atlantic Ocean on its daily journey to South America…
Being at the junction where the Wouri River meets the Atlantic also ensures there’s always a nice breeze blowing to keep things cool in the equatorial heat and those blood sucking mosquitoes at bay…
Fondest memory: This is definitely one of the most relaxing places in Douala, I can sit for hours on the Colonial’s deck watching fishermen on the Wouri River hoist their nets into their little dugout canoes…peaceful……I just can’t imagine eating the catch out of the Wouri…not peaceful….
Wherever you go, whatever you do, sampling the local beer is definite must.
What do the locals drink, what beer is most popular, which beer is hardest to find, does it come in a half pint glass just like grandma used to drink…or better still, a full pint glass like I drink??? These are all good questions that need to be answered...
Like most former colonies, the beers from the "motherland" tend to outlast their colonialists...and Cameroon is no different as the beer to drink here hales from France. While in Douala the beer of choice is "33," which is brewed locally by S.A. des Brasseries du Cameroun.
I also sampled Tuborg which is a Danish Beer and brewed by the same S.A. des Brasseries du Cameroun brewery; however, I found the Tuborg to be somewhat less satisfying than the “33”….
And, as usual, Guinness is available if all else fails. Naturally, the black gold is brewed locally by their very own GUINNESS Cameroun S.A. brewery.