Yokadouma is located in the South-eastern corner of Cameroon and far away from civilization. The local restaurants very often serve bush meat, it is a cheap source of proteins and the locals like it a lot.
There are other alternatives to eat, it is a lucrative business and it doesn’t support the sustainable protection of the forest inhabitants.
They do the best they can to provide you and you company with the best food in town.
There is no menu, so you always have to take the menu of the day.
Favorite Dish: They serve cool beers and also have wine and whiskey.
Alliance Voyages is the only public transport agency who connects the Eastern province with the rest of Cameroon.
Yokadouma - Bertoua will cost about 6500 cfa
Yokadouma - Moloundou will cost 8000 cfa
The depot is located 500 meters away from the elephant statue, try to book a seat one day in advance and confirm your depart 1 hour before departure.
Just as in all the other African cities you'll find Chinese 125cc motorcycles for taxi transport.
You should pay 100 cfa for short trips and 200 for destinations a little further.
When you arrive in the Elephant hotel the owner takes his dust sweeper and beats you up with it. Don’t be afraid they do it with everybody and it is to serve you in the most decent way.
There probably aren’t any elephants left in the proximity of 50 km, but they used to be very common around here.
That’s why they call this town Yokadouma. These days Yoka is an expanding and still growing city who attracts fortune seekers and everything that comes along with it.
The statue in the middle of town speaks for itselfs.
Water isn’t always running as we want to. Some places are self sufficient and provide their guests with water out of a tank. This water probably is contaminated with some dirty micro organisms that aren’t useful for our health.
Boil it before consuming or just use it for a refreshing shower.
When you arrive in Yoka, as they call it over here, you don’t find any internet facilities.
Phones will work as long as the power plant is working. Portable phones work and sending messages or contacting the home front isn’t a problem.
Luggage and bags: Yokadouma is the only relatively large city where you can buy your provision for your jungle trips in the rainforests of the eastern province. Prices are a bit more expensive than in all the other parts of the country, this because of the transportation costs. You can find almost everything around here, except camping gear or decent pharmacies.