Yaounde Things to Do
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This is a wonderful place (not in the zoo located in the town) but is around 1 hour outside the town. A fantastic place to see how the primates are taken care by a group of volunteers. A must and a worthwhile visit.
The place is called Mefou National Park and is situated around one hour from the centre of Yaounde. It contains 1044 hectares of forest. At present it has eight electrified enclosures housing Chimps, Gorillas, Baboons, and various species of monkeys. Mefou is the perfect setting for visitors to see Cameroon's unique wildlife in a natural environment.
Call victor who is a nice and helpful person at the park, he can be reached at : 237 77 63 34 69Related to:
- National/State Park
I went to stay there for a week but than I got out in two days. The reason I had booked was because...more
As you can see from the pictures, there are many different things to see. The path (daytime) to the...more
Nice small hotel, clean and well maintained. The staff are very helpful and friendly. This is the...more
I enjoyed about a half dozen good meals here while spending a couple of weeks in Yaoundé in 2010. The restaurant provides a nice change from the routine of Cameroonian restaurants serving a mixture of Cameroonian and French dishes, and the food--although not spectacular--is not bad at all. The nicest feature of the restaurant is its broad shady...more
Great place to eat! They have all the typical rice dishes and seafood platters. They also had a very fine assortment of wine that we partook in! You can sit in their little balcony jungle room, or in the garden they have gazebos and grass tables! Service is friendly, but slow. Shrimp and rice platemore
Nsimalen international airport is the second largest airport in Cameroon and serves many international and national flights. It’s located 30 min. south of the capital.Leaving the airport with a taxi will cost you 3000 cfa during the day and at night it will cost you 5000 cfa. (Also opposite direction)Be careful scams and thieves.more
Yaounde Local Customs
Along the busy streets you find water sellers, for about 10 cfa you can get a large cup fresh water.
It isn't mineral, but tap water!Related to:
- Budget Travel
- Road Trip
Yaounde Tourist Traps
Don't take pictures of government buildings, or of anything that may be military. Any of the local militia 'gendarmes' will try to use this as an opportunity to confiscate your camera. Play along with them though, and offer to buy them a beer, and pay maybe CFA 2000 Francs. Be prepared for a long wait to get your confiscated property back.
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