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Yaounde Things to Do

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    by sharatkum Updated Oct 1, 2008

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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 69

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Yaounde Restaurants

  • Street BBQ

    Around six o'clock they start preparing the large chunks of meat on their improvised BBQs. Usually beef, pork or goat with a lot of salt and herbs.When the meats is well done you don't have to worry to become sick.

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  • Good Chinese Food

    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...

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  • Jungle scene!

    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 plate

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Yaounde Transportation

  • TAXI

    You can find this ugly yellow vehicles all around the city. Prices vary from 100cfa(15€ cent) for a shared taxi short distance and each time + 100 cfa the further you go.Travelling solo will cost you min 2000 cfa for a city destination of your choise.

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  • Les MOTO

    The 125cc motorcycles(mostly Chinees) are know as fast and cheap public transport.Ashort trip will cost you 100 cfa.Attention: They don't have helmets or other protection!

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  • Nsimalen Airport

    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.

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Yaounde Local Customs

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    by Wafro Written Sep 4, 2011

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    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!

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    • Road Trip
    • Backpacking

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Yaounde Tourist Traps

  • by cmrlion Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    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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