Cameroon Tourist Traps

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Cameroon Tourist Traps

  • Euro / CFA - Impossibe to Change Money!

    We found it really hard to change money in Cameroon. I took Euros, as I was advised to do, but still had terrible trouble getting money changed. The flight from Casablanca arrived in the very early morning so the change bureau was closed. Although it was closed when we left and that was late afternoon!At the hotels we were told we could change...

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  • Poor Visibility Spoiling Your...

    I assumed that the Cameroon skies would be clear and blue and that my photographs would be sharp and clear. Unfortunately a lot of places the sky was incredibly hazy and the visibility was very bad indeed. It tended to be worse in the mornings but often didn't clear all day. The worse area we found was the "Ring Road" area around the Grasslands in...

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  • Phone calls

    When you make a phone call in an internet-café or phone-shop you can expect a phone call when you’re back at home. Some operators guard the phone numbers you’ve dialled and they use it afterwards to ask for money or an invitation letter.

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  • Money haggling

    You can usually haggle for any price you want, food at the market, taxis, buying anything on the street. But its also hard to haggle when you have no idea what a good price is. As for taxis I would ask the people who worked at the hotel or restaurant I was at. Hotels is a little bit harder. Some places will have it all written down and you can't...

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  • Yellow fever - not really a joke

    Vaccinations are required for a reason. Some airlines won't let you on the plane without it (like Air France). Some airports won't let you into the country without it (like Douala). But the most important - you really really don't want to get sick while traveling.Airlines like as Ethiopian Air neither Cameroonian Embassy will ever tell you that you...

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  • Airport Porters

    When arriving at Douala airport you will be met in the luggage hall by an army of porters trying to get you to use their 'services'. If you decide to take one or rather if you do not decide to make it very clear that you do not want to take one, then they will push your trolly 10 metres through customs and outside where they will demand a large...

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  • Bribing Customs

    After collecting your bags in Douala airport you will have to pass through customs. Here they will ask for a bribe to let you go through unsearched. DO NOT pay them. It only encourages them to continue doing it to other travellers. As long as you have nothing illegal in your bag then a quick search only takes 2 mins. When i arrived they were busy...

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Cameroon Hotels

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  • Hotel Akwa Palace

    920, Boulevard de la Liberte, Douala, 4007, Cameroon

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Couples

  • Hilton Yaounde

    I went to stay there for a week but than I got out in two days. The reason I had booked was because...

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  • IBIS DOUALA

    This hotel has recently been renovated. The rooms are small but modern and well-kept.

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  • Merina Hotel Yaounde

    As you can see from the pictures, there are many different things to see. The path (daytime) to the...

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  • Le Meridian Douala

    35 Avenue Des Cocotiers

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Couples

  • Hotel Djeuga Palace

    Nice small hotel, clean and well maintained. The staff are very helpful and friendly. This is the...

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  • Le Meridien Douala

    Not quite up to the normal Meridien standards but that aside it is not too bad a hotel which covers...

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  • Hotel Mont-Febe

    I think at the considerable room rate that they charge for a night (> 100 EUR in my case), one...

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  • Vallee des Princes

    Boulevard de la Republique, Douala, BP 6934, Cameroon

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

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