Cameroon Transportation

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  • Transportation
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  • Transportation
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Cameroon Transportation

  • Gare Routière

    In Englisch you can call it a busstation, but here gather all busses, taxi's, mini-busses and motercycles with the purpose to transport passengers.It can be very crouwdy and hectic over there, so watch out for pickpockets.You alwys find foode stalls and bars in the area.

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  • 4WD or Car? A Challenge for Vehicles!

    If you are visiting the National Parks and some of the more remote areas in Cameroon you will need a 4WD vehicle. We had a saloon car for most of the trip to the South, West and North West but hired a 4WD for our trip to Wum as the roads in the area pretty much end here and you are then driving on tracks. During the rainy season you cannot even get...

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  • Air Leasing - Internal Flights

    We flew from Douala to Maroua with Air Leasing which is the only internal airline in Cameroon. We didn’t realise that the weight limit is only 10kg so I had to re-pack at check in and leave a bag with our guide in Douala. The biggest problem with Air Leasing is the staff who are rude and indifferent. From check in to flight attendants customer...

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  • How to get past a roadblock

    To get past a roadblock without paying you can but a hitchhiking policeofficer in the frontseat. This way noone will stop you because they don´t dare because of the policeofficer in your frontseat may have a higher rank then themselves. Learn more about this: http://www.cameroon-guide.com

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  • La Kribienne

    “La Kribienne” is the bus agency that connects Yaoundé with Kribi and visa versa. You can find the agency in Quartier Mvan in the south of Yaoundé or in the centre of Kribi. Tickets will coast about 3000 cfa and you don’t have to pay for your luggage, but the porters will ask a 2000 for your luggage. The trip will take about 3 hours and don’t be...

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  • Nsimalen Airport - Yaoundé

    Nsimalen airport is located +/-20km away from Yaoundé's city centre.You'll have to pay a departure tax: 10.000cfa = 15euroTransport to/from Yaoundé will coast about 2000/4000cfa

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  • Alliance Voyages

    This agency connects Yaoudé-Bertoua-Batouri-Yokadouma-Moloundou and many other towns in the Eastern province of Cameroon.

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  • Get used to traveling like a canned...

    When traveling around the cities/villages most people taxis. Its the way everyone does it. But be prepared to be sitting next to a mommy and her 4 kids with one on your lap! Everyone pays the same fare not mater how many are in the vehicle because you pay for a seat. If that bothers you then you can pay for 2 seats. You call a taxi by sticking your...

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  • Want to fly cheap? Be ready for...

    If you want to travel to Cameroon from Beijing, here are the most popular airlines that will get you there. Air France flies to Paris and Cameroon every day. You can buy a round trip ticket to Yaounde or Douala for about 22-24,000RMB (around 3,000 USD or 2,200-2,400 EUROS). Sometimes you can get a discount on your ticket. When you fly with Air...

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  • Getting to the villages from Bamenda

    Take a shared taxi from Bamenda to some of the villages in the highlands. Taxis leave from Nkwan park and you may have to change at mile 4 depending on other passangers destinations. Costs:Bamenda - Belo = 900cfa (45 mins)Bamenda - Njinikom = 1200cfa (1 hour)Bamenda - Fundong = 1500cfa (1 hour 20)Taxis run every five - ten mins and leave as soon as...

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  • Taxis - the yellow fleet

    Public transport within the cities is handled by taxis. Most of them are yellow and they dominate the traffic in the cities. Sometimes you get the impression that the majority of the cars are taxis.There are different systems:Taxi ramassageThese taxis go on a special route. You share them with other passengers and have to know where you have to...

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  • Busses between the cities

    Most public transport between the cities is handled by busses. They depart from bus terminals (gare routière).Most of the busses are very old and lack modern convieniences like air conditioning. There are timetables - but don't expect that a bus leaves or arrives in time.The busses have to stop on the road every now and then at toll charge posts....

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  • Air Travel

    The two major international airports of Cameroon are at the capitol Yaounde and the major business city Douala. International connections are mainly to Europe served by the followings airlines:from Paris by Air France From Brussels by SN Brusselsfrom Zurich by Swiss International Air Linesfrom Amsterdam by KLM (only to Douala)

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  • Driving in Cameroon

    Roads in Cameroon are generally in poor condition. Many are badly pot-holed, and street lighting, where it exists, is poor. Pedestrians and stray animals on roads are a frequent hazard. Many vehicles are poorly lit and badly driven.It is recommended that you avoid driving at night in rural areas, particularly on the Yaoundé-Douala trunk road, where...

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  • Motorcycles are fun!!!

    When you’re traveling in remote areas, you don’t always find a bus or car to reach your next destination.When you’re alone and traveling light, you’ve got the possibility to catch a motorcycle.You’ll miss the comfort of a car or bus, but it is an experience at its own.Take your time to look around; you’ll enjoy the beautiful landscapes much more.

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  • Traveling by train

    It’s an adventure on its own, traveling by train.You can go from Douala to Yaoundé and from Yaoundé to Ngouandere and back of course.Traveling by train is safe, but they don’t always leave on time.The vehicles are very old and it’s possible the locomotive gets broken along the way.So you’ll better take a first class ticket, it’s a little bit more...

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  • Bus, Taxi, Tro-Tro.

    A short trip (when you stop a taxi along the road) will cost you 100 cfa.But you’ll also find bus and taxi station in every town.When you take the bus or tro tro the prices are fixed.First inform yourself, the other people know the prices.But you’ll have to bargain for the price of your luggage.Good luck.

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  • Yellow and blue.......

    We travelled in Cameroon by truck. The yellow one is ours. It was nice to travel in this rather open truck at low speed, so normally we had easily contact with the people along the road. On our way from Waza National Park to the border wit Chad we had to travel with two trucks together and also at higher speed, because of safety reasons.We made...

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  • Picturesque Road to Rhumsiki

    From the Nigerian border near Boukoula we took the unpaved road to the north to Rhumsiki. This is the road leading from Garoua to Rhumsiki.On the map it is a ''green'' road, meaning ''a picturesque stretch of road''.And it is really a scenic road, leading through a rather rough and mountaineous landscape.We passed some villages. The difference with...

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  • Sample fares

    Here are some sample minibus fares (from 2001). Transport operators generally quoted the real price when I asked.Kumba-Buea: 1000 CFAKumba- Limbe: 1200Limbe-Douala: 1000Douala-Yaounde: 3500Bamenda-Kumba: 1500Bamenda-Bafoussam: 800Within towns, take yellow taxis. 150 CFA for any distance in Bafoussam, Kumba, Limbe, Bamenda, etc. In Yaounde and...

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  • Get to the north

    (2001) There are really only two options to get to the north of Cameroon. Fly from Yaounde or Douala on Cameroon Airlines, or take the train from Yaounde to Ngaoundere. In either case, you should expect a little bit of adventure (I've heard of people waiting for three days for the pilot to show up, or three days for a derailed car to be moved). The...

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  • take cameroon airlines to and...

    take cameroon airlines to and from cameroon: we have to support our 'stuff'!take a local bus without any fancy gadgets. that's one thing i love and miss the most: riding a bus on a 3 to 4 hours trip arriving at my final destination covered with dust: that's the exciting part!

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