Cameroon Travel Guide

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Cameroon Highlights

  • Pro
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    IngaRita says…

     Great if you speak French and English, people are warm in the villages, inexpensive, Malarone works the best. 

  • Con
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    IngaRita says…

     Not so great if you don't speak French, begging, make sure you know the season, taranchullas, hard to be a vegetarian here, don't drink the water, take your malaria prophylacxis 

  • In a nutshell
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    Wafro says…

     Cameroon is all in ONE 

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Douala

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Cameroon/Littoral_Province/Douala-1948477/TravelGuide-Douala.html

39,35,6

Yaounde

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Cameroon/Province_du_Centre/Yaounde-1942411/TravelGuide-Yaounde.html

22,49,4

Bamenda

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Cameroon/Province_du_Nord_Ouest/Bamenda-1949786/TravelGuide-Bamenda.html

15,13,0

Limbe

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Cameroon/Province_du_Sud_Ouest/Limbe-1946614/TravelGuide-Limbe.html

14,14,0

Kribi

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Cameroon/Province_du_Sud/Kribi-1946778/TravelGuide-Kribi.html

16,40,0

Maroua

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Cameroon/Province_de_l_Extreme_Nord/Maroua-1946101/TravelGuide-Maroua.html

4,6,0

Bertoua

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Cameroon/Province_de_l_Est/Bertoua-1949481/TravelGuide-Bertoua.html

3,6,0

Kumba

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Cameroon/Province_du_Sud_Ouest/Kumba-1946774/TravelGuide-Kumba.html

1,4,0

Buea

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Cameroon/Province_du_Sud_Ouest/Buea-1948925/TravelGuide-Buea.html

7,2,0

Mankon

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Cameroon/Mankon-1946166/TravelGuide-Mankon.html

0,7,0

Belabo

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Cameroon/Province_de_l_Est/Belabo-1949537/TravelGuide-Belabo.html

1,2,0

Yokadouma

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Cameroon/Province_de_l_Est/Yokadouma-1942354/TravelGuide-Yokadouma.html

10,15,0

Batouri

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Cameroon/Batouri-1949596/TravelGuide-Batouri.html

Batouri

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Cameroon/Province_de_l_Est/Batouri-1949598/TravelGuide-Batouri.html

0,3,0

Abong Mbang

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Cameroon/Province_de_l_Est/Abong_Mbang-1950503/TravelGuide-Abong_Mbang.html

0,1,0

Douala

See all 39 Douala Tips
  • Swimming for a small fee.

    Douala Sports & Outdoors

    There are no public swimming pools in Douala for as far as I know.So if you like to cool off and your lodging facility doesn't offer you the opportunity for a refreshing dive, you should go to a top end hotel and ask if you can enter the swimming area for a small fee.3000cfa for a few hours.

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  • Hotel Akwa Palace

    Douala Hotels

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

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

  • Woodcarvings

    Douala Shopping

    In the new district "Airport new town" near the junction Nelson Mandela on the Edea road, you'll find several souvenir shops with high quality woodcarvings, statues, masks and jewelery for a democratic price.If you like to bargain.

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Yaounde

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  • TAXI

    Yaounde Transportation

    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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  • Hilton Yaounde

    Yaounde Hotels

    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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  • Street BBQ

    Yaounde Restaurants

    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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Bamenda

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  • Day Trip to Fons Compound

    Bamenda Things to Do

    A short drive from Bamenda is the residential compound of one of the local fons (chiefs) and his several dozen wives. I used the excellent but rather expensive rental care service operating out of the Ayaba Hotel, but it is also possible to take a taxi. The tour is not expensive and includes an extremely interesting museum. One of the fons' wives...

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  • Belo Visitors Centre and Tourist...

    Bamenda Things to Do

    If you would like to explore the countryside, do some trekking or go horse riding then head to the village of Belo (45 mins taxi from Bamenda). Visit the Berudep Visitors Centre and Tourist Information to get details on walks and treks. Berudep are a non profit organisation with a focus on developing eco tourism.

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  • Handicrafts Centre in Bamenda

    Bamenda Shopping

    This is a great craft shop offering all types of arts and carvings from Cameroon but especially from the N/W. The great thing about Prescraft is it's fair trade policy ensuring that the craftsmen get a fair price for their workmanship.

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Limbe

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  • TOURIST PARADISE

    Limbe Things to Do

    Once at the Opec city, you can create time, spend time and enjoy the beauty of nature such as:-the Limbe botanical garden with its rich and divers plants species,a center for recreation,education,relaxation,research etc;-the Limbe wildlife center,a center for the rehabilitation and protection of some endangered animal species;-the mount Cameroon,an...

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  • Lava Flows across Major Highway

    Limbe Off The Beaten Path

    Along the main highway from Douala to Limber and not far from town, a major eruption of Mount Cameroon in 1999 resulted in a tongue of lava about 15 meters high flowing across the main coastal highway. The lava did not reach the sea, and a short detour has since been built. An effort was made to convert the site into a tourist attraction by...

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  • Limbe Wildlife Center

    Limbe Things to Do

    This small zoo houses a somewhat bedraggled collection of Cameroonian wildlife, mainly monkeys and apes, in somewhat cramped and rundown quarters. It is a good place to see a variety of local fauna, and the management is probably doing the best it can with a limited budget, but it is nevertheless a rather depressing scene. Travelers with access to...

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Kribi

See all 16 Kribi Tips
  • Best French restaurant at Kribi

    Kribi Restaurants

    Fresh and good fooed prepared by a French Chef. original dishes with fish, shrimps, lobsters directly from the sea dn local fishermen. Resturant is situated on the Beach. professional staf and service - good prices Fish, shrimps, Lobsters

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  • UNDERCURRENT

    Kribi Warnings and Dangers

    Watch out for the undercurrent when you step into the sea for a swim. First gain information by the locals before going into the sea for a refreshing dip.

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  • Local Fishermen

    Kribi Local Customs

    Many people along the coastline in Kribi are fishermen. They have a pirogue made of large lumber trunks. Sometimes they stay in sea for two days, before they sell their catch at the local fish market near the port.

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Maroua

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  • WAZA National Park

    Maroua Things to Do

    Visiting Waza is probably the most likely reason a tourist would visit the Far North Region, and although my visit was for business, I did manage to visit the park. I arranged my visit through work contacts, but there are several operators in Maroua that offer tours of the park. From Maroua, it takes a bit over two hours to reach Waza over a...

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  • Motorcycle Taxis

    Maroua Warnings and Dangers

    About the only public transportation available in Maroua is provided by motorcycle taxis; however, most everyone I talked to--including some who use them--urged me not to use them. Many of the drivers are unlicensed and have little driving experience, and no one wears a helmet. A local hospital administrator told me that his hospital now treats...

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  • Flights to Maroua from Douala and...

    Maroua Transportation

    Air travel to and from Cameroon's northern provinces has been in flux ever since the collapse of Air Cameroun several years ago. I had a very hard time obtaining information about current service on the Internet in May, 2010, as most of the little information one can find is outdated. After much wasted time, I finally found that current service was...

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Bertoua

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    by Wafro Written Nov 11, 2011

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    This is the most reliable transport agency who connects the Eastern province with the rest of Cameroon.
    You'll find the depot in the city centre. Try to buy your tickets a day in advance.

    Related to:
    • Backpacking
    • Jungle and Rain Forest
    • Budget Travel

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Kumba

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    by Over60 Written Jan 26, 2011

    In January, 2010, a friend and I visited Barombi Mbo, a crater lake near Kumba. The lake is only a couple of miles from the center of town and is easily accessible. Unless you have a four wheel drive, however, you'll need to leave your vehicle at the entrance and walk the half mile of so on the very poor road to the lake. The lake is indeed beautiful, and there is an aging and poorly maintained shelter with picnic tables. Several local people were enjoying what looked to be a refreshing swim while we were there, The area is a nature reserve, but there is a village on the other side of the lake, which can be reached by dugout canoe or a walking train that I was told takes about an hour.

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Buea

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  • The Best Restaurant and Bar in Buea -...

    Buea Restaurants

    Newly opened, The Strand is the best place to relax while having some truly delicious meal and ice-cold drinks. We spent two weeks in Buea and we got addicted to The Strand for obvious reasons. Unlike the other restaurants and bar in Cameroon, the staff at The Strand are very polite and understanding. The level of hygiene is excellent, comfortable...

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  • Good Quality Cameroonian Restaurant

    Buea Restaurants

    While spending ten days in Buea in 2007, I ate a number of meals in this local restaurant. Both the food and the service were very good, and the standard of sanitation appeared to be above average. Dishes served are primarily Cameroonian and include some items unfamiliar to Western travelers, but everything I tried was excellent, and the wait staff...

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  • Top Drawer Buea Restaurant

    Buea Restaurants

    I have eaten three meals here while in Buea on business. The restaurant, located in the Chariot Hotel on the outskirts of Buea, is surely the most elegant in town (see picture), and it is a good place to entertain business associates or friends. The prices, although not at all high by developed world standards, are the highest in Buea....

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Belabo

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    by Over60 Written Jan 14, 2011

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    At Sanaga-Yong, near the small city of Bélabo, the US based NGO, In Defense of Animals, operates a shelter for chimpanzees that have been rescued from poachers or from being kept illegally. It's an impressive facility, where the chimps, although caged, are kept in very large fenced enclosures with a very natural environment that gives them room to roam. Visiting the facility provides a chance to not only see the good work that IDA is doing, but see the chimps in something like a natural habitat. The facility contains an educational center that visitors can peruse, and tours are available at specific times, which are unfortunately not listed on the organization's web site, but could probably be obtained by e-mail from the home office in the US.
    The only difficulty with visiting the Center is reaching it. Transportation to Bélabo is available by a good paved road or by train, but unless you have your own vehicle, you would need to hire a taxi for the 30-40 minute drive to the site, as I was told that bush taxis pass only intermittently.

    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Jungle and Rain Forest
    • Eco-Tourism

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Yokadouma

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  • No internet but portable phones work

    Yokadouma Warnings and Dangers

    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.

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  • Shopping

    Yokadouma What to Pack

    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.

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  • Bushmeat restaurants

    Yokadouma Restaurants

    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.

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