Cameroon Warnings and Dangers

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Cameroon Warnings and Dangers

  • Pay attention and be careful for logging...

    They drive like cowboys and can be very dangerous for everybody and roads in bad conditions makes it even worse.

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  • Lifafa Travel Agency, double check your...

    I have travelled to Cameroon 3x and have never used a travel agency to travel within the country in the past...and all went relatively well. This time we booked a trip to Korup Park through the Lifafa travel agency in Buea, South West Province, Cameroon/Cameroun (near the Mt. Cameroon ecotourism office which is much better known). Without all the...

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  • The Disappearing Rainforest

    Cameroon is mainly made up of Rainforest in the South. I was shocked to see how much of it was stacked up at the Port in Douala ready to be shipped. I don't know whether it is grown sustainably or not but there was an awful lot of timber there.............I couldn't get out of the car and take a proper photo as one of the workers was shoutig at me...

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  • Don't take pictures of official...

    Taking pictures of official buildings or staff (government, military, police) but also of buildings of strategic importance (like bridges, ports, airports and so on) is strictly forbidden.When I took a picture of a monument in Yaounde someone tried to interrupt me. At first I didn't understand. Later I was told that a high rise building behind the...

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  • Dusty Roads

    During the dry season the roads become very dusty. In and around the bus stations you will find dust-mask for only 50 cfa’s. or just cover your mouth and nose.

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  • Corruption and police road checks in...

    Cameroon is a beautiful country but as with many developing countries there is widespread corruption. I had my fair share of experiences with authorities / corrupt officials whilst in Cameroon. In particular when travelling anywhere you will come across the numerous police road checks. These are in place to check the safety of vehicles, monitor...

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  • No Change

    Most everyone who has travelled in less developed countries is familiar with this problem, but Cameroon must be the "we don't have any change" capital of the world. You can hear this refrain from taxi drivers, restaurants, stands, and even good sized hotels. It occurs not just when you present a relatively large notes--like the ones that always...

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  • Don't travel at night

    Do not travel after dark if you want to avoid theives and pick pockets. Thieves tend to hang around bus stations and taxi ranks after dark. You will generally be O.K inside the stations themselves but beware when you leave. To avoid this problem only travel in daylight. If you are travelling by night bus and arrive early in the morning, stay inside...

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  • Water and GI issues

    Don't drink the water. Either filter it (drops, filter, tablets...) or drink Tangue (bottle water). Follow the simple rules of cook it, peel it...or don't eat it. I had not a one GI issue and i have a very weak stomach. i had more issues in Guatemala. Bring pepto tablets and take 2 if you feel something's going on down there.

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  • Always clean your drinking water.

    When you’re trekking in the rainforests for several days it isn’t always possible to carry a lot of drinking water.So be sure you’ve got disinfectations tablets or a water filter to clean your water when you’re using the rivers.

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  • Elephant charges

    When you're traveling in the forests and you're lucky to encounter a forest elephant.But the elephant isn't happy with your presence, than the roots of these trees can offer you protection, if he attacks you.

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  • Beware of pickpockets

    Cameroon is a poor country and a tourist who can afford to spend money only to visit a foreign country is a millionaire in the eyes of the locals. Many of them do not know how to make a decent living. So be not surprised if they are uninhibited in stealing.Use common sense if you walk in the cities. Avoid crowds if possible. Don't wear jewelry or...

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  • Motivation money for the police

    While travelling in Cameroon you'll encounter police controls very often. So it's a very good idea to have proper documents at hand at every time. But the police may find a problem anyway. And then it can happen that you are asked to give a bit 'motivation money'. You are not obliged to pay, because corruption is illegal in Cameroon too. But if...

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  • Don't drive during the night

    Driving during the night outside of the cities is extremly dangerous. Not only do you risk to damage the car by driving into one of these big road holes. More dangerous are the technical conditions of other cars. During dawn most of the cars drive without light until it is totally dark. And some of them drive without rear lights even in total...

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  • Important Health Notice

    There is currently an outbreak of cholera in Cameroon. The outbreak has mainly affected Douala and the surrounding area, though the disease has recently spread to the capital Yaounde. Since the beginning of 2004, of the 6377 people who have been affected by the disease, approximately 130 people have died. 21 cases in two weeks have been reported in...

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  • local travel

    Here's the latest warnings from the British Foreign Office We advise against all travel to the area bordering Nigeria in the region of the Bakassi Peninsula. The territory is subject to a dispute between Nigeria and Cameroon. The demarcation of the disputed border is on going. Tension in the area remains and localised skirmishes between Nigerian...

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  • Passport controle

    Be careful at the roadblocks, never leave your passport out of sight when you have to give it.When you know your passport and visa are alright, you should NEVER pay a bribe.They'll always ask it, but DON'T pay it.The other people in the bus, tro-tro or taxi will protect you when the officers get annoyed.

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  • Watch out for reptiles and insects.

    Check your tent or hut before you go to sleep.Its always possible that some animals prefer your facilities instead of the forest.When they bite, you're in serious trouble.Medical care isn't always available in these areas.GRrrrrrrrrrr.

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  • Be careful with your passport...

    Be careful with your passport and drivers licence. Better you have some photocopies of your papers. I made a small pocket which I beared around my neck below my T-Shirt and had the copies always on me.Do you know the surname of a police man? They called him 'Mange-mille', what means 'Eat one thousand'. Sometimes with a note of 1000 CFA you solve a...

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  • Watch your bags and belongings...

    Watch your bags and belongings in Yaounde and especially in Douala. However if you look you know what you are doing, you should have little problems. Do not stop while you are walking through any of these cities, and do no acknowledge anyone who shouts out your name. Look for anyone who may shove something in your face, this often done to distract...

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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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