Download GPX file for this article
4.059.7Full screen dynamic map
Africa > Central Africa > Cameroon > Coastal Cameroon > Douala

Douala

From Wikivoyage
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Douala is the largest city and the commercial centre of Cameroon.

Understand[edit]

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

The Douala International Airport (DLA IATA) serves as the main entrance point in the country. Camair-Co (national carrier) is the main service provider to the city of Douala. Other airlines also fly to Europe - Air France (Paris), Royal Air Maroc (Morocco), Brussels Airlines (Brussels) and Turkish Airlines (Istanbul). Several airlines provide links to African destinations.

Flights to Douala with major airlines are not available daily, hence a flexible schedule and a timely reservation is required.

On flights out of Douala a cash-only airport tax of FCFA 10 000 is payable after you have checked in but before passport control.

By train[edit]

Passenger services are operated by Camrail. There are several daily services from the capital Yaoundé, brand new Intercity trains takes 3:45 h to complete the journey. There's also a slower service from Kumba twice a week. The central station in Douala, 1 Bessengue station (Gare de Bessengue) is located just off Blvd. de la Réunification.

By car[edit]

The Route Nationale 3 (N3) from Yaoundé to Limbe and the Route Nationale 5 (N5) from Bafoussam to Douala are the two main roads linking Douala to other cities of the country.

By boat[edit]

There are passenger ferries, usually one sailing per week, from Bata and Malabo, both located in Equatorial Guinea.

Get around[edit]

Map of Douala

See[edit]

  • Douala Memorials, Douala water park, Douala shops
  • Place du Gouvernement
  • La Pagode

Do[edit]

Buy[edit]

  • Ecobank. have ten Master card / visa card ATMs all over Douala

Eat[edit]

Mediterranee (Greek and Pizza),

Saga Africa,

Alladin (Lebanese),

La Sorento (Italian pizzas),

Kali (Barbecue),

Le dernier Comptoir Colonial (Fish, Prawn)

Budget[edit]

Mid-range[edit]

Splurge[edit]

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

Ibis Hotel, Vallée des Princes Hotel, The Douala Gingerbrook Hotel, Halmari Hotel, Karkson Hotel, Borduav Hotel, Veavousa Hotel

Budget[edit]

Mid-range[edit]

  • 1 Planet Hotel, Akwa, west of the city, +237 33 43 31 31. Modern and marginally maintained hotel which is convenient for airport. Wireless internet works well, air conditioners do not. Rooms are generally clean and have TV with a few English channels. If you need entertainment, there is a nightclub across the street. 55000 CFA.
  • 2 Peninsula Plaza Hotel, Voie Makepe Est (North side of the city), +237 347 1741. A modern hotel which is on the northern side of the city. Rooms are quite good, with air conditioning. Internet might not work and hot water from in room boiler may not work. 25000 CFA.

Splurge[edit]

  • 4 Hotel Sawa, 488 Rue de Verdun.

Connect[edit]

Stay safe[edit]

Cope[edit]

English and French language broadcasts can be heard on BBC World Service on 101.3MHz.

Consulates[edit]

Go next[edit]

This city travel guide to Douala is an outline and needs more content. It has a template, but there is not enough information present. Please plunge forward and help it grow!