Douala is Cameroon’s largest and richest city, although not the Country’s capital, it is the capital of the Cameroonian Littoral Region. Douala houses Cameroon’s largest port and the international airport and therefore handles most of the Country’s exports. Book your flights to Douala (DLA) with Kenya Airways and get ready to explore Cameroon.
Douala is the most expensive city to live in on the African Continent and is in the top 30 of the World’s most expensive cities. There are lots of things to do and see in Douala!
There are a few important things to take note of when traveling to Douala.
The best times to visit Douala and the rest of Cameroon are in the dry season, between November and February.
Generally, if you are not a resident of Cameroon, you will require a Visa to enter Douala. Check the latest Cameroon visa requirements
Depending on what time of year you are traveling to Douala will influence what you need to pack. Generally, summer clothes, something warmer for early mornings and evenings; sunscreen, forms of identification and a camera should be taken with. Insect Repellant is also a good thing to pack.
When traveling to Douala and anywhere else in Cameroon, you should make sure your vaccinations are up to date, and that you have been vaccinated against Yellow Fever.
Douala has an extensive road network, which is the most developed in Cameroon. It is best to consult your travel or booking agent regarding making your way around the City. Cars and Vans can be rented from the Douala International Airport, and are your best bet for travel.
Douala is well known as Cameroon’s largest city. It is a vibrant and busy place with the famous Boulevard de la Liberte that has a lot of shops and superb restaurants.
The shops in Douala are a must for any shopaholic. There are also attractions like the Douala Water Park, Douala Memorials, and Hotel Akwa Palace, La Pagode, Doual’art and the Place du Gouvernement to keep you busy.
There are also places such as the colorful flower market (Marche des Fleurs), which is a much-loved destination and the Douala Provincial Museum.
The best and closest beach in Douala is in Limbe, which used to be called Victoria (Named after Queen Victoria), and there is some superb beach on white sand, perfect for sun tanning and relaxation. The water currents are known to be strong, so when swimming just exercise caution. There are a variety of fresh fish restaurants and cocktail bars along the beach to make you happy, and this is definitely worth a day trip. If there are any fishermen on your trip, they can also organize an angling excursion from here. The fishing can be quite good at Limbe and there are lots of shops that offer homemade treats and hand made crafts.
Douala is full of restaurants to suit all people’s needs and classes, from cocktail bars to steak houses; there is plenty of variety to choose from.
The top 5 restaurants in Douala are: