Yaoundé is the capital city of Cameroon and the Country’s second-largest City after Douala. It lies in the Centre Region of the Country and has a population that exceeds 2.5 million people! You will find both English and French-speaking people in Yaoundé, and the City has an extensive local market that is really worth exploring. Book your flight to Yaoundé with Kenya Airways.
There are a few important things to take note of when travelling to Yaoundé:
There are 2 airports in Yaoundé, one for civilians, and one for the military. The roads are constantly being improved, and it is best to consult your travel or booking agent (Or Tour Company) what the best ways of public transportation are. Alternatively hiring a car is a good choice, although the Cities roads can be extremely busy during the week.
Yaoundé is the capital city of Cameroon is not really geared up for tourism but there are a variety of places and attractions for people to visit.
Yaoundé is an interesting place and is well known for its livestock. It is estimated that there are well over one million chickens in the City, and 50 000 pigs.
The Mvog Bets Zoo will keep you and the children entertained and is a fun half-day outing. You can also visit the Mokolo Market or Mont Febe.
There are a few parks and nature reserves on the outskirts of the City and these are well worth a visit. The Bois Sainte Anastasie and Mefou National Park are just some of the destinations you can visit.
For the people interested in something more local, attractions such as the National Museum of Yaoundé, Benedictine Museum, Blackitude Museum, Centre Culturel Camerounais, Cathedrale de la Paix and the Cathedrale Notre Dame des Victoires can be visited.
Other places of interest include the Cameroon Art Museum, Basilique Marie-Reine des Apotres, the Cameroon National Museum. The Palais du Sport and the Afhemi Museum will also keep you interested and entertained.
The City Centre of Yaoundé is worth exploring if you would like to see the Government buildings, hotels and foreign embassies.
There are an assortment of nightclubs and restaurants in Yaoundé. From bars and dance clubs to gourmet European dishes and Cameroonian delicacies, Yaoundé has it all.
The top 5 restaurants in Yaoundé are:
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