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    Tourists Guide To Yaoundé & General Information

    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!

    An Overview & Informative Guide To Yaoundé

    You will find both English and French speaking people in Yaoundé, and the City has an extensive local market that is really worth exploring.

    What You Need To Know About Yaoundé

    There are a few important things to take note of when travelling to Yaoundé.

    When Is The Best Time To Visit Yaoundé?

    The best times to visit Yaoundé and the rest of Cameroon are in the dry season, between November and February.

    Do I Need A Visa To Visit Yaoundé?

    Generally, if you are not a resident of Cameroon, you will require a Visa to enter Yaoundé.

    What Should I Pack To Visit Yaoundé?

    Depending on what time of year you are travelling to Yaoundé 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.

    Do I Need Vaccinations To Visit Yaoundé?

    When travelling to Yaoundé and anywhere else in Cameroon, you should make sure your vaccinations are up to date, and that you have been vaccinated against Yellow Fever.

    Transport & How To Get Around Yaoundé?

    There are 2 airports in Yaoundé, one for civilians, and one for 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.

    Attractions And Places To Visit In Yaoundé

    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.

    Where To Go When Visiting Yaoundé?

    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 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.

    How Old Is Yaoundé?

    Yaoundé has a history that dates back to the 1880’s and became the Capital City of Cameroon in 1922.

    Where Can I Go To Eat In Yaoundé?

    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:

    • Café Platinum
    • Café de Yaoundé
    • La Salsa
    • Mahima Restaurant
    • Kajazoma Hotel & Restaurant

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