Why You Should Visit Douala
Douala is Cameroon’s biggest city offering plenty of exciting opportunities for visitors. Many of the city’s finest attractions can be found around the Boulevard de la Liberte area where travelers can look forward to thriving restaurants and boutique stores. Visitors can also take a stroll down to the waterfront with its many lively bars and cafes and take in the beautiful sea views. If you are interested in an outdoor excursion you can find various beaches lining the coast including at Limbe which offers stretches of quieter beaches. Douala is known for its many interesting works of public art dotted around the city which makes it an enjoyable place to go on a sightseeing tour.
Arriving In Douala
The main airport serving Douala is Douala International Airport which is situated just 10 km outside of the city and ranks as Cameroon’s busiest airport. Once you have landed at the airport, the most convenient way to get to your destination is by taxi, although there a few car rental companies at Douala airport so you can easily get your own vehicle. At the airport there are a few basic amenities and facilities available including a restaurant on-site and duty-free shopping alongside a few souvenir and gift shops.
Travelers looking to catch flights from the UAE to Douala will not be able to make the trip without a stopover as there are no airlines offering direct flights, but there are a few stopover options available including Istanbul.
Douala Travel Information
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Almost all nationals including those from the UAE will have to get a visa in advance before traveling to Cameroon. In Douala the weather is hot throughout the year, with the warmest and driest period falling between January and April when you can expect highs of around 32 degrees. There is a lengthy rainy season in Douala beginning towards the end of April and continuing all the way through to October so make sure you’re prepared for plenty of rain.
* This information is correct as of September 2017
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