Reasons To Visit Yaounde
Yaounde is the capital of Cameroon and offers many interesting attractions for visitors to explore, a lot of which revolve around the fascinating Cameroonian heritage as the city is home to most of the country’s finest cultural institutions. In addition to this, there are a few fun attractions to visit for all the family including the Mvog Betsi Zoo so there’s something for everyone in Yaounde. You will need a couple of days to see the various museums and landmarks around the city such as the Cameroon National Museum and the Cameroon Art Museum, while the bustling Mokolo Market is an excellent way to see how the locals live in the city.
Arriving In Yaounde Nsimalen
Yaounde Nsimalen International Airport is situated around 30 km from the capital Yaounde and handles a range of international flights. Travelers looking to book flights from the UAE to Yaounde Nsimalen will not be able to make the journey directly, but the airport has excellent connections so you can conveniently travel from the UAE with just a single transfer.
Yaounde Nsimalen International Airport is made up of a single passenger terminal and offers all of the facilities and services you would expect, although don’t expect many options as the airport is rather small. However, there is a restaurant and café on site for hungry travelers, while there are also a few airport lounges where you can enjoy more luxurious surroundings while you wait for your flight. When you have arrived in the country, getting from the airport into the city is possible by hopping in a taxi just outside of the terminal. Alternatively, you could consider renting a car in Yaounde.
Yaounde Nsimalen Travel Information
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As a UAE national traveling to Cameroon, you will need a visa so be sure to complete a visa application in advance of your journey. In Yaounde the weather is warm all year round with average highs of 26 to 31 degrees, with the warmest period falling between January to April. It rains quite frequently in the city, with two distinct rainy seasons from March to June and a heavier rainy season from September to early November. You will need to put your clocks back by three hours to get on local time in Yaounde, while the currency you will need in Cameroon is the CFA franc.
* This information is correct as of April 2018
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