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Practical Information


When to go?

It all depends on where the tourist wants to go.

The south is entirely wooded, has four seasons in the year: a long dry season from January to March, a small rainy season from April to June, a short dry season from July to September and a long rainy season October to December.

In the north, on the contrary, there are two seasons: a rainy season from June to October and a dry season the rest of the year.

But all this is theoretical, because the nuances exist for example in the west where heavy rains fall in July, August and September and the coast where it rains almost all the time.


A tourist visa is issued to foreigners coming to pay a pleasure trip to Cameroon, by the diplomatic or consular missions abroad. It is valid for 30 days non-renewable, with multiple inputs and outputs.

Tourists from countries where Cameroon is represented can get a visa at the border crossing to their place of entry. As well as package tourists.

The required documents for a tourist visa are:

. A passport valid

. a plane ticket round trip

. An international certificate of vaccination (yellow fever)

. two passport photos taken from the front

. A certificate of accommodation or hotel

. A completed visa application withdrawn from consulates or obtained by post on request, completed and signed, attach a stamped envelope for return. The stamps are sold to the consulates.


The tourist has the temporary importation free of objects for personal use as follows: less than 500g jewelry, clothing and towels, cat and dog, two small-format cameras with 10 rolls of film per device ....

For weapons and ammunition, it is required an import permit.

For the export of animal products: permission of the Authority of the environment.

For the export of art objects in other materials (wood, iron ...) to contact the Chamber of Commerce Industry, Mines and Crafts.

Stamp airport

The stamp airport from Cameroon is 10,000 FCFA 15.50 euros for international flights; 1000 CFA night 1.6 euros for domestic flights.

Currency / Exchange

The local currency is the CFA franc which is pegged to the euro is 1 euro = 656 FCFA.

Banks are generally open to customers from 07 to 15:00.

The exchange is possible only in banks, major hotels and some travel agencies.

The large hotel establishments accept some credit cards.


Urban and interurban

The taxi from town to pick up costs 175 CFA f is 0.26 euro. It is then more in the same vehicle. The taxi racing from one point to another of the city is a price to be discussed, usually 1,500 CFA francs (2.30 euros) an hour, the passenger is alone with his driver.

The taxi from the airport costs 2500 FCF (4 euros) during the day and 5,000 CFA francs (8 euros) a night beyond 18h.

The movement within the country also carried by plane and train. Airfields are in Ngaoundere, Bertoua, Bafoussam and Maroua.

A line of railroad "the transcamerounais" long by over 1500 km through the country from west to east and connects Douala to Ngaoundere through Yaounde.

In villages and urban areas, bush taxis provide regular passenger transport.

Road toll: 500 CFA per vehicle per station.


220 volt, European standard


International country code: + 237 eight-digit local dialing


Foreign tourism will find international cuisine in major hotels and restaurants in the city. However, an excellent cuisine based Cameroonian various products (fish, game, fruit ...) is available in many restaurants in the country.

Local time

All times are GMT + 1

In winter, no time difference compared to Belgium

In summer, one hour less than the time in Belgium.

Work Schedule

From Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The shops remain open until 18h, however, even on Saturdays.


Ambassador Daniel EVINA ABEE


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