Douala travel guide

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You're Going to Love Douala

Douala is one of Africa's most successful cities, with a well-developed infrastructure and stable society that has made it a busy and modern metropolis. It's an economic center not just for the country, but the region, and has the largest port in Central Africa.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Douala

When to Visit Douala

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With temperatures that average between 77 and 83 degrees during the course of the year, most tourists choose to visit during the somewhat drier months of November to March.

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How to Get to Douala

Airports near Douala

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Where to Stay in Douala

Stay in luxury at the Hotel Akwa Palace, with a great central location. The Hôtel Akena City offers stylish furnishings and a sunny roof terrace to enjoy.

Popular Neighborhoods in Douala

Where to stay in popular areas of Douala

How to Get Around Douala

The Cost of Living in Douala

Shopping Streets

The large Marché Central (Central Market) is located on Rue Congo Pariso. The Place de l'Independance is another hub for street traders from all over the region.

Groceries and Other

Score is where to find European and American-style groceries, with well-stocked shelves. A quart of milk costs about CFA490 and a dozen eggs costs roughly CFA1,015.

Cheap meal
Cheap meal
S$ 3.38
A pair of jeans
A pair of jeans
S$ 61.90
Single public transport ticket
Single public transport ticket
S$ 0.56
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
S$ 1.28

Where to Eat in Douala

Dine on a menu of international fusion at La Fourchette, where mains like grilled zebra fillet or stuffed crab start at CFA7,000. Eat local with an upscale flair at Saga Africa Restaurant, with Chinese dishes and pasta on the menu to round out the variety. Main dishes start at CFA4,000.