Douala is the largest city and the commercial centre of Cameroon.

Get in

By plane

The Douala International Airport (IATA: DLA) serves as the main entrance point in the country. Camair-Co (national carrier) is the main service provider to the city of Douala. Other airlines also fly to Europe - Air France (Paris), Royal Air Maroc (Morocco), Brussels Airlines (Brussels) and Turkish Airlines (Istanbul). Several airlines provide links to African destinations.

Flights to Douala with major airlines are not available daily, hence a flexible schedule and a timely reservation is required.

On flights out of Douala a cash-only airport tax of FCFA 10 000 is payable after you have checked in but before passport control.

By train

Passenger services are operated by Camrail. There are several daily services from the capital Yaoundé, brand new Intercity trains takes 3:45 h to complete the journey. There's also a slower service from Kumba twice a week.



Mediterranee (Greek and Pizza),

Saga Africa,

Alladin (Lebanese),

La Sorento (Italian pizzas),

Kali (Barbecue),

Le dernier Comptoir Colonial (Fish, Prawn)


Meridien Hotel,

Sawa Hotel,

Ibis Hotel,

Vallée des Princes Hotel,

The Douala Gingerbrook Hotel,

Halmari Hotel,

Karkson Hotel,

Borduav Hotel,

Veavousa Hotel



English and French language broadcasts can be heard on BBC World Service on 101.3MHz.


Go next

This article is issued from Wikivoyage - version of the Wednesday, August 13, 2014. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.