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Money & Shopping in Cameroon

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Cameroon uses the Central African CFA franc (XAF). The Central African Republic, Chad, the Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, and Gabon all use it. While the CFA franc (XAF) and the Western African CFA franc (XOF) are technically distinct currencies, they are used interchangeably in all CFA franc (XAF & XOF)-using nations.

The French Treasury backs both CFA francs, which are linked to the euro at €1 = XAF655.957.

ATM’s

Many banks, such as SGBC, provide master card and Visa ATM withdrawals, and may be located in most major cities. Since 2014, all Ecobank ATMs in Cameroon have been able to accept cash withdrawals using Master and Visa cards.

Shopping

Local handicrafts at Marche de Fleurs (Douala – Bonapriso neighborhood) and fresh seafood and prawns in Youppe hamlet near Douala are two excellent ways to spend your money (early morning).

Unless you’re at a shop or a restaurant, you’ll have to haggle for everything. Demand a discount of 20% to 50% off the initial price.

How To Travel To Cameroon

By plane Cameroon may be accessed through the following routes: Paris (Air France)Brussels (Brussels Airlines)Lagos (Virgin Nigeria and Bellview Airlines)Nairobi (Kenya Airways)Amsterdam (KLM Royal Dutch Airlines)Casablanca (Royal Air Maroc)Addis Ababa (Ethiopian Airlines)Istanbul (Turkish Airlines) Airport personnel, or just hangers-on, may attempt to assist with baggage in order to get more euros/dollars from...

How To Travel Around Cameroon

By plane Camair-Co is presently flying domestically and as a national airline. By train Camrail, operates rail services from Yaoundé, the capital, to Douala, the maritime city, and Ngaoundéré, the northern metropolis. While bus travel to Douala is faster and more dependable, the best method of ground transportation to the north is...

Visa & Passport Requirements for Cameroon

Except for residents of Mali, Chad, the Central African Republic, and Nigeria, the majority of visitors will need a visa, which should be obtained before to arrival. There are several types of visas available, including airport transit visas, visitor visas for visiting friends and family in Cameroon, business visas for...

Destinations in Cameroon

Cities in Cameroon Yaoundé (French speaking)Bafoussam (French speaking)Bamenda (English speaking)Buea (English speaking)Douala — the largest city and main centre of trade in Cameroon. (French speaking)Garoua (French speaking)Limbe (English speaking)Ngaoundere (French speaking) Other destinations in Cameroon Dja Faunal Reserve is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.Korup National ParkMt. Cameroon, the highest mountain...

Food & Drinks in Cameroon

Food in Cameroon There are many excellent eateries in the area: Bonapriso quarter: Sorento, Bistrot Latin, Peche Mignon, Oriental Garden (Chinese), Alladin (Lebanese), Paradise (nice English bar), Piccolla Venezia (Italian), Ovalie (classy, expensive), Le Bouchon Lyonaise (French), Le BOJ (French), Le CabanonBonanjo quarter: Chez Wou (Chinese), La CigalleAkwa quarter: Le Senat...

Culture Of Cameroon

Music and dance Cameroonian rituals, festivals, social gatherings, and storytelling all include music and dancing. Traditional dances are carefully structured and segregate men and women, or prohibit one sex from participating at all. Dances serve a variety of purposes, from sheer amusement to religious devotion. Music has always been passed...

History Of Cameroon

The area that is now Cameroon was originally inhabited during the Neolithic period. Groups such as the Baka have been around for the longest time (Pygmies). Bantu migrations into eastern, southern, and central Africa are thought to have begun here about 2,000 years ago. Near AD 500, the Sao...

Stay Safe & Healthy in Cameroon

Stay Safe in Cameroon Violence is uncommon, so be cautious about wearing jewelry or anything else that might set you out from the crowd. If you are unfamiliar with the region, use a cab after dark. Be warned that Boko Haram, a Nigerian jihadist organization, collaborates with other Islamists and Salafists...

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