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Yaounde Travel Guide - Travel S Helper


Yaoundé is Cameroon’s capital and, after the coastal city of Douala, the country’s second-largest metropolis, with a population of around 2.5 million people. It is located in the heart of the country, at a height of around 750 meters (2,500 feet) above sea level.

Yaoundé is the country’s political power center.

The majority of the population is Francophone (that is, they speak French), although many (particularly the younger generation) also know English.

Yaoundé – Info Card

POPULATION : City: 2,440,462
TIME ZONE : CET (UTC+1)  Summer:  CEST (UTC+1)
LANGUAGE : 24 major African language groups, English (official), French (official)
RELIGION : indigenous beliefs 40%, Christian 40%, Muslim 20%
AREA : 180 km2 (70 sq mi)
ELEVATION : 726 m (2,382 ft)
COORDINATES : 3°52′N 11°31′E
SEX RATIO : Male: 49.98%
 Female: 50.02%
ETHNIC : Cameroon Highlanders 31%, Equatorial Bantu 19%, Kirdi 11%, Fulani 10%, Northwestern Bantu 8%, Eastern Nigritic 7%, other African 13%, non-African less than 1%

Climate of Yaoundé

Yaoundé has a tropical wet and dry climate with year-round consistent temperatures.

However, temperatures are not as scorching as one would anticipate for a city so close to the equator, owing to the altitude.

Yaoundé has a long wet season that lasts for 10 months, from February to November.

Economy of Yaoundé

The administrative structure of the civil service and diplomatic services account for the majority of Yaoundé’s economy. Yaounde has a greater level of life and security than the rest of Cameroon as a result of these prominent central buildings.

Tobacco, dairy products, beer, clay, glass items, and timber are all major businesses in Yaoundé. It’s also a coffee, cocoa, copra, sugar cane, and rubber distribution center for the area.

How To Travel To Yaounde

BY PLAINDaily flights depart from Brussels and Paris. While the majority of planes land in Douala, these flights routinely carry on to Yaounde without passengers disembarking. Alternatively, one might alight at Douala and go to Yaounde by one of the various bus or rail routes (a 3-4 hour ride)....

How To Get Around In Yaounde

There are city buses, however their routes are restricted.The best option is to use a shared cab. They will slow down for you, but you should still flag and beep to indicate affirmative. Unless you're traveling a great distance or are not going far, you may phone "cent francs"...

Prices in Yaoundé

MARKET / SUPERMARKETMilk1 liter$ 1.95Tomatoes1 kg$ 0.85Cheese0.5 kg$ 7.00Apples1 kg$ 11.00 Oranges1 kg$ 2.40Beer (domestic)0.5 l$ 1.20Bottle of Wine1 bottle$ 7.60Coca-Cola2 liters$ 2.25 Bread1 piece$ 0.55Water1.5 l$ 1.25RESTAURANTSDinner (Low-range)for 2$ 15.00 Dinner (Mid-range)for 2$ 38.00Dinner (High-range)for 2$ 52.00Mac Meal or similar1 meal$ 2.55Water0.33 l$ 1.85Cappuccino1 cup$ 2.90Beer (Imported)0.33 l$ 4.00Beer (domestic)0.5 l$ 1.35 Coca-Cola0.33 l$ 1.35Coctail...

Sights & Landmarks In Yaounde

The city is not very tourist-friendly, although some interesting attractions include the Mvog Betsi zoo (primates and lions, plus a children's playground), the Mokolo market (quite large and in-your-face), Mont Febe, and maybe the swimming pools of some of the hotels.Government offices, a few hotels, and the major market...

Food & Restaurants In Yaounde

BakeriesBakeries are sometimes the only establishments operating on holidays. Le Moulin de France, right off the main strip near Casino in the centre, is a nice (but not inexpensive) establishment.BudgetThere are street vendors everywhere, but a wonderful area to visit is Nlongkak. There is some diversity here, as well...

Shopping In Yaounde

If you need CFA, there are many ATMs located around the city, as well as one at the Hilton in the heart of Yaounde. The Hilton is the only location that accepts MasterCard ATMs. If feasible, you should travel with another kind of card (e.g. Visa). Additionally, there are...

Stay Safe & Healthy In Yaounde

Taxi sharing may be dangerous, even for Cameroonian citizens, as you risk having your phone and wallet stolen. It is advised that you use a private cab that has been recommended to you by your hotel or a friend.Be cautious of pickpockets, who are prevalent. Take caution with your...



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