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How To Get Around In Yaounde

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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” and your destination. In certain instances, you may be asked how much “paye combian?” you intend to paid. Simply mention 300 francs (in French…) and you should be good. Additionally, you may say “depot” if you want the cab all to yourself. This will cost you extra, perhaps about 1000 francs; bargain in advance. Additionally, you may hire by the hour for around 2500 or 3000 francs per hour. Negotiate in advance and pay no more than 3000.

If a taxi does not stop for you, it is most likely because it is being driven by someone who has rented the whole vehicle. Taxis are typically limited to four passengers, however some drivers may accommodate up to six (four in the back, two in the front). Trust your own judgment when boarding a cab with suspicious-looking individuals. The motorist should have a valid driver’s license visible in the rear-view mirror; you may verify that the picture matches.

Motos (motorcycle taxis) are also available. Avoid using them; they are very harmful.

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