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Stay Safe & Healthy In Yaounde

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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 luggage, wallet, and other valuables at marketplaces (especially Marché Mokolo and Marché Central) and other areas with a high concentration of people (including at nights when out drinking). Keep your hands close to your pockets and be prepared to seize an individual if you suspect they stole your phone, wallet, or handbag. Photographing sensitive places is strictly prohibited. This seems to contain military installations, as well as embassies and ambassador homes. If in doubt, it may be prudent to refrain from taking the photograph rather than risk having a military or police officer erase all your photos or seize your camera.

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...

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