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Introducing Douala


Located in the southwest of the country and acting as the administrative center of the Littoral (Coastal) region, it attracts attention with its cosmopolitan atmosphere. Douala was founded by the Portuguese in the 15th century as a colonial port and was known colloquially as the “armpit of Africa” owing to its location in the gulf region. After Kinshasa it is the second biggest port of Africa and 95% of the country’s import business is done here. With its tropical climate, Douala invites you for a vacation full of adventure amongst the rainforests.

Doualai is known for:


Nature and Wildlife Entertainment and Shopping History and Art

Quick information

NEARBY CITIES
Bonaberi (18 km)
Yassa (13 km)
Boro (21 km)
CURRENCY
CFA Franc BEAC (XAF)

COUNTRY CODE
+237

ELECTRIC POWER
C,E

TIME ZONE
GMT +1

AVG. PRICE OF A COFFEE
€0.98

AVG. PRICE OF A MEAL (2 PEOPLE)
€25.78

Average Temperature

Douala airport information

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PUBLIC TRANSPORT:

There is no public transport from the airport to Douala city center.

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TAXI:

You can get to the city center using the taxi service that operates from the airport. As the drivers don’t use a meter, you will need to negotiate the price. If you are prepared to bargain, you can get there for around 5,000–8,000 Central African CFA francs. The journey takes around 20–30 minutes.

Average taxi price: 5,000–8,000 Central African CFA francs

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