Top 10 Things to do in Douala, Cameroon

August 8, 2017 Almeta Stockton

Douala (German: Duala) is the largest city in Cameroon and its economic capital. It is also the capital of Cameroon's Littoral Region. Home to Central Africa's largest port and its major international airport, Douala International Airport(DLA), it is the commercial and economic capital of Cameroon and the entire CEMAC region comprising Gabon, Congo, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, CAR and Cameroon. Consequently, it handles most of the country's major exports, such as oil, cocoa and coffee, timber, metals and fruits. As of 2010 the city and its surrounding area had an estimated population that surpassed 3,000,000 inhabitants. The city sits on the estuary of Wouri River and its climate is tropical.
Restaurants in Douala

1. Doual'Art

Place du Gouvernement | Bonanjo, Douala, Cameroon +23733433259
Excellent
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45%
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4.5 based on 20 reviews

Doual'Art

Reviewed By deboraflowers - New York City, New York

Doual'Art is an art gallery located in the heart of Douala (in Bonanjo, le Plateau Joss). It is very clean, and showcases some of the work done by diverse up-and-coming Cameroonian artists. It has a nice cafe and a nice Terrace for relaxation. It is very good, especially given that it is in the heart of the old city near all the great historic landmarks of the city, such as the post office, the justice palace, the presidential palace, the slave chains, the Mandessi Bell house, the old German maritime headquarters, King Bell's house, the port, and colonial administrative buildings. The personnel of the gallery is very kind, and you learn so much all the time.

2. Musee Maritime de Douala

Rue de l'Hopital, Bonanjo, Douala, Cameroon +237 2 33 42 21 66
Excellent
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

Musee Maritime de Douala

Reviewed By BoonieStomper99

My group of 20 visited this excellent museum and thoroughly enjoyed learning about the history of Douala. The guide was very knowledgable and answered all of our questions. The museum has 3 or 4 floors and a 3D ride. I highly recommend you visit when you are in the city.

3. Discophage

Rue Toyota Bonapriso | Further Italian restaurant on the left side of the street before Idimed, Douala, Cameroon +237 6 77 52 24 78
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5 based on 9 reviews

Discophage

Music Bar ... all styles - Rock, Country, Jazz, Latino etc ... Sound and Video musical trips as required. Whiskeys, Shooters, Cocktails, local and belgian Beers, among others ... Last music news and events played on large screen as well as customers Youtube prefered clips and shows. New year's Eve, Valentine's Day, St Patrick's Day, Rio Carnival etc ... Deco is based on old vinyle records and curios. Tribute to singers, artists a required.

Reviewed By Walter M - Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

My fiancée and I spent a few hours enjoying the adult beverages and the excellent music. The service was very good and the time moved quickly. Will definitely go back.Many Thanks Walt, I appreciate your comment, see you back soon ...

4. Marche des Fleurs

Street R1. 221, Douala, Cameroon
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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3.5 based on 58 reviews

Marche des Fleurs

Reviewed By Matvl

The Marche des Fleurs is definitely worth stopping at. Street side flower vendors selling a variety of cut flowers and arrangements. Less hectic than the adjacent Marche Artisanal which probably has more tourist appeal. Haggle fiercely if you do go shopping - the flowers are lovely.

5. Cathedrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul

Douala, Cameroon
Excellent
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48%
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4 based on 15 reviews

Cathedrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul

Reviewed By Luciano065 - Netherlands

Douala has not many interesting sights to offer. This Cathedral is supposed to be one of them. Both the exterior and interior are rather plain. Nevertheless, it is a moving site to see the people praying. There are two shops in front if the church, selling some basic religious items.

6. Le Monument aux Morts

Douala, Cameroon
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3.5 based on 7 reviews

Le Monument aux Morts

Reviewed By Josephine A

It has been renovated so it's new and it looks nice. The car washers at the side don't make the place nice and it's difficult to even see that there's something of great history there. I was able to take pictures though and got wet by the Fountain. Lol

7. Black Lotus

Tokoto Street 454, Douala, Cameroon +237 6 96 11 63 73
Excellent
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33%
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3.5 based on 3 reviews

Black Lotus

Reviewed By salah37 - Savannah, Georgia

This is a great place to go to before or after a meal. They have one of the best selections of single malts in Cameroon! Cigar selection was decent. Was looking for a Highland Park 18. Not available, but the barman gave us HIghland Park 12 - very liberal pour! Great place to hangout.

8. La Nouvelle Liberte

Quartier Deido, Douala, Cameroon
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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3 based on 31 reviews

La Nouvelle Liberte

Reviewed By Will A - Boston, Massachusetts

This is just a statue, there is nothing to see. You just go here and see if you would like, but it is nothing special or impressive, in my opinion not even attractive.

9. Club Market VIP Lounge

Douala Airport, Douala, Cameroon +237 6 99 13 68 60
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3.5 based on 2 reviews

Club Market VIP Lounge

Reviewed By spanspan - Kaizuka, Japan

プライオリティパスが利用できるラウンジ。ラウンジはデパーチャーホールにあるのであまりゆっくりできない。自分の場合は早めに空港に到着し、チェックインが始まるまでの間利用した。Eチケットを見せればそれで利用可能。
場所は分かりにくく、ターミナルに入口から斜め左先の壁側にお土産店があり、お土産店の横にラウンジの入口がある。この扉あけてもええん??と言うような場所。
ラウンジは飲み物と紅茶、コーヒー、ジュース程度。食べ物はなかった。
ただ、チェックイン前に利用する価値は十分ある。デパーチャーホールを歩いているとワケわからん輩が声をかけてきたり、空港職員だと名乗って引き留めようとするのでとにかく鬱陶しい。しかしラウンジに入るとそんな輩は来ないし、チェックインが始まるとラウンジの女性がチェックインの列まで案内してくれる。お陰で変な輩がその途中自分に話しかけてきても、彼女が彼らを露払いしてくれるのだ。それだけでもとても助かる

10. Fun Center

Bonamoussadi , Carrefour Santa barbara, Douala, Cameroon +237 6 56 55 56 55
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3 based on 4 reviews

Fun Center

Fun Center is the first an only Bowling Center in Cameroon. It includes Bowling, Restaurant and many other games machines such like Air Hockey, Dancing stage, Basket Ball arcade, Boxe Arcade, Racing arcade, Snooker, Baby foot, kiddies rides etc... The restaurant is a mix between fast food and gourmet dishes. Fun Center is open everyday between 11:00 and 24:00.

Reviewed By nickydouala - douala

Had a couple of drinks, & snacks & couple of games..but the bill came at least 8-10k extra with no billing.. Just said that that's how it is. Overall.. It was nice, barring the ripoff..

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