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Practical Info

Health precautions

The following Health and Vaccinations precautions are recommended:

  • Malaria prophylaxis. - Malaria risk - mainly in the malignant (P. falciparum) form - exists throughout the year in the whole country.
  • P. falciparum resistant to chloroquine and sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine reported.
  • We also recommend that you travel with your yellow fever card.

What to do in Yaounde?

  • Have a life time experience at the Mefou National Park with the Chimpanzees, Gorillas and Baboons. 
  • The park is approximately one hour drive from the centre of Yaoundé and spreads over 1044 hectares of forest. 
  • Mefou is the perfect setting for visitors to see Cameroon's unique wildlife in a natural environment.

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Emergency Contacts

  • Police: dial 17 (from landlines) / 117 (from mobile)
  • Ambulance/ Emergency: +237 22 23 402
  • Fire Services: dial 18 (from landlines) / 118 (from mobile)

You are unlikely to encounter problems during your stay provided you take the usual precautions and refer to the safety tips.

Safety Tips

  • Please take precautions as you would in any large city.
  • Use bottled water as a safety precaution.
  • Keep to busy and well-lit areas.
  • If you get lost, go to an open business and ask for help.
  • Do not leave your valuables unattended.


  • Voltage: 220 V
  • Electrical Frequency: 50 Hz
  • Plug type: C or E

Import regulations

Free import into Cameroon:

Maximum allowed:

 - 400 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 5 packs of tobacco;

 - 1 bottle of an alcoholic beverage;

 - 5 bottles of perfume


Currency import regulations

1. Residents:

a. Local currency (CFA Franc-XAF)  if arriving from:

-  For the CFA Franc, there are no restrictions.

-  Outside the CFA Franc : up to XAF 20,000.

b. Foreign currencies: no restrictions.

2. Non-Residents:

a. Local currency: up to XAF 20,000.

b. Foreign currencies: no restrictions.



Currency export regulations


Local currency (CFA Franc-XAF). If coming for:

1. Touristic purposes: up to XAF 20,000.- per journey.

2. Business purposes: up to XAF 450,000.- per journey.

Foreign currencies: no restrictions.



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