Douala is the largest city in Cameroon, and the capital of Cameroon's Littoral Region. Home to Central Africa's largest port and its major international airport, Douala International Airport. The city sits on the estuary of the Wouri River and its climate is tropical.
Douala is the first city in tropical Africa to have a piped natural gas supply. It has had the highest standard of living among all African cities for the majority of the last 40 years. A very high number of European, American and Asian expatriates live in the city due to its highly developed infrastructure and peaceful environment for successful business and good life.
Things to do and See in Duoala
Douala isn’t much of a tourist town. It’s much more attractive for travellers that are looking for some of the comforts of home in Central Africa. It’s a center of business as well. But, there are a couple things worth seeing.
- Shopping: There is some good shopping to be had on the main strip in Douala. You’ll find lots of imported goods you won’t find elsewhere in Cameroon.
- Place du Governement: The government house is interesting, worth a look.
- Douala Memorials: Another quick stop for a photo.