Douala Flights and Travel Guide

Douala

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Douala

9.94472220

3.75527780

W. Central Africa...
(GMT +1 hrs)

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Douala - introduction

Situated along the banks of the Wouri River, Douala is the largest city in Cameroon, a country in West Africa. It is Cameroon's largest port, and commercial capital of the country. It is home to approximately 3 million people that includes a large expatriate community of mostly French and Lebanese. The city is the richest in the CEMAC region and also the most expensive in Africa.

Douala can be divided into quarters. Bonanjo is the administrative center, Akwa has the nightlife and along the main thoroughfare and at the waterfront are the restaurants, bars and cafes. The city's main attraction is Hotel Akwa Palace where visitors can enjoy a peaceful cup of coffe. The Musee de Doula will provide a glimpse into Bamoun and Bamileke art, and is located on the second floor of the Hotel de Ville. Douala has a lively nightlife and several good restaurants.

Only one hour's drive away the moutain resort of Mt Abu can be explored. Mount Cameroon is the highest moutain in West Africa and offers trekking and birdwatching tours. It is a good daytrip from the city. The beach resort Limbe is also just a daytrip away. Great beaches can be found at Kribi, three hours' drive away from Douala.

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Douala - Climate

Douala has a tropical monsoon climate with hot and humid weather year round and more or less constant temperatures around 26˚ C. Rainfall is abundant and the major rainy season is from July to October. The wettest month is August.
The drier part of the year is between November and February. The driest month is December.


January average temperature 26 deg Celsius 48 mm rainfall
February average temperature 26 deg Celsius, 76 mm rainfall
March average temperature 26 deg Celsius, 188 mm rainfall
April average temperature 26 deg Celsius, 234 mm rainfall
May average temperature 25 deg Celsius, 302 mm rainfall
June average temperature 25 deg Celsius, 475 mm rainfall
July average temperature 23 deg Celsius, 706 mm rainfall
August average temperature 23 deg Celsius, 714 mm rainfall
September average temperature 25 deg Celsius, 589 mm rainfall
October average temperature 25 deg Celsius, 417 mm rainfall
November average temperature 25 deg Celsius, 147 mm rainfall
December average temperature 25 deg Celsius, 53 mm rainfall

 

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Douala - When To Go

The main tourist season is during the drier part of the year, from November to March.

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Current weather in
Douala
Tstorms early. Mostly cloudy. Warm.
30°C
24°C

Sunday
Tstorms early. Mostly cloudy. Warm.
Chance of Precip.: 66 %
Wind: SSW 9 km/h

Isolated tstorms. Mostly cloudy. Warm.
30°C
24°C

Monday
Isolated tstorms. Mostly cloudy. Warm.
Chance of Precip.: 64 %
Wind: SSW 11 km/h

Isolated tstorms. Mostly cloudy. Warm.
30°C
23°C

Tuesday
Isolated tstorms. Mostly cloudy. Warm.
Chance of Precip.: 63 %
Wind: SSW 9 km/h

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