Top 10 Things to do in Douala, Littoral Region

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.

1. Doual'Art

Place du Gouvernement | Bonanjo, Douala, Cameroon Museums, Shopping, Art Galleries
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4.5 based on 27 reviews

Doual'Art

Reviewed By deboraflowers - New York City, New YorkNew York City, New York

Cameroonian contemporary art amidst the old historic city

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

2. Musee Maritime de Douala

Rue de l'Hopital, Bonanjo, Douala, Cameroon Museums, History Museums, Children's Museums, Science Museums, Specialty Museums More
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4.5 based on 20 reviews

Musee Maritime de Douala

Reviewed By BoonieStomper99 - Colorado Springs, ColoradoColorado Springs, Colorado

Outstanding maritime museum

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

3. Marche des Fleurs

Street R1. 221, Douala, Cameroon Museums, Shopping, Art Galleries
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3.5 based on 69 reviews

Marche des Fleurs

Reviewed By Matvl

Lovely spot

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 shoppi

4. Cathedrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul

Douala, Cameroon Sights & Landmarks, Sacred & Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Churches & Cathedrals More
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3.5 based on 22 reviews

Cathedrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul

Reviewed By Luciano065 - NetherlandsNetherlands

Not that special

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, sellin

5. Club Market VIP Lounge

| Douala Airport, Douala, Cameroon Traveler Resources, Airport Lounges
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Club Market VIP Lounge

Reviewed By Larkin H

Fine lounge

Ok, is this a “five star” lounge? No not at all. But my rating is high because it is so much better than any other possible thing you can do in Douala airport! DLA is terrible. After immigration there is nothing. Hardly even a place to buy a water. The lo

6. Marche Artisanal de Douala

Douala, Cameroon Shopping, Flea & Street Markets
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3 based on 4 reviews

Marche Artisanal de Douala

Reviewed By Matvl

Artisanal tourist area great for curios

Located next to the Marche des Fleurs this is the largest Artisanal market in Douala. Selling curios and other household items ranging from ceramic pots and woven baskets to tourist items, masks, sculptures and ubiquitous African tat. There are also a fai

7. La Nouvelle Liberte

Quartier Deido, Douala, Cameroon Other
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3 based on 33 reviews

La Nouvelle Liberte

Reviewed By wtchate - Boston, MassachusettsBoston, Massachusetts

Nothing to see, just a statue

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.

8. Le Monument aux Morts

Douala, Cameroon Sights & Landmarks, Monuments & Statues
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3 based on 10 reviews

Le Monument aux Morts

Reviewed By Josephine A

Day 8 in Douala

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

9. Musee Provincial de Douala

Douala, Cameroon Shopping, Museums, Art Museums, Art Galleries More
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3 based on 1 reviews

Reviewed By Jean V - Saint-Germain-en-Laye, FranceSaint-Germain-en-Laye, France

Musée pas trés connu

Douala ne dispose pas de beaucoup de musée alors lorsqu'on découvert celui-ci, on a tout de suite voulu le visiter. Musée pas très connu et plutôt petit, mais pas mal pour Douala.

10. New Bell Mosque

Douala, Cameroon Sights & Landmarks, Sacred & Religious Sites
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2 based on 1 reviews

New Bell Mosque

Reviewed By malongm - Douala, CameroonDouala, Cameroon

Une mosquée pas digne de Douala

Une mosquée mal entretenue située dans un environnement insalubre .Douala mériterait mieux.Lieu inesthétique et peu propice au recueillement.

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