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Health & safety

Dangers & annoyances

Douala has a poor reputation for muggings and you need to be streetwise. Taxis are always a good idea after dark, and leave your valuables in your hotel. The beggars near Hôtel Akwa Palace can sometimes be aggressive.

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While you're there

Medical services

Pharmacie de Centre (Blvd de la Liberté)

Pharmacie de Douala (Blvd Ahidjo)

Polyclinique Bonanjo (342 7936; Ave de Gaulle) For medical emergencies.

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