Dangers & Annoyances

Western visitors in Yaoundé are conspicuous, and muggings happen, though you'll be the object of lots of friendly attention, too. Daytime is generally fine, but take taxis at night and be particularly wary around the Marché Central and tourist hotels.

Embassies & Consulates

Entry & Exit Formalities

Visas

If you need to try to extend your visa visit the Ministry of Immigration, and be aware that it might take up to three days. Bring one photo plus money: fees very depending on the whim of the officer.

Internet Access

Your best bet for internet in Yaoundé is the smarter hotels and restaurants for a wireless connection. Try also Cometé Internet.

Money

There are ATMs at most of the major banks in Yaoundé. As always in Cameroon, travellers cheques are problematic to change in banks – try the banks around the cathedral.

Bicec Bank Has an ATM.

Express Exchange For money changing.

SCB Money exchange and ATM.

SGBC Bank Has an ATM.

Standard Chartered Bank Has an ATM.

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