Flights to Cameroon: practical information
Cheap airlines to Cameroon
Cameroon is calling! Start planning your holiday in Cameroon with cheap flights to Douala International Airport (DLA). Turkish Airlines, Air France, Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Brussels Airlines and others fly from the UK to Cameroon.
When to book flights to Cameroon
Climate varies around Cameroon with tropical weather along the coast and hot, semiarid temperatures in the north. The summer brings the most rain; so keep that in mind when deciding when to visit. Book your flights at least 5 months in advance.
- Peak season: Winter, November to February.
- Low season: Summers tend to be very rainy.
Flights to Cameroon take around 10.5 hours from London.
Experience Cameroon: what to see, what to do
Cameroon is one of Africa’s most diverse countries with rain forest, desert plains, mountains, plateaus, English-speaking cities and French-speaking ones too. Start in Douala and don’t miss Mount Cameroon and the country’s amazing wilderness reserves.
Essentials in Cameroon
Mount Cameroon: Mt. Cameroon is the highest mountain in Western Africa and is an active volcano. It last erupted in 2012 and attracts hikers and trekkers from around the world. It takes several hours to reach the peak but it can be done in a day. Mary Kingsley was one of the first European to scale it in 1897.
Dja Faunal Reserve: This park has been on the UNESCO World Heritage list since the 1980s because at least five threatened species live in the area including Lowland Gorillas. It’s one of the largest and best-protected rain forests in Africa.
Ngoketunjia: For a good dose of Cameroon culture, head to this north-western city. It consists of 13 different villages and in surrounding by the most gorgeous scenery. Tradition and culture are the most important things for the local Fulani and Bantu people. A handcrafted clay pot is the perfect souvenir from this region.
Find more information on Cameroon Tourism.
Accommodation in Cameroon
Hotels are easy to come by in larger Cameroon cities and decent, clean rooms won’t push your budget. In more rural areas prices and quality standards vary greatly and really depend on the local economy and demand. Camping is not recommended unless accompanied by a local guide.