You’re going to see all the major sites of Yaoundé on this tour around town. There’s a lot packed in, but you’ll come away from the day knowing the city, its history, its culture, and even where to grab a drink with locals later on.
Once we’ve picked you up at your selected hotel, your Yaoundé tour will start with a drive over to the Independence Monument, honouring Cameroon’s independence, proclaimed in 1960. You’ll also see the City Hall garden, and we’ll take a short walk around as you learn about the administration of the region and the country of Cameroon as a whole.
After that, we’ll visit a local handicraft centre, where you’ll have the chance to shop for local designs and chat with local artists. Cameroon’s handicrafts are very rich and varied, so you’re sure to find that special souvenir from Yaoundé to take home with you or to give to a friend!
Next up, we’ll ride towards Kennedy Avenue, where you’ll get to the see the commercial activities in Yaoundé, as well as the famed bronze bust of John F. Kennedy, commissioned to honour JFK as founder of the Peace Corps. We’ll then continue on to the Reunification Monument, built as a reminder of October 1, 1960, when British Cameroon and French Cameroon joined as one. We’ll also visit Our Lady of Victories Cathedral, and you’ll spot a few administrative buildings, such as the French Embassy, national assembly, ministry of defence, and important sites such as the King Charles Atangana monument. Through all this, you’ll be able to ask questions about the country’s complicated history, and your local guide will put it all in perspective for what it means today for locals.
Finally, we’ll take a drive up Fébé Mountain, and at the top we’ll take a break for you to enjoy a spectacular view of the city. We’ll also visit the Mount Fébé Monastery and the grotto of Santa Maria. This area is rich in history and tradition for the city, as the population of Yaoundé is mostly Christian, and the grotto was a place of worship designated by the Mayor of Yaoundé in 1978. Located on the mountain, just to the side of the grotto, it is a frequently visited site for those heading up Fébé Mountain.
We’ll finish off with a ride through the Bastos and Nlongkak quarters. Bastos is the diplomatic neighbourhood of Yaoundé, where you’ll find embassies, residences of high authorities, and the headquarters for big companies. The neighbouring district of Nlongkak is a busy area and marks the crossroads of Yaoundé’s north, south, east, and west.
We know there’s a lot of info to take in on this Yaoundé tour, but don’t worry. At some point along the tour, we’ll be sure to pop into a local bar or café where you can grab a drink alongside locals and enjoy a relaxing chat with your guide. It’s the perfect time to get the answers to any questions that you might have missed earlier during the tour.
After our tour of the city, we’ll return you to your hotel, but now armed with plenty of #localsknow tips to help guide you through the rest of your stay in Cameroon!
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, transportation, entrance fees, drink.
Exclusions: Food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at your hotel for pick up. Please check your hotel details are correct on the voucher.
If your details are not correct, it is very important to please email us to confirm your correct pick up hotel using the contact details on the voucher. If you prefer you may also phone the change through to us during business hours.
Additional Information: The duration of tour may change due to traffic conditions.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the