Yaounde City Tourfrom
Yaoundé is an exciting and cosmopolitan city in Central Africa. Our Yaoundé tours offer the ideal way of getting out and experiencing the sights, smells, and sounds of this vibrant city and its surroundings of the ever-fascinating Cam Capital.
It is one of the major tourist attractions of the Center region. Situated approximately 35 km from Yaoundé on the road to Mbalmayo, the Ebogo site is on a bank of the River Nyong fitted out for angling, hiking in canoes to contemplate the nature, especially the many species of butterflies. On the road leading to the Ebogo site, one can visit the basketwork workshops and balafon making artists. Balafons are traditional musical instruments made of pieces of sticks mounted on calabashes.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Leisurely
Group Size Medium Group
The Day tour offers a lot in terms of location, but also is very informative and provides a peek into Cameroon history, culture, and daily life. The city was previously surrounded by forest and is always in constant expansion, but still has a great climate that allows you to plan a perfect day out and about.
Yaoundé, the administrative center of the region and the political capital of Cameroon is home to several places of interest for their cultural, historical, ecological and religious values. Here, one can visit:
The Cross of Lorraine or Leclerc Monument which symbolizes the call for unity by the Gaullists during the Second World War;
2.The National Museum or the former Presidential Palace, which was also formerly the Residence of the French Governors, built to its current architecture by Governor Marchand
3.The ALCAMOR Building (seat of the Legislative Assembly of Oriental Cameroon) where was celebrated the autonomy of Oriental Cameroon on May 10th, 1957 by the first Cameroonian Head
of Government, Mr Andre Marie Mbida.
The statue of Charles Atangana, the last Chief of the Ewondo and the Bene people, appointed by the Germany Kaiser in the 1940s.
5.The Reunification Monument, built in 1972 in memory of the reunification of the Englisll-speaking and French-speaking Cameroons in 1961.
-Hotel pick up and drop off
– Tour Guide
– Entrance fees
– Food and Drinks
Pickup from airport
This morning, after breakfast between 9am and 10am, you will be picked up from your accommodation in Yaounde.
Our first stop today will be at the Independence Monument. This monument is a representation of Cameroon’s independence from France that was proclaimed on January 1, 1960. A very important and special part of history that you’re guide can happily inform you about. While we are in the area, we will spend some time to admiring the City Hall Garden and take a stroll through it. While we are at City Hall, your guide will give you some information regarding the administrative organization of the Region and the Country before we make our way to the Handicraft Center.
The Handicraft Center in the city recently hosted the fifth International Handicraft Exhibition. The center is part of a government initiative to promote the country’s craft work and as a result create employment for locals. At the center, there are beautiful pieces to observe and it is truly a wonderful experience getting to experience some of Cameroon’s culture through local art.
Once we are finished at the center, we will make our way to Kennedy Avenue, the business district of the city. This area is always quite busy and there is always a lot of action to experience here. Once we arrive, we will see the monument of John F. Kennedy at the beginning of the avenue. The statue is made in honor of JFK as founder of the Peace Corps in Yaounde.
We will then continue on to the Reunification Monument.This monument stands for the reunification between French and British Cameroons. Situated amongst a beautiful garden, the statue represents and important part of Cameroon’s past, present, and also plays a significant roll in their future.
Next we will make our way to the beautiful Our Lady of Victories Cathedral. Here we will have a chance to spend some time and walk around visiting the surroundings of the Reunification Monument that neighbours the military camp and the French Embassy.
To finish off our day, we will drive towards the Febe Mountain. We will stop at the top to enjoy nice view of the city and then drive to the Monastery of Mount Fébé the grotto of Santa Maria.
On our way back to your accommodation, we will take a drive to the Bastos quarter which is a diplomatic neighbourhood, and also the Nlongkak quarter. Next, our day will come to an end and you’ll be dropped off at your desired location in Yaounde.