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GETTING THERE

Turkish Airlines offers connecting flights from Washington Dulles to Douala, Cameroon’s main entry point. Buses and bush taxis are a cheap, if often perilous, way to get around the country. A roughly three-hour ride from Yaoundé to Douala, or Douala to Kribi, costs around $6. Camrail (www.camrail.net) runs a daily overnight service between Yaoundé and N’Gaoundéré. A sleeper berth in a “wagon-lit” costs around $51.

WHERE TO STAY

Bay Hotel

Off Makangal Street, Limbe

011-237-33-332-332

Basic budget accommodation with big, breezy rooms on a hilltop facing the bay. Rooms from $12.

Foyer du Marin

Rue Gallieni, Douala

011-237-33-422-794

A favorite expat haunt with rooms set around a palm-shaded garden and swimming pool. Rooms from $45.

New Hotel Coco Beach

Off Route de Campo, Kribi

011-237-33-461-584

The rooms in this whitewashed villa are on the cozy side, but you’re paying for the seaside setting. Rooms from $41.

Ideal Hotel

Off Carrefour Nlongkak, Yaounde

011-237-22-209-852

Slightly shabby rooms, but with an ideal location off the lively Nlongkak roundabout. Rooms from $16.

WHERE TO EAT

Boukaro

Down Beach, Limbe

Boisterous open-air grills strung along Down Beach, dishing up cold beers and fresh fish with beautiful bay views. Cheap eats start at $2.

Méditerranée Restaurant

Boulevarde de la Liberté, Douala

Breezy sidewalk seating gives some Parisian panache to this choice eatery serving Greek, Italian and Lebanese dishes. Entrees start at $5.

Fish market

Marina, Kribi

The market at the marina, held every Wednesday and Saturday, is packed with locals gorging on freshly grilled fish. Meals start at $3.

Patisserie Select

Avenue Monseigneur Vogt, Yaoundé

One of the capital’s best patisseries, serving scrumptious pastries, croissants and sandwiches. Snacks from 50 cents.

WHAT TO DO

Institut Francais

140 Ave. du Président Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaoundé

011-237-22-220-944

www.ifcameroun.com

The French cultural center is at the hub of Yaoundé’s busy arts scene, with frequent exhibitions and performances. Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m. until late, depending on performance schedule.

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