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  • See iconic city sites like the Reunification and Independence monuments
  • Drive to the top of Fébé mountain, one of the highest points of the city, for an epic view of Yaoundé
  • Visit the Grotto of Santa Maria and the Monastery of Mont Fébé and learn about their religious importance
  • Grab a drink at a local bar or café that’s popular with locals
The Yaoundé in a Day tour starts and ends in Yaounde. The Yaoundé in a Day is a Cultural, Religious And Historic Sites tour that takes 5 hours.

City sites, a handicraft market, a religious icon, and a pit stop at a local spot — this Yaoundé tour gives you all the highlights so that you’ll know the city like a local in just a day! You’ll see buildings that hold the politics of Cameroon, learn about the independence of West Africa, visit a monastery, and then look down at it all from the peak of one of the highest points in the city.
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Itinerary
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!
what’s included
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Others
  • Entrance fees
what’s excluded
  • Food and drinks
  • Souvenirs and personal shopping
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide.
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Duration 5 hours
Tour Type Group Tour - Max 12 participants
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Starts/Ends Yaounde, Cameroon/ Yaounde, Cameroon
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