For sunbathing and swimming, Limbe Beach, in the southwest of the city, is ideal. The currents can be very strong, so take extra care when entering the water. For optimum safety, it is best to check with officials or a knowledgeable local if a dip is advisable, even if you are an experienced swimmer.
Head out of the city toward the Congo Basin, to find Lobéké National Park – the perfect spot for wildlife safaris and guided tours. Expect to see at least some of Africa’s Big Five (lion, rhinoceros, leopard, buffalo, and elephant).
To find out more about the original culture of the region, sign up for a guided tour that takes you to meet the people of the Baka tribe, in the south-eastern rainforests of Cameroon.
You can also take a cruise along the River Wouri when you travel to Douala. This is the main artery of the country and runs for 160 km, providing breathtaking views of the Gulf of Guinea and the mangrove swamps that line the riverbanks.