No, there are no direct flights available from any UK airport to any destination in Cameroon. Travellers going to Cameroon prefer purchasing a Turkish Airlines ticket and reaching the country in about 15 to 17 hours. These flights have a small stopover in Istanbul before they continue towards Africa.
Turkish Airlines offer the most flights from different UK airports to Cameroon. Not only are these flights the most affordable, but they are also safe and comfortable. Turkish Airlines operates thirty-five to forty flights from London alone, and this number fluctuates from season to season. From Manchester, there are twenty flights to Istanbul, and from Birmingham, ten Turkish Airlines flights are leaving for Istanbul each week. Finding one from these many options would not be complicated.
Aircraft with flight number TK 667 and TK 669 take passengers from Istanbul to Cameroon. TK 667 leaves for Douala every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 5:50 PM and reaches Cameroon at midnight. Flight number TK 699 takes off at 5:50 PM, every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. The duration of this portion of your travels is 7 hours.
The cheapest time to come to Cameroon is from February to March. During this time the tourists visiting Cameroon over the Christmas holidays have all but left. The empty hotel rooms and vacant seats on aeroplanes provoke businesses to cheapen the rates and offer deals for more customers. Since the humidity has still to rise and the rainy cloudy have yet to come to the country, the February to March window is an excellent time to find a cheaper flight to Cameroon. The average temperature is around 27°C during this time and a minimal chance of rain.
British nationals require a visa before they can enter the territory of Cameroon. Please contact the Cameroon High Commission in London to get a tourist visa to the country. Please note that the British government advises its citizens not to visit the southwestern border areas in Cameroon. Please keep your travel documents with you at all times, as there are roadblocks throughout the country with armed soldiers demanding identification paper (and a toll tax) from foreign travellers.
The months between November and March are the best for a visit to Cameroon. Since the country is just north of the equator, the humidity in the coastal areas of Cameroon is not very pleasant in the rainy summer season. During the November to April months, not only does Cameroon have open skies, but the temperature also remains hospitable. The average temperature during these five months also remains between 25°C to 31°C. The humidity also comes down to an acceptable 30%, making your expedition a relaxed one.
Even though Cameroon has one of the wettest cities on earth near its coastal areas, there is a rise in the number of travellers coming to the country in May, June and July. Most of these travellers are Cameroonians returning home for the school summer break, so hotel and airlines may charge a little extra during the summers. Foreign tourists prefer coming to the country in November, which is also when the prices spike.
Regular direct flights are operated between the major cities of Cameroon. It is essential to know that cars are driven on the right side. There are still only limited stretches of road, but all the city centres are paved with tarred roads. In the South, there are scenic routes preferably enjoyed on rented cars with your loved ones. Railway network is also widely spread all around Cameroon. It is advised not to book a ticket unless you have enough time as trains move at a languid speed. Most people prefer commuting through Camrail trains because they are very cheap. Furthermore, taxis are plentiful in all the major cities of Cameroon. Settle the price before heading off to any destination to avoid any disagreement.