Cameroun Douala Markets & Shopping
When you get to a typical African market in Douala, you may think the whole world is gather there. Literally beaming with hundreds of hundreds of people, its hard to imagine how transactions get carried out in such crowds, hustle and bustle at its peak.
As is the case with all major cities and crowded places of the world, such crowded settings are an attraction for pickpocketers and Douala is no exception.
One of the biggest African style markets in Cameroon and the entire sub-saharan region of Central Africa.
The Douala Central Market holds thousands of shops and store with traders from all over Africa.
Prominent amongst these traders are Cameroon, Benin, China, Mali, Nigerian, Togo, Lebanese, Koreans, Moroccans, Senegal and several others nations.
All items of interest can be found at the Douala Central market - household appliances, electronics such as cellphones, cameras, television screens…, textile, leather products, groceries and countless others.
Sale of crafts work - wood carvings, masks, african wooden drums, special designer tabelcoloths stone jewelries
The Lagos market is your one-stop shop for everything - like a western shopping mall, just much more crowded and less organized.
Given the size of the market, we advice that you go with a local so you can get the best prices on the items you want and also find you way around easily
Douala has a large selection of foreign stores selling imports from around the world.
These shops cater greatly to the large expatriate population of Douala, Cameroon. Be sure to stock up on valuable and most cherished items - cheese, dried imported fruits and vegetables such as grapes or mushrooms if you plan on going into the inlands of Cameroon, Africa.
Douala is your best chance of getting these items. Most of these shopping centers are concentrated in Akwa Shopping Centers due to proximity to the large foreigner base residing Bonapriso, Bonanjo, Akwa and the surrounding vicinities of Akwa.
Cameroun Douala stores and shopping centers mostly favored and frequented by expatriates and foreigners include:
bakeries and patisseries and Grocery Shopping
Animal Products - Boucherie
Learn about the famous Douala People - Cameroonians
Get more information about Douala's Economy and major business companies in Douala, Cameroon.
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