Limbe, Cameroon - Stein Travel

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Welcome to Limbe

A popular tourist haunt, Limbe is a gorgeous seaside town located on Cameroon's western coast. Set within a beautiful bay, against the backdrop of an imposing mountain range, Limbe was an important port city in colonial times - and retains a vestige of this history, in the form of a magnificent German-built Bismarck Tower overlooking Down Beach. Down Beach, with its black sand and warm sea temperatures, is a favourite place for tourists to kick back and relax, while the nearby Limbe Wildlife Centre and Botanical Gardens are also worthwhile day trips. Boasting the best nightlife of any Cameroonian city, tourists are sure to find Limbe a fun-filled and relaxing stopover on their great African adventure.

190 miles (about 300km) west of Yaounde, on the N3 national road
French and English are the official languages, although French is more commonly spoken and is the language of business. There are also numerous other African dialects.

The official currency is the Central Africa CFA Franc (XAF), which is divided into 100 centimes. The CFA franc is tied to the Euro at a rate of EUR1 = CFA 655.957, or CFA 100 = EUR0.152449. Cash is easier to exchange than travellers cheques, and Euros are by far the easiest currency to change for CFA francs. Credit cards have limited acceptance and ATMs are few and far between.

Local time is GMT +1.

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