Renting a Car in Cameroon
When renting a car in Cameroon, you will need an international driving permit as
well as a license from your country of residence.
Alerts and Cautions in Cameroon
The roads throughout Cameroon are in very poor condition.
If you need to travel around Cameroon, renting a car may be the safest way to get
around the country. Taxis will stop to pick up additional passengers and many
times this situation will lead to rape or other serious crimes against the
Travel advisories are in place when travelling to Cameroon. Avoid
border areas with the Central African Republic and Lake Chad, and be
aware violent crime is prevalent in most urban areas.
Drive with your windows up and doors locked at all times.
Travel to and from Gabon and the Central African Republic from Cameroon is particularly
difficult in the rainy season and year round, there are many accidents on the Yaouende-Douala road, especially at night.
Four-wheel-drive vehicles are likely targets for armed robbery, especially in the
North near the Nigerian border.