Douala is a coastal city in southwest Cameroon. Inland from the Wouri River, La Pagode, or the Palace of the Kings Bell, dates from the German colonial period. Nearby, the Doual’art gallery exhibits art from Cameroon and across Africa. The Douala Maritime Museum explores the city’s history as a center of colonial trade and fishing. South of the city, Douala-Edéa Wildlife Reserve is home to elephants and crocodiles.
Cameroon, on the Gulf of Guinea, is a Central African country of varied terrain and wildlife. Its inland capital, Yaoundé, and its biggest city, the seaport Douala, are transit points to ecotourism sites as well as beach resorts like Kribi ? near the Chutes de la Lobé waterfalls, which plunge directly into the sea ? and Limbe, where the Limbe Wildlife Centre houses rescued primates.