Bamenda is a city in Cameroon.


Since it is an English speaking locality, many locals consider themselves to be Ambazonians. Ambazonia is a self declared state to the north-west of Cameroon, officially the Federal Republic of Ambazonia.

Get inEdit

Map of Bamenda

There is an airport in Bamenda servicing charter flights but no daily scheduled flights. There are highways to Douala and Yaoundé, where major airports are located. The roads are good, but with some big pot holes. By road, it takes around 6 hours from Douala by car and 8 by bus.

Get aroundEdit


  • 1 [dead link] Mankon Museum. Art and cultural museum describing the rich history of the Mankon fondom, a traditional kingdom. The museum is located in the former royal palace.






There are a few hotels in Bamenda. The largest being the faded Ayaba Hotel. There are various other commercial places that may be better options.

  • 1 Ayaba Hotel (Eastern side of town), +237 77 83 96 96. This is the biggest hotel in Bamenda. When it was built, it would have been very smart, but now is looking well worn. Expect peeling paint, cold water and furniture that is falling apart. Rooms do have air conditioners. Wireless internet is available in reception. There is a swimming pool, but the water does not look too clean.
  • 2 Hotel Mondial.
  • 3 Pelican Hotel Bamenda, Ntarikon Bamenda (200 mtres from Ntarikon Market on Wum Road), +237 233363793, . Lodging, restaurant, bar. Budget.
  • Top Star Hotel, Cow Street.


English and French language broadcasts can be heard from BBC World Service on 95.7MHz and RFI on 105.8MHz.

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