Yaounde, featuring a tropical wet and dry climate is a better place than Douala for travelers. The Yaounde Nsimalen International Airport is located within this capital city where you can relax, charge your batteries and pick up onward visas is also a more convenient location for your inland journey. Featuring a small assortment of nightclubs, restaurants and museums Yaounde is home to several foreign embassies and a diplomatic expatriate European community.
A regional distribution hub for coffee, cocoa, copra, sugar cane and rubber, various industries around Yaounde include tobacco, dairy products, breweries, clay, glass and lumber. Located at an elevation of about 2,500 feet above mean sea level, Yaounde, the second largest city in the country is the capital of Cameroon. Yaounde was originally founded by German traders in 1888, who, set up a base here for ivory trade along with an agricultural research center. Situated at the geographical centre of the country, it subsequently came to be the capital of French Cameroon after World War I.