|Tuesday 26th February 2013
Johannesburg, South Africa to Douala, Cameroon
Up early today at the Protea Hotel in Joburg for breakfast. The breakfast was very nice and after breakfast we packed our bags and sat down in the shade whiling away the time till checkout at 11am. We then caught the hotel shuttle to the airport and checked into our light to Douala via Libreville in Gabon for the start of our trip to Cameroon. The flight left at 2.35pm and t was nearly five hours to Libreville then an additional 45 minutes on to Douala. We were met at the airport by the Zwinkels Tours rep Everistus and he accompanied us to the hotel by taxi (a very old Toyota with no window winders and extremely clunky). Arrived at the hotel about 9.00pm Cameroon time and were shown to our room – very basic – 2 single beds with an air conditioner that doesn’t work. It is a tropical climate here so it’s quite humid and still. We went down to the bar and had a beer, then back to the room and time for bed.