Garoua Airport Reviews

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4 out of 5 stars

Based on 2 user reviews

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    Garoua Airport

             

    01.11.2004

    (Review by Peter) Staying in Maroua in Cameroon, Camair refused to sell ticket in Maroua as said certain flight would be cancelled. Had to borrow 4×4 to drive 150km down potholed road to Garoua, which because home town of first president Amihdo adjhido (or something) has a large modern airport, complete with areoplane. Modern in a seventies sense. Great for people wishing to relive thier youth/past. Has those luminous square boxes with pictures of people waving to denote obsevation area (actually non-existent) also has pictures of fashionable looking drinks to denote bar area (actually a table with a cross lady selling a few beers). But the airport is pleasant as no passengers and even though facilities dated/ destroyed/ disgusting, as no crowds quite pleasant. Camair staff accomodating and let you sleep in offices behind check in desks, also well lit but not intrusive. The only problem at this airport is the security cheif, who will stop anyone he has the vaguest reason to and demand bribes, he has no shame. He takes goods from foriegn travellers bags, stating, I don't know what this is but I will have it anyway. He was not interested in the 15 inch knife I took on the plane, but took a bribe because my travel documents were slightly damaged. Also when we did get the plane at 4 am it did not go where we wanted it too – could have put the knife to good use!

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    01.06.2002

    (Review by Dande) Garoua airport has a lot to offer sunseekers during the day because you can sit outside and enjoy the glorious Cameroon sunshine other than that it has only the bare essentials. Being the only airport in North Cameroon and servicing only CAMEROON AIRLINE flights you are not the customer – they are doing you a favour. Should a flight be cancelled the normal procedure is to lock the offices and representatives go home (sometimes they write it on a chalkboard)leaving 100's to wonder when the next one will be. The advice is, do not leave your luggage unattended (theft), get as close to checkin as possible (there is only the floor to sleep on anyway) because there will be 2 flight loads next day and flight booking does not guarantee a seat and queuing is not normal, make sure you have drinking water and don't be afraid to argue and shout for your place.If you find yourself on any flight within Cameroon consider going via the larger independent bus companies were you are quaranteed travel and a seat.

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