Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Garoua Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit. Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.
Should a flight be cancelled the normal procedure is to lock the offices and representatives go home leaving 100’s to wonder when the next one will be. – Dande
GOU Airport Overview
To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Garoua International Airport.
What to Expect
Garoua Airport (code: GOU) consists of a tiny, dated single-terminal served only by a few Camair Co regional flights. Minimal shopping and dining options are available. Older reviews dating back to 2002-2004 suggest travellers to guard against theft and extortion by airport security. One reviewer wrote that cancellation notices, when provided, were written on a chalkboard and that the airport staff just shut down the airport and go home. Whether things have changed since they, we don’t know. Travellers are advised to be assertive when dealing with flight re-booking arrangements. If you are flying to a destination within Cameroon, and your flight has been cancelled, one reviewer suggests booking a ticket with an independent bus company as a reliable alternative to reaching your destination.
Where to Sleep
We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews. Have a backup plan if you’re planning to spend the night. If you’ve visited this airport recently, write a review to help future travellers! For uninterrupted sleep, there is a hotel near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the guide below or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours. Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021. To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.
In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security. For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.
If sleeping in Garoua Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:
- Hotel La Benoue – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels near Garoua Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
There are no pay-per-use lounges in the airport.
As of this update we were unable to confirm whether internet access is available. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.
More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport
Duty Free & Shopping – Shops are available, at the time of this update, no further information is available.
Food & Drink – Restaurants are available, but we have no further information at this time.
Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.
Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.
Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.
Showers – Not available.
According to the airport’s website, the airport terminal is open 24 hours; however, it also states that flights only operate on Wednesday, Friday and Sundays. If you know the airport hours, click here to update this airport guide and we will update this airport guide.
Garoua airport is served by the following airline: Camair Co.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
The airport lists shuttles and motorcycle taxis as modes of transportation which are available at the airport. As of this update, no further information is known.
Last updated: 2021-10-20
This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning. All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or write a review.