2.3.4 Cameroon Border Crossing of Bitam (Gabon border)

Bitam is the end station of the road 25 km away from the town of Ambam. Customs authorities and security corps (Gendarmerie and Police) have offices which are functioning 7 days a week from 07H00 to 18H00. Many check points are open on the way. Most of the trucks crossing the border contain mainly food produced in Cameroon to supply the markets of Gabon. Passenger transport by Cameroonian cars or bus is not allowed to enter in Gabon.

Only the Gabonese public transport is allowed to cross the border with passengers in respect to the Gabonese immigration law. Any logistical activities other than trucks delivering food to Gabon are not available. There are not fuel stations between Ambam to Bitam border entry point to the Republic of Gabon.

Border Crossing Location and Contact

Name of Border Crossing

Bitam Entry Point

Province or District

South Region / Bitam

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing

Ebolowa - 139km


02 04’40.11’’ N


11 29’40.26’’ E

Managing Authority / Agency

Cameroon Customs Authority

Travel Times

Nearest International Airport


Truck Travel Times: 8 Hours

Car Travel Times: 4 Hours

Nearest Port

Douala Port or Kribi Port

Truck Travel Times: 1 day

Car Travel Times: 8 Hours

Hours of Operation


From 07H30 – 15H30 (nonstop work)


From 07H30 – 15H30 (nonstop work)


From 07H30 – 15H30 (nonstop work)


From 07H30 – 15H30 (nonstop work)


From 07H30 – 15H30 (nonstop work)





National Holidays

1 January, 11 February, 20 May, 25 December, etc.

Seasonal Constraints

Customs Clearance

For more information on customs in Cameroon, please see the following link: 1.3 Cameroon Customs Information 

Other Relevant Information

For more information on government contact details, please see the following link: 4.1 Cameroon Government Contact List

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