In the moist south, we visit prime sites including Mount Cameroon, Korup National Park, Mt Kupe and the Bamenda Highlands. We will seek out numerous endemics and both lowland and mountain forest birds. Names such as Black Guineafowl, Bannerman’s Turaco, Bare-cheeked Trogon, Vermiculated Fishing Owl, Mount Kupe Bushshrike, Rachel’s Malimbe and Mount Cameroon Speirops should whet any birder’s appetite! Korup is famous for its colonies of Grey-necked Picathartes and we stand an excellent chance of seeing these peculiar birds on this tour – no group has ever dipped!
In central Cameroon, we visit the Adamawa Plateau and Benoue National Park, areas of mixed broad-leafed woodland. This region teems with birds, and specialties include Schlegel’s Francolin, Brown-chested Lapwing, Spotted Thrush-Babbler, Bamenda Apalis and Dybowski’s Twinspot. Here, we can find both the spectacular Pennant-winged and strange Standard-winged Nightjars side by side.
To the far north, the fabulous Waza National Park is a superb birding and mammal-watching destination, and we will seek many arid-zone specials including Arabian Bustard, Black Crowned Crane, the aberrant Quail-plover, Golden Nightjar, River Prinia, Cricket Longtail and Rock Firefinch (previously considered to be a Nigerian endemic). As we thoroughly cover this vast country, we hope to observe up to six hundred bird species and a wealth of exciting African wildlife.
Day 1: Arrival in Douala.
Day 2: Douala flight to Garoua, then drive to Ngaoundaba Ranch.
Days 3 & 4: Ngaoundaba Ranch.
Day 5: Ngaoundaba Ranch to Benoue National Park.
Day 6: Benoue National Park.
Day 7: Benoue National Park to Maroua.
Day 8: Maroua to Waza National Park.
Day 9: Waza National Park.
Day 10: Waza National Park to Maroua, fly to Douala and drive to Buea.
Day 11: Mount Cameroon.
Day 12: Buea to Mundemba.
Days 13 & 14: Korup National Park.
Day 15: Korup National Park to Mundemba.
Day 16: Mundemba to Nyasoso.
Day 17: Nyasoso (Mount Kupé).
Day 18: Nyasoso (Bakossi).
Day 19: Nyasoso to Bamenda.
Day 20: Bamenda Highlands.
Day 21: Bamenda to Edea.
Day 22: Sanaga River to Douala and departure.
Cameroon - Rainforests, Rockfowl & Sahel: 19 Mar - 9 Apr 2012 (22 days):
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