Day 1: Arrival at Douala and overnight.
Day 2: Douala - Abong – Mbang via Yaounde and overnight.
Day 3: Abong – Mbang - Lomie and visit the Pygmy camp. Interesting aspects of the pygmy life to be learnt: housing pattern, family structure, eating habits, folklore and dance. Overnight in tents or hotel at Lomie.
Day 4: Spend the whole day trekking with Pygmies in the forest and learn their hunting techniques, traditional medicines, and how they master the forest environment, so much that some of them can trek over hundreds of kilometers without using any scientific apparatus such as GPS or compass. Return to town for overnight in hotel.
Day 5: Trekking in the forest with Pygmies while discovering the unique rain forest species of plants, insects, birds and some mammals to a lesser extent, because they are very rare, especially gorillas whose population has greatly reduced because of too much poaching. Overnight in the forest (camping).
Day 6: Return from the forest and proceed to Samalomo, headquarters of the Dja Bioshere Reserve and overnight in a local family home.
Day 7: Visit the giant rock in the heart of the reserve. There one may be lucky to find forest wildlife such as antelopes (Situtunga and Bongo), monkeys, birds etc. Return to local family home.
Days 8 & 9: Trek and camp in the forest at the platform from where one may see large mammals such as elephants, monkeys, antelopes, etc and record forest sounds in the night.
Day 10: Return to family home for overnight.
Day 11: Visit Pygmies.
Day 12: Departure from Somalomo to Sangmelima, then to Yaounde and overnight in hotel.
Day 13: Visit the Mefou National Park and watch gorillas, chimpanzees and drills/mandrills in captivity and semi-captivity. Return to Yaounde and proceed to Douala. Departure in the night.
Note: It is a difficult tour meant for the physically fit and healthy. It is characterized by very bad roads at certain places, for example from Abong-Mbang to Lomie, from Lomie to Somalomo and from Somalomo to Bengbis.
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