Day 1: Europe (Paris) – N’Djamena. Welcome at the airport by the local team, transfer to the hotel, (night at hotel prestige).
Day 2: N'Djaména – Kousseri – Goulfey – Waza. Breakfast early in the morning, departure for Kousseri, customs formalities at the Chad-Cameroon boarders then crossing the Logone river through the Ngeuli bridge to get in to Kousseri, meet with the lamido of kousseri if the latter is available. We then continue to Goulfey to visit the fortress which is one of the ancient architectural structure of the Musgoum people which served as defense mechanism during the inter ethnic wars and Muslims invasions. Continuation to Waza where we would pass the night at the Waza park camping (night at the Waza camping).
Day 3: Waza national park. Breakfast, spend the whole day visiting the park with a surface area of 170,000 hectares and a Sahel tropical climate (700 to 800 mm of rainfall per year). Here you could see some of the rare mammals like the damaliscus, cob of buffaloes, elephants, as well as others then westward of the park you have a forest zone dominated by acacia seyal, balanites aegyptiaca, la anogeissus leiocarpus, etc. return to camp (night in Waza camp).
Day 4: Waza – Maga – Pouss – Maroua. We leave Waza camp early in the morning for Maga where we would take a canoe for a little stroll in lake Maga. Constructed in 1979 under the semry project, by few meters it stresses into the Logone river, we shall cross the canal that links lake Maga to through Logone river to visit the fishing village, on the way, we could observe hippopotamus and different species of birds such as phalacrocorax, Sudan guinea, savanna biome, etc. We leave the lake to visit the traditional round mud moulded huts of pouss village, one of the most requable architectural edifice in Africa: a typical imagination and innovation of the mousgoum people, construction time for six months in mixture of earth and fiabers, etc. After our launch in Maga we shall continue to the provincial capital of the Extreme North, with a total surface area of 34263 sq km,we shall spend the night at Mizao Hotel, after visiting the handicraft center (night at Mizao hotel).
Day 5: Maroua – Oudjilla – Djingliya – Rhumsiki. Breakfast, and after visiting the tannery and the blacksmith early in the morning, we shall by tarred and rough road stopping by Oudijilla where we would visit the chief's palace of more than 200 years old, the chief having 52 wives and about 150 children, then visit a sacred cow locked in a dark room through out the year (to be used for sacrifice in preparation for harvesting).
Make sure you have good shoes for climbing to the chief's palace because part of this would be done on foot. We thus leave the palace to go to Djingiliya where we shall visit the Socoopard, handicraft cooperative and then continue to Rhumsiki, on the way you would observe the magnificent shoot of Mogode, a peak that looks like a shoot and finally arrives Rhumsiki in the afternoon where we shall witness the sunset and have the magnificent picturesque view of Rhumsiki, the beautiful physical features in the middle the country side, and the most high is 100 meters, this peak is as a results the collapse of a volcanic caldera, we shall pay a visit to the crab So-Sayer and for those who would like to know about their future could ask him (night at the Rhumsiki camping).
Day 6: Rhumsiki – Gorges of Kola – Garoua. Early in the morning we shall go to witness the sun raising and a stroll around the village, then departure for the Gorges of Kola on rough and tarred road, this site is spectacular with a height of about 22 m high, occupying a surface area of about 3 hectares (these Gorges are not chocked up), we continue to Garoua and arrived by afternoon then go to see Africa, a hippopotamus that lives in the Benoue river and is fed and taken care of by a youth of that region (night at the motel touristic).
Day 7: Garoua – Boubandjida. We shall leave Garoua through earth and tarred roads to the Boubandjida national reserve situated at 150 km south east of garoua, a spacious free land for wildlife with a total surface area 220,000 hectares where you have all sorts species of the region such as: elephants, damalisques, cobs of buffoons, lions, deers, birds and others (night at the Boubandjida camping).
Day 8: National Park of Boubandjida. We shall take the whole day visiting the park and for those who would like to make ornithological observations or an air stroll in the Ulm to get the view from the sky, or go for sports fishing in the river (night at Boubandjida camping).
Day 9: Boubandjida – Ngaoundere - Yaounde. In the morning we shall leave the park for Ngaoundere where we shall board the train to continue to Yaounde, the political capital of Cameroon, the journey is by night; and is punctuated by numerous stops in train stations of other towns and villages along the said road (night in the train wagon bed).
Day 10: Yaounde. The train arrives Yaounde in the morning. Also called "town of seven hills" Yaounde was founded in 1889 as a German military post on hills of the tribes, which became the political capital of Cameroon in 1922, by curiosity, we could visit the national museum or the Benedictine museum, situated at the summit of the Febe hills, from which you would have a clear remarkable panoramic view of Yaounde (supper and night in Azur hotel).
Day 11: Yaounde– Bagangte (about 245 km tarred-earth roads). We shall witness peasants involved in varieties of agricultural activities and this takes us from the central plateau (cacao producing region) to the mountainous regions of the west, and as we progresses the vegetation as well as the cultures changes, the environs of bangante are characterized by numerous chiefs places keeping their sites intact and authentic, arriving bangante, we shall benefit from the beautiful panoramic town structure to walk down the trees shading road, discovering the African traditions just as any one can think, that of the bamilekes, place for African animosity and chieftainships, hereditary of medieval tribal structures, on this fertile land where much is harvested in a year, the green nature of banana is mixed up with red literate earth road, the cattle is every where and the sun hits hard (night in hotel Penko).
Day 12: Bagangte – Bafoussam – Foumban (about 145 km). After the breakfast, departure for Foumban along the road, you could have a view on the town of Bafoussam which is well known for its cultural diversities, after Bafoussam, it is a savanna and a picturesque scene sunning cassava leaves along the road then comes Foumban hanging at the top of a hill. Foumban is well known of its architectural edifice as far as the palace is concern, a melange of European and African local styles and its various sacred societies. The latter plays fundamental roles in of the political regulation, canalizing the living forces of the people in favor of their king and referring to the members of the courts' ambitions, grouping them by birth, status, wealth, the hereby forma very powerful network of solidarity between lineages and generations.
Each sacred society is represented by a chief nominated by the king and process a place for his traditional cult gatherings of which replacement is only after death. We shall visit the sultan's palace constructed by king Njoya, the latter invented a writing in 1897, the shu-mum which permitted his people to communicate, a unique phenomena in black Africa, the shu-mum is today taught in Foumban schools and many linguists from other part of Africa came to study it (night in Baba hotel).
Day 13: Foumban – Bandjoun – Mont Manengouba (about 230 km). The Bandjourn palace that we shall visit in the morning, is known for its typical architecture (which got burnt in 2005), we shall be lead through by one of the sons of the chief who would make us discover the history of the said chiefdom thanks to the museum under his charge. The road from Banjoun to melong cuts across the richest province of the country: it is of tropical vegetation; cereales (cassava, maize, milette) and other endemic cultures which it offers our eyes in colorful beauty.
After crossing and going through Dschang, bafang-douala, we shall take the a difficult earth road to climb the mount Manengouba, along this road we see the sedentary Bororos, then continue on foot as from the Bororo school, we are compensated after this chaotic ascension by discovering finally the spectacular and grandiose caldera that recirculate the two crater lakes, of which one is male, inaccessible and mystic and the other female where we could swim, After installation of tents for camping, we would have the chance to gaze around the wonderful natural environment (night in tent, mount Manengouba camping).
Day 14: Mont Manengouba – Ekom fall – Nkongsamba – Limbe (about 330 km). We leave mount Manengouba for the Ekom fall, shaded by beautiful trees under which the peasants dry coffee traditionally, if time permits, and we desire we could have a walk down the road on foot, then a stop at the foot of the fall where we have a sensational feeling of freshness. After a stroll around the magnificent natural environment, we shall then continue to Limbe, the palms, bananas, and rubber that alternates the heavecam plantations gives a powerful image of this part of the continent: an omnipresent and exuberant nature, visiting the plantation of green pepper and tropical flowers in the morning.
A little paradise owned by the caplain family, well taken care of with its ever green lawns, beautiful tropical garden and especially the flowers that are unique in the world: eleconia, car and others found in the European markets, we shall go across banana, paw paw, and ground nuts plantations to arrive Njombe where we shall visit, if time permits, the fruit market, and finally get to Limbe where we stay in a hotel by the sea side for two days (supper and night in Seme beach hotel).
Day 15: Limbe – Buea – Limbe. Free day by the beach side: black sand, and sea waves for those who wish to go to Buea the colonial capital of Cameroon, it has beautiful colonial German structures like the Bismark Von Puttkamer, on our way, we shall discover the vast Tole tea plantation (supper and night Seme beach hotel).
Day 16: Limbe – Douala – Paris. We would have the opportunity before retuning to Douala, to see and feel the solidified lava from the last mount Cameroon eruption in 1999 in Bakingili and then visits the Limbe botanical gardens created in 1982 by a German horticulturalist to acclimatized plants, many roads have been repaired to enable tourists to the garden. One of the sponsors is prince Charles of England, here you would discover plants which are about 100 years as well as animals, the afternoon shall be for flowers and last purchases of souvenirs in the city of Douala, super then transfer to the airport and flight to Europe (night flight).
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