Day 1: Douala - Yaounde. Arrival at the Douala or Yaounde international airports. Welcome and transfer to Hotel Sawa (Douala) or Hotel Mercure (Yaounde). Includes: (D).
Day 2: Kapsiki Mountains. Board morning flight to Maroua, the capital of the extreme northern province of Cameroon. Immediate transfer to the Kapsiki Mountains. The time worn mountains of Kapsiki are majestic and present the visitor with some of the most beautiful panoramic views in Cameroon. Overnight: Rhumsiki lodge or similar. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 3: Waza National Park. This morning wake up early to watch the spectacular sunrise. After breakfast, visit the village of Rhumsiki and interact with the locals. Rhumsiki village is located within the heart of the mountains and its picturesque stone houses are home to the Margui people ("those who have grown tall").
Later you will visit the feticheur (sorcerer) and the copper smiths of the village to learn about the traditions of northern Cameroon. After lunch, drive through the Koza hills to Waza National Park. Waza covers an area of 170 000 hectares, and is home to the "big five" animals of Africa. As the park is mostly flat savanna the game viewing is truly top notch. Overnight: Waza lodge or similar.
Day 4: Waza National Park. Whole day safari in the park with the help of local guides. With a little luck you will spot a great abundance and variety of wildlife. The park also offers some of the best bird spotting in West Africa. Later in the afternoon, drive to Maroua for the night. Overnight: Mizao Hotel or similar. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 5: Yaounde. Visit the local market and craft center in Maroua before boarding your flight back to Yaounde. Overnight: Hotel Mercure or similar. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 6: Bafoussam. Morning city tour and later on transfer to Bafoussam, the capital of the Bamileke region of Cameroon. Along the way to Bafoussam you will stop at Bandjoun, the largest and best preserved of the Bamileke chiefdoms. The people of this region are originally from the northern highlands and upon their migration they established one of the most complex and interesting tribal chiefdoms in Africa.
Even today ancient secret societies and fraternities continue to operate. While in Bandjoun you will visit the Chefferie Bandjoun (old chief's palace), where the palace guide will take you around the famous compound and the palace museum. Later you will continue on to Bafoussam for the night. Overnight: Hotel Residence Sare or similar. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 7: Foumban - Bamenda. Today you will tour Foumban, home of the Bamoun people. Your tour will include visits to the Sultan's palace, the Sultan’s museum and the local artisan’s workshops, drive to Continuation to Bamenda and arrival. If arrive during the day, a panoramic view of the town from up-station, visit handicraft centre of Bamenda. Overnight in Bamenda town at Sky Hotel. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 8: Bamenda - Sabga - Ndop - Kumbo. Early Departure for Sabga. A visit to the caves found on the walls of the cliffs which dominates the village of Sabga. Visit the salt spring of Sabga - the rocky Mountain chain of Sabga. Continuation to Ndop plain. During the journey, you can admire the superb prairies from the altitudes where the cattle of the Normadic Bororo people graze.
Stop at the vast plain of Ndop, an immense sedimentary basin good for cultivation of rice. Stop to observe the Bamuka and Bamungo Palaces. Departure from Ndop and a continuation to Kumbo; 2000 meters in altitude. Visit the cathedral, the mission hospitals, and the Nso Palace.
Day 9: Wum - Bafut - Bamenda. Early morning departure from Wum, enroute to Bafut. A stop at the largest Fondom in the Northwest Region. Admire the Savanna Botanic Garden. The descent to Bamenda. Arrival at Bamenda by night, and dinner.
Day 10: Kumbo - Ndu - Nkambe - Wum. Early departure from Kumbo to Ndu. On the way from Kumbo to Ndu, visit the CDC (Cameroon Development Cooperation) tea plantation, the Ndu tea eastate. Continuation to Nkambe: Discover the rock of Rom. Move to Wum, A stop at the game reserve of River Kimbi. Night arrival in Wum.
Day 11: Bamenda - Bali - Limbe. Early rise, breakfast and travel to Bali. A visit to the Bali Palace (second biggest Fondom after Bafut Fondom) and the Handicraft Center. Drive back to Douala. Overnight in Douala.
Day 12: Limbe. You will then drive down to Limbe, the coastal resort town of the Southwest province. A touch of the solidified lava flow at Bakingili – Idenea, Botanic Garden, Zoos with chimpazees, reptiles and antilops,The Greman old port at Idenau, Alfred Saker monument, Founder of the town, Fishermen’s village at down beach, Dinner and Night in Limbe. Overnight in Buea at Capitol Hotel. Includes: (B), (L).
Days 13 - 15: Mount Cameroon climbing. After breakfast, early morning transfer by car to Upper farms in Buea, Mount Cameroon Trekking to Summit for 3 days. Transfer back to upper farms. Overnight in Buea at capitol Hotel.
Day 16: Korupt National Park. Transfer to Mundemba for a visit to Korup National Park. Korup’s biological diversity is unique and the ecosystem relatively intact creating the oldest remaining rainforest in Africa. It is characterized by the highest species and natural genetic richness (biodiversity) recorded so far in Africa. It is home to over 1000 known species, with 60 occurring nowhere else and 170 considered endangered or vulnerable.
These include the Drill, the Angwantibo, Otter shrew and the Preuss’s red colobus. In the Korup forest specifically, there are more than 400 tree species and 327 bird species. An additional 100 bird species are found within the support zone. There are 174 species of reptiles and amphibians and 140 species of fish. Korup is home of 25% of Africa’s primate species and more than 90 medicinal plants discovered there. Overnight: Iyas Hotel, basic accommodations. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 17: Korup National Park. Today you will spend the entire day visiting the park. Overnight: Iyas Hotel. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 18: Kribi. After breakfast, drive to Kribi. Today you travel to Kribi via Douala. Kribi offers up Cameroon’s best beaches, and in fact some of Africa’s most beautiful beaches. And once that you move away from the sleepy port area it is possible to find remote deserted beaches that seem out of a film. Overnight: Hotel Residence Jully or similar. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 19: Kribi. Today you will travel to the stunning Lobe waterfalls and later travel by boat to visit a local pygmy settlement. Kribi’s location actually takes its name from the Pygmies that inhabit the area. Most have settled into communities and no longer follow nomadic lifestyles. Overnight: Hotel Residence Jully or similar.
Day 20: Kribi. Whole day relaxing on the fine beaches of Kribi. Overnight: Hotel Residence Jully or similar. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 21: Departure. Transfer to Douala or Yaounde. Fly home. Includes: (B).
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