Day 1: Arrival at Douala and overnight.
Day 2: Douala - Yaounde. Visit the Mefou National Park some 40km out of Yaounde city, to see a variety of primates, including large apes (chimpanzees, and gorillas) drills and mandrills in semi-captivity. The park is also rich in bird species. Also visit historical monuments and craft markets in Yaounde city. Overnight in Azur Hotel (3 stars).
Day 3: Long drive from Yaounde to Batouri, about 436 km, on a partly tarred road. Overnight in a hotel.
Day 4: Batouri to Yokadouma over a distance of 200 km. Overnight at Elephant Hotel.
Day 5: Yokadouma - Bayanga. From Yokadouma to Libongo is untarred but the road is good state. From Libongo (last village in Cameroon) to Sokambo (first village in the Central African Republic) is by an engine boat. From Sokambo to Bayanga is 34 km on a bad road. Overnight in an ecolodge overlooking the Sangha River, which marks the boundary between Cameroon and Central African Republic.
Day 6: Visit the Gorilla Sanctuary in the Dzanga-Sangha National Park. In the evening visit another section rich in a peculiar species of monkeys called mangabeys.
Day 7: Visit the giant salt leak which is rich in elephants, buffaloes, antelopes and bird species.
Day 8: Bayanga - Yokadouma.
Day 9: Yokadouma - Bertoua.
Day 10: Bertoua - Yaounde.
Day 11: Yaounde - Ebodje via Kribi. The road between Yaounde and Kribi is tarred (about 200 km). From Kribi to Ebodje one goes on an untarred road of about 50 km. In the evening visit the Bagyeli Pygmies or spend sometime on the beach watching sea turtles at their nesting grounds. Overnight in a local modest accommodation.
Day 12: Ebodje – Campo (25 km). Visit the Campo Ma’an National Park and see its rich biodiversity including vegetation, and fauna which according to scientific research include the following: 80 mammals, 80 amphibians, 302 birds species and 249 species of fish 122 reptile species. But one is not guaranteed to see much due to many disturbing factors including poaching. Also visit the Dipikar Island. Overnight in an ecolodge constructed by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
Day 13: Discover the estuary of River Ntem by a dug – out canoe.
Day 14: Campo - Douala - Departure. End of the tour.
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