Day 1: Doula - Yaounde. Arrival at the Douala or Yaounde international airports. Welcome and transfer to hotel Sawa (Douala) or Hotel Mercure (Yaounde). Includes: (D).
Day 2: Douala - Maroua. 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: Yaounde - Bamenda through bafoussam. 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. Overnight in Bamenda.
Day 7: After breakfast drive to Bafut. This morning you will travel to Bafut to visit the Fon’s Palace. This striking and inspiring complex is home to the current Fon of Bafut, Abumbi II, he is the paramount Fon, ruling over the Tikar people and the lesser Fons of the area. 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 8: Limbe. After breakfast drive from Bamenda through Ndchang, Sancho hills Melon, Mbanga, Souza, Bekoko, Moungo Bride, Tiko to Limbe. A touch of the solidified lava flow at Bakingili – Idenea, Botanic Garden, zoos with chimpanzees, reptiles and antelopes. Overnight in Limbe.
Day 9: Korup 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 10: Korup National Park. Today you will spend the entire day visiting the park. Overnight: Iyas Hotel. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 11: Korupt to Douala. After breakfast travel from mudemba (kuropt) to douala through Kumba.
Day 12: Douala - Kribi. After breakfast travel to Kribi. Stop at Elog Batindi. Visit to the pygmy camps, watching the pygmy-shows. Visit the traditional pygmy healers. Continuation to Kribi. Arrive kribi, dinner and night in Kribi.
Day 13: Kribi – Lobo - Campo. Breakfast and travel to Lobe to visit the Lobe falls. Strolling and bathing at the beach, tasting of the shrimps served at the beach. A stop at 42km to watch a rock with looks of a wolf. Picnic. Arrival at Campo, dinner and night.
Day 14: Campo Ma’an National Park. After breakfast, visit the park where fauna and vegetation are very diversified. Walk alongside the campo port. Visit memve’ele falls (Ebianemeyong) and return to Ebodje. Overnight at camp.
Day 15: Campo - Douala. After breakfast departure from campo early in the morning. Stop at the bridge on River Lobe, boarding a canoe for a visit to the pygmy village where spectacles will be organized (scenes of hunting and dances). Return to Douala.
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