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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 12 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 10 people
Destination(s): Cameroon  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 3850 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3850 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival – Douala. Arrival at Douala international airport, welcome by our professional bilingual guide and driver and transfer to the hotel. Briefing on the tour package to start the next day dinner and overnight in Douala.

Day 2: Douala - Dschang (about 290 km on earth road and tarred road). Breakfast, departure for Dschang via Ekom – Nkam waterfalls, of about 80 m. high which has served as a decor in a certain Film scenes, Tarzan. To get to Dschang we shall go through Melong the Mbo plain situateded at about 750 m high, the said earth road goes throughout the plain to the forest valley of about 700m. A steep climbing towards the plateau before getting to the town of Dschang.

Ex historical capital of the actual west province in 1921, situated at an altitude of 1400 m, was first reached by the German Zingraphe in1895, heading a second military expedition emanating from the Fontem base. This town is known for its great cultural diversity, of which we shall be opportune to visit the handicraft centre before going to the Dschang climatic centre, beautiful architecture constructed in 1942 for the lodging of French officers who could not go for holidays in Europe because of war. Diner and night in the ` centre climatic` Dschang..

Day 3: Dschang – Bamenda (about 60 km on tarred road). Breakfast, departure for Bamenda via Fotso palace, visit, continuation and stop at Bafou for a visit to the Djutitsa tea plantation, CDC property, continuation to Bamenda a town that stretches and could be discovered in a valley after going through the Mbouda relief as you enter the town of Bamenda, with sacred rocks and blotted depression of 1240 m high. We shall opportune to visit the Mankon Palace before going to the hotel, dinner and overnight in Bamenda.

Day 4: Bamenda - Ndop (about 49 km on earth and tarred roads). Breakfast, departure for Ndop via Sabga where we shall make a stop and make a walk on the beautiful landscape and the hills of Sabga to have the magnificent view, continuation to Babessing, crossing right up to Ndop with its gigantic plain which favors rice cultivation as well as small villages of cattle rarer (Bororos), at Babessing, we shall meet all sorts of work of arts like platting of raphia, potery etc., a stop at Bamungo, a village where for no reason should we miss to visit. We shall visit the palace where the Fon has a collection of beautiful objects of arts. This palace has been nicked named the palace of 300 masks. Continue to Ndop where we shall pass the night in a hotel of local standards.

Day 5: Ndop - Kumbo (about 60 km on earth road). Breakfast, departure for Kumbo, crossing the rice farms, we shall pass through Jakiri, a road junction between Bamenda and on the ring road and Foumban in the south. The road elevates progressively, we shall visit the Nsoh palace, which is one of the oldest in the province, visit the town and cultural Museum. Check into the hotel diner and overnight in tourist home hotel.

Day 6: Kumbo - Oku - Kumbo (about 54 km on earth road). Breakfast, departure for oku where you could get to taste the natural honey of the cooperative with its special flavor. This little village joins two summits of Cameroon which is Mount Oku (3011 m.). The inhabitants of this region are the initiators of Forest Mountain Project, unique in Africa, in the preservation of the forest and fauna (rare species of birds) found in this region such as the Bannerman`s Turaco. We could visit the Oku Museum which is rich and the magnificent lake Oku. Return to Kumbo where we shall spend the night in tourist home hotel.

Day 7: Kumbo - Babessing - Belo (about 80 km. on earth/tarred road). Breakfast, departure to Belo, we make a stop in Dawara Range, where we shall be opportune to go through the range that harbors many employees of different nationalities and very many different species of birds like ostriches, pelicans etc then continue to Belo where we would spend the night in the guest house, animated night by traditional dances.

Day 8: Belo - Bamenda - Bafut – Bamenda, (about 49 km earth /tarred road). Breakfast, and depart for Bafut, an old village of about 700 years with one of the beautiful palace of the region constructed in 1901 with the help of the colonial masters, the Germans. We shall discover the tradition of the people and eventually a spectacular traditional dance. Return to Bamenda and check into the hotel, dinner and overnight in Bamenda.

Day 9: Bamenda - Nkongsamba (about 192 km tarred road). Breakfast and depart for Nkongsamba via the Bandjoun chiefdom which is certainly the most beautiful of the Bamiléké people, about three centuries, the chiefdom is one of the most important in Cameroon and has 200.000 members. At the centre of the palace is found a big hut of 23 m high for the people, used as a conference hall for dignitaries. 23 m high with a star resting on 60 wooden sculpted pillars. Stopover for lunch and continue to Bafang where we shall visit the waterfall of Mouankeu then continue to Nkongsamba check into the hotel, dinner and overnight in Nkongsamba.

Day 10: Nkongsamba - Douala - Kribi (331 km tarred road). Breakfast and depart for kribi via the caplain family flower plantation in Pendja (expatriate family who have develop a flower plantation of many species sold in the international market), continue to Douala stopover for lunch and continue to kribi and we will arrive in the afternoon. Transfer to hotel, dinner and overnight in Kribi.

Day 11: Kribi. Breakfast and depart for the Baaka Pygmies’ village (first inhabitants of Cameroon), the village is situated at 7 km along the road and 45 minutes on canoe to the south of Kribi. Take pictures and watch traditional dances by the pygmies. Don`t forget keeping a tip during this dance for these local people. Normally soap, salt and some other few items are bought before going to the village. Return and continue to the falls of lobe which is unique in the world and of which is every tourist desire around there would loved to spend some time, getting a taste of the prawn freshly caught. Its uniqueness is as result of the fact that river falls in to the sea, through the height of about 30 meters. Our afternoon shall be consecrated to swimming by the beach. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.

Day 12: Kribi - Douala - (about 196 km tarred road between Douala – Kribi). Breakfast, and leisure time on the beach side, return for lunch then continue to Douala where we shall do last minutes purchases before going to the Douala international airport for departure.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

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