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Combined Cultural and Wildlife Package in the Northwest and Southwest Regions

Combined Cultural and Wildlife Package in the Northwest and Southwest Regions

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 14 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 10 people
Destination(s): Cameroon  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey   Wildlife Viewing  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 6950 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 6950 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Douala. Arrival at the Douala International airport, reception by a professional guide and driver of our company. Transfer to the hotel, if required dinner in town. Overnight hotel Douala, (Serena Hotel).

Day 2: Douala - Kumba. Pickup after breakfast and drive via the tea, banana, rubber and pineapple plantations in Buea and then to Kumba. Visit the rubber plantation, see how the rubber is won and give it a try yourself. Check in hotel and dinner with Cameroonian family (if you wish) at home or dine in the hotel. Overnight hotel Kumba.

Day 3: Kumba - Lake Barombi. After breakfast with Bridget, departure to the crater lake of Barombi. Cross the lake in a piroque and visit to the chief and the small village at the other side of the lake. Walk back through the dense forest along the lake, see birds and tropical vegetation. Picnic lunch near the lake. In the afternoon, drive to the market do shopping at the market if necessary, transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Day 4: Kumba - Bangem. After breakfast, via untarred road to Bangem, high in the Bakossi Mountains. Check in small hotel in Bangem Afternoon trek to the Manengouba twin crater lakes, here you might see the endemic Picathartes bird. Dinner and overnight in hotel Bangem.

Day 5: Bangem - Baham. Via Melong we travel to Baham. Here we pay a visit to the local chief of Baham and sleep in his palace. Tour of the palace and environment. Visit to the phantom cave. Overnight in the palace of Baham.

Day 6: Baham - Bandjoun - Foumban. After breakfast departure to Bandjoun where we visit the famous chefferie of Bandjoun and the museum (Unesco heritage). We continue our way to the islamic Foumban. Visit the palace of the sultan and the museum (if this day is a Friday we might see the sultan giving audience to his people, a colorful happening with music and traditional dress). Look around at the artisanal street. Overnight in, a guesthouse run by a Dutch lady.

Day 7: Foumban - Bamenda. Early departure to Awing near Bamenda. Afternoon dancing workshop where pax learn a traditional dance and where they can play African musical instruments. Overnight with the nuns of the spiritual center Laverna in Bamenda or in hotel.

Day 8: Bamenda - Mbingo - Belo. After breakfast set out for the beautiful mountains near Mbingo and Belo situated on the small Ring Road. We overnight in tents at the Trekkers Camp. Afternoon trek to Lake Oku. or horse riding with the Fulani’s (optional)In the evening we meet with the villagers around a campfire and listen to their stories while roasting corn cobs. overnight at the trekkers Camp.

Day 9: Mbingo - Belo. We stay another day in these stunning mountains and enjoy the life of the villagers. Today you can choose between horse riding, trekking, or relaxing or you can fetch water with the village kids, pound Fufu corn and cook with the women or do other social activities. For non-trekkers an excursion can be arranged to the palace of Kom. Overnight at the trekkers Camp.

Day 10: Belo - Bafut - Bamenda. After breakfast return to Bamenda. Visit to the big market or the Mankon Museum (optional). After lunch departure to Bafut visit the chefferie (Unesco world heritage monument) guided tour by one of the queens and watch traditional Juju mask dances. Visit to the handicapped center of Sajocah, sponsored by the Liliane Fund. Dutch doctors operate here regularly. Overnight in hotel in Bamenda.

Day 11: Bamenda - Douala - Limbe. Breakfast; Early start and long travelling day with stops on the way. Pic nic lunch at Ekom waterfalls, continue to Limbe and check into the hotel dinner and overnight in Limbe.

Day 12: Limbe - Kribi. Breakfast and depart for Kribi continue to the pygmies’ village by pirogue. Welcome by Pygmies. Build your own grass hut under supervision of Pygmies. Experience the daily Pygmy life and go hunting or fishing with them. Go with them to the farm lands or help them with cooking the evening meal. Overnight with the Pygmies.

Day 13: Kribi. After breakfast return by pirogue to Kribi. Eat fresh shrimps at the beach for lunch and see the Lobe waterfalls. If required, a half day trip can be organized to go sea fishing with the local fishermen. Overnight in hotel in Kribi.

Day 14: Kribi - Douala. Breakfast and have some leisure time on the beach and in the afternoon depart to Douala visit to artisanal for last shopping. Transfer to the airport for check in, fly back home. This trip can be extended by a climb of Mount Cameroon (4 days). This trip can be extended by a visit to Campo Ma-an natural park (4 days).

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

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