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Cameroon Western Highlands Expedition

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 20 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 10 people
Destination(s): Cameroon  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1646 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3790 Euro (EUR)

This is a rare opportunity which offers a gamut of possibilities for visitors, especially researchers in cultural issues, to have not only a total insight about the rich cultural heritage of the Cameroon Grassfield, but a mix of culture, adventure, volunteer work and the fulfilment that at least he or she has contributed towards a positive change in the lives of the people. And this will go a long way to contribute in strengthening international understanding and world peace.

Day 1: Arrival at Douala and overnight.

Day 2: Douala - Limbe. On the way from Douala to Limbe stop briefly to see some historical-geographical landmarks such as the River Mungo which marks the boundary between the French and English speaking parts of Cameroon. Other attractions include large agro-industrial establishments such as rubber, banana and oil palm plantations; and roadside markets. While at Limbe visit the Botanic Garden and Wildlife Centre where you have gorillas, chimpanzees, mandrills and other species in captivity. Overnight in Limbe.

Day 3: Limbe - West Coast - Limbe. Visit the remnants of the last volcanic eruption of Cameroon Mountain, from where one has a panoramic view of the surrounding area. Visit Debuncha, which is the wettest place in Africa, Idenau, a fishing village inhabited by fishermen from some West African countries, and Bomana waterfall and cave.

Day 4: Limbe - Buea. Visit some historical monuments constructed by the Germans, the first colonial masters of Cameroon. Buea was the first capital of this country. Overnight in Buea.

Day 5: Climb to some point of the Cameroon Mountain and experience the unique climatic conditions and vegetation. Return to the hotel for overnight.

Day 6: Buea - Mundemba. Overnight in Mundemba.

Days 7 and 8: Korup National Park. This National Park harbours Africa’s oldest rainforest, which is abundantly rich in biodiversity, including a plant species called Ancistrocladius korupensis, that contains substances which inhibit the growth of HIV and AIDS virus. It is also very rich in wildlife species such as mandrills and drills, birds, etc. Overnight by camping in tents or rustic buildings.

Day 9: Korup - Kumba. Visit the waterfall at Ekombe and lake in the outskirts of Kumba town. In the evening visit some hotspots such as night clubs and popular drinking places and experience night life.

Day 10: Kumba - Bangem. Visit the picturesque Manengouba twin lakes and its environs. Overnight in Bangem.

Day 11: Bangem - Foumban. Brief stop at a roadside market. Watch some changes in socio-cultural indicators such as housing patterns, craft, etc. While at Founban visit the craft centers. Overnight in Foumban.

Day 12: Foumban - Bamenda. Visit the traditional ruler (Sultan) of Foumban before leaving Foumban. He is one of the most repected personalities in Cameroon.

Day 13: Bamenda - Wum. Brief stops on the way to see rice farms, topographical features, such as the meandering river, rolling hills, Menchum waterfall, which is one of the biggest in Cameroon. Lake Nyos is of great geologico-historical importance in the world due to the strange phenomenon of gas explosion in 1986 which killed about 1700 people and animals. A lot of scientific research is going on there. Also visit Weh, which has a gigantic rock structure of great cultural significance to the local people.

Day 14: Wum - Fundong - Ndawara. Visit the Laikom Palace, where you will see a venerated antiquity which was once stolen to a certain Western museum but later on brought back because of the mystical powers it possesses. Also watch traditional dances. Leave Fundong later in the day to Ndawara for overnight.

Day 15: Ndawara - Bamessing. Visit all the stages of tea growth and transformation at the Highland Tea Estate, which is one of the largest in Africa. Visit Babungo museum and proceed to Bamessing for overnight.

Day 16: Bamessing - Bamenda. Visit the ceramic making centers, Fulani families and stop briefly on the way to Bamenda to see the fantastic landscape.

Day 17: Bamenda and its environs. Visit a fascinating cave and waterfall and on return to Bamenda visit craft shops and buy souvenirs and watch a cultural performance in the evening.

Day 18: Bamenda - Kribi.

Day 19: Kribi - Campo. Visit the Pygmies, watch sea turtles at their nesting sites on the beach.

Day 20: Campo - Douala - Departure. End of the tour.

Supplemental Tour Information:
Note: There are other site attraction that we may meet during the touristic months of December to march and January such as village festivals characterized by colorful traditional dances, rituals, canoe racing, horse riding (fantasia) etc.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

- 2 pax: 3790 Euros.
- 3 pax: 2788 Euros.
- 4 pax: 2366 Euros.
- 5 pax: 2114 Euros.
- 6 pax: 1887 Euros.
- 7 pax: 1876 Euros.
- 8 pax: 1780 Euros.
- 9 pax: 1708 Euros.
- 10 pax: 1646 Euros.

Price Includes:
- Transportation, both by car and train.
- Fuel and lodging.
- Meals (breakfast and one other meal).
- Entry fees.

Price Excludes:
- Airport tax (15.5 Euros).
- Visa fee (98 Euros).
- Flight.

Note: All the prices are in per person payment policy.

About This Supplier
Location: Cameroon
Joined InfoHub: Mar 2008

Our company is a Community-Based Tourism Organization whose mission is the promotion of tourism to Cameroon as a tool for sustainable local economic development, hence poverty alleviation and the conservation of the natural/cultural heritage of Cameroon. It constitutes a subsidiary of the parent NGO organization Nature...

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