Discover Cameroon

Located at the crossroads of West and Central Africa, Cameroon is one of the most diverse countries on the continent. It is often referred to as “Africa in miniature” for its geological and cultural diversity. Cameroon is home to over 200 different linguistic groups and is known for its native styles of music, particularly makossa and bikutsi. On this tour we explore the tribal kingdoms of Cameroon's south and stay with a local pygmy community. Before returning to Douala we spend some time on the coast at Kribi.


Itinerary:

Day 1: Douala.

Arrival to Douala and transfer to the hotel for overnight.

Day 2: Douala-Kumba
Drive to Kumba (170 km) passing by rubber and banana plantations. Visit the rubber factory in Tiko and the tea plantation in Buea. Dinner with Cameroon family at their home.
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Day 3: Kumba-Lake Barombi
Departure to the crater lake of Barombi. Cross the lake in a canoe and visit the chief in a small village of the Barondo tribe. Walk back along the lake observing its rich bird life.
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Day 4-5: Kumba-Bangem-Melong
We leave for Bangem along a dirt road in the Bakossi Mountains. Picnic lunch by the Manengouba twin crater lakes.
From Melong we visit Ekom waterfalls where some shootings of the film’”Tarzan” took place. Dinner and overnight in Melong.
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Day 6,: Melong- Baham-Foumban
Our journey continues through Bafang (one of the renounced agricultural towns in the country) to Foumban, crossing large coffee and cocoa plantations. A brief stop in the village of Kekem to taste grilled meat, plantain, cocoyam, yams and fish all prepared on charcoal fire. We reach Foumban, a town renowned for its excellent traditional crafts and rich in history, with good museums and a superb royal palace, spending time exploring the town.
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Day 7: Foumban-Bamenda
Today we visit the palace of the sultan and the museum. Leave to Bamenda through Bafoussam making stop at the Mitchie waterfall, where local Bamileke people come to make sacrifices in the hopes that their wishes will be granted. Continue through Mbouda, the capital of the Bamboutos department of West Province, to Bamenda.
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Day 8: Bamenda-Bafut-Dschang
Our journey continues to Bafut visiting the German constructed Fons (chiftain) palace during colonization, the museum, oldest secret traditional house in the Central African Sub-region and witness mask dance. Return to Bamenda for lunch and continue to Dschang.
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Day 9: Dschang-Douala-Kribi
A long day with about 400 km driving. We drive through the “Moungo corridors” (the most fertile lands of volcanic soils in the country), where we will see large plantations of banana, rubber, pineapple, palm and even flowers. After having lunch in Douala we continue to Kribi for overnight.
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Day 10: Kribi
Drive to the Lobe river where we a canoe takes us to a Pygmy village. We spend some time with the local community and the pygmies, the people of the forest, who live by hunting and gathering. Return by canoe to Kribi eating fresh sea food for lunch at the beach visiting Lobe waterfalls. Free afternoon to relax.
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Day 11: Departure
Transfer back to Douala for departure.


The price includes: ► accommodation for 10 nights in a double room at standard hotels, rooms with private facilities, meals acc. itinerary ►transport and entrance fees according to the program ►canoe tour on day 3 ► mask dance in Bafut ►Tour leader from Penguin Travel at minimum 8 participants ► English speaking local guide

The price does not include: ►flight tickets to/from Doula ►additional tours arranged and paid on spot ►insurance ►tips and personal expenses ►drinks and meals not mentioned in the program ►visas

Price of extra services:
►single room supplement: 420 EUR

Visa: All European citizens need a visa to visit Cameroon - please, check with the local embassy what the requirements are.

Vaccination: Proof of yellow fever vaccination for all travelers is required when visiting Cameroon. Recommended vaccines are against polio, typhoid and rabies.

Practical information: ► Local currency is African Franc (XAF). Bring cash in EURO as there are few places, where you can exchange money, credit cards are of limited use.  


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Group Size
8 - 12 persons
Reservation System Code
Cameroon
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