When you’re in the Southeast province and have the opportunity to join a Baka family on their daily routine such as a hunt, fishing trip or gathering honey. You certainly should do it. This is really back to the basic way of life. You will have th opportunity you join one the still premitive human family on the dinner table and to learn from their way of life. The males like tobacco and the female always can use cooking utilities. Teeth filing is part of their tradition. They are identified as Bakas through this practice. They inherited this practice from their ancestors and nobody can stop them from continuing with it. .A cruelly painful exercise, teeth filing is done using a stick, knife and a hammer. The 'victim lies on his back, a stick is placed between his lips to keep the mouth open. The filer then places the knife on one of the 'victim's' incisors and strikes the top edge of the knife with a hammer, carving out the edges of the tooth into a trenchant pointed shape. The exercise, lasts some 45 minutes, is repeated on the other canine and incisor teeth, resulting in an array of finely carved out teeth."It is really painful, sometimes blood oozes out. However, they use plantain paste to cap the wounds in order to assuage the pains. The 'victim' stays for four days without eating anything, just drinking.
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Day by day Itinerary for the Cultural tours.
Day 1: On arrival at the Douala international airport ,you will be welcomed by the Camtourventures tours, team, transferred to a hotel, followed by dinner and rest at night.
Day 2: Douala – Edéa – Dizangué – Edea (approximately 140 Km of tracks and road). Breakfast and departure for Dizangué via Edéa. On our arrival at Dizangué we will have the opportunity to visit the Ossa Lake of 10.000 Hectares which points out to the sea in miniature, advised for fishing and the water sport, lunch, visit the fauna with a surface of 130.000 hectares with variety of animal species and a multitude of chimpanzee, Visit the fishermen village. Return to edea, hotellerie la sanaga with its multiple sport complexes.
Day 3: Edea – Yaounde. Breakfast, departure for Yaoundé, arrival, lodge and lunch at the hotel, visit interesting sites in Yaoundé such as, Reunification monument , and the conference centre. The febe hill to get the panoramic view of the city of Yaoundé, visit the palotin benedict museum with its long aged artifacts, retire to the hotel, diner and rest.
Day 4: Yaounde. Breakfast, visit the national museum situated at the administrative centre precisely in the former presidential palace of the republic of Cameroon, lunch, visitation of the municipal lake, the centre town garden named after the head of states mother, the market and the zoo, return to the hotel, diner and rest.
Day 5: Yaounde – Kribi. Breakfast, stroll to get the last grimes of the nation’s capital and after lunch we move towards Kribi. The landscape changes towards luxuriant vegetation of palm trees and coconuts, bordered by the beautiful beaches of the ocean. In the middle of this large drill, we discover pleasant small villages. The net, the dugouts, the lifestyle of the villagers makes up this strange decoration. We arrive finally at Kribi, a place to rest in the shade of the palm trees on the vast ones extended from white sand. Departure to a hotel where we will lodge, stroll by the beach for sea breeze. Diner and night
Day 6: Kribi. Breakfast, departure to the Lobe Fall, a unique place in the world and mostly visited by all tourists that get into kribi. Get a taste of the sea fresh prawn, visit the water fall, stroll on the white sandy beach, swimming, return to hotel, diner and night.
Day 7: Kribi – Buea. Breakfast, visit the town of kribi as well as the fishing port and business centres, we leave kribi to Buea passing via Douala, stop and lunch in douala , continue to Buea, going through the colonial rubber and banana plantations. Arrival in Buea, check into a hotel, diner and night.
Day 8: Buea – Limbe. Breakfast, we visit the old German colonial governor‘s residence standing majestically at the foot of mount Cameroon, from this same port we would have a very clear view of the mountain. Then a stop at the Tole tea factory, continuation to limbe, and stop at the last mount Cameroon lava flow solidification site, in Bakingili, visits the site and then head for the hotel. We check into a hotel at limbe, lunch, there is a possibility of all sporting activities for those who like games, relaxing and swimming, enjoying the black sandy Seme beach. Return to hotel, diner and night.
Limbe – Douala – Europe. Breakfast, departure for Douala, visit the Douala seaport, the train station of Bessingue, the commercial centre, shop Cameroonian souvenirs Departure late in the afternoon for the Douala International Airport, departure formalities, farewell greetings, take off and end of Tour