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Price Per Person

USD 3,214
Country: Cameroon
City: Bamenda
Duration: 5 Day(s) - 4 Night(s)
Tour Category: Monastery Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

Bali Nyonga is located in the Northwest Province of Cameroon and lying about 20km southeast of the Northwest Provincial capital, Bamenda, Bali Nyonga is the home of about 85,000 residents.  Bali Nyonga got its name from Princess Na’nyonga, who founded it in the early 19th century. Bali Nyonga is steeped in a rich history and possesses a strong cultural heritage which contributes to its uniqueness within Cameroon. As the home of the earliest Basel Missionaries in the Grassfields, Bali Nyonga hosts an array of architectural treasures such as the Presbyterian Church in Ntanfoang built by the missionaries in 1902. The Basel Mission School and Cemetery constructed by the German missionaries were also the first built in the Grassfields region of Cameroon.Today, Bali Nyonga is the home of the first Presbyterian University in Cameroon. Bali Nyonga’s rich culture and tradition is reflected in its social organization language, rites, rituals and other cultural ceremonies. Bali people are very friendly, welcoming and respectful.We know this site won’t answer all your questions about Bali Nyonga. On this site you will find out more about the extraordinary history and magnificent culture/tradition and daily life of the Bali Nyonga peopleThe Presbyterian Church located in Ntanfoang was constructed by the Germans in 1903 and it is the first church that was constructed in Bali Nyonga. It is the first piece of attraction that you see when you enter Bali nyonga.

Early Church

English Baptists had first come to this part of West Africa in 1845. In 1884 the territory came under German protection and it was agreed, at a conference of European Missionary Societies, that the Basel Mission should take over the work of the English Baptists. This was done in 1886. During the first world war the administration of the country passed into British hands and the German and Swiss missionaries were called back. This had a tragic effect on the work of the mission but a small group of faithful people continued the work, making the church a truly indigenous one. In 1925 European missionaries began returning to the country. The second world war again disrupted church life, which was however followed by a period of intense activity and growth. The church became autonomous in 1957. A new constitution was drawn up and adopted, marking the autonomy of the church. It consists of three parts: basic principles, organization, worship and life.

The church runs three general hospitals, a rehabilitation center for leprosy patients, 18 health centres, two with an opthalmological unit, and a central pharmacy. Much emphasis is placed on primary health care in the villages. In the educational field the church has 23 nursery schools, 122 primary schools, 14 sec-ondary/high schools and a teacher training college. There is also a centre for agricultural and employment training. The pastors receive their training at the theological seminary in Kumba (66 students in 2004/05). Some are still being trained outside Cameroon, in Africa and overseas. There are plans to begin a church university by the year 2010. The church has departments for women, men and youth. The radio and communication department runs its own radio station, the Christian Broadcasting Service in Buea.

This tour allows you to experience the beauties of Africa thanks to cultural encounters with various ethnic groups, wildlife spotting in the grasslands, visits to museums, witnessing of age old craftsmanship, and participation in colourful parties with traditional dances in Mankon, Bali and Bafut.

ItInerary

Day 1: Arrival with the airplane at the capital Yaoundé. Welcome by the co-workers of Naded tours. Transfer to the hotel with our company bus. Supper.

Day 2: Round tour of the capital yaounde. General presentation of the four major regions of Cameroon at the National Museum. Supper at our Yaounde based host family.

Day 3: Transfer to Naka (Bali), our place of residence. Visit the Palace at Bandjoun. Welcome ceremony by the village population of Naka/Bali Nyonga. Walk to the huts, where you will be sleeping. Cultural orientation and general information evening. Supper.

Day 4: Explore and get used to the new environment and the immediate surroundings. Socialise and get to know your village neighbours and host-family. Short walk through our permaculture farm and those of some villagers.

Day 5

Departure - end of tour.

 

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