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Price Per Person

USD 2,456
Country: Cameroon
Duration: 7 Day(s) - 6 Night(s)
Tour Category: Culture Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

Cameroon is a true crossroads of African art and culture and contains more than two hundred ethnic groups which make up the profuse artistic and cultural heritage of the country. Chiefdoms and traditions of these peoples to fascinate any visitor looking for a culture still alive and authentic. We offer a week's discovery of this cultural treasure of grassfields.

Pygmies, Bantus, Sudanese, Arab-Berbers and many others form this extraordinary mixture of populations, with each ethnic group contributing its traditions, art and music.The “Ngondo” and “Mpo'o” tribes on the coast combine dance, magic, disguise and canoe races.In the West and North-West Regions, funerals are occasions for big, highly colourful ceremonies, in honour of the deceased.During the ceremonies held in the North, you can watch magnificent colourful processions.The “buma” dances are typical of pygmies from the south of the equatorial forest.

Day 01: Douala:

Arrival of participants at Douala International airport. Welcome, Transfer and checking-in, Leisure activities, dinner and night spent at the hotel.

Day 02: Douala – Limbe

Breakfast and departure to the seaside resort town – Limbe – with a mild and temperate climate.  Arrival in Limbe and visit of the Botanical Garden. Its dense varied flora constitutes a curiosity to be discovered at all cost. Visit to the Limbe Zoo whose role is the long term conservation of endangered wildlife species. Wildlife species are made up of primates such as Drills and many other species, including reptiles, crocodiles, etc. breakfast and the visit to the town of Idenau and the Bakingili Lava deposit in the afternoon. Sunbathing, leisure activities. Dinner and night.

Day 3: Limbe – Buea – Bafoussam.

Breakfast and departure to Bafoussam via Buea and Mbanga with a brief visit to the Prime Ministers Lodge and Mount Cameroon whose last eruption took place in 2000. Lunch in Bafang. Continuation. Stopover at the Ekom kam spectacular waterfalls. Arrival in Bafoussam and installation at the hotel. Leisure activites. Dinner and night.

Day 4: Bafoussam – Bamenda

Breakfast and departure to Bamenda. Arrival and visist to the BAFUT “Fondom”, one of the most beautiful traditional palaces of the North-west Region with a particular architectural organization. Lunch and later, continuation to Mankon where you will discover another attraction and middle-aged arcitecturaal organization, not forgetting the Mankon craft. Thanks to its museum with generally cowries- decorated wooden works of art, the Mankon handicraft show-cases the artistic genius of this population.Back to Bamenda.Installation in the hotel.Leisure activities. Dinner and night

Day 05: Bamenda – Bafoussam

Breakfast. Visit at the Handicraft centre where you can buy artistic objects from different parts of Cameroon at much reduced prices. Back to Bafoussam. Arrival in Bafoussam and visit to the Chief’s Palace. Lunch. Visit to the Hotel. Leisure activities. Dinner and night.

Day 06: Bafoussam – Foumban – Bafoussam

Breakfast. Departure to Foumban via the Foumbot market to discover the Bamoun culture. The city of Foumban has a number of vestiges that attest to its past glory. The Sultan’s Palace, the Statute of king Njoya, the Royal Palace Museum, the Central Mosque, the Arts and Traditional Museum are all Testimonies of the Bamoun history. Arrival and brief visit of the town. Visit to some selected oarts of the city related to the Bamoun history. Shopping. Back to Bafoussam. Leisure activities. Sinner and night.

Day 07: Bafoussam – Yaounde.

Breakfast. Back to Yaoundé. Arrival and lunch. Departure to the airport early in the afternoon. Departure formalities. Farewell greetings. Take off. End of the visit.

 

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