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Case Obus Mousgoum Tour

Country: Cameroon
City: Maroua
Duration: 6 Day(s) - 5 Night(s)
Tour Category: Tribe Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

The Mousgoum are a people of central and western Africa. Bordering the Middle Logone, they are mostly found in the plains of northern Cameroon and south-western Chad, also in Nigeria. They belong to the group of Kirdis1. Traditional architecture has been extensively studied. they are Chadic language speakers, the Mousgoum. The total number of inhabitants was estimated at 85,900, including 61,500 in Cameroon (1982) and 24,400 in Chad (1993 census). Shaped shells, cases is typical Mousgoum. One of them was reconstituted in Paris at the International Colonial Exhibition of 1915.Typical habitat Mousgoums tribes, he disappeared in favor of plain round Obus. Indeed, the construction of a case requires about 6 months. It can reach 8 m in height, but in general they have high 3 to 4 meters. The box is also very sensitive to rain since it is constructed only clay, straw and vegetable glue.The composition of a dwelling has traditionally Mousgoum 5 squares. One for the head of the family, two for women, one for the kitchen and for livestock. This center is a millet granary. 5 boxes are connected by a clay wall only accessible by a locked .A Obus is a shot hollow cylinder-shaped ending with a cone filled with explosive material. This is an ammunition fired from a cannon

Day 1: Douala, Maroua

Breakfast and transfer to the airport for the flight to Douala Camair-Co Maroua réunissez-vous/saluez by our local agent and transfer to Hotel de la Porte Mayo for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: NATIONAL PARK MAROUA-WAZA

Transfer to Waza National Park, full day safari park. This park has an area of ​​1,700 square kilometers and it is the best and most visited national park in Cameroon. Wildlife such as giraffes, elephants, many species of antelope, lion, warthog, cheetah, waterbuck, topi, red-faced gazelle, domilesque, hartebeest, buffalo, baboons, monkeys abound. Bird watchers could watch eagles, hornbills, pelicans, ducks, geese, herons, marabout, Guinea fowl and many other rare species. Lodge overnight Waza.

Day 3: WAZA - Oudjilla - MOKOLO-Rhumsiki

After breakfast drive to Oudjilla, this village hill top of Podoko. Here, round thatched houses with mud are a distinguishing feature. Visit the palace of the chief Oudjilla with his more than 50 wives and hundreds of children. Keep control through the hills of the Mokolo and Koza Rhumsiki in the Mandara Mountains. Dinner and overnight at the lodge Rhumsiki.

Day 4: Rhumsiki - Tourou - MAROUA

Drive to the local market Thursday Tourou. Tourou is a border village located on the border of Cameroon and Nigeria. The market is very picturesque with local women wearing cut gourds on their heads that look like army helmets. They are of various designs and can indicate the marital status of women. Continue control Maroua and overnight at the Hotel de la Porte Mayo.

Day 5: MAROUA - DOUALA

After breakfast, visit the craft market and other attractions before lunch. After breakfast, transfer to Maroua Salak airport for flight to Douala, arriving at 20:35. Réunissez-vous/saluez and transfer to Le Meridien Douala for dinner and overnight.

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