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Price Per Person

USD 2,978
Country: Cameroon
City: Garoua
Duration: 10 Day(s) - 9 Night(s)
Tour Category: Family Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

Cameroon is a real "Africa en miniature" – from the rain forests of Central Africa, with pygmies and gorillas, to endless savannas and National Parks up to the mystical Lake Chad, at the end of the Sahara desert. We focus primarily on the most traditional and diverse north. The scenic and ethnic diversity is great, the main attractions are not far from each other. Enjoy your Safari Honey Moon in an isolated confortable safari ,from the Atlantic up to the "High North" with an ethnically interesting part of Cameroon, the Mandara- and Alantika mountains. Immerse yourself in African life, meet people at "eye level", visit projects and remote villages.

Day 1 Saturday:  Arrive Douala;meet/greet and transfer to Meridien hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Sunday : MAROUA – WAZA NATIONAL PARK

Depart  Douala by flight QC 211 à 08:50 for Maroua, arriving at 10:35; meet/greet by our local agent and immediate transfer to the Waza national park (122 km), the well-known and most visited national park in Cameroon. Overnight  Waza lodge.

Day 3 Monday:  WAZA NATIONAL PARK

Whole day safari in the Waza national park. This park has a surface area of 1,700 square kilometres and it is the best and most visited national park in Cameroon. Wildlife such as giraffe, elephants, many species of antelope, lion,warthog, cheetah, waterbuck, topi, red-fronted gazelle, domilesque, hartebeest, buffalo, baboon, monkey, abound.. Bird watchers could view eagle, hornbill, pelican, duck, goose, heron, marabou, guinea-fowl and many other rare species. Overnight Waza lodge.

Day 4 Tuesday: WAZA – OUDJILLA – MAROUA

Drive after breakfast to Oudjilla; this Podoko hill top village. Here, the round thatched mud houses are a distinctive feature. Visit the Oudjilla chief’s palace with his over 50 wives and hundreds of children. Return to Maroua and visit the local market and particularly the art market. Overnight at Hotel de la Porte Mayo

Day 5 Wednesday: MAROUA – MAGA – POUSS – MAROUA  

Drive to Maga, a picturesque village with domed homes made of clay. Today is the market day at Pouss, north east of Maga. Also visit the local fishermen at work on the Maga lake. Continue drive to Maroua; overnight at hotel de la Porte Mayo.

Day 6 Thursday:  MAROUA – RHUMSIKI – TOUROU – RHUMSIKI

Drive to the Thursday local market of Tourou  via Mokolo. Tourou is  at the border between Cameroon and Nigeria. The market is very picturesque with local women wearing carved calabashes on their heads which look like army helmets. They are of various designs and can indicate the marital status of the women. Continue drive to Rhumsiki in the Mandara mountains.

Day 7 Friday: RHUMSIKI –  GAROUA – YAOUNDE

Morning visit of Rhumsiki village especially the crab fortune teller. After lunch, drive through Dourbeye to Garoua. En route, visite the gorges of Kola. City tour of Garoua; Dinner and fly by Camair-co QC 222 at 21:15 arriving at 22:30; meet/greet and transfer to Djeuga Palace hotel.

Day 8 Saturday: YAOUNDE – BAFOUSSAM – KOUTABA

Drive to the region of the western chiefdoms of Cameroon. Our first stop is at Bandjoun, one of the biggest chefferies of the Bamileke chiefdoms. Here you visit the palace museum and the round house before driving through Bafoussam, the capital city of the West province to Koutaba, this small locality before Foumban. Dinner and overnight at Paradise hotel.

Day 9 Sunday: KOUTABA – FOUMBAN – BAMENDA

Drive to Koutaba (15km), visit the palace of the sultan of the Bamoun people with its rich historic museum and later, the craft village. Drive to Bamenda via Koutaba and Bafoussam. Visit road attractions such as the Sunday Foumbot foodstuff market and the Metche waterfalls.

Excursion to visit the palace of the fon of Bafut.  Overnight at Ayaba hotel.

Day 10 Monday: BAMENDA – DOUALA – Fly out

After breakfast, drive to Douala via Dschang. On the way, visit banana and coffee plantations. Transfer to the Douala airport in time for return flight. END

 

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