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Traditional Festival Of The People Mundangs Lara Tour

Country: Cameroon
City: Extreme North
Duration: 8 Day(s) - 7 Night(s)
Tour Category: Culture Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

The province of the Far North is also the site of many traditional festivals. To report Kirdis and especially of the famous Cock of the Day Toupouris. In fact, sowing, births, funerals are occasions to organize celebrations for the beautiful Kirdis. Celebrations for births and sowing takes place in October and May, and are open to the public, unlike the funeral events more intimate.

The coq’s head is a Toupouri ceremony that takes place between the months of October and November every year. The highlight is the sacrifice of the cock, slain by a nephew of the head of the family and released near a fireplace fire installed for the occasion. By a mystical power, the cock will fall in the middle of the home and on the right side

Tour details

Day 1: Yaounde

A warm welcome awaits you in Yaounde as your guide meets you at the airport. In the bustling Cameroonian capital, you get adjusted to being in Cameroon during a welcome dinner with your guide. If you feel like it, we check out the night/street life or you stay in the hotel and spend a relaxing evening.

Day 2: Bénoué National Park

The next day, we take a domestic flight with Air Leasing (all planes are maintained by SIM located in France) to Garoua, where a private car awaits us to go to Bénoué National Park, a UNESCO biosphere reserve. There, you enjoy African-cooked meals prepared by the park organization and sleep in a lovely and safe park accommodation (small brick-houses with AC).

Day 3: Bénoué National Park

After a very early breakfast, we go on a morning and afternoon safari at Bénoué National Park, which holds hippos, giant eland, giraffes, waterbuck, antelopes, baboons, gazelles, and more. Between the safaris, we will have lunch and a few hours to relax in the shade.

Day 4: Maroua

In the morning we leave Bénoué to go to Garoua from where we will take a bus to Maroua. The journey goes through the lush North region to the sub-Sahelian Extreme-North region of Cameroon. We will travel with locals, see a dramatic change in landscape and pass through interesting villages. We will stay at Maroua overnight.

Day 5: Waza National Park

After a very early breakfast, we get picked up by a private car to go to the amazing Waza National Park, a UNESCO biosphere reserve, which has some of west and central Africa’s most impressive wildlife, such as herds of elephants, giraffes, lions, buffalos, ostriches, antelopes, gazelles, warthogs, a wide variety of big birds and more. At Waza, you will enjoy a morning and afternoon safari. We will sleep in the gorgeous and safe park accommodation (small brick-houses with AC) overlooking the park.

Day 6: Waza National Park

After a very early breakfast, we will go on another set of morning and afternoon safaris at Waza. We will sleep again in the gorgeous and safe park accommodation (small brick-houses with AC) overlooking the park.

Day 7: Maroua

On this day, you will relax in Maroua and explore this sub-Sahelian, ethnically diverse, and beautiful old University town, which has a fabulous market and street/nightlife. We will stay in Maroua that night.

Day 8: Departure

We will spend the rest of the trip exploring the capital of Cameroon, where we, dependent on your preferences, go to a large day market and visit various sightseeing spots. Then, finally, we will take you to the airport for your evening flight to return home.

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