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Ancient Palace Of Cameroon Tour

Ancient Palace Of Cameroon Tour Packages
Country: Cameroon
City: Bamenda
Duration: 1 Day(s) - 0 Night(s)
Tour Category: Full Day Tours

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Package Itinerary

Cameroon is full of Royal families, particularly in the West and Northwest areas, where the main tribes are the Bamileke and the Bamoun. These are called chiefdoms or locally “Fondoms” and are still immensely important in society. The Fons or chiefs still have many wives and many many children so the Royal families get very large.

Many of the Royal families still live in the old Palaces which are extended and modernized to accommodate them. Most of the Royal Families opened their palaces to tourists from foreign countries. The Royal Palaces are well worth visiting. They are all different and unique and you are often shown around by a member of the family – Most of the palaces also have a museum and the museum in Bafut Palace was originally the author Gerald Durrell’s house. Many of the dynasties go back hundreds of years and the original Palace in Bafut is over 500 years old.

Tour Itinerary

7:00 am After breakfast we leave for Bamenda, visiting the sacred Mectchie waterfalls en route, where local Bamileke people come to make sacrifices in the hopes that their wishes will be granted.

9:30 am On arrival in Bamenda we visit the local markets and the chief’s palace at nearby Bafut, where we see traditional dances by the princes and princesses. The original Palace in Bafut is over 500 years old.

12:30 pm Visit the museum of the palace.

2:45 pm Visit the market of Bamenda and the town. End of Tour

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