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Bafut Palace Tour

Bafut Palace Tour Packages
Country: Cameroon
City: Bamenda
Duration: 7 Day(s) - 6 Night(s)
Tour Category: Heritage Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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Bafut Palace

Bafut Palace is located in the heart of the Bafut kingdom in northwest Cameroon. The palace comprises over 50 buildings arranged around a shrine, which are used by the Fon, his wives, and the royal court. The entire site is surrounded by a sacred forest. Included on UNESCO’s Tentative List of World Heritage Sites in 2006, Bafut Palace is one of the most significant cultural heritage sites in Cameroon.

Bafut palace is a 600 years old Monarchy with the eleventh monarch in the name of ABUMBI II on the throne. Because of its rich cultural and touristic background, the need of a Hotel of this standard cannot be over-emphasized to meet the needs of travellers and tourists flowing into this monarchy annually.

Events and touristic sites such as their 6yrs long war with the Germans 1901 to 1907 and the 600yrs old museum are just a tip of the iceberg for some of the sites that await you.With all the exotic African delicacies such as Goat meat pepper soup served with Yams or plantains, you are assured of the best time of your life.For over 600 years now, the Bafut people have played home to tourists over the world with its magnificent touristic sites like the Fon's Palace, the museum.

Day 1: Yaounde

Arrive Yaounde in the Central Province. This is one of the 8 French speaking Provinces of Cameroon

Day 2: Yaounde Town

Orientation, visit to the US embassy and register, tour of Yaounde town. Watch a cultural dance presentation from the region and sample the local cuisine.

Day 3: Bamenda

Travel to Bamenda in the Northwest Province (one of two English speaking provinces of Cameroon): During this 7 hours drive through the Western Province participants will observe the transition from forest to savanna and then grassland region.

Day 4: Bamenda

Visit to Bafut Fon’s palace (15 minutes drive from Bamenda): Meet with the locals and also with the chief in his palace, receive lecture on Bafut resistance to German rule in Cameroon, watch a traditional music and dance performance (including war victory celebratory music) and try traditional food from the region, and walk through/shop at a local market. return to the hotel in Bamenda.

Day 5: Bamenda

After breakfast visite the Fon of Mankon’s palace, greet the chief, watch a traditional music and dance performance, and try the local cuisine. Main highlight of the day: Attend a New Year’s Eve Gala in Bamenda .

Day 6: Mbengwi

Travel to Mbengwi (30 mins drive): and attend church service in one of the congregations. Watch several cultural dance performances.

Day 7: Mbengwi - Departure

Tour of the Mbengwi region: Meet with the locals, visit Abi Falls, Tad market and meet with the Chief and village councilors in the Mbengwi palace, visit the Mayor in his office, visit local NGOs that work on development issues. Depart Douala for your flight.

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