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Handicraft Center, Bali-nyonga Tour

Handicraft Center, Bali-nyonga Tour Packages
Country: Cameroon
City: Bamenda
Duration: 7 Day(s) - 6 Night(s)
Tour Category: Disabled Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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Bali Nyongais situated about 20 km from Bamenda and is known for its cool and pleasant climate. The Handicraft Center is a well know tourist destination where the visitors can see how the beautiful crafts are being done by our craftsmen. During the working hours (Monday - Friday 8.00 am - 17.00 pm) we can organize a tour through all our crafts shops.

Besides a fully and modern equipped Joinery section we have several workshops for our craftsmen where we produce carved stools, relief carvings, woven chairs and benches, bamboo items, calabash items, and baskets.

All in all, we give the following craftsmen - women a working place:

16 Piece workers and 4 trainees in the carving workshop

8 Piece workers in the weaving workshop for baskets and percussion instruments

4 Piece workers (female) in the weaving workshop for baskets and table mats

7 Piece workers in the decoration and bamboo workshop

2 Piece workers in the puzzle workshop

4 Employees, 10 pieces workers and 4 trainees in the Joinery Department.

3 Labourers in administration/organization

25 Home producers for basket weaving and production of musical instruments


Day 1: Yaoundé

Arrive with the airplane at the capital Yaoundé. Welcome by the co-workers of Naded tours. Transfer to the hotel with our company bus. Supper.

Day 2: Yaoundé

Round tour of the capital Yaounde. General presentation of the four major regions of Cameroon at the National Museum. Supper at our Yaounde-based host family.

Day 3: Bali Nyonga

Transfer to Naka (Bali), our place of residence. Visit the Palace at Bandjoun. Welcome ceremony by the village population of Naka/Bali Nyonga. Walk to the huts, where you will be sleeping. Cultural orientation and general information evening. Supper.

Day 4: Bali Nyonga

Explore and get used to the new environment and the immediate surroundings. Socialize and get to know your village neighbors and host family. A short walk through our permaculture farm and those of some villagers.

Day 5: Hiking Trip

Hiking trip to a Nomadic Fulani Tribe and to two small neighboring villages, before returning to our base.

Day 6: Bali Village

Drive through the bush by taxi to Bali village. Tour the village and visit the handicraft Centre. Discover the colonial days 'German' church.

Day 7: Bamenda

Trip to the provincial capital Bamenda. Take a tour of this wonderful city full of surprises. Visit to Lake Awing. Shopping stop at the Bamenda central market. Departure.

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