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As you arrive at the heart of the northern part of Cameroon. You will have the opportunity of discovering the kingdoms (Lamidat) of these regions are beautifully constructed, each having its cavalry of warriors, horse . .
Country: Cameroon
City: Bafoussam
Duration: 14 Day(s) - 13 Night(s)
Tour Category: Wildlife Safari
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99
Package Itinerary

As you arrive at the heart of the northern part of Cameroon. You will have the opportunity of discovering the kingdoms (Lamidat) of these regions are beautifully constructed, each having its cavalry of warriors, horse riding, Fantasia, and breath-taking traditional dances.

This part of Cameroon is also home to many natural resources, the Koza hills, the waterfalls of Lancrenon (100m), and that of Tello (45m).

This tour is also made up of trips to two national parks: Waza national park Cameroon is in the northern part of Cameroon where the Muslim larger communities are found with mountainous areas. The natives of these lands are animist peoples known collectively as “Kirdi” Fulani for “Pagan” who live in compounds clinging to terraced hillsides and is also Cameroon’s most-popular destinations for safari viewers. Do not hesitate to contact us if you need to discuss certain issues.

Cameroon safari packages consider the special interests of travelers while providing the best possible wildlife viewing in the Waza National Park for everyone. Fun and educational activities would capture the imaginations of all kinds of travelers.

Day 1 – Douala

On arrival in Douala, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax or explore this lively city. Overnight Aquarius Hotel or similar.

Day 2 - Bafoussam

Drive through the rubber, banana, and coffee plantations on the road to Bafoussam. We visit a tropical flower plantation as well as the impressive Ekom Waterfalls. Later we stop at Baham to visit the palace of a traditional Bamileke chief. At the end of the day, we arrive in Bafoussam. Overnight Hotel Altitel or similar.

Day 3 - Bamenda

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. 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. Overnight Ayaba Hotel or similar.

Day 4 – Wum - Okpwa

We continue on the ‘Ring Road’ to Wum, visiting Menchum Falls along the way. The scenery of this area is quite beautiful, with meadows, mountains, and lakes, punctuated with Fulani herders tending their livestock. At Wum we set off on foot to reach the village of Okpwa, our base for the next two nights. Overnight in tents or a village house.

Day 5 - Okpwa

We spend today in Okpwa, settling into the rhythm of village life and learning about the traditions and customs of the Bororo people that live here. This is a fantastic insight into the intricacies of life in rural Cameroon, and one of the highlights of the trip. Overnight in tents or a village house.

Day 6 – Wum – Bamenda – Babungo

We say goodbye to our hosts and walk back to Wum, where we visit the beautiful crater lake. From there we drive to Bamenda and take a short tour of the city’s sights before heading to Babungo. We visit the museum at the Fon’s palace, home to more than 3000 traditional masks. Overnight at the Babungo Foundation guesthouse.

Day 7 – Babungo - Foumban

This morning we visit some of the projects of the Babungo Foundation, a village community initiative that includes a pig farm, a traditional and modern clinic, and a school. We then drive to Foumban. The town is renowned for its excellent traditional crafts and is rich in history, with good museums and a superb royal palace, and we spend time exploring the town’s key sites. Overnight Paradise Hotel, Koutaba, or similar.

Day 8 – Dschang - Douala

Drive back to Douala via Bafoussam and Dschang, where we visit the small market. Overnight Aquarius Hotel or similar.

Day 9 – Maroua – Oudjilla – Waza National Park

We leave the south behind and fly to Maroua in the far north of Cameroon. The landscape here is utterly different from that which we have already seen and much arider. We visit the village of Oudjilla with its chief’s palace, set in a walled compound and home to his family. Oudjilla is set amidst stunning scenery, and if we are lucky we may meet the chief, who has more than forty wives. Later we drive to Waza National Park where we spend the night. Overnight at Campement de Waza or similar.

Day 10 – Waza National Park

We spend the day on game drives through the park, looking for elephants, antelopes, giraffes, and lions as well as other species. Waza is one of the region’s best national parks and large herds of elephants can often be seen at the waterholes here, while chances to spot lions are good. Overnight Campement de Waza or similar.

Days 11 – 12 – Mandara Mountains

We head into the hauntingly beautiful landscape of the Mandara Mountains, where villages are dotted around volcanic plugs jutting into the sky. We stop first at Djinglya and visit a traditional Mafa home as well as a handicraft co-operative. We then travel to the village of Rhumsiki, set amidst some of Cameroon’s most stunning scenery.

We visit the potters, weavers, and the crab sorcerer, who predicts the future using crabs. Spend time exploring this traditional area before heading back to Maroua on Day 12. Overnights at La Maison de l’Amitie, Rhumsiki and Hotel Le Sare, Maroua or similar.

Day 13 – Douala

Fly back to Douala for our final night in Cameroon.

Day 14 – Douala

Depending on your time of departure, there may be time to take a boat ride through nearby mangrove forests and visit local fishing villages. Tour ends with a transfer to the airport.

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