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Massa People Tour

Massa People Tour Packages
Country: Cameroon
City: Yagoua
Duration: 8 Day(s) - 7 Night(s)
Tour Category: Tribe Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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Package Itinerary

The Massas are a people of Sudanese origin living in Cameroon and Chad. In Cameroon, Massas live mostly in Yagoua, head of the department of Mayo Danay, in the region of the Far North. In recent years, their culture is disintegrating living dangerously in contact with companies or Islamized Europe. Their practices, animistic type, have been considered "pagan" by the Muslim Fulani and censor at a time by the Government Cameroon.

The Massas arrived by various means, perched up on picks-ups, three on bicycles tired couple or mounted on horses "Fantasia." With them, warriors armed with spears began to warm mimicking attacks. Formerly, it was they who kept the flock against raiding bandits.

The Massas are farmers, The intensity of these activities depends on the proximity to the river. Along the Logone, fishing has taken over agriculture, until the fishermen observed a drastic decrease in the amount of fish contained in the river. Residents remained masters of arable land and produce red sorghum, fonio, cotton, groundnuts, cassava, rice, and some vegetable crops. Language Massa, meanwhile, is unique to this ethnic group even if young people talk less.

Under the influence of contacts with other ethnic groups (Kirdi, Bantu, ...) culture varies slightly from one region to another, and that it gives a variety of very interesting cultural elements. Pay a visit to the massa and join them in their so many interesting activities fishing include.

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: Garoua-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

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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