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Ndawara Ranch Tour

Ndawara Ranch Tour Packages
Country: Cameroon
City: Bamenda
Duration: 8 Day(s) - 7 Night(s)
Tour Category: Agriculture Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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The Ndawara Tea Estate is the largest in Cameroon with currently around 5000ha of cultivated plantation and is set high in traditional Fulani land A guide will show you around the estate, including the factory, vast tea fields, and nursery.

After the tour of the estate, you can hire ponies who will take you on a trip to a nearby crater lake. Depending on the amount of time you have to spend in the region, you could also choose to spend a night with a nearby Fulani family. Alternatively, you could stay with a Kom family closer to Belo.

Itinerary for this Tour:

Day 1: Douala - Limbe – Bamenda

What to do: After ridding over 150km from Limbe visit a community eco-tourism project, which has an interesting waterfall and fascinating environment. Lunch could be taken there or at a bustling roadside market not far away.

It is enjoyable seeing the locals busy roasting fish, meat, plantains, cocoyams, etc, which constitute the hot lunch that is usually accompanied by some local beer.

The rest of the journey to Bamenda is characterized by brief stops on the way to watch some interesting attractions. Overnight in a hotel after the visit of the town.

Day 2: Bamenda – Batibo – Bamenda

What to do: Visit combined cave and waterfall, traditional healer, locals producing wine and palm oil. Lunch in one of the villager’s homes. You may participate in its preparation. While back in Bamenda, visit some local craft centers.

Day 3: Bamenda – Boyo

What to do: Visit the venerated traditional ruler and some homes. Stay with some families and participate in any community work such as health education.

Day 4: Boyo – Ndawara Highland Tea Estate – Babungo Ndop

What to do: Visit the Ndawara Tea Estate to see different stages of tea production (nursery, plantation, and factory).

Proceed to Babungo and visit the rich palace craft center and museum. Overnight in the rest houses of the Integrated Health Centre, which is a local initiative involved in taking care of mental patients and also practice integrated agriculture as a means of subsistence.

In this center, you have different local food types being prepared. You could help in providing medical supplies to this center. May also do some work such as tree/flower planting and feeding animals.

Day 5: Babungo – Tadu Dairy Project

What to do: Ride through the meadows to Tadu and be part of this interesting rural development project engaged in dairy production. Interesting attractions include the purely rural landscape and horse riding. You may camp on the ranch.

Day 6: Tadu – Oku

What to do: Visit craftsmen at work, bee farming centers, coffee farms some of which are found in very old homes which have not been tampered with by current modernity. May visit Lake Oku and the Ijim Mountain Forest.

Overnight in a local rest house and home of some locals.

Day 7: Oku – Douala

What to do: Visit the palace of the Sultan, a UNESCO Heritage site, having an outstanding museum. Proceed to Douala for departure.

In some communities, you may undertake a homestay and participate in the local cuisine and in other house chores such as accompanying your host to the farm, fetching water, gathering firewood, craft making, traditional healing, etc.

At the end of the tour, you shall have acquired some skills in the local cuisine, craft making, etc, and shall have contributed positively to the building of international cultural understanding and world peace.

Day 8: Departure

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