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Swarps And Rice Plantations Tour

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This region consists of vast steppes thorny is the domain of nomadic pastoralists and farmers. Before you cross a region where cultivated millet and sorghum invade any space and caress the Magnifique sars. These concessions . .
Country: Cameroon
City: Maroua
Duration: 7 Day(s) - 6 Night(s)
Tour Category: Agriculture Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99
Package Itinerary

This region consists of vast steppes thorny is the domain of nomadic pastoralists and farmers. Before you cross a region where cultivated millet and sorghum invade any space and caress the Magnifique sars. These concessions are made ​​of several round huts, the boukarou, and attics, boxes earth ending with conical roofs made ​​of a wooden frame covered chaurne.

You will come across on your way women or men, perched on bicycles or voyaeant donkey, carrying sheaves of millet straw with which they build these roofs or fences of their concessions. Sometimes the distance you can see the tall silhouette of a Bororo Fulani, covered with a huge hat, keeping his herd of zebu.

Do not hesitate to buy at roadside grilled mutton. They are delicious and the white coat of the seller, a sign that the health department has happened, will guarantee their freshness. You also can enjoy the famous chicken or kilishi Maroua, fillets of beef spiced and dried. Try especially millet, which is the staple food. Crushed or ground, it is consumed in the form of a ball served with various sauces, okra, "folléré" or other leaves, or in porridge made with sour milk and sugar or crushed peanuts. Its flour, dakéré is steamed.

After this rosé millet beer or milk, you can take off before entering the Mandara Mountains, land of "Kirdi" pagans once repressed by the Fulbe Islamized.

Day 1: Yaoundé

Europe Cameroon Yaoundé. Arrival at the airport welcome by the local guide, transfer to the hotel, diner and night at hotel Azur.

Day 2: Yaoundé – Ngaoundéré

Wakeup, breakfast in Yaoundé, called a "city of seven hills" founded in 1889 as the German colonial military base, it became the political capital of Cameroon in 1922, with so much for curiosity, we shall visit the national museum or the palotin museum situated on one of the seven hills Mount Febe where we would have a panoramic view of Yaoundé, the reunification monument, lunch by afternoon, visit the town of Yaoundé, transfer to the train station later in the evening for a night train to continue towards Ngaoundéré, the trip is a night one, diner in the train.

It is punctuated by many stops in the stations along the road which border the railway to the north (night in the train coach with beds). Arrive Ngaoundere in the morning by 10:00 a.m.

Day 3: Ngaoundere - Garoua

Departure for Garoua, arrival with Garoua we settle with the Touristic Hotel, then we will make a small visit in the city and the bridge of benoué, where the hippopotamus lives, meet if possible with Africa (name of the famous hippopotamus in benoué raised by a youth of the area), which makes the pride of the tourists thus because you will be able to see closely and touched the hippopotamus, return to the hotel tourist for diner and the night.

Day 4: Garoua – Gorge de Kola – Rhumsiki

We shall go through the track and road to get to the rocks of kola, it is a spectacular sight that is connected with a canyon of approximately 22 m in height; it occupies a surface estimated at nearly 3 hectares. Continuation to Rhumsiki we visit the village and to see the splendid landscape of the Rhumsiki that André local guide describes as the most beautiful landscape of the world, the sugar loafs hurled in the middle of a landscape of high plateau and highest would be 100 meters, these turn granite would have been born from the collapse of one will caldera volcanic, we visit the crab's wizard; those who wish to know their future will be able to require of him.

We shall spend the night in the Rhumsiki camp.

Day 5: Rhumsiki – Maroua

After our breakfast, we return stop to Maroua the provincial capital of the extreme north, it extends on a surface from 34263 sq km, we also visit the tannery and the blacksmiths, and then the artisan center and we spend the night in Sare hotel.

Day 6: Maroua – Ngaoundéré – Yaoundé

Early in the morning, we leave Maroua to return to us in Ngaoundéré where the train awaits us for the Yaoundé destination, arrive by afternoon, visit the Lamida of Ngaoundere, the city; lunch, transfer to the train station for Yaoundé. Night in the train.

Day 7: Yaounde – Kribi - Douala – Europe

Dinner in a train, travel by night, breakfast in the train, arrive Yaoundé by morning 9:00 a.m., continuation to Kribi by road, arrival lunch, relaxation/swimming to get a cool sea breeze from the white sandy Kribi beach, by late afternoon, en route to Douala; visit the handicraft center and flower market for some souvenirs from Cameroon, diner, transfer to airport and flight to Europe.


- Day 1: Hotel Azur
- Day 2: Train
- Day 3: Touristic Hotel
- Day 4: Rhumsiki Camp Guest House
- Day 5: Hotel Sare
- Day 6: Train
- Day 7: Flights to Europe.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:

- Lodging and feeding
- 1.5-liter bottle of mineral water per day
- Touristic sites fees
- Guide to the sites
- Tour guide
- Welcome and transfer from airport to hotel
- Vehicle and driver.

Price Excludes:

- Photo/video cameras fares
- All drinks
- Individual insurance
- Fees for carriers.

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