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The Craft Center Tour

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The city of Maroua is crisscrossed by wide avenues lined with trees that bring a little freshness to lower high temperatures. The climate is dry and hot, almost semi-desert. To avoid the effects of heat, . .
Country: Cameroon
City: Maroua
Duration: 10 Day(s) - 9 Night(s)
Tour Category: Art And Crafts Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99
Package Itinerary

The city of Maroua is crisscrossed by wide avenues lined with trees that bring a little freshness to lower high temperatures. The climate is dry and hot, almost semi-desert. To avoid the effects of heat, people's Shoes of samaras, open shoes like sandals, made ​​with leather.

Maroua is especially famous for its craft and its bustling market where congregate daily tanners, potters, tailors, weavers, and blacksmiths. Maroua is purely Islamic culture and mosques are built everywhere in the city. Men are usually dressed in tunics and gandouras with a little fez on their head, while women are draped in colorful cloths that wrap tightly around the waist.

In places, some women completely cover the veil, becoming unrecognizable. The craft center, located at the entrance of the market around fifty artisans who offer their magnificent displays of objects, embroidered tablecloths or hand-woven mats, leather slippers, handbags crocodile skin serpentine. Fulani herds provide the raw material. The tannery is located not far from the city center on the banks of a river. Tannery Maroua.

The products of hunting (poaching) are also discussed. This is the city of leather in Cameroon. A thousand artisans working on the transformation of this material.

The skin of a snake out of a bath bird droppings used to make from the pieces of flesh. Different natural products are used to treat the skin. Except for the black stains are by cons with artificial pigments.

They Produce:

- Saddlebags,
- Binders,
- Shoes,
- Ottomans.

Originally, the leather goods produced:

- Prayer mats,
- Covers Quran
- Saddles and riding boots.

Day 1: Ndjamena

Arrival in the capital of Chad, Overnight in Hotel in Ndjamena

Day 2: Waza Park

After breakfast departure to CameroonClearing of border formalities and continuation to Waza ParkAfternoon first game drive in the park overnight in Waza Park

Day 3: Waza Park

An entire day in the Waza Park2 game drives morning and evening with some luck you will see its elephants, giraffes, antelopes, Damaliscus, waterbuck, variety of birds, etc, etc. Overnight Waza Park

Day 4: Waza Park-Mora-Oudjilla-Maroua

In the Podoko village of Oudjilla visit the compound of the chief. The chief lives in his palace with more than 50 wives and many children. Each wife has a hut and a kitchen. The walls are made of earth and the roofs of straw. Continuation to Maroua for overnight in hotel

Day 5: Maroua-Pouss-Maroua

Visit the famous market of Pouss and the typical conical huts of the Mousgoun tribe overnight hotel Maroua

Day 6: Maroua

Maroua day at leisure optional excursions to bili-bili breweries, tanneries, artisanal market, etc. Overnight hotel Maroua

Day 7: Maroua-Tourou-Mokolo

Visit the market in Tourou. A village set in the pretty countryside. Here the women of the Kirdi mountain village wear distinctive red wooden calabashes on their heads which indicate their marital status. Continuation to Mokolo for overnight in hotel

Day 8: Mokolo-Rhumsiki

Nestled deep in the mountains is the small village of Rhumsiki, set in a spectacular, almost lunar landscape of extraordinary volcanic plugs and basalt outcrops surrounded by imposing peaks of which the highest peak is Kapsiki Mountain (1224 m). In Rhumsiki we visit the famous crab doctor who tells your fortune by watching the moves of a crab, crafts, and tradespeople, like potters, weavers, and blacksmiths. Overnight in hotel in Rhumsiki

Day 9: Rhumsiki

Today we take a hike in the surroundings of Rhumsiki to see the region which is a genuine crossroads of races, tribes and religions, and customs, Óvernight in hotel

Day 10: Rhumsiki Yaounde – Kribi - Douala – Europe.

Diner 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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