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Arrival at Douala. Overnight at a 3-star hotel or high standard mission rest house. Day 2: Douala – Limbe. Brief stops on the way to see some attraction such as the Mungo River, which has a lot of ...
Arrival at Douala. Overnight at a 3-star hotel or high standard mission rest house. Day 2: Douala – Limbe. Brief stops on the way to see some attraction such as the Mungo River, which has a lot of politico-historical significance. For example it is one of the boundaries between the English and French speaking parts of Cameroon. At Tiko, visit the following agricultural establishments: rubber plantation and factory, banana plantation and Oil palm estate and factory. Procede to Limbe and visit the Botanic Garden and Wildlife Centre. Overnight in a hotel.
Day 3: Limbe – West Coast – Limbe – Bues. Climb to the outcrops of the rocks formed after the last volcanic eruption of Mount Cameroon. Visit the wettest place in West Africe, called Debunscha and procede to Idenau. What await visitors there is the small but very busy port from where boats transport passengers to peninsular parts of Cameroon such as Bakassi. Other attractions at Idenau include the fishing villages where you have dominantly people from some West African countries. Have a taste of the local gastronomy made of fish, cocoyams or bobolo (made out of fermented cassava). Return to Limbe for overnight.
Day 4: Limbe – Buea. Climb Mount Cameroon.
Day 5: Return from Mount Cameroon and visit other attractions, mostly colonial edifices, built during the German colonial period.
Day 6: Buea – Mundemba. Visit cocoa and coffee farms and local preliminary transformation units. The road from Kumba to Mundemba is one of the worst in Cameroon and usually the journey between Kumba and Mundemba is difficult and tiring. Overnight .
Day 7: Mundemba – Korup National Park. Explore the rich fauna and flora of the park. It is the oldest evergreen forest in Africa and its rich biodiversity has remained almost in intact. Rare primates such as the mandrills are easily seen. There are traces of large apes such as chimpanzees and gorillas but it is very very difficult to see them. Birdlife is abundant, and very endemic species such as the Rockfowl are easily seen. The flora is so unique. In fact Korup Forest has been a renowned centre of extensive scientific research.
Day 8: Korup – Mundemba – Kumba. Overnight in Kumba after discovering some aspects of the thrilling nightlife from a popular public drinking place.
Day 9: Kumba – Bamenda. Visit a fascinating waterfall at Ekom-Nkam, at which you see some ritual sacrifice being performed. Lunch at a roadside market before continuing to Bamenda. Along the way experience the varied landscapes (large escarpments, rolling hills and plateaux). Overnight in a hotel .
Day 10: Bamenda – Guzang – Bamenda. Visit a combined waterfall and cave and locals producing the indigenous beverage at their farms. Also experience the local method of producing palm oil. On return from Guzang tour the Bamenda town including craft centres and the palace of the traditional ruler of Mankon, whose Kingdom occupies most of the Bamenda city. The palace has a rich museum. Overnight in Bamenda.
Day 11: Bamenda – Wum – Lake Nyos – Wum. Drive past the flood plains of Bafut, with the many rice farms on the banks of the meandering River Menchum. At one point watch hefty busy loading sand into large trucks, heading for Bamenda. The River Menchum has a large waterfall at one point. It is quite interesting to watch the splashing waters from this fall and feel the refreshing air emanating from there. Take a journey from the waterfall to the lake. Lake is dreaded for having exploded in 1986 and the toxic gas it produced killed about 1700 persons and many animals.
A lot of mystery still surrounds this event. The government of Cameroon embarked on a process to eliminate the gas found at the bottom of the lake, with technical and financial assistance coming from friendly nations. Visit the survivors who have returned to Subum, their ancestral land, which they abandoned after the deadly event. Provide any assistance if possible. Return to Wum for overnight