Cameroon's ring road and wildlife 1


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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 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

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Cameroon's ring road and wildlife 1

  1. 1. 14DAYS DISCOVER CAMEROON’S RING ROAD AND WILDLIFE TOURS.  Number of days: 14days/13nights  Destinations: Littoral – West Region - North West – Far North  Accommodation: Hotels Lodges, Camps  Tour type: Single, Family, Groups  Validity Dates: Unlimited TOUR HIGHLIGHTS.Douala Statute of Liberty Monument, Castle of King Akwa Ndika P., The Pagoda of King Manga BellBafoussam Visit the Tropical Flower Plantation, Ekom Waterfalls, Palace of Traditional Bamileke Chief, Statute of king Njoya, The Royal Palace Museum.Bamenda Visit the Sacred Mectchie Waterfalls en route, Local Markets, Chief’s Palace, Handicraft Centers, Menchum Falls, Mountains and Lakes, Museum at the Fon’s Palace,Maroua Waza National Park, Mandara Mountains, Rhumsiki Peak, Herds of Elephants, Traditional Mafa Home.This tour gives you the opportunity to experience natural as well as cultural realities of Littoral, theWest, North-West and Far North Regions of Cameroon. Cameroon is a geological marvel characterizedby many mountain ranges, plateau and plains harboring more than 200 ethnic groups on a 475 422square kilometers surface area. Thanks to its captivating landscapes with unparalleled beauty, thedensity of its multifaceted settlements, discovery in this part of the country many century-old strangeobjects. Cultures and Traditions make up one of the circuits that are very much cherished; it helps you toundertake trips and to visit a variety of landscapes while getting into contact with the very rich culturaland traditional diversity of this part of the country.  Discovering the most beautiful landscapes of the North and Far North Regions;  Pleasant walks around Lakes and Mountains;  Spending nights in very comfortable hotels;  Comfortable and air-conditioned vehicle;  Very good travelling conditions;  Guaranteed total condition at the end of the tour. B sadi – bijou bloc 4 Douala – Cameroon. Tel: (237) 33 47 70 00, Fax: (237) 33 15 67 05, Cell :( 237) 70 49 76 63 Global Bush Travel and Tourism Agency skype: tourism66 Pg. 1
  2. 2. DETAILED ITINERARY PROGRAMME:Day 1: Douala Arrival at the Douala International Airport, reception by Global bush Representative, transferred tothe hotel. Brief tour of the City, leisure activities, dinner and night in the hotel.Day 2: BafoussamDrive through rubber, banana and coffee plantations on the road to Bafoussam. Visit the tropicalflower plantation as well as the impressive Ekom Waterfalls. Later stop at Baham to visit the palace ofa traditional Bamileke chief. Continue drive to Bafoussam, visit the Statute of king Njoya, The RoyalPalace Museum, the Chief’s Palace, Dinner and Overnight in Bafoussam .Day 3: Bamenda Breakfast, departure for Bamenda, visit the sacred Mectchie waterfalls en route, where local Bamilekepeople come to make sacrifices in the hopes that their wishes will be granted. On arrival in Bamenda,visit the local markets and the chief’s palace at nearby Bafut, where you will see traditional dances bythe princes and princesses. Later in the day lodging, dinner and night in Hotel.Day 4: Wum – OkpwaBreakfast, continue on the ‘Ring Road’ to Wum, visiting Menchum Falls along the way. The scenery ofthis area is quite beautiful, with meadows, mountains and lakes, punctuated with Fulani herderstending their livestock. Upon arrival in Wum set off on foot to reach the village of Okpwa, our base forthe next two nights. Overnight in tents or a village house.Day 5: OkpwaBreakfast, spend the day in Okpwa, settling into the rhythm of village life and learning about thetraditions and customs of the Bororo people who live there. This is a fantastic insight into theintricacies of life in rural Cameroon, and one of the highlights of the trip. Dinner and Overnight intents or a village house.Day 6: Wum – Bamenda – BabungoBreakfast, we say goodbye to our hosts and walk back to Wum, where we visit the beautiful crate lake.Drive back to Bamenda and take a short tour of the city’s sites before heading to Babungo. Lunch, visitthe museum at the Fon’s Palace, home to more than 3000 traditional masks. Dinner and overnight atthe Babungo Foundation guesthouse or village houses. B sadi – bijou bloc 4 Douala – Cameroon. Tel: (237) 33 47 70 00, Fax: (237) 33 15 67 05, Cell :( 237) 70 49 76 63 Global Bush Travel and Tourism Agency skype: tourism66 Pg. 2
  3. 3. Day 7: Babungo - FoumbanBreakfast, Tour round to visit some of the projects of the Babungo Foundation, a village communityinitiative which includes a pig farm, a traditional and modern clinic and a school. We then drive toFoumban. The town is renowned for its excellent traditional crafts and is rich in history, with goodmuseums and a superb royal palace. Spend time exploring the town’s key sites. Dinner and overnightin Foumban Guest house or Hotel.Day 8: Bamenda – YaoundéBreakfast, Drive back to Yaoundé via Bafoussam, where we visit the small market. Arrival in Yaoundé,lodging into hotel. Leisure activities, dinner and night in hotel.Day 9: Yaoundé - Maroua – Oudjilla – Waza National ParkBreakfast, boarding a train for Far North Region passing through Ngaoundere. While onboard discoverits desert landscape which different from that of other regions. Upon, visit the village of Oudjilla withits chief’s palace, set in a walled compound and home to his wives and children. Oudjilla is set amidststunning scenery, and if lucky we may meet the chief, who has more than forty wives. Later in the daydrive to Waza National Park where we spend the night in the Camp.Day 10: Waza National ParkBreakfast, spend the day on game drives through the park, looking for elephants, antelopes, giraffesand lion as well as other species. Waza is one of the region’s best national parks and large herds ofelephants can often be seen at the waterholes here, while chances to spot lions are good, dinner andnight in Camp.Days 11 – 12: Mandara MountainsBreakfast, departure for the hauntingly beautiful landscape of the Mandara Mountains, where villagesare dotted around volcanic plugs jutting into the sky. Stop over first at Djinglya and visit a traditionalMafa home as well as the Handicraft Co-operative Centre. Lunch, latter in the day, visit to the village ofRhumsiki, set amidst some of Cameroon’s most stunning scenery. Visit the potters, weavers and thecrab sorcerer, who predicts the future using crabs. Spend time exploring this traditional area beforeheading back to Maroua on Day 12. Dinner and overnights at Rhumsiki or in the Hotel.Day 13: Maroua - YaoundéDeparture in the morning from Maroua to Garoua for Yaoundé, boarding a train for Yaounde, dinnerand night on board the train.Day 14: Yaoundé - DoualaBreakfast onboard train, Arrival in Yaoundé transfer to hotel, brief tour of the town. Departure later inthe afternoon for Douala, upon arrival takeoff for the Douala International Airport. Departureformalities, farewell greetings, take off and end of Tour. END OF OUR SERVICES, WISHING YOU AN EXCELLENT SAFARI!! B sadi – bijou bloc 4 Douala – Cameroon. Tel: (237) 33 47 70 00, Fax: (237) 33 15 67 05, Cell :( 237) 70 49 76 63 Global Bush Travel and Tourism Agency skype: tourism66 Pg. 3
  4. 4. THIS OFFER INCLUDES:  Transfer from the airport to lodging establishments and vice-versa;  Catering services (three meals/day);  Lodging in three and four-star indicated hotels (local standards) or equivalent;  Land transport (road)  Services of a main guide and local tourist guides;  Services of a driver;  Entry fees (into sites);  Toll gates;  Visit and activities planned.THIS OFFER DOES NOT INCLUDE:  Passports, visas, vaccines charges and fees related to other formalities;  Insurance, repatriation fees and luggage charges (strongly advised!)  Drinks, personal expenditures, individual meals, tips, excursions and optional visits;  Airport taxes;  Taxes on cameras in sites visited;  Additional Single;  Extras;  Tips to guides or drivers.  Tips & personal expenses such as telephone calls etc.  Excursions not detailed in above program.  Any item not mentioned in the above itinerary. Prices range from: No of Persons in a Safari 1pax Cost Per Person in a Safari 7034 USD These prices are liable to changes. B sadi – bijou bloc 4 Douala – Cameroon. Tel: (237) 33 47 70 00, Fax: (237) 33 15 67 05, Cell :( 237) 70 49 76 63 Global Bush Travel and Tourism Agency skype: tourism66 Pg. 4