Let's go for the conquest of three touristic regions in Africa in miniature; Cameroon
16 days and 15 nights of the discovery of Ecotourism Cameroon (nature), cultural Cameroon (traditions and chiefdoms) and Coastal resort Cameroon (beaches and waterfalls)
This pleasant circuit will take you to the depths of Cameroon. The country of famous footballers such as Samuel Eto’o and Rogers Milla. Also known as “Africa in miniature”, Cameroon is perhaps a tourist destination that must not jump your mind when you are planning a trip to Africa or the world at large. She is gifted with diverse socio-cultural, ethnographic, ecological, geographical and anthropological endowments, briefly, a little of everything you want to discover on the African continent, that has rewarded her the appellation of “All of Africa in one country. You will have the opportunity to visit three tourist regions of Cameroon namely, Coastal Cameroon, Cultural Cameroon and Ecotouristic Cameroon, with a strong possibility to practice all the different forms of tourism within a given tourist zone.
Cameroon has more than 400 km of coastline consisting of beaches equipped with volcanic black soil (Limbe) and golden-grey sand (Kribi) which you will discover. In the Grassfield region, also known as the cultural capital of Cameroon, you will discover the diversity of its chiefdoms, traditions, works of art, folklore, tales, dances, modern and ancient museums as well as breath-taking landscapes, and sacred places. The forested or ecotouristic Cameroon is a domain that is conducive to the practice of ecotourism.
Day 1: Douala International Airport or Nsimalen - The hotel (18 km or 22 km)
Arrival of visitors by flight at the Douala International Airport or Nsimalen International Airport, welcome by our competent and professional manager, transfer to the hotel, reception dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Douala -Limbe (76,4 km)
Early morning breakfast, departure for Limbe and visit of the Limbe Botanic Garden which was created by the Germans in 1892 and the Limbe Zoological Park, which was created in 1993 as a cooperation project between the Cameroonian government and the NGO Pandrillus Foundation. Lunch at Down-Beach of braised fresh fish and chicken, thereafter, Limbe city tour, dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Limbe - Bimbia - Limbe (30 km)
Departure after breakfast to visit Bimbia, located on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean not far from Limbe. It is an old slave trade station discovered in 1987 that still bears slave trade traces such as padlocks, chains and many other tools used by the slave masters. Visit to Dikolo, a fishing village with a unique fish smoking preservation technique. return to Limbe, lunch, and relaxation along the beach of the Atlantic Beach Hotel, free evening and overnight
Day 4: Limbe - Bakingili - Idenau - Limbe (80 km)
Early in the morning after breakfast, we will discover Bakingili. Bakingili is a pretty small village located about 20 km from Limbe with beautiful dry lava flows resulting from the Mount Cameroon eruption in 1999. The sandy beaches stretched as far as the eye can see and have nothing to envy to those of the Caribbean. The ocean seduces with solar rays that unfurl over the sand and rocks while leaving an extraordinary landscape. Departure to Seme Beach Hotel for a break and lunch before heading back to Idenau with a stopover at Debuncha to discover
the Nachtigal Falls and the German Light House. Continuation to Idenau and discovery of the city with its regional port and beautiful beaches. You will also have the opportunity to ride in a motorized canoe to better appreciate the beauty of this locality. Return to Limbe, dinner, and overnigh
Day 5: Limbe - Buea - Nkongsamba - Melong (186 km)
Breakfast and departure for Melong through Buea and Nkongsamba. Arrival in Nkongsamba, discovery of the magnificent Manengouba Mountains. They are located a few kilometers from Nkongsamba and offer very interesting hiking opportunities. Once on the top (alt. 2.411 m), you will be captivated by the Male Lake and the Female Lake. The Female Lake with blue waters is in the shape of an upside-down map of the African Continent and the Male Lake with green waters lies between two walls of stone. Lunch and continuation to Melong. Arrival at Melong, check-in at the hotel, dinner, and overnight.
Day 6: Melong (Ekom Nkam Falls) - Dschang (49.8 km)
Breakfast, departure from Melong to visit the Ekom Nkam Falls. This beautiful and majestic waterfall in the heart of a dense and luxurious vegetation resulted from the Nkam River and is 80 meters high. It is renowned internationally for being the filming location for several films such as Greystoke, The Legend of Tarzan, the Lord of the Apes and many others. Return to Melong, lunch, and continuation to Dschang. Arrival at Dschang, check-in at the hotel, dinner, and overnight.
Day 7: Dschang - Bafoussam (52.6 km)
Breakfast, visit of the Dschang Climatic Centre, the civilizations museum, the Dschang market, and then lunch and departure for Bafoussam. On the way, you will admire the small villages built along the trajectory. Arrival in the evening in Bafoussam, check-in at the hotel, dinner, and overnight.
Day 8: Bafoussam - Foumban - Bafoussam (140 km)
Breakfast and departure for Foumban. Arrival in Foumban, visit of the magnificent Sultan Njoya’s Palace and its Museum. This museum tells the story of the kings of the Bamoun dynasty. The palace is today classified as a UNESCO World Heritage. Lunch and visit of the craft centre and the Art Museum. The Art Museum has nearly 3,000 works of art and historical pieces, some older than 600 years, which tell the story of one of the oldest Africa kingdoms. Back to Bafoussam, dinner, and overnight.
Day 9: Bafoussam - Bandjoun - Baham - Batoufam - Bandjoun (150 km)
Breakfast and departure for Bandjoun, visit of the biggest Kingdom of the West Region of Cameroon. It is three centuries old and it has nearly 200,000 members. Lunch at the Bandjoun Climatic Centre and departure for Baham and Batoufam. Visit of the most beautiful Kingdoms of the Bamileke countries and discovery of a rich, colourful and unparalleled culture. Back in the evening at the Bandjoun Climate Centre, dinner and overnight.
Day 10: Bandjoun - Yaoundé (274 km)
Breakfast and departure for Yaounde. Stopover at Makenene for lunch. Arrival in Yaounde, check-in at a hotel, dinner at a local restaurant, exploration of Yaounde by night and visit of some city hot spots such as “le Bunker Cultural Complex”, Cabaret “Bois d’Ebene”, the “Carrefour Intendance” and some nightclubs. Return to the hotel and overnight.
Mefou National Park
Day 11: Yaounde - Mefou - Ebogo - Yaoundé (121.3 km)
Breakfast and departure for a guided tour to the Mefou National Park. The Mefou National Park is located about an hour drive from Yaounde. This park is a sanctuary for chimpanzees, gorillas, baboons and many more primates living in this protected semi-natural environment. Continuation to Ebogo and visit of the ecological site. Canoe trip on the Nyong River. Safari photos and watching of butterflies. Braised fish and fresh palm wine for lunch await you. Return to Yaounde, dinner, and overnight.
Africa in miniature
Day 12: Yaounde City Tour
Breakfast and departure for the discovery of Yaounde. Also known as “the city of seven hills” Yaounde was founded in 1889 by the German officer and explorer Richard Kund. Yaounde played an important role in the occupation of Cameroon by the German colonial forces. Yaounde became in 1922 the French colonial capital. Visit of some city attractions such as, monuments, museums, markets, zoos and lunch at the “Bois St. Anastasie” Restaurant. Return in the evening to the hotel, dinner, discovery of Yaounde by night and overnight.
Day 13: Yaounde - Kribi - Lobe - Kribi (288 km)
Breakfast and departure to the Lobe Falls. The Lobe Falls offers a unique spectacle to the world, as its waters flow directly into the Atlantic Ocean. You can take a canoe ride to permit you better contemplate the beauties of the falls and appreciate the steaming noise that results from the blasting of the waters upon the rocks. Stroll and tasting of fresh shrimp with fried Irish potatoes or plantains. Return to Kribi; check-in at hotel, dinner, and overnight.
Day 14: Kribi - Ebodje (52 km)
Breakfast and departure for Ebodje, located on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean not far from Kribi. Ebodje is endowed with large beaches of fine grey and golden sand where several species of sea turtles come to lay their eggs. A cooperation project for the protection of sea turtles was launched in 2006. Ebodje is an ecotourism paradise in Cameroon. Lunch and visit of the village, the sea turtle museum, canoe trip on the Atlantic Ocean and swimming. Back to the Ecolodge, dinner, animation by a dance group and free evening.
Day 15: Ebodje - Grand Batanga - Kribi (200 km)
Early morning, breakfast and departure for the discovery of the Grand Batanga people. Welcoming people with unique beaches and a culture that is dominated by the sea. You will also have the opportunity to visit the fascinating population of the pygmies living a few kilometers from Ebodje. The pygmies are the inhabitants of the forest who are generally small, about 1.50 m, and who feed mainly on hunting and fishing. They derive almost all of their resources from the forest. Lunch and return to Kribi. Arrival at Kribi, dinner and overnight.
Day 16: Kribi - Douala (170 km)
Breakfast and departure for Douala. Arrival in Douala and discovery of Douala’s attractions. Visit Kings Bell palace. Also called “Pagoda”, it was built in 1905 and it hosted the King Bell dynasty. Visit King Akwa palace which contains monuments which represent all the regions of Cameroon. Lunch and visit of the Douala courthouse, which was built in 1931 and many other attractions. Goodbye dinner, debriefing, transfer to the airport and end of the circuit.
Included / Excluded
This tour includes:
► Reception and escort by a professional, bilingual and certified national tourist guide.
► Transport in a four-wheel drive air-conditioned vehicle from reception all through the circuit.
► Accommodation in air-conditioned rooms and in a climatic centre.
► Full board meals.
► Entrance fees into the attractions.
► Toll fees.
► Guided tours of all the sites and attractions indicated in the program.
► Professional driver.
This tour does not include:
► International flight fees (Roundtrip).
► Costs related to travel formalities such as visa and immigration charges.
► Costs related to travel insurance.
► Additional expenses of the tourist such as the purchase of souvenirs.
► Alcoholic drinks such as liqueurs, wines, and whiskeys.
► Tips and gifts (freewill gestures).
Please specify :
► The exact dates of visit (date of arrival and date of return).
► Flights and airports of arrival (Douala or Yaoundé-Nsimalen) .
► Group or tourist’s interests to permit tailored modifications of the tour.
► Names and information of visitors for bookings.
► Food exigencies; diabetes, vegetarian etc.
NB : This program can be modified by demand to suit the expectations of the tourist(s).