Go after the quest for primates, nature, and Butterflies in the Ecotourism sites of Cameroon
3 days and 2 nights of contemplation in the calmness of the most charming Ecotourism sites of tropical Cameroon
This 3 days and 2 nights tour will give you the opportunity to be immersed in nature and come out from the hustling and bustling of city life as we shuttle between Mefou, Mbalmayo, Ebogo, Nkolandom, and Yaounde. The tour will take you to the Mefou National Park, located at Metet village some 37km South of Yaounde where you will see apes such as chimpanzees, gorillas, and monkeys in this semi-natural primate sanctuary and also walk through the numerous nature trails. At Mbalmayo, the capital city of the Nyong and So’o division, the ‘‘cruel town’’ of the famous Cameroonian writer Mongo Beti, we shall see the old German bridge along the Nyong river and visit the rock where colonial maquis were being killed by firing squad, from where the nickname “cruel town” and lastly the National Forestry School which shelters The Mbalmayo Forest Reserve before continuation to the renown Ebogo ecotourism site.
The Ebogo Ecotourism site, an excellent village for nature goers, offers you canoe ride along the Nyong River to visit a 300 year old tree. This village can be described as a veritable relaxation haven since in the quietness of nature one can listen to the sound of birds in the horizon and admire the variety of mangrove trees swing as the wind blows. You will have to taste freshwater fish caught here and sleep in the ecolodges built in this ecotouristic village. An hour drive will permit you to reach Ebolowa described as ‘’the land of the rotten chimpanzee’’, where the former Germano-Kamerunian Captain, Martin Paul Samba was murdered. A city tour to see the place of assassination of this national hero shall do, before continuation to Nkolandom ‘’the mountain of elegance’’, a marvellous ecotourist site situated some 18km from Ebolowa along the Mekomo – Ambam highways. There, you will be able to breathe the pure air of the rainforest again, take pleasure in escaping the daily cares of life, come out of your daily routines, come out from stress and be healed from the sickness of your soul. You will sleep in an environment where there is a juxtaposition of antiquity and modernity.
Mefou National Park
Day 1: Yaounde - Mefou National Park – Mbalmayo - Ebogo
Departure to the Mefou National Park to visit primates (gorillas, chimpanzees, and several species of monkeys) in a semi-natural park. Continuation to Mbalmayo where you will make a tour of the town to see some colonial residues like the Old German Bridge along the River Nyong, the cathedral, and the craft center. Lunch and drive to Ebogo, canoe trip in the Nyong River to discover the Kisopo tree. The Kisopo tree is more than 300 years old and it is one of
the oldest trees in the world. Dinner and overnight in the ecotourism village bungalows where there is a perfect blend of nature with modernity.
Ecotourism in Ebogo
Day 2: Ebogo- Nkolandom
Breakfast and departure for Nkolandom via Ebolowa. When we arrive at Ebolowa, we shall make a city tour of this ‘’land of the rotten chimpanzee’’ then take lunch in a hotel before we continue to Nkolandom. Upon arrival at Nkolandom village, we shall visit the tourist attractions there; the imposing lion stone, the iroko tree growing on a rock and the beautiful landscape scenery of the village. Dinner and overnight in bungalows constructed using local natural materials.
Ecotourism in Nkolandom
Day 3: Nkolandom – Yaounde
Breakfast and continuation of site visit; its museum, fishing pond and swimming pool. You will be able to go fishing for the preparation of Lunch. Lunch and return to Yaounde.
Included / Excluded
This tour includes:
► welcome and accompaniment by a professional bilingual approved tourist guide.
► Transport in a 4 × 4 air-conditioned vehicle throughout the circuit.
► accommodation in air-conditioned rooms and ecolodges.
► full board meals
► entrance fees to 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 the terms of the trip
► costs related to travel insurance
► additional expenses of the customers
► drinks such as liqueurs, wines, and whiskeys
Please specify :
► The exact dates (date of arrival and date of return)
► Flights and airports of arrival (Douala or Yaoundé-Nsimalen)
► Visitor’s interests for custom circuit modifications
► Names and information of visitors for bookings.
► Food requirements; diabetes, vegetarian etc.
NB : This program can be modified as needed to suit the visitor’s expectations.