From Cultural in the High Plateaux of Western Cameroon to Safari in Korup National Park
12 days and 11 nights to discover Western Cameroon and Korup National Park
The highlands of western Cameroon have a rich and diverse cultural heritage, it is also the most populated and most active region of the country, still called the granary of Cameroon. The cultures are very diverse there because the ground lends itself to it better than the dense forest: they are lightly wooded hills. Korup is the oldest and most diverse of the African rainforests. The richness of its flora and fauna is that Korup survived the Ice Age and today looks like a museum over 60 million years old. Located in the southwest region of Cameroon between the towns of Eyumojock and Mundemba, Korup National Park was created in 1986 and covers an area of 126,000 ha. The park has more than 620 species of trees and shrubs and nearly 500 species of herbs. There are also more than 400 species of birds, 82 species of reptiles and 92 species of amphibians and about 1000 species of butterflies. Mammals and fish are also numerous and represent respectively 130 and 160 species. Certain areas of the park have been designed to facilitate the visit, in particular the visit of the canopy on suspension bridges. It is also possible to make canoe trips to discover the pelicans and the fishing villages. We will finish with the seaside city of Limbé which is located in the southwest of Cameroon, famous for its black sand beaches and its waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Its botanical garden has a herbarium and various plant species.
Day 1: Europe – Yaounde
Day 2: Yaounde – Bandjoun (299 km)
Breakfast, departure for Bafoussam via Makénéné which means in the Bagangté language: “We will not leave” with the unforgettable passage of the Ebébda Bridge over the Sanaga River, the longest river in Cameroon with 918 km, lunch in Bandjoun, visit of the BANDJOUN Kingdom, it is the most beautiful kingdom in Cameroon, the Kingdom also has a beautiful museum. Installation at the Climatic Center hotel, dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3: Bandjoun - Bafoussam- Foumban (77 km)
Day 4: Foumban - Melong (192 km)
Breakfast, departure for Melong via Dschang, it is a cultural city of art and history and the capital of the Menoua department, the city of Dschang is a real tourist destination in Cameroon. Former colonial city, Dschang was discovered around 1895 by the German ZINGRAFT who led the 2nd military expedition coming from the base of FONTEM, the city is full of many attractions, we will only visit the museum of civilizations, continuation of the trip after the visit of the museum, arrival and installation at the Luciole Villa under a
breathtaking landscape, dinner and overnight stay.
Day 5: Melong - Manengouba Mountains
Early wake up, breakfast, start of the hike to the Manengouba Mountains which culminate at 2.411 m, a magnificent site resulting from volcanoes which lends itself to magnificent hikes in an exceptional nature. At the top are two lakes, a male Lake and the female Lake, discovery of the Peul and Bororo villages, they are mainly pastoral nomadic peoples, although strongly Islamized, they are attached to old religious traditions, picnic around lakes, return to Villa Luciole, relaxation on the beautiful site, dinner and overnight stay. As an
additional option at the customer’s expense, it is possible to go horseback riding on the Manengouba Mountains.
Day 6: Melong – Mudemba (215 km)
Breakfast, Departure for Mudemba, stopover on the wonderful Ekom-Nkam waterfalls in the Moungo department, in the heart of dense and lush vegetation, the Ekom Nkam waterfalls at an altitude of 80 m in the middle of the tropical forest, it consists of a male and a female waterfalls, with the possibility of admiring the brightly colored flowers depending on the season, moreover, it should be noted that certain sequences of the Tarzan film of “GREYSTOKE” were shot here in 1982, continuation of our journey, lunch on the road,
arrival and installation at the hotel, dinner and overnight stay.
Day 7: Mundemba – Korup National Park
Wake up in the morning, Park entry formalities, breakfast, departure for the park, discovery of the suspension bridge over the Mana, installation at the camp, search for birds and plants, return to camp, overnight stay in tents.
Days 8, 9: Korup National Park
After breakfasts, two intense days in search of birds and plants with the possibility of observing mammals in the park, overnight stays in tents.
Day 10: Mundemba-Limbe (185 km)
Breakfast, departure for LIMBE, orientation tour of the city of Buea which was the capital of German Cameroon under the Governor VON PUTT KAMER from 1901 to 1909 (1000 m altitude), continuation of the trip, arrival and installation at the SEME BEACH hotel, seaside relaxation, dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 11: Limbe – Bimbia (18 km)
Day 12: Limbe – Douala (77 km)
Price: 2 383 € / pers. (2 pax)
This tour includes:
► Reception and escort by a certified national tourist guide.
► Transport in a minibus and large bus for a large group
► Accommodation in a double room,
► Full board meals
► Entrance fees into the attractions.
► Toll fees.
► Guided tours of all the sites and attractions indicated in the program.
► Professional driver.
► Camping material
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 the 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).