Cameroon’s arts and folklore is one of the most ancient traditions of the central and West Africa. We have been supporting some of these traditional festivals in order to encourage their continuity for tourists and other researchers. Following our annual traditional calendar, we will take you to Ngaoundere to see the NYEM-NYEM, to Bafut and Bali for the Lela, to Douala for the Ngondo, to Foumban for the Ngoun, to Bandjoun, to Bangante etc. For two to five days, you will be at the core of African Traditional music. Some times you may be opportune to be initiated or called in to an ancestral house where spirits are being evoked. Muslems feasts such as mouton, tabaski etc are not left out of this trip if you are lucky to be around during this period.
2).Cultural stay with the Baka pygmies in south
Itinerary of Yaounde-Mfou - Opweng-Ebogo- Bangante-Bafoussam-Jakiri-Bamenda-Dschang-Kribi-Pongo Songo-Douala .
Duration : 10 days and 9 nights
Type of vehicle: 4X4 advisable
Night in a private home at Opweng - a Locality situated close to the Gorilla Sanctuary of Mengame -about 43km to Djoum ( a Village that harbours a good number of the Bakas indigenes –Pygmy- leaving in huts).
Tourist interests: Watching of wildlife, meet local population; spendiing one nigh in a pygmy’s hut, discover the Culture of the inhabitants of the mountains, the Kribi bath/diving attractions.
Day 1: Yaounde-MINTOUR
Arrival at the Yaounde Nsimalen airport, transfer into a hotel , rest, dinner.
Breakfast, departure for the Mfou park. watch gorillas, chimpanzees and mandrills in a park of transition situated at 45 minutes drive from Yaounde. Continuation to Opweng via Djoum. Stop-over at Essong to discover the first Baka village (Pygmy) and Continuation to Yen and Opweng. Installation at the home of an inhabitant. Cultural Evening organized by the Bakas and the Fang. Traditional dances, rituals and tales, Night .
Day 3: Opweng
Very early wake-up (7 a.m). Installation at table. Traditional breakfast made up of Medim menzong (a local specialty composed of garden eggs and mixed vegetables boiled in
water). Pedestrian hikes in the forest in the company of the Pygmy (three hours of walk). Return to the village, meeting of the population, sharing, and lunch composed of traditional Fang.
In the afternoon, traditional dances of Bakas, sessions of traditional healing and hunting of small livestock (Class C). Dinner and night.
Day 4: Opweng-Djoum-Ebogo-Yaounde
Early wake-up and departure after breakfast to Ebogo (via Sangmelima).
Stop-over at Sangmelima, discovery of the city and continuation to Ebogo.
To do: canoeing in order to discover the falls, Bird - Watching, Pedestrian hike in the plantations. Get on the road for
Day 5: Yaounde-Bangante-Bandjoun-Bafoussam
Early wake-up and departure to Bandjoun. Stop-over at Bangante for breakfast. After breakfast, continuation to Bandjoun.
To visit: Palace and Royal museum, then continuation to Bafoussam and visit of the
Get on the road for Foumban to Dine and spend the night(in Tayindi).
Day 6: Foumban-Jakiri-Bamenda
Early wake-up and departure after breakfast to Foumban.
To visit: handicraft center, visit of the village of blacksmiths, visit of the
Day 7: Bamenda-Bafut - Dschang
Early wake-up and breakfast. Get on the road to Bafut, Visit of the Palace and the
Check –in to the hotel,to have lunch and departure (after a brief visit of a typical market) for the
To do: hiking in the sacred forest and discover the forest of the Mami-wata fall,get back on the road to return to the city of
Day 8: Dschang-Kribi
Early wake-up and departure for Kribi.Deviation at Melong to discover the falls of Ekom-Nkam. Pick nick,Breakfast, Continue to
Day 9: Kribi. Whole day in Kribi
To visit: falls of the Lobe, German light house where the visitors will have the opportunity to eat fish with their feet in water. free Afternoon, bathing and Night.
Day 10: Kribi-Pongo Songo
Early wake-up and departure for Pongo Songo to discover the island of chimpanzees, the first Catholic church constructed in 1890, and the 7 lakes of Ossas. Then to get on the highway for
A send-off dinner and departure to the airport and takeoff. End of the visit.
- Services of the guide - Vehicle + driver - Lodging - complete feeding – Access fees to sites – Canoes/boats - Water - Shuttling (airport-hotel ).
- Insurance - Tips - Supplement single - personal Purchases - Other drinks (aperitifs, wine, syrup, coffee, tea, infusion, beer, champagne) - Tax on stay - Facilities - Eventual visits - Taxi/cab –photo camera/video.