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Cameroon Ring Road Expedition - 5 Days Route (Ref: GBT824CM)

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01: Bamenda – Bamungo – Ndop – Ndawara

After breakfast, our local representatives pick you up for a 52 km drive to Bamungo where you will visit the interesting Palace and Museum, wood carvers and blacksmiths at work. Continue to Ndop where rice cultivation is practiced intensively.

At Ndawara get introduced to all the different sections of the upland tea enterprise (the largest in Central and West Africa), such as nurseries, young and mature plantations, workers harvesting, all aspects of the transformation process. Have a taste of the tea before leaving the factory.

The residents of the Ndawara tea plantations are mostly Muslim.
Dinner and overnight in a modest Farm Lodge at Ndawara.

Day 02: Ndawara – Kumbo – Nkambe

After breakfast we drive to Kedjom-Keku to visit the warehouse of an antiquity collector before going to the Tubah Upland. The collector will interpret the socio-cultural significance of his antiquities and also give a brief history of Kedjom-Keku village.

After Kedjom-Keku, we shall continue for a 67 km drive to Kumbo via Bamessi. We shall visit Shisong Hospital, the Cathedral and the NSO Palace in Kumbo, and later drive for 59 km through the beautiful hills for overnight in a modest hotel in Nkambe (Ndu).

Day 03: Nkambe - Fundong – Laikom

From Nkambe, we shall continue for a 202 km drive to Fundong. Around Ndu, almost 2,000 m above sea level, we shall stop for a while to have some cool fresh air before descending into the valley.

Upon arrival in Fundong we shall pay a visit to the highly venerated traditional ruler. His Kingdom is one of the largest in Cameroon.

A ritual initiation is performed on any visitor willing to get into the interior of the palace at Laikom, where the mystical antiquity called Afo-Akom is found. This piece of carved object was stolen and sold to a museum in New York. It was later brought back to Cameroon after serious negotiations. It is believed to have much magical power which protects the entire Kom Kingdom from any mishap. The ritual initiation will also confer on the initiated person the honorary citizenship of this Kingdom; and he/she will have the possibility of discussing with the traditional ruler.

Dinner and overnight at a Tourist Home in Fundong.

Day 04: Laikom – Wum – Lake Nyos

After breakfast, embark on a 44 km drive to Wum, 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. We shall visit the survivors who have returned to Subum, their ancestral land, which they abandoned after the deadly incident. Provide any assistance if possible.

Return to Wum for overnight in a modest inn/motel.

Day 05: Wum – Bafut - Bamenda

Early morning after breakfast, brief visit of Lake Wum and the Aghem Palace where the elderly Queen Mothers thrill the visitors with their exceptionally beautiful folklore and dance before heading for an 80 km journey through the flood plains to Bafut.

At Bafut we shall visit the Fon’s Palace and Sajokah Handicapped Center where we shall meet the blind, the lame, etc. From here we shall head back to Bamenda where the tour ends.


Important Notes

Group rate is cheaper than individual rates. Itinerary can be amended to suit your tours objectives. You can add more nights to your package in any destination and we will advice the price for you.

NB: Price does not include return flight to Cameroon. Pre-booking your vacation 2 weeks in advance is required.

Prices shown are per person and based on two adults sharing a twin room. However, prices indicated on the booking form are per group, depending on the number of participants.



 
 




     

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