October 7, 2015
The Bamenda Ring Road Trekking Expedition
Written By Admin
Discover this very important road that links all the divisional headquarters of the North -West region of Cameroon. At the end of the tour you will realize that you’ve gone through some of the most beautiful and exotic landscapes in the world, which are quite suitable for adventure and nature lovers,that you’ve got much fulfillment as concerns cultural immersion,that you’ve been exposed to one of the most conducive climates in the world which is so comforting to your health…..
Duration: 9 days
Dates: Any but during the rainy season when the greenery is still in tact.
Fitness Conditions: Reasonable fitness/normal health
Prices :2pax2236 euros; 3pax: 1707euros; 4pax: 1395euros; 5pax: 1205euros; 6pax: 1079euros; 7pax: 989euros; 8pax: 917euros; 9pax: 871euros; 10pax:828euros.
Day 1: Arrival at Douala and overnight.
What to do:Ride through the Mungo agricultural zone with its large banana and pine apple plantations.
Brief stop at the Ekom Nkam waterfall and roadside markets. Watch the picturesque landscape as you approach Bamenda. Overnight in a hotel.
Day3: Bamenda- Ndop:
What to do: Visit the craft center, rice processing factory and the Babungo palace.May trek to nearby hills on the way. Overnight in a hotel at Ndop.
Day 4:Ndop- Ndawara-Fundong
What to do: On the way from Ndop to Ndawara visitors come out of the car from time to time and trek.While at Ndawara visit the tea estate and see all the different operations inherent in a modern tea enterprise, i.e. from nursery-young farms- mature farms where harvesting is taking place and thefactory where transformation and packaging takes place. Ride over the picturesque hills and get to Fundong where you visit the palace of the King of Kom,who is one of the most venerated traditional rulers in the North-West Region.While in this palace one may have the opportunity to see a mystical statue which was once stolen and sold to a museum in one western country, but its mystical powers constantly pushed down other antiquities in the same room where it was found. Consequently it was sent back to Cameroon after some diplomatic intervention. Overnight in a modest hotel.
What to do: Ride over the picturesque sprawling hills till you get to Wum. Visit the volcanic lakes and waterfall. In the evening visit the Aghem palace and watch the elderly Queen Mothers perform some cultural rituals, including a glorious and melodious dance. Overnight in a modest hotel after eating some local meal, usually made of corn flour, and roasted fowl meat in some local spices.
What to:Visit Lake Nyos. This lake is dreaded for the its explosion in 1986, producing a toxic gas which killed over 1700 people and their animals. Some trekking occurs on the way.Proceed to Dumbu Ranch, close to the Nigerian borders. Experience different activities of a modern ranch.Camp or overnight in a modest accommodation.
What to do: Get out of the car from time to time and trek in order to admire the beautiful hills, which in the rainy season exhibit extra beauty because of the greenery. May watch a group of village dwellers extract oil from palms using the traditional method.
Proceed to Oku while riding past some green terrain. Overnight in a modest accommodation.
What to do: Visit the palace which still exhibits much traditional architecture. Also visit the honey production center, coffee farms and craft producers. Trek to Oku lake which is found on Mount Oku, the second highest mountain in Cameroon.Proceed to Bamenda for overnight.
Day9: Bamenda-Douala:Wh at to do: Visit craft shops before leaving Bamenda for final departure in the evening.
|City:||Start from Douala|
|Address:||Basement of red building after Vatican Shop, City Chemist Round-about|
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|Top Travel Voucher:||10,(see prices)|
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