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October 7, 2015

The Cameroon Pygmy Discovery

Written By Admin

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Summary
Discover the pygmies , one of the oldest peoples in Africa, whose way of life has not been effected by modernity. Discover their fabled craft in ancient medicines and their adaptiveness to their natural habitat.
Duration: 7 days Dates: Any
Fitness Conditions: Reasonable fitness/normal health
Price per person if:
2pax: 1,647euros; 3pax: 1,178euros; 4pax: 1008euros; 5pax: 897euros; 6pax: 827euros; 7pax: 774euros; 8pax: 735euros; 9pax: 708euros; 10pax: 681euros.
These prices include car hiring, fuel, driver, lodging, guiding, entry/porters/ecoguides, food, handling charge and miscellaneous. Not included are airport tax:15.5euros, visa fee: 98euros and flight: varied.
ITINERARY

1st day: arrival at douala and overnight

2nd day: douala to abong – mbang via yaounde and overnight.

3rd day: abong – mbang to lomie and visit the pygmy camp /overnight in tents or hotel at lomie.

interesting aspects of the pygmy life to be learnt: housing pattern, family structure, eating habits, folklore and dance.

4th day: spend the whole day trekking with pygmies in the forest and learn their hunting techniques, traditional medicines, and how they master the forest environment, so much that some of them can trek over hundreds of kilometers without using any scientific apparatus such as gps or compass. Return to town for overnight in hotel.

5th day: trekking in the forest with pygmies while discovering the unique rain forest species of plants, insects, birds and some mammals to a lesser extent, because they are very rare, especially gorillas whose population has greatly reduced because of too much poaching.

Overnight in the forest (camping).

6th day: return from the forest and proceed to yaounde and overnight in a hotel.

7th day: visit the mefou national park, where there are gorillas, chimpanzees and other mammals in captivity and semi-captivity. Return in yaounde and proceed to douala/end of tour.

Additional Info
Country: Cameroon
Region: South and East
City: From Douala to Yaounde to Sangmelime
Address: Basement of red building after Vatican Shop, City Chemist Round-about
Website URL: You need to be a club member - if you want to see it!
Top Travel Voucher: 10,(see prices)
Contact Email: You need to be a club member - if you want to see it!
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