Central Africa Odyssey

Descriptions

Central Africa is mysterious with its enchanting lands, its shimmering colors, its protean nature… Central Africa intrigues and seduces at the same time. This vast territory comprising several countries (Gabon, Congo Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea…) offers a multitude of destinations.

Depending on your desires and the type of activities you want, you can visit the forest, animal parks or many museums in the sub-region. Whatever the destination, Central Africa offers a panel of incomparable crops.

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Itinerary

  • Day 1: Malabo Sofitel Hotel

    You are welcome by our representative upon arrival at the SSG airport where you are provided airport assistance, baggage clearance and later on ushered to your private car for hotel transfer. After hotel check-in, a short briefing with the guide to fine-tune details of the next days the Equatorial Guinea. Diner and night at the hotel.

  • Day 2: Malabo Sofitel Hotel

    In the morning after breakfast, we leave the hotel and drive through the beautiful city of Malabo. We visit the cathedral, a gothic styled built architecture that was designed by Luis Saegarra Llairado. Next to the cathedral is the presidential palace with its numerous military installations and personnel. Please note that no picture can be taken in Equatorial Guinea!!

  • Day 3: Malabo – Bata Ibis Hotel

    We leave the hotel this day after breakfast and head on for the airport for the morning flight to the mainland part of the country, Bata. After 20min flight, we attain Bata airport from where our local guide will transfer you to the hotel for lunch. In the afternoon, we undergo a sightseeing tour of Bata where and visit the clock square, the cathedral, the vibrant and colorful market, the mosque and the central avenues. Time permitting, we may go to the seafront in Bomé for a beach walk in the afternoon before returning to the hotel for the night.

  • Day 4: Bata – Mongomo – Oyala Djibloho Hotel

    After breakfast we leave Bata for Mongomo which we attain three hours later. The road to Mongomo takes us across picturesque habitats and villages along the bank of the road with long patches of thick rainforest all through the distance. Upon arrival, we transfer to the Akoakam hotel for lunch and afterward, depart for a P.M sightseeing tour of Mongomo

  • Day 5: Oyala – Bata – Malabo Sofitel Hotel

    In the morning we visit the city of Oyala, a futuristic city that is soon to become the capital of Equatorial Guinea. Settled in the middle of the jungle, Oyala, also known as ‘the city to peace’, is a vast field under heaps of construction work. We will visit some of the gigantic buildings that will serve as government offices, hotels, supermarkets and others. We then leave for Bata which we attain in the early afternoon after stopping at Anisok for a quick visit. From Bata we catch the domestic flight to Malabo where our guide meets us for the hotel transfer.

  • Day 6: Malabo – Libreville park Inn By Radisson

    Today we leave Equatorial Guinea for Gabon with the next available commercial flight. The major airline linking these two nearby countries is Ceiba International (C2) twice a week, but there may also be other available flights with other regular airlines like Ethiopian Airlines or Kenya Airways. Therefore, the departure time will be adjusted with accordance to the flight schedule of the time.

  • Day 7: Libreville – Lambarene Ogooué Palace

    After breakfast, pick up by guide and take the N1 to Lambarene (4hours). On arrival, you will check in the Albert Schweitzer Hotel and Visit the Albert Schweitzer Museum and old Hospital. DR. Schweitzer became especially famous for giving benefit concerts and lectures in Europe as a means of fundraising for his hospital back in Africa. His philosophy, he often stated, was built upon the principle of a “reverence for life” and the religious and ethical imperatives of helping others. After visiting Schweitzer, we will take to a short Lambarene City Tour with a stop at a Local Restaurant. Overnight in Albert Schweitzer Hotel (B, L)

  • Day 8: Lambaréné – Libreville Park Inn By Radisson

    After breakfast you can enjoy a thrilling day trip in a motorized pirogue over the lakes of Onague, Ezanga and Evaro; this trip is extremely good for birding; in addition, you can enjoy a brief visit of the riverside town or even opt to unwind by the lakeside which is a place where we find serenity and life seems perfect. After spending 2 or 3 hours on this boat excursion, we return to the hotel for lunch and pick up for the 4h drive to Libreville that we attain in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight in the Hotel.

  • Day 9: Libreville – Port Gentil – Loango Loango Lodge

    Early in the morning, we leave the hotel and drive through for the airport to catch the Domestic flight to Port Gentil from where we make our way to the Loango National Park. Afrijet domestic flight to Port Gentil tends to take-off at 7:30 a.m, arriving POG half an hour later. Upon arrival in Port Gentil, you are transferred to your private 4WD that will drive you through to Loango via Liambissi. This transfer consists of approximately five hours scenic drive through a dirt and bumpy road across the vast tropical forest and unspoilt beaches.

  • Day 10: Loango Loango Lodge

    Today we may take a series of outings around the Lodge ranging from a morning game drive in quest of wildlife (Elephants, Buffalo, Red River Hog, Sitatunga, Bongo, Birding etc…) to a boat safari. We may also venture to a fishing excursion. Ideal period being during the rainy season (Sept – Apr) peaking Nov – Feb though, fishing could be rewarding especially around the Lagoon and the river mouth.

  • Day 11: Loango – Port Gentil – Libreville Park Inn By Radisson

    Early departure for Port Gentil via Liambisi. This drive takes approximately 4 or 5 hours. In Port Gentil, we drive to the airport in readiness for the domestic flight to Libreville that is attainable half an hour after take-off from Port Gentil. Upon arrival in Libreville, your guide will pick you up at the airport and drive you to your hotel for the rest of the day.

  • Day 12: Libreville – Douala Douala Rabingha Hotel

    Commercial flight to Douala is every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday morning with Afrijet. In the afternoon we embark on a Douala city tour. Douala is a steamy African port city with many nice places to visit. The city itself is large with a population of more than three million inhabitants and has not much touristic attractions except for its big market, its handicraft center and few places of interest. As the biggest city in Cameroon, Douala doesn’t attract many leisure tourists, but it does receive many foreign business visitors.

  • Day 13 : Douala – Petpenoun Domine Du Petpenoun

    We leave hotel in the morning, cross the Wouri River and embark on the conquest of the Western Highlands of Cameroon as we make our way to the sultanate of Foumban in the Bamoun Kingdom. Highlight of this day includes spectacular views of ‘rise & fall’ landscape of the grass fields, mountains and valleys, vast tropical plantations of rubber, palm, papaya, pepper, banana, pineapple etc, clusters of picturesque villages alongside the road – all gathered around the traditional authority of a powerful chief.

  • Day 14: Petpenoun – Foumban – Petpenoun Domaine Du Petpenoun

    The days is spent exploring the Bamoun land, a powerful kingdom founded by the Tikar emigrants under the leadership of King Nchare, whose most celebrated and prodigious grandson and successor King Njoya, is still remembered as the most emblematic figure for the expansion and prestige of the kingdom. Smart and elegant, King Njoya was the 17th of the dynasty and is accredited with many innovative reforms of the kingdom, including the invention of the Bamoun script, the invention of a mechanic mill for grinding cereals, the Bamoun religion, the reconstruction of a more modern and bigger palace and the current impressive royal museum.

  • Day 15: Petpenoun – Dschang – Yaounde Hilton Hotel

    After breakfast we depart for Yaoundé. Via Dschang and Banganté, we enjoy a scenic drive through mountain landscape, vast tropical rainforest, clusters of picturesque villages and countless of roadside markets. On weekends, the area is a playground for various sorts of cultural ceremonies including funerals, naming ceremonies, circumcision, intronization of new kings, family meetings, traditional court disputes just to name few. We may stop in Tonga fruit market, Makenene food market or the small town of Bafia next to Yaoundé which we attain in the late afternoon.

  • Day 16: Yaounde – Mfou – Yaounde Hilton Hotel

    Today we explore the city of Yaoundé and its vicinity. A comprehensive city tour of Yaounde consists of driving across the Marché Central, a colourful and extraordinary lively place where thousands of traders, buyers, visitors, hawkers and businesspeople from all walk of the society meet, trade, bypass one another, quarrel and socialise. Between the noises, refuses, smells and heat, this ambiance gives you a feel of the daily life of most Cameroonians who predominantly overcome the dire shortage of employment through the informal sector.

  • Day 17: Yaounde – Douala – Sao Tomé Pestena Hotel & Resort or Similar

    Early departure for Douala in readiness for the 2hrs Sao Tomé flight. Ceiba International and Afrijet are the 2 major airlines that fly to the Island of Sao Tomé from Cameroon. Upon arrival, you are met by our representative and immediately transferred to your hotel for the rest of the day.

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