The Western Highlands Of Cameroon

Descriptions

Wonderfully endowed by nature, the western region has often been compared to the Auvergne. It is a region conducive to cultural trips alone or in groups when you visit Cameroon. It is hilly and crossed by beautiful rivers interspersed with waterfalls and waterfalls. The west, a region to discover when you are traveling in Cameroon, presents a series of rounded mountains, legacies of ancient volcanoes. The climate here is temperate, and some localities such as Dschang, Bangou climate stations, have annual average temperatures of 20°C.

Country of traditions and cultures, the region of West Cameroon is characterized by the richness of its handicrafts with many varieties of expression: pipes, utensils in terracotta, figurines and masks in copper, Stool decorated with beads and Bamileke lace with picturesque costumes. Foumban is the seat of the Cameroonian crafts. Generally, the city of Bafoussam is the starting point for your trip to Cameroon, when you decide to go for cultural immersion at the grassfields.

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Itinerary

  • Day 1: Douala Douala Rabingha Hotel

    Upon arrival at the Douala international airport, we meet you and drive you to your hotel for check-in, dinner and night.

  • Day 2: Douala Douala Rabingha Hotel

    Today we explore the city of Douala. 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 centre 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 3 : 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. Our first stop is at Penja to visit an important tropical flower plantation.

  • Day 4: 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 5: 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 6: 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 7: Yaounde – Douala – Return flight

    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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