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AZOBE EAST

Discover the life of BA’AKA pigmies and the animals in the forest.

AZOBE EAST

per person
16+ Age

’Trekking and walks, ecotourism, culture and fauna’’

Most tourists arrive at the Douala and Yaoundé airports before leaving for the trek in the equatorial forest in the south region Cameroon to have orientation and adventure. Here, gorillas and chimpanzees share the forest with pigmies, considered as the oldest inhabitants of Cameroon. The Baka pigmies live in the great equatorial forest,where they are considered great musicians. Enter into the lives of these small men who perform the Buma ritual dance which describes their life in the forest with animals. You will have the chance to participate in village activities.

Situated in the East Region of Cameroon, the Lobéké national park, which is part of the Congo basin, is situated in the far south east of Cameroon. It has a surface area of 217854 Hectars. Created on 19 March 2001, the management of the park falls within the framework of the trans-border conservation initiative known as Sangha Tri-national (TNS). It is a priority conservation landscape of biodiversity, which brings together protected areas of Dzangha-Sangha (CAR) and Nouabalé-Nkoki(Congo-Brazzaville) as well as the Lobéké National Park. Lobéké has a network of swampy clearings particularly on the east wing of the park, it offers safari to lovers of safari to take pictures of elephants, gorillas, chimpanzees, monkeys with the help of miradors at the park, installed near natural saltworks (or beaches) for the observation of animals.

Program :

Day 1. PARIS- YAOUNDE

Arrival at the Yaoundé International Airport from Paris, then transfer to town, settling in at hotel Dinner and night at Hotel .

Day 2. YAOUNDE – AYOS- ABONG BANG- LOMIE

Departure from Yaoundé in the morning for Lomié passing through Ayos and Abong Bang with a beautiful discovery of the Equatorial Forest along the way Arrival in Lomié, settling down at Raphia HOTEL, dinner and night

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Day 3. LOMIE- PYGMY CAMP

After breakfast, departure for the pygmy village, arrival, settling in, lunch- discovering and participating in the daily activities of these men who are the first inhabitants of the Equatorial Forest ; introduction to hunting, fishing, harvesting of fruits and traditional medicine. Cultural evening; they will perform their dances; tell tales and legends of the forest around the fire. Dinner and night under the tent- total immersion into nature.

 

Day 4and 5. PYGMY CAMP 1

Long-day activities with pygmies at the heart of the primary forest: walks in the forest and harvesting of forest fruits, fishing, harvesting medicinal plants, local fishing harvesting honey and other activities. Return to the camp- dinner,

evening around the fire, pygmy buma ritual dance and tales- night under the tent

in the pygmy camp

 

Day 6 and 7 : PYGMY CAMP 2

Morning wake by singing of birds and noise made by animals- moving(an occasion to trek, walk, discovery in the forest, observation of flora and fauna) from the first camp to go and settle in another village, still in the pygmy area to spend two nights; that is day 6 and 7. Traditional lighting of fire, tapping palm wine- Baka traditional dances- dinner and night in the pigmy camp.

 

 

Day 8 : PYGMY CAMP- LOMIE- YOKADOUMA- MAMBELE

Morning wake- breakfast- departure for Lobéké via Lomié- Arrival at Mambélé- settling in at Kombo camp- dinner and night

 

Day 9 : MAMBELE- LOBEKE

Morning wake- breakfast and departure for the Lobéké National Park ; 4 km drive and 6 km trekking in the forest- arrival and settling in the camp- departure for

the first mirador (small savannah) to observe animals: gorillas of the plain, monkeys, elephants of the forest various birds; parrots, green pigeons- dinner and night under the tent-

Day 10 : SMALL SAVANNAH

Morning wake and breakfast- long-day animal watching on the mirador- return to the camp- dinner and night under the tent

Day 11 : SMALL SAVANNAH- DJANGUI

Breakfast- departure for the second mirador (Djangui)- arrival and settling in the camp- Lunch- departure for the mirador and animal watching: gorillas, buffaloes, elephants, bongos, chimpanzees, monkeys, and a multitude of birds- return to the camp- dinner and night under the tent

Day 12 : DJANGUI- MAMBELE- YOKADOUMA- LOMIE

Morning wake- breakfast- departure for Mambéle and continuation to Yaoundé via Yokadouma- night on the way

Day 13 : LOMIE- YAOUNDE- PARIS

Morning wake- breakfast and departure for Yaoundé- Arrival in Yaoundé- settling in hotel for a day- dinner and departure for Nsimalen International Airport for boarding formalities- take off and end of visit

*13 DAY PRIVATE ITINERY FROM A € 5605* PER PERSON

INCLUDE :

-Meet & Greet and airport/hotel/airport transfers

02 nights in the hôtel accommodation according to the chosen catogery

-05 nights Camping equipment for nights under tents on the Lobéké National Park and at pygmies camp

–Full board on safari from lunch on Day 3

to breakfast on Day 11

-Transport in air conditioned vehicle

-Private or collective touring

-Local english speakind guide

-Entrance fees

– Fuel, Local Government Taxes and

Insurance

–  Unlimited mineral water refill in the

vehicle

– (B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner)

The highlights of your safari in the Lobéké National Park and the pygmies in the forest

-Observation of gorillas, monkeys and chimpanzees etc… in the lobéké National Park

Discovery of the beautiful landscapes of North Cameroon.

The wealth of wildlife in the lobéké National Park

-Observation of animals, many birds in the park

-Meeting with the pygmies the local population

-Your stay and night under tent with the pygmies, in the middle of the equatorial forest

-Activities among the pygmies (hunting, fishing, palm wine   gathering, honey harvesting), initiation to traditional medicine, construction of the pygmy hut

-Cultural evening with the pygmies (dance, tales, legends of the forest).

-Cameroonian gastronomy and the hospitality of its people

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  • Departure/Return Location
    Ko Phangan, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand
  • Departure Time
    Please arrive by 9:15 AM for a departure at 9:30 AM
  • Return Time
    Approximately 8:30 PM
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  • Included
    Accommodation
    Guide
    Insurance
    Meals
  • Not Included
    Flights
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