• 6 Days from
    $1560 p/p in USD
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Destinations

Cameroon,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Budget, Camping

Tour Overview

Immerse yourselves in an incredible natural reserve and meet the local people on this fascinating safari. Situated in the south of Cameroon and declared a heritage for humanity by UNESCO in 1987, the Dja Reserve covers a surface area of 5260 km². It’s home to more than 1500 flora species, 107 mammals including elephants, gorillas and chimpanzees, and 320 bird species scattered in and around the reserve. Ideal for ecotourism lovers, in the Dja Biodiversity Reserve, you will live a one time experience in the company of pygmies; first inhabitants of the equatorial forest, who will initiate you into their hunting, fishing and traditional medicine methods.

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Camping Safari, Cultural Safari, Guided Safari, Jungle Safari, Wildlife Safari
  • You will visit:
    Yaoundé, Dja Biodiversity Reserve, Somalomo
  • Wildlife:
    Birds, Monkey, Buffalo, Antelope, Butterflies, Sitatunga
  • Activities:
    Game Viewing, Trekking, Village Visit, Cultural Experience
  • Getting around:
    4x4 Vehicle, Canoe
  • Start/end:
    Start/end in Yaoundé

Highlights

  • Canoe ride on the River Dja
  • Discovery of the fauna and flora in the Dja
  • Heritage for humanity – staying and sleeping under canvas in the pygmy land in the middle of the equatorial forest
  • Activities in the pygmy land (hunting, fishing, collecting palm wine, harvesting honey)
  • Initiation to traditional medicine
  • Construction of pygmy huts
  • Cultural evening with the pygmies (dances, tales, legends of the fores)

Price Per Person – USD

From USD 1,560 per person

What's Included

  • Accommodation in double rooms in 3* hotels in urban areas
  • Accommodation in tents in pygmy land
  • All meals as per itinerary
  • All transportation in private four wheel drive vehicles (fuel, road taxes, parking fees, insurance on vehicles
  • Bilingual driver, speaking French and Spanish or English (driver lodging and meals)
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites and Dja Biodiversity Reserve
  • Canoe ride on the River Dja
  • Services of a French speaking guide throughout the stay
  • Local guides (pygmies) with full knowledge of local languages, habits and customs
  • Activities – hunting, fishing, traditional harvesting of honey, initiation to traditional medicine etc.
  • Cultural activities – organization of traditional dances for pigmies
  • Our on the spot assistance 24/7
  • All taxes inclusive/per double room

What's Excluded

  • International flights
  • Airport taxes (international)
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Drinks and mineral water
  • Personal expenses

Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Yoko Tours
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Yoko Tours‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

Arrival and reception at Yaoundé Nsimalen International Airport. Settle into your 3/4* hotel.
Dinner and night.
Morning wake up, breakfast and departure for the Dja Reserve via Somalomo and along the way Ayos and Messamena. Arrive at Dja Biodiversity Reserve for lunch followed by entry formalities into the reserve. Depart to the reserve in the company of porters, an ecotourist guard and a cook. Arrive and settle in to the camp. Sleep under canvas.
Breakfast and depart for the Chouam Rock. Trek and walk for 16 km to reach the Rock. Arrive, settle in and watch buffaloes, sitantugas, monkeys, antelopes, butterflies, birds, flora. Sleep under canvas on the Rock.
Morning wake and breakfast. Enjoy a walk, along the way watch various animals and flora, pick forest fruits. Return to Somalomo and spend the night at Barthelemy’s Inn.
Morning wake and departure for the pigmy camp. Arrival and settling in to the camp with presentation of gifts and beginning of activities of hunting, fishing and harvesting of honey, plucking of forest fruits, traditional carrying of water, collecting raphia wine, traditional lighting of fire, initiation to traditional medicine. At night fall, organization of a dance for the whole village around a big fire. Dinner and night in tent in the pigmy camp.

Morning wake, breakfast, continuation and end of activities. Return by canoe on the River Dja. Arrive in the village and return to Yaoundé, On arrival in Yaoundé, settle in to the hotel for the day. Dinner in a restaurant, discovering the local cuisine, return to the hotel for a little rest, then leave for the airport for departure formalities. End of visit.

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