13 Days from$3789 p/p in USD
Cameroon, Central Africa Republic,
Guided, Small Group
Budget, Camping, Mid Range
This Cameroon and Central Africa safari is a superb combination of wildlife in Ndzanga National Park with its gorilla trekking and Mefou National Park, a sanctuary for primates; witnessing the fascinating life of the pygmies; enjoying a canoe trip on the River Nyong; and relaxing on Kribi’s beautiful beach.
Safari types:Beach Safari, Cultural Safari, Gorilla Safari, Guided Safari, Trekking Safari, Wildlife Safari
You will visit:Yaoundé, Mefou National Park, Ndzanga Sangha NP, Bai Bakou, Kribi
Wildlife:Birds, Gorilla, Chimpanzee, Monkey, Elephant, Buffalo, Bongo, Antelope, Butterflies
Activities:Game Viewing, Walking Safari, Trekking, Canoe, Nature Walk, Optional Activities, Village Visit, Cultural Experience
Getting around:Transfer Vehicle, 4x4 Vehicle, Canoe
Start/end:Start in Yaounde, end in Yaounde or Douala
Ndzanga Sangha National Park
The protected areas of Ndzanga- Sangha (APDS) are internationally known for the beauty of its tropical forest and the remarkable animal diversity found there. The gorillas of the west plains, the elephants of the forest, the bongos, the buffaloes and a multitude of bird species are easily watched. The local culture is very rich, especially through secular traditions perpetuated by a group of Ndzanga-Sangha fishermen and hunters- Ba’aka pygmy harvesters. Parallel to efforts made to conserve biodiversity and support to local community development, the protected areas bring active promotion of ecotourism and scientific research. You are offered an expansive tourist activity and a quality accommodation with a view on the Sangha. Sharing boundaries with Cameroon, and the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville), the protected areas of Ndzanga-Sangha are the integral part of the Tri-national of the Sangha, one of the most important trans-border sites in the Congo Basin. This whole lot formed by three bordering national parks (Nouabalé-Ndoki in Congo, Lobéké in Cameroon and Ndzangha-Ndoki in CAR) and their outlying areas is today involved in the process of nomination as the world heritage Site of UNESCO. Excursion to other destinations of other national parks can be organized from Ndzangha- Sangha.
Price – Per Person USD
From USD 3789 per person in twin/double, minimum of 4 people
Single Supplement: USD 270
Maximim group size: 7 people
- All transportation as mentioned
- Four wheel drive vehicle with a driver who speaks French
- Entrance fee into the Ndzangha Sangha National Park (taxes, parking fees, driver and vehicle insurance, lodging and meals of driver)
- The services of a French speaking tour guide during all the stay, specialist in destination
- Central Africa custom charges
- Vehicles used in the Ndzangha Sangha National Park
- Canoe charges in the River Libongo
- Meals mentioned in the programme
- Entrance fee into the Mefou National Park
- Charges for canoe ride in the River Nyong in Ebogo
- Half pension in Kribi
- Lodging at the 2, 3 and 4* hotels in urban areas and residence in the temporary huts in Bertoua and Batouri;
- Lodging at Ndzangha Sangha National Park and at Ebogo
- Activities with the pygmies – hunting (30€/p)
- Harvesting wild fruits (30 €/p)
- Pygmy dances (60 €/p)
- The Ndzangha Bai elephants (60 €/p)
- Saline tour (30€)
- Tapping raphia wine (30 €)
- Observing gorillas (330 €)
- International flights
- Airport taxes
- Visa fees from Cameroon and Central African Republic (available at the border 40€)
- Drinks and tips
Day by Day Overview
Arrival at Yaoundé Nsimalen International Airport. Reception and transfer to hotel Merina 3*.
Early departure from Yaoundé to Batouri. On arrival settle in to the hotel or at the home of the Catholic missionaries. Dinner and night.
After spending the night in Bertoua, you will leave for Juninho village bordering Central Africa Republic along the banks of Sangha. Stay the night at Saumon as you arrive late.
Early departure by canoe for Bayangha on River Sangha. Arrival and then settle in before departing for Sangha Bai in a clearing on a platform. Here you can admire the dance of elephants who make constant movement. You may also find buffalo, bongo and other antelopes. Return to Doli Lodge for dinner and night.
Early departure to Bai Bakou for gorilla trekking. The gorillas are used to human presence and it’s the most spectacular moment you will experience seeing these primates. Stay with them for an hour. Return to the lodge for dinner and night.
Morning departure for the second gorilla observation site. Afterwards return to Ndzanga Bai at the platform to observe the elephants again as well as other animals. Lodge for dinner and night.
After breakfast enjoy a day of rest. Perhaps take a walk in the forest, go on a saline tour or tapping raphia wine. Dinner and night at the lodge.
Morning breakfast followed by a long day of activities with Ba’aka pygmies: hunting, fishing, harvesting honey, picking medicinal plants. Return to Doli Lodge, then take a canoe ride to Libongo and continue to Yokadouma in the evening. Arrival and settling in at the hotel for dinner and night.
In the monring depart for Yaoundé via Batouri and Bertoua. Arrival in Bertoua where you settle in to the hotel for dinner and night.
After breakfast return to Yaoundé. Arrive at night, have dinner and overnight at the hotel.
In the morning enjoy a brief tour of Yaoundé city. Return to the hotel and depart for Ebogo tourist site via Mbalmayo. Stop over and visit Mefou National Park. This sanctuary is the fruit of the collaboration between Cameroon and Cameroon Wildlife Aid Fund (CWAF) NGO since 1988. This space has helped to protect and conserve at least 350 primates in this electrified enclosure. Chimpanzees (the most common here), gorillas, baboons, multicolour snout mandrills and other monkey species.
Continue on to the fabulous Ebogo tourist site the forest reserve of Mbalmayo, majestic and quiet, in the company of Ebogo boatmen in a canoe. Tens of thousands of bird species and butterflies to watch and other remarkable sites like the three hundred year old Sappeli (circumference of 12 m). The boatmen will tell you stories of the nature, culture and work of the locals in this magnificent landscape. They will lead you to discover the secrets of the tropical forest and the River Nyong.
Morning wake up amidst singing of birds. After breakfast, take a walk in the forest toward the three hundred year old Sappeli (circumference of 12 m), incursion into the underwood in the rainy season and sun bathing in the dry season. Lunch of fish from the river or chicken followed by the discovery of dream grottos and observation of jacana birds, teals, black kites, polly, hornbill as well as a multitude of butterflies.
Set off for Kribi via Yaoundé. The arrival in Kribi is striking – the ocean appears with its unending white sand beaches, lined by palm trees. The Kribi coast is a real Cameroon Riviera; a world in contact with the equatorial forest and the ocean. Londji, the most beautiful beach in Cameroon, is a dream place for holidays. The Lobé falls flow into the ocean in cascades; a unique phenomenon in the world and magical scenery as the river falls off the cliff, 30 m high widening the sky with its splashes. Relax on the beach. Dinner and night at Ilomba Hotel 3*.
After breakfast, relax on the beach then take an excursion to the Lobé Falls. By 3pm, depart to Douala or Yaounde International Airport.