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Dschang and the Chief’s Palace

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From the exciting and cosmopolitan city of Yaoundé in Central Africa, you will have the opportunity to explore more of Cameroon’s history, culture, and daily life. For those who do not have a lot of time but would be interested in a short trek up a mountain, experiencing different cities and villages, and beautiful waterfalls, this is perfect!

This three night, four-day tour is an ideal way of getting out and experiencing the sights, smells, and sounds of this western Cameroon, and its surroundings. There is a lot of driving involved over the course of the trip, however, this is also a great opportunity to experience the beauty of the Cameroonian landscape.

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  • Activity Level Fairly Easy
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All about the Dschang and the Chief’s Palace.

Magnificently endowed by nature, the West region was often compared to the Auvergne region in France.

It is a hilly region crisscrossed by beautiful rivers often sectioned by waterfalls. The West presents a series of rounded off mountains resulting from old volcanoes. The climate here is moderated with two main seasons: a dry season from October-November till March-April and a rainy season beginning in March-April to end in October-November. The annual average temperature in certain localities such as Dschang and Bangou is just about 200C. Land of traditions and culture, the West region is characterized by the wealth of its handcraft and arts and their many forms of expression: pipes, clay utensils, copper masks and figurines, stools decorated with pearls and the bamiléké dancers in their picturesque costumes. Foumban is widely considered the capital of Cameroonian handicraft. The West region presents striking tourism resources with its green landscapes along plains and valleys in addition to its rich cultural diversity.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Accommodation (shared)
  • Meals
  • Transfers listed in itinerary
  • Transportation in a comfortable vehicle with driver and fuel
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Entrance Fees where necessary
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Items
  • Additional snacks and drinks
  1. Day 1 Yaounde - Batoufam

    This morning you will be picked up from your desired location in Yaounde and head to Ebepda, stopping at the Sanaga bridge on the way. We will continue to the West Region of Batoufam, where we will visit the Chief Palace of Batoufam and have a chance to met the King and enjoy a visit with him. Batoufam is located approximately 290kms from Yaounde.

    Overnight in the guest house of the Palace.

  2. Day 2 Batoufam - Mount Bapit - Foumban

    After breakfast this morning, we will drive to Foumbot and trek to Mount Bapit, this will take approximately 1 hour and includes very interesting landscape. Here you will visit the sacred Lake of Bapit before making your way back to Foumbot. We will then continue to Foumban, we will have a chance to experience the culture of the Bamoun people. Here we will visit the Sultanat and the handicraft village.

    Overnight in Foumban

  3. Day 3 Foumban - Bafoussam

    From Foumban this morning we will drive to Bafoussam where we will visit the Metche waterfalls and then continue to Dschang. We will visit the city of Dschang and the museum of civilization.

    Overnight in Dschang

  4. Day 4 Dschang - Bafang - Yaounde

    After breakfast this morning, we will depart back to Yaounde through the Santchou cliff. On the way, we will visit the city of Bafang and other highlights as we make our way back to Yaounde.

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