Gorilla Safari treckingfrom
As you think of a safari, two special destinations in Cameroon, Waza National Park, and Volcanoes Mefou National Park near Yaounde, offer an incredible 5-day offer. You will have an incredible opportunity to see the rare endangered mountain gorillas that share up to 98% of human DNA in both destinations.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Extreme
Group Size Large Group
Mefou National Park is home to Mefou Primate Sanctuary, a rescue and rehabilitation centre run by Ape Action Africa. With more than 300 rare and endangered primates in its care, Ape Action Africa is now one of the largest conservation projects of its kind in Africa. Many of the animals arrive at the sanctuary as orphans of the illegal bushmeat and pet trades and are rehabilitated and provided with lifelong care.
- All accommodation including tea houses en route
- All transportation including taxis and coaches
- Flights to Yaounde if booked.
- Tour and trekking guide for entire journey
Anything not in the Included List.
Arrival at Location
Our company representative will gladly welcome you to your Dream destination (Camerron) for the wonderful Gorilla tracking exercise. He will receive you with an affectionate smile, before going ahead to brief you on the issues regarding the trip such as activities to be done, places to be visited and responding to your concerns.
Incase time allows, he will then drive you around the city as you familiarize with one of the cleanest and most secure cities in Africa.
Thereafter, you will have lunch and then head to the local markets to purchase few tools needed for the trip before hitting the road to Mefou National park, home of the endangered mountain gorillas and Rwanda’s number one safari destination.
Welcome to this day with an energy-giving cup of coffee, followed by an early morning drive to the park headquarters, while carrying your luggage including cameras, binoculars and other items for a briefing session that commences at 8:00 am.
The knowledgeable park rangers will tell you the code of conduct while in the jungle with these gentle creatures, and assign you to one gorilla family that you will track. The trekking exercise can mean to be tedious especially when the apes have moved very far from where they were last spotted the previous day, or if you are a slow trekker.
This exercise can last for 1-7 hours, plus one extra hour to take photos and watch these creatures play or feed the young ones.
Scenic Tour of City
You will check out of the lodge immediately breakfast is done for a 3-4 hours’ drive to another rewarding destination, Yoko Tours impenetrable forest national park situated in the Center region of Cameroon.
The drive traverses the flourishing vegetation by the roadside, scattered homesteads in the countryside, and the rolling hills. You will have Transportation, Outdoor Activities, Food & Drink, Other, More. Dinner and a nap follow as soon as you check-in.
At daybreak, a delicious cup of coffee will be served to you before setting off for your sectors headquarters where the tracking begins, with a briefing by the park stewards who will lecture you on the acceptable behaviors, verify you’re tracking documents and allocate members to different Gorilla families.
When that is done, they will accompany you to the jungle to search for the apes right from the point they were last seen to their current place; a movement that can last for over 4 hours, while encountering amazing sceneries, rare bird species, uncommon tree species and unique primate species such as baboons, monkeys and others.
Upon meeting your relatives, the park ranger will give you one hour to take photos and ask questions as you closely watch these creatures play, interact and feed.
They exhibit to the visitors their ancient tools, caves, and many more, plus unforgettable traditional dances, songs and rich stories. Finally, return to the lodge for your dinner meal and sleep.
End of tour
After breakfast, you will check out of the lodge for a drive to Yaounde international airport for your flight home.
On the way, the driver guide will make an enroute stopover at the equator for lunch and watching the amazing demonstration at the point where equator divides the earth into two spheres. You will take as many photos as possible before proceeding with the drive to the airport.
End of tour
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