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The Ndawara Tea Estate is the largest in Cameroon with currently around 5000ha of cultivated plantation and is set high in traditional Fulani land A guide will show you around the estate, including the factory, vast tea fields and nursery.
After the tour of the estate, you can hire ponies which will take you on a trip to a nearby crater lake. Depending on the amount of time you have to spend in the region, you could also choose to spend a night with a nearby Fulani family. Alternatively, you could stay with a Kom family closer to Belo.
The tea fields are amazing – rolling hills covered with tea plants. They are a beautiful sight, and bring a sense of nostalgia, conjuring memories of old computer desktop backgrounds. When we arrived, we went to the factory where they process the tea and they gave us a free tour. Unfortunately, we weren’t allowed to take photos inside of the factory.
You’ll see the process of drying the leaves, reducing moisture content, fermenting the leaves so they get black tea instead of green tea. The factory is big, bigger than expected to find in Cameroon with machines, big machines working on electricity. The last thing you expected to find tucked into the rolling hills of Northwest Cameroon was a giant manufacturing plant, yet there it is.
The coolest part of the factory tour is seeing that they make everything from start to finish – including making the cardboard boxes and giant plastic sacks that they ship tea in. The machines to put the tea into tea bags and label them were mesmerizing. They are a beautiful display of efficiency.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Challenging
Group Size Large Group
Far in the hinterland of the western highlands, up in the hills and mountains of Boyo division, is found the most prestigious site in the land of the North West region. The people are endowed with rich soils which favors the growth of tea, thus encouraging agro-tourism.
Up here with the cold weather, you can find a great number of cattle with lots of animals in their cages roaming around and enjoying the beauty of nature. Enjoy the facilities this site offers by participating in the weekend horse riding activities, the scooter tour and sleep in the finest lodging facilities in the region.
Take time, and join Orton Travel Tour in the discovery of the Ndawara Tea Estate and Ranch with the fabulous castle of the El Hadj Baba Ahmadou Dan Pullo with Ostriches, camels and many other animals. An additional night will give you the pleasure of discovering the Mbi Crater endowed with fauna, flora, waterfalls, etc
- Transport: You can either walk up to the estate, which takes approximately 2 hours, or get motorbike taxis from Belo, taking around 40 minutes
- 40 minutes or 2 hours to arrive at Ndawara, depending on if you take a motorbike or walk up.
- 2 hours to see plantation
- 2.5 hours pony trekking (plus any time you may want to spend at the lake)
- 2 – 3 hours to walk back to Belo