12 day tour – Cameroon

12 day tour – Cameroon

Join us on a 12-day private tour through the landscapes and vibrant cultures of Cameroon. From the bustling city of Yaoundé to the remote Baka Pygmy camps hidden in the wilderness, immerse yourself in the beauty and authenticity of this country. Explore historic towns, connect with local communities, and embrace the scenery that awaits you in Cameroon. This journey promises unforgettable experiences and memories to cherish for a lifetime.

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12 day tour - Cameroon

General info

Days12 days / 11 nights
Best travel timeWhole year
Transportation on the ground
Local guide
Visa support
Entry fees
ExcludingInternational flights
Lunch & Dinner
Tips for the guide
Personal expenses
This offer is covered by the STO Garant guarantee. You can find the conditions for this guarantee scheme on STO Garant’s website.


Day 1 – Yaoundé

  • Arrival in Yaoundé, the capital of Cameroon.
  • Airport pick-up and drop off at hotel.
  • Overnight stay in Yaoundé. 

Day 2 – Yaoundé – Ngaoundere

  • Explore Yaoundé’s lively streets and culture.
  • We will visit the African Art National Museum.
  • Enjoy stunning views from the Mont Fébé hotel.
  • Depart to Ngaoundere by night train.
  • Overnight on the train.

Day 3 – Ngaoundere – Poli

  • Short visit in Ngaoundere. This city plays an important economic role in the region. It connects northern Cameroon and Chad with the port of Douala by train.
  • We continue towards Poli and enter a different world where modern villages fade away, replaced by traditional adobe settlements.
  • Overnight stay in Poli.

Day 4 – Poli – Wangay – Librou Alantika Mountains (Nigeria)

  • Early drive to Wangay. This is the last Cameroonian border before Nigeria.
  • Cross the Faro River and enter one of the oldest traditional areas in the country. Greet his majesty, the Fulani King of Wangay.
  • Begin a trek to reach one of the first Koma villages.
  • Arrive at Librou, an Animistic community nestled within the Rocky Mountains.
  • Overnight stay in Librou.

Day 5 – Librou – Nagamalou

  • Journey to Nagamalou, another Koma village.
  • Receive a warm welcome from the Djaouro (local Chief) upon arrival.
  • Enjoy a refreshing bath in a nearby stream.
  • Interact and get to know the Koma people, who have not seen many foreigners yet!
  • Overnight stay in Nagamalou.

Day 6 – Nagamalou – Wangay – Poli or Fignole

  • Start making our way back down to Wangay. There are different ways to get back to Wangay but we will try to walk the path that crosses the Mbororo Camp.
  • We will then continue to Poli or Fignolé.
  • Overnight stay in Poli or Fignolé.

Day 7 – Poli – Kongle – Poli

  • Visit the Mbororo tribe, known for their commitment to traditional customs and values.
  • Drive to Kongle, the cultural center of the Dowayo tribe, renowned for their animistic practices.
  • Meet the Dowayo blacksmith and his family, either by foot or car.
  • Return to Poli in the evening.
  • Overnight stay in Poli.

Day 8 – Poli – Vokre Mountains

  • Morning drive to the Vokre Mountains, home to the Dupa tribe.
  • Enjoy breathtaking views and experience the simple, traditional life of the Animistic Dupa people.
  • Walk through millet fields and streams to reach a small mountain village where the friendly Dupa live.
  • Take a dip in a nearby river before observing the daily activities of the Dupa, who focus on farming millet.
  • Join in their lively dancing festivities, often accompanied by their local beer, bil-bil. If there’s a celebration during our visit, we’ll ask to join in the fun!
  • Overnight stay in the Vokre Mountains.

Day 9 – Poli – Ngaoundere – Yaoundé

  • We will depart from the rural area by car, stopping at a Bororo village on the way to interact with locals.
  • Visit a local weekly market before continuing to Ngaoundéré.
  • Explore the Sultan’s palace and bustling market.
  • Transfer to the train station in the evening for an overnight train journey to Yaounde.
  • Overnight on the train.

Day 10 – Yaoundé – Messamena – Somalomo

  • Upon arrival in Yaounde we will depart by 4×4 to the remote East.
  • On the way there we will pass by colonial plantations, historic German towns such as Messamena and picturesque mud villages inhabited by Bantu-speaking people.
  • Meet the friendly people of Somalomo, the last urban town before entering the wild Dja Reserve.
  • Overnight stay in Somalomo.

Day 11 – Somalomo – Dja reserve – Baka Pygmy camp

  • Explore Somalomo, a town mainly inhabited by the Badjoué people, who migrated from Congo in the 17th century.
  • Cross the Dja River and embark on a jungle expedition.
  • Introduce ourselves to the Pygmy families before taking any photos of the whole scenery which is very impressive!
  • Overnight stay at the Baka Pygmy camp.

Day 12 – Baka camp – Somalomo – Messamena – Yaoundé

  • Spend the morning living a day with the Baka people, observing their early activities and learning about their perspective on life and socio-cultural aspects.
  • After this immersive cultural experience, bid farewell to the hosts and prepare to return to “civilization.”
  • Depart for Yaoundé, stopping in the colonial town of Messamena.
  • Enjoy a brief visit to the old German quarter before continuing the journey to Yaoundé.
  • Airport drop-off.
  • End of tour.