2018 will see the launch of our first tour to Central African Republic and Cameroon.
We will visit the deep jungle, stay with Pygmy families and witness Western Goriilas.
Our itinerary can be seen below.
Saturday 1st December:
Arrival in Yaoundé and met at the airport by our guide.
Sunday 2nd December:
Depart to Batouri, a colonial mining town. Drive through contrasting countryside en route; pineapple plantations, forests, colonial towns, and Bantu villages.
Monday 3rd December:
After breakfast depart for the forested East, stopping in Bantu villages en route where we meet the Baka people (pygmies). The Baka are the original inhabitants of this regions of Africa and have lived on the margins of Cameroonian society since the 15th Century.
Tuesday 4th December:
After breakfast we drive to the Central African Republic border. We cross the magnificent Sangha River by pirogue and undergo visa formalities before continuing onwards to Bayanga, on the edge of Dzanga Sangha Reserve.
Wednesday 5th December:
In teh morning we visit a family of Western Gorillas. In the afternoon we visit a large group of mangabeys - up to 300 can be seen in the area.
Thursday 6th December:
Today we visit the Dzanga Bai where we will hopefully have the chance to observe between 50-100 forest elephants that that regularly feed in this area. Bongos, sitatungas, forest buffaloes and many bird species can also be seen in the Dzanga Bai area.
Friday 7th December:
Today we have the chance to explore more areas around the national park, by foot, boat or car.
Saturday 8th December:
After breakfast we depart and cross the Sangha River by pirogue to reach Cameroon. Drive from Libongo villageto a Bantu village en route to Yokadouma. From here, we walk to a Pygmy camp. We take a walking tour through the tropical forest and get to know the lifestyle of the Pygmies.
Sunday 9th December:
A few more morning activities with our Pygmy hosts before saying our farewells and driving on to Yokadouma - a timber town, found by German explorers in the 14th Century.
Monday 10th December:
Drive through the Sangha Tri-National Park area (a Unesco Heritage Site) en route to Bertoua where we will stay overnight.
Tuesday 11th December:
Return to Yaounde where we'll have lunch before transferring to the airport.
Tour price: £2195
This price includes:
- Gorilla permit
- visa authorisation and support for CAR and Cameroon
- accommodation in hotels, lodges and tents
- all transport
- experienced local English speaking tour guide
- all breakfasts and most meals
- all entry fees
- accompanied by Lupine tour leader
- airport transfers
- International flights
- Visa fees (prices depend on nationality)
- tips for guide