Safari & Village Life

Safari & Village Life

Trip:  Live in a rural village, Waza National Park & Bénoué National Park, cultural north +  Yaounde
Duration:  12 days
Start:  Thursday (leave the US one day before)
Departures:  Dec – May

Tour details

Day 1:  A warm welcome awaits you in Yaounde as your guide meets you at the airport. In the bustling Cameroonian capital you get adjusted to being in Cameroon during a welcome dinner with your guide. If you feel like it, we check out the night/street life or you stay in the hotel and spend a relaxing evening.

Day 2:  The next day, we will take a bus to go to the rural village (Bameka) in the North-West. There, you we live with an African family on a little family farm in a typical square brick house. In the afternoon, we will take a walk through the village and farmland and talk about agriculture done by hand without any machines and without the use of fertilizer or insecticides and how village life works. In the evening, you will enjoy a home-cooked dinner with the family.

Day 3:  The next morning we will go to Bafoussam to visit the regional 800 year old chieftainship of the Bamiléké folk and we probably check out their crazy and fun day market. In the evening, we will return to Bameka and eat dinner with the family.

Day 4:  After a delicious breakfast at the farm, we will go to the ancient Bandjoun kingdom where we will visit the old community assembly hall, which is a major staple in Cameroon and we will get a tour through the historic museum. If we are lucky, you will be part of a mystical village celebration on a Sunday. In the evening, we will probably check out the village stores (it's an experience!), which also function as bars. The stores are only a short walk away from the farm, where we will stay another night.

Day 5:  The next morning, we will take the bus back to Yaounde. We will arrive in the afternoon and check in a hotel for one night. Activities in Yaounde will be determined dependent on your preferences.

Day 6:  We will take a domestic flight to Garoua, where a private car awaits us to go to Bénoué National Park, an UNESCO biosphere reserve. There, you enjoy African cooked meals prepared by the park organization and sleep in the lovely park accommodation (small brick-houses with AC).

Day 7:  After a very early breakfast, we go on a morning and afternoon safari at Bénoué National Park, which holds hippos, giant eland, giraffes, water buck, antelopes, baboons, gazelles and more. Between the safaris, we will have lunch and a few hours to relax in the shade.

Day 8:  In the morning we leave Bénoué to go to Garoua from where we will take a bus to Maroua. The journey goes through the lush North region to the sub-sahelian Extreme-North region of Cameroon. We will travel with locals, see a dramatic change in landscape and pass through interesting villages. We will stay at Maroua overnight.

Day 9:  After a very early breakfast, we get picked up by a private car to go to the amazing Waza National Park, an UNESCO biosphere reserve, which has some of west and central Africa’s most impressive wild life, such as herds of elephants, giraffes, lions, buffalos, ostriches, antelopes, gazelles, warthogs, a wide variety of big birds and more. At Waza, you will enjoy a morning and afternoon safari. We will sleep in the gorgeous park accommodation (small brick-houses with AC) overlooking the park.

Day 10:  After a very early breakfast, we will go on another set of morning and afternoon safaris at Waza. We will sleep again in the gorgeous park accommodation (small brick-houses with AC) overlooking the park.

Day 11:  In the early morning, our car will take us to the airport in Maroua and we will take a plane to Yaounde where we will arrive in the afternoon. If you want, we check out the street life in one of the bustling neighborhoods during the evening. You will stay overnight at Yaounde.

Day 12:  We will spend the rest of the trip exploring the capital of Cameroon, where we, dependent on your preferences, go to a large day market and visit various sightseeing spots. Then, finally, we will take you to the airport for your evening flight to return home.

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Cameroon is called little Africa, from big animals to rain forest to savannah. Copy placement.

Private, local guides for your small group (max 4) ensure that you truly experience the culture and people of Cameroon.


Cameroon Safari offers the best itineraries from an approved US travel agency.

Cameroonian cuisine is one of the most varied in Africa, due to its location in the center of the continent.