Bénoué & Waza Safari

Bénoué & Waza Safari

Trip:  Waza National Park & Bénoué National Park, cultural North  +  Yaounde
Duration:  9 days
Start:  Sunday  (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 take a domestic plane 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 3:  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 4:  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 5:  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 6:  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 7:  This day, you will relax in Maroua and explore this sub-sahelian, ethnically diverse and beautiful old University town, which has a fabulous market and street/night life. We will stay in Maroua that night.

Day 8:  After breakfast, we will take a plane to Yaounde where we will arrive in the afternoon. If you want, we check out the Ystreet life in one of the bustling neighborhoods during the evening. You will stay overnight at aounde.

Day 9:  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.