Ring Road Tour
Discover this very important road that links all the divisional headquarters of the North -West region of Cameroon.At the end of the tour you will realize that you’ve gone through some of the most beautiful and exotic landscapes in the world, which are quite suitable for adventure and nature lovers,that you’ve got much fulfillment as concerns cultural immersion,that you’ve been exposed to one of the most conducive climates in the world which is so comforting to your health
This tour can be done in both directions, starting with Wum or Ndop. Be careful, if you intend to turn, leave at least 2 4×4 for the portion between Wum Nkambe andis very rugged. You will discover a variety of landscapes, very hilly with beautiful steps and many chiefdoms.
Early breakfast Camp in the Aboh village. Departure for lake Oku through the Ijim/Kilum Mountain forest reserve, which harbours a great variety of tree species and birds, especially the famous, colourful Bannerman’s Touraco, whose sound has been imitated by the villagers in one of the instruments used in their traditional music, called the “Njang”. The red feather from this bird is used to differentiate titled men, by sticking it on the typical caps of the Tikar chiefdoms in the North West Province
Breakfast at Camp. You can choose from today’s option:
- Horse riding around the village. The local Fulani will serve as your groom and guide.
- Visit to the compound of the father of the Fon in the Aboh village, introduction to the history of the Kom dynasty
- Walk around the Aboh village, visiting local families and getting acquainted with every day life in an African village.
- Visit one of the local bars (why not?)joining the people in drinking the locally brewed beer from corn, called “nkang”
Return to the Camp after the day’s activities. After dinner a local dance will be organised around a camp fire. Dinner and overnight in tents.
Day 3 :Belo – Bamenda
Breakfast and departure by motor bike to Belo. Board a public bus to Bamenda. Arrival in Bamenda at the Mile Four Motor Park and take a township taxi to the Guest House. Lunch and visit to the Mankon palace and museum. Listen to the stories of their ancestral lineage, view the traditional art and craft of the Mankon kingdom. Take a taxi back to Bamenda rest of the evening at leisure in the garden, dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Bamenda – Douala
Breakfast and departure by taxi to Amour Mezam bus station at Mile Two. Board a bus for Douala, which takes off at 9 or 10 am. On the way the bus will stop at Melong for lunch for about 15mins. Arrival in Douala by 4pm. Take a township taxi to a restaurant or hotel to refresh. Dinner and departure by taxi to the airport for the departure flight.
End of Tour
What to do locally
–Ndop: The asphalted road to Ndop is good with an impressive view. Bamessing just after a steep descent, take the track on the right. It takes you to a very nicepottery. Later, stop at Babungo and leadership in 3000 masks. The place is dusty but the multitude of masks worth of oil.
-Kumbo: This city will offer you a choice of hotels for the night.
Jakiri road in Kumbo is good and alternate track and bitumen. Kumbo you can continue to Nkambé from or toward the center of the ring-road to explore Mount Oku.
-Oku: Allow one hour from Kumbo. Onsite tourist office will provide you with all the information you need and offer you a guide.
Lake, waterfall, grotto, hike, there are many possibilities.
–Nkambe: We have not pushed so far. Just be aware that the road is more difficult, and landscapes more virgins!
–Bafut: On the other side of the ring-road, the first step is Bafut and leadership (one of the oldest in the region). avoid the botanical garden, which will gently laughinggarden owners ª
-Towards Wum you will find waterfalls Menchum. The road runs along the rice fields.
Hotels / Restaurants
Hotels are plentiful on the Ring Road and you will find the main steps you stay.
Bafut, Wum, Jakiri (small hotel), Kumbo, Bamenda Nkambe well. For meals, discover the local cuisine!