Follow us into the depths of Central Africa where we will roam the unbeaten paths and see nature at its best. Both countries boast beautiful scenery and wonderful wildlife from the elusive forest elephants to the lowland western gorillas.
We will take an arduous bone-shaking journey across the unpaved roads of Cameroon's East. Along the way we will drive through plantations, forests, colonial towns, and Bantu villages. We will then move onto Central African Republic where we will cross the magnificent Sangha River, visit the gorillas, mangabeys, forest elephants and more wildlife that are endemic to this area and meet a pygmy tribe!
Please note that some sections of these tours travel to areas where the British FCO advises against all travel to.
We research the security of our destinations highly and safety is a priority for us, however, we advise you to do your own research as well to ensure you are comfortable with your trip.
Please note these travel warnings may also affect travel insurance for these regions, please contact us for advice on this.
We run this tour once a year each December, starting and ending in Yaounde, Cameroon.
Multiple entry visa is required for Cameroon whilst we arrange visa on arrival for C.A.R.
Our time in C.A.R is solely in the secure Sangha Reserve, away from the unrest further East.
Our 2020 group tours can be seen below. They are all guaranteed departures.
|TOUR DATES||TOUR NAME||Total Nights||PRICE|
|Cameroon and CAR||tour-open||2020-11-28||2020-12-08||Cameroon Highlights Tour||10||2335||750||static||1||November|
Our 2021 group tours can be seen below. They are all guaranteed departures.
|TOUR DATES||TOUR NAME||Total Nights||PRICE|
|Cameroon and CAR||tour-open||2021-11-27||2021-12-07||Cameroon Highlights Tour||10||2335||750||static||10||November|
Our group tour itinerary can be seen below. Please note this is a set itinerary and no changes or extensions are possible.
Day 1 - Arrival in Yaoundé
Arrival into Yaoundé and be met at the airport by our driver.
Day 2 - Depart to Batouri
Depart to Batouri, a colonial mining town. Drive through contrasting countryside en- route; seeing pineapple plantations, forests, colonial towns, and Bantu villages.
Day 3 - Baka people
After breakfast depart for the forested East, driving again through Bantu villages. The Baka are the original inhabitants of this region of Africa and have lived on the margins of Cameroonian society since the 15th Century. We will stay overnight in Yokadouma.
Day 4 - Journey towards Dzanga Sangha
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.
Day 5 - Gorillas and Mangabeys
In the 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.
Day 6 - Dzanga Bai
Today we visit the Dzanga Bai where we will have the chance to observe between 20-100 forest elephants that regularly feed in this area. Bongos, sitatungas, forest buffaloes and many bird species can also be seen in the Dzanga Bai area. They are usually very elusive animals but Dzanga Bai is a great place to spot them as they come out of the forest to 'mine' for minerals.
Day 7 - Village of Bayanga
Today we will visit the village of Bayanga where we have the chance to visit the school, radio broadcasting centre and more.
Day 8 - Pygmy camp
After breakfast we depart and cross the Sangha River by pirogue to return to Cameroon. After checking into our accommodation in the border town of Limbongo, we will visit a Pygmy camp where we will get to know more about the life of the pygmie tribes. Return to Limbongo in the late afternoon.
Day 9 - Yokadouma
After breakfast we depart for Yokadouma - a timber town, founded by German explorers in the 14th Century.
Day 10 - Sangha Tri-National Park
Drive through the Sangha Tri-National Park area (a Unesco Heritage Site) en-route to Batouri where we will stay overnight.
Day 11 - Tour Ends
Return to Yaoundé where we'll have dinner before transferring to the airport.
- Gorilla permit
- Visa authorisation and support for CAR and Cameroon
- Accommodation in hotels and lodges
- All transport
- Experienced local English speaking tour guide
- All breakfasts and meals in CAR
- All entry fees
- Accompanied by Lupine tour leader
- Airport transfers
- International flights
- Visa fees (prices depend on nationality)
- Tips for guide