Cameroon

 

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The Nguon festival is the signature event for the Bamoun people. Ever since the original King of the Bamoun people migrated from the Tikar plains, this festival has been a celebration of harvest and then of war!! The festival takes place every two years. This year will mark the 547th edition of the festival.

The festival commemorated times past when the Bamoun warriors would go to war and return with their war trophies. It is also a true example of democracy as the Sultan abdicates the throne, stands before his people as a man and not a King to be judged by the members of the Secret Society. The outcome of the ceremony is that either the King remains on the throne or he is forced out.

This festival is attended by many Bamoun Diaspora members including those from Europe, Asia, and the Americas. 

This itinerary begins in Washington DC from December 3, 2018 - December 12, 2018. The cost of the tour is $3,200pp double. The cost includes airfare from Washington DC to Cameroon, transportation, accommodations and two meals per day. There is a $100pp fee which will go towards gifts for "Traditional" leaders which will be collected prior to our trip. The cost does not include visa fee nor the Yellow Fever vaccine required for travel to Cameroon. Contact www.passporthealthusa.com for additional information on getting the vaccine. The cost does not also include traveler's insurance which we recommend. Contact www.squaremouth.com for travel insurance options.

A deposit of $500 is due with registration. $1500 must be paid by July 1, 2018. The balance of $1200 must be paid by October 1, 2018.  The deposit can be sent via Paypal (roots to glory tours) at a fee of 4% of the total payment or can be mailed to Roots to Glory Tours, P.O. Box 92, Stevenson, Maryland 21153. A payment plan is available, please inquire to roots@rootstoglory.com or 410-429-0804. 

If you are outside the US and want to travel with us please send us a message and we would be glad to assist you roots@rootstoglory.com.

 
 
 

 Itinerary

DAY 1:  Land  in Douala Airport
               Check into Hotel
DAY 2:  Travel to Bimbia
               Visit the Slave Port 
               Back to Douala
DAY 3: Travel to Foumban
               Courtesy visit to the Sultan
               Check into Hotel
DAY 4: Foumban
               Visit Palace Museum 
               Visit Big Drum
DAY 5: Foumban
               Participate in festival activities
DAY 6: Foumban/Bankim
DAY 7: Bana
DAY 8: Kribi
DAY 9: Kribi