Experience our pass and present culture in craftworks
The museum and palace are impressive both because of quality and quantity. It is amazing that the Fon was about to keep so much of the chieftaincy's art and ritual objects in their own collection while so much of the physical culture of Africa had been spirited off to high end commercial art galleries around the globe . (several dozen out of several thousand pieces) of the most significant, highest quality pieced were are displayed in the museum (carved and beaded thrones, stools, staffs, musical instruments, jewelry, masks, containers, pipes, etc. ) No photography is allowed in the museum so will have to either visit, image or buy the catalogue to appreciated that part of the collection.
The quantity element can be viewed at the palace. In the court of the palace there are thousands of sculptures lining the walls literally stacked to the rafters, and hanging from them as well. Also impressive is the coverage of the art; every wall is decorated, every pillar and door frame carved.
Day 1 - Douala
On arrival in Douala you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Overnight at Hotel or similar.
Day 2 - Bafoussam
Drive through rubber, banana and coffee plantations on the road to Bafoussam. We visit a tropical flower plantation as well as the impressive Ekom Waterfalls. Later we stop at Baham to visit the palace of a traditional Bamileke chief. At the end of the day we arrive in Bafoussam. Overnight Hotel Altitel or similar.
Day 3 - Bamenda
Bamenda, visiting the sacred Mectchie waterfalls en route, where local Bamileke people come to make sacrifices in the hopes that their wishes will be granted. On arrival in Bamenda we visit the chief's palace at nearby Bafut, where we see traditional dances by the princes and princesses. Overnight at Hotel
Day 4 - Wum - Bamenda - Babungo
drive to Bamenda and heading to Babungo. We visit the museum at the Fon's palace, home to more than 3000 traditional masks. Douala, Depending on your time of departure. Tour ends with a transfer to the airport.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Airport
End location: Airport.
Duration: 4 days
My service as your guide.
meseum entering fee
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 usd - to buy some interesting crafts you love to buy.
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.This is the reason that we higher a professional driver to take us to our destinations.