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Discovery Ofthe Slave Route in Cameroon

Discovery Ofthe Slave Route in Cameroon

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B sadi – bijou bloc 4 Douala – Cameroon. Tel: (237) 33 47 70 00,Fax: (237) 33 15 67 05, Cell :( 237) 70 49 76 63
Global Bush Travel and Tourism Agency 
 
info@globalbushtratour.comskype: tourism66www.globalbushtratour.com
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Number of days/nights:8days/7nights 
 
8DAYS
DISCOVER THE SLAVE ROUTE INCAMEROON
 
Destinations:Douala Littoral – south West – West Region – North West. 
 
 Accommodation:Hotels Lodges. 
 
Tour type:Single, Family, Groups. 
 
 Validity Dates:Unlimited. 
Douala
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
Castle of King Akwa Ndika P.), The Pagoda of King Manga Bell; ThePortuguese Navigator Anchor in the Estury, Wouri (River of Prawns),LimbeSlaves route in Cameroon, Bimbia in Limbe, visit the Old German Wharf,chains used on slaves and abandoned Ship, Alfred Saker Camp, The BritishCanon,BafoussamMeet The Bamileke Chiefs and Kings (major suppliers of Slaves)Bamenda Visit Bamenda grasslands, Chiefs and Fons Palaces, Participate in Culturaland Traditional Dances.Cameroon slave trade served as a very important supply zone for the export of Africanslaves to the New World after the Portuguese exploration on the Cameroon coast.Cameroonian slaves were mostly sold to the Fernando Po collection center. The islandof Fernando Po was one of the main collection points for slaves taken along the Bight of Benin. The Douala of Cameroon was the predominant slave-trading middlemen in these
 
transactions. The majority of slaves traded from the Cameroon coast came from inlandinvasions as well as from the neighboring Batagan, Bassa, and Bulu.Four groups Tikari, Douala-Bimbia, Banyangi and Bakossi, Bamileke accounted for 62percent of the people carried out of the River and from Bimbia in these years.
 
B sadi – bijou bloc 4 Douala – Cameroon. Tel: (237) 33 47 70 00,Fax: (237) 33 15 67 05, Cell :( 237) 70 49 76 63
Global Bush Travel and Tourism Agency 
 
info@globalbushtratour.comskype: tourism66www.globalbushtratour.com
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DETAILED ITINERARY PROGRAMME
:
Day 1:Douala
  Arrival at the Douala International airport, reception and transfer to hotel. Brief description of Cameroon, by the Global Bush tour guide. Dinner and night at the Hotel.
Day 2: Douala
Breakfast, Visit of the various sites in Douala (castle of King Akwa NdikaP), The Pagoda of KingManga Bell; The Portuguese navigator anchor in the estury Wouri which was one boarding stations forslaves in Douala was baptized Rio Dos Camaroes (River of Prawns). A brief meeting with the kings of Douala (Bell and Akwa ), who signed the first contract with the British government to prohibit slavetrade. Return to the hotel for dinner and night.
Day 3 - 4: Douala- Limbe
 Breakfast, departure for the Slaves route in Cameroon, situated 8.5km from Douala. Visit to Bimbia inLimbe the site of an old slave trading port where you can learn about the colonial times, where slaves were assembled for exportation to Europe and America during the slave trading period. There aresome historical attractions still present in Bimbia today. They include; Old German Wharf where shipsanchored for the embarkation of slaves, chains used on slaves and abandoned Ship, the Alfred SakerCamp (where Alfred Saker first landed in Cameroon, A monument has been constructed tocommemorate his arrival); the British Canon (an instrument used to abolish slave trade); foundationof the first printing press built by Joseph Merrick (English missionary); Nichol Island (site thatharbored slaves prior to their journey to the new world) etc. return to the hotel, dinner, leisure andnight in hotel.Four groups Tikari, Douala-Bimbia, Banyangi and Bakossi, Bamileke accounted for 62 percent of thepeople carried out of the River and from Bimbia in these years.
 
B sadi – bijou bloc 4 Douala – Cameroon. Tel: (237) 33 47 70 00,Fax: (237) 33 15 67 05, Cell :( 237) 70 49 76 63
Global Bush Travel and Tourism Agency 
 
info@globalbushtratour.comskype: tourism66www.globalbushtratour.com
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Day 5 – 6: Limbe - Bafoussam
  After Breakfast, Departure to the west region via Limbe, upon arrival, meet the bamileke Chiefs andKings who were the
major suppliers
of Slaves that left the coasts of Cameroon during the Atlanticslave trade. Most of the slaves came from the western highlands and the sloping coastal plain running west from the Wouri estuary. Leisure activities in the evening, dinner and night in Bafoussam.
Day 7 -8 Bafoussam- Bamenda –Bali
Breakfast, departure to Bamenda, upon arrival visit to the Bamenda grasslands which was a majorsource area for slaves; where the Bakwery (indigenous ethnic group in Cameroon) played apredominant role in capturing and selling slaves. Most Slaves from this area were exported via theCross River to Calabar. Beautiful sunset view, leisure activities in the evening, dinner and night inhotel.
Day 8: Bamenda – Douala
Breakfast, departure to Douala, arrival and lunch. Departure to the airport early in the afternoon.Departure formalities. Farewell greetings. Take off. End of the visit.
END OF OUR SERVICES, WISHING YOU AN EXCELLENT SAFARI!!THIS OFFER INCLUDES:
 
Transfer from the airport to lodging establishments and vice-versa;
 
Catering services (three meals/day);
 
Lodging in three and four-star indicated hotels (local standards) or equivalent;
 
Land transport (road)
 
Services of a main guide and local tourist guides;
 
Services of a driver;
 
Entry fees (into sites);
 
Toll gates;
 
 Visit and activities planned.

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