November 30 – December 10, 2020
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 548th 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. We will also visit the Tikar of Bankim, who are the Ancestors of the Bamoun as well as many of the Bamileke villages in Cameroon today.
This itinerary begins in Washington DC from November 30, 2020 – December 10, 2020. The cost of the tour is $3,600pp double $3900Single.
Airfare from Washington DC to Cameroon
Local transportation in Cameroon
two meals per day
Cameroonian visa fee (http://www.cameroonembassyusa.org)
Yellow Fever vaccine required
Travel to Washington DC
Gratuity of $100 (which will be collected at the airport in Washington DC)
Travel Insurance (www.squaremouth.com)
A deposit of $500 is due with registration. $1500 must be paid by March 1, 2020. The balance of $1600 must be paid by September 1, 2020. The deposit can be sent via Square 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 email@example.com or 410-429-0804.
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Cameroon Itinerary will include:
Douala (Commercial Capital)
Foumban (Headquarters of the Bamoun people for their By-Annual Nguon festival)
Bankim (Headquarters of the Tikar people)
Batchang (Bamileke village)
Kribi (Coastal village, home of the Pygmies of Cameroon)
*Our tours require a moderate amount of walking. Our tours are not recommended for people with serious medical or mobility challenges.