According to oral tradition, the kingdom was founded in 1394 by a prince named Tikar Nshare Yen. When it arrives, it pushes the Mben, indigenous people in Maben, and appoints a “pa-mom” people in memory of his departure was a Rifum-mom (a Tuesday). Pa-mom then became Bamum and Bamun. He founded the capital of his kingdom on the site Mben. Land abandoned by them are called FEM pa mben meaning the ruins left by the Mben. The name becomes FEM pa mben with German Foumban.
A warm welcome awaits you in Douala as your guide meets you at the airport. In the bustling Cameroonian capital you get adjusted to being in Cameroon during a welcome dinner with your guide.
If you feel like it, we check out the night/street life or you stay in the hotel and spend a relaxing evening.
We will be driving in the direction of the Foumban. This days is dedicated to only drive and discover the pay-sage along the the way. The savanna and the nature will blow your mind. We will be stopping along the road to visit various attraction. why not going via the Ekom waterfall? of cause this will be part of our router trip.
After a very early breakfast in the resort, we will go on a morning and afternoon to visit the sultan palace. Foumban is a culturally unique town with German, French and Islamic influences. Visitors love the vibrant homegrown arts and music scenes, and sights such as the Grand Marche, the Grand Mosque, and the palace that houses the 19th Sultan of Bamoun. A fun time to visit is around the Islamic holiday of Eid, when Muslim ceremonial customs and traditional Bamoun ceremonies take place side by side.
After a very early breakfast, we will go on another set of morning and afternoon visit of the major cultural museum in The Foumbanaise village.
This day will be dedicated for driving back to Douala.
In the afternoon we will be visiting the city of Douala and his surrounding. Then, finally, we will take you back to Douala airport for your evening flight to return home / further discovery of the city.
- Transportation between the program
- Services of the guide of the program
- Museum tickets
Price do not include
- Other costs not offered in this program
- Tip for your tour guide
Activities extra info. Spending a day at the King palace, visit traditional museum. eat with the local.