CAMEROON NGONDO FESTIVAL

 

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Day 01: Douala

Arrival at the Douala International airport received by a Global Bush representative and transfer to the hotel Foyer De Marine for Briefing about the Ngondo festival and Cameroon, dinner and night.

Day 02: Ngondo Venue

 After breakfast, drive straight to the Ngondo venue at river Wouri bay. These days are full of grand annual ritual and feast celebration mythological warriors, legends, traditions and the pride of the coastal people! Passions and emotions run high. During this event the news of Symbol’s safe return in combination with these monumental festivity force Symbolizes father (a wealthy and important man) into a fierce and emotional dance. Using his mind, body and spirit Symbol’s father is transported to a place beyond himself. He collapses & breaths his last earthly breath. Close of the day drive to the hotel Overnight and dinner in the hotel.

Day 03: Ngondo Venue

After breakfast drive straight to the Ngondo venue; the most highlighted feature of the festival is the ceremony of jengu cult which is a water spirit and deity in the traditional beliefs of the Sawa. It is believed that it cures disease and act as intermediaries between worshippers and the world of spirits.  And also the collection of the ancestor’s message by a diver, from the bottom of the river, contained in a calabash. This is considered as one of the most important festivals for Sawa chiefs to petition these spirits for prophecies and warnings and to communicate those messages to a gathered assembly. The event that lasts a few weeks hosts many cultural activities accompanying the discernment process of the festival.   You may be getting the opportunity of joining various cultural activities of a semi-marathon traditional wrestling competitions, trade fair, cinematographic projections, art exhibitions, choral singing, round table conferences, a trade fair, a canoe race, and a Miss Ngondo pageant in this event. Sawa people have special place for Jengu in their heart as they believe it to be the water spirit. Close of the day drive to the hotel Overnight and dinner in the hotel. The takers of flights to Douala take keen interest in all the performances held here. They also like the traditional ballet dance competition as well as a fashion parade with Sawa traditional regalia. But the most interesting thing about this event that makes it different from all other events is to watch performers as a messenger sent by the Sawa Chiefs to the Sawa gods, said to be living in River Wouri, dives and disappears into the big river. He stays under water for over an hour and emerges with his body and the traditional attire and baskets as dry as if they had not gotten in touch with water.

Day 04: Douala – Europe 

Early morning after breakfast, drive to the airport for international flight back to Europe. End of our tour services.

Note: Itinerary can be amended to suit your tours objectives.

 

INCLUDES:

 

  • Airport transfers
  • Meals as listed;
  • Lodging on twin basis;
  • Land transport (Car, Fuel, driver);
  • Services of an English speaking guide;
  • Toll gates, Entry to listed sites;
  • Visits and activities planned.

EXCLUDED:

 

  • Passports, visas, vaccines, Travel insurance;
  • Flights, Airport taxes;
  • Drinks, personal expenditure, optional visits;
  • Camera taxes on visited sites;
  • Additional singles, Extras, Tips.

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