Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Royal Family of Keleng

In the evening, we had arranged to stay with the royal family at Keleng palace. The king and his family oversee part of the surrounding Bamileke tribe. The language barrier was a bit difficult, but when we started to help … Continue reading

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Museums and Markets

In the morning we headed into the nearby town of Foumban and visited a cultural museum. It was also the home of the local king. The people in the region are known as the Bamun tribe and by all account … Continue reading

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Heading West

The next two days were spent driving back to YaoundĂ©, the capital, where we met up with our new driver/guide, Martial. We had a five hour drive from YaoundĂ© to Koutaba, heading to the west of the country. In the … Continue reading

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The Baka Community

Today we woke up early to head to SalapoumbĂ©. First we talked to the chief of the town to arrange for a visit with a Baka tribe camp, about an hour hike into the forest. We were told we had … Continue reading

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Raining in Djembe

In the morning, a huge tropical storm rolled in. It was pouring down buckets of rain, and the clouds were big and ominous. After a while the downpour ceased. Our guide informed us that we still had to wait until … Continue reading

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