AfriGeneas Africa Research Forum
Cameroon Ancestry Tour
Cameroon is a mosaic – a melting pot of cultures. A country of striking diversity and breathtaking landscapes: mountains, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, grassland and highland savannah, and mangroves. Africa represented in one little triangle.
Join us for a 12-day lifetime historical adventure to Cameroon July 9-21, 2009. We’ll fly from Chicago to Douala, Cameroon, the launching point for stops in Yaounde (capital city), Bafoussam, Bamenda, Kumbo, Kribi, Limbe and Buea.
At the sultantate of Foumban, you’ll discover the rich life, legacy and cultural heritage of the Tikar peoples prior to colonialism. We’ll also learn about contemporary Cameroon including gender roles, religion, education, health care, business, and the arts. We'll spend time relaxing on the beaches of Kribi.
An important feature of this tour is the immense opportunities it provides for building friendship bonds with Cameroonian people through shared stories and cultural exchanges. The trip culminates with a stop at the former Calabar (Nigeria) slave port in the Bight of Biafra, where approximately 30% of Africans taken as slaves to the U.S. were shipped.
This tour is primarily designed for people whose DNA traces to the Tikar and Bamileke people, those studying their family heritage, teachers, and researchers with an interest in Cameroon’s geography, culture, and political economy. It is also open to travelers and students wanting to discover Africa in miniature.
For more information, please contact Pam Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org