Eco-Service Excursion to Cameroon, Africa

With Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, April 2015

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Join us for our Eco-Service Excursion to Cameroon and put your yoga into action by volunteering while exploring the vibrant cultures of Cameroon. This trip is a unique blend of service, cultural immersion, self-study, and adventure. Small group travel: 10 seats remaining; register today.

Yoga in Action with Pandit Rajmani Tigunait

Pandijt Rajmani Tigunait will share key insights on social development and how we can use this Eco-Service experience as a catalyst in our own journey of self-transformation. Pandit Tigunait is Spiritual Head of the Himalayan Institute, a prolific author, and the motive force behind the Himalayan Institute Humanitarian Projects.

Excursion Highlights

thumb1Learn how yoga in action can shape your actions, transform your life, and help those around you live fuller, happier lives. Pandijt Rajmani Tigunait will share key insights on social development and how we can use this Eco-Service experience as a catalyst in our own journey of self-transformation.
thumb1Volunteer in the Himalayan Institute’s humanitarian projects. You’ll do meaningful work that addresses specific community needs in areas of health, women’s empowerment, education, and carpentry, while working alongside locals.
thumb1Explore Cameroon’s native beauty and its diverse geographical zones, such as tropical rain forest, grassy highlands, mangrove, and savannah.
thumb1Reach out into the community. In addition to volunteering in our projects, we’ll partner with community groups, local schools, and other not-for-profit organizations in special development projects.
thumb1Meet the King at his palace. Formally greet and be welcomed by the Fon of Nso at his palace in Kumbo and enjoy colorful and lively traditional music and dance.
thumb1Celebrate the expansion of our latest humanitarian program, the Total Health Revolution, by attending our formal, inaugural event. In 2015, this program will grow to reach 320,000 people in remote areas. Learn more about this program here.
thumb1Farm-to-Table Feast. Enjoy a home-cooked organic mean prepared in local fashion and served picnic-style right on the land in which it was grown. Go home with the African recipes.
thumb1Nurture Africa’s most exotic wildlife while working at an animal shelter which rehabilitates Africa’s spectacular wildlife. These orphaned or injured animals are sadly displaced by poaching.
thumb1Relax on the volcanic black sand beach off of the historic Gulf of Guinea and swim in the bay against the backdrop of Mt. Cameroon.

Itinerary: April 2015

Day 1 Arrive in Cameroon and overnight in Douala. Special Mediterranean Dinner.
Day 2 Depart Douala for Bamenda. Overnight in Bamenda, the capital of the Northwest Region of Cameroon.
Day 3 Depart Bamenda for Kumbo. Arrive at the Himalayan Institute Cameroon for lunch, tour, and project presentation followed by chai.
Day 4 Morning: Learn about the Nso Kingdom and make a special visit to the regional King. Enjoy a dance display at the Nso palace. Afternoon: Volunteer projects in the afternoon at the Himalayan Institute Cameroon.
Day 5 A scenic nature hike through Shisong Village to beautiful waterfalls, followed by a special, locally hosted Farm-to-Table picnic.
Day 6 Morning: Visit to local, open-air market. Afternoon: volunteer projects in the afternoon at Himalayan Institute Cameroon.
Day 7 Morning: Dress up and take part in a milestone event for the Himalayan Institute Cameroon by attending our inaugural event celebrating out Total Health Program expansion. Afternoon: Explore the economic history of the region with a special coffee farm tour, roasting, and drinking.
Day 8 Volunteer project completion and school outreach program. Hundreds of children will gather as your hard work is put into action and delivered to the students.
Day 9 Volunteer alongside our Total Health Mobile Clinic and Community Health Class. Free afternoon followed by a special traditional music and dance party.
Day 10 Depart Kumbo for Limbe town. Dinner at Seme Beach resort on the Gulf of Guinea cost in the lush Southwest Region of Cameroon.
Day 11 We’ll spend the morning volunteering at a wildlife rehabilitation center and have a special lunch in Limbe town. Enjoy your afternoon oceanside on a black sand beach, swimming and relaxing with a backdrop of West Africa’s highest peak, Mt. Cameroon.
Day 12 Morning: Free time for swimming, hiking, beach, and preparing for departure. Afternoon: Travel to Douala and shop at its world-famous craft market. Dinner and airport departure for international flights.

Small Group Travel: Only Ten Seats Remaining

Registration

Register By Mail
1. Download our Tour Participant Agreement (COMING SOON). Print, read, complete and sign.
2. Mail full payment along with your signed TPA to Himalayan Institute, Attn: Excursions, 952 Bethany Turnpike, Honesdale, PA 18431. A confirmation will be sent to you upon registration acknowledging receipt of your payment.
3. For more information: Call 800-822-4547 (press 6), or 570-253-5551 (press 6), Email: Excursions@HimalayanInstitute.org

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Excursion Dates
April 2015 – Exact dates TBD

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Land Only Rates

Regular (March 1, 2014 – Dec 15, 2014) | $2,800
Late* (Dec 16, 2014 – Feb 15, 2015) | $3,100

Your payment and signed Tour Participant Agreement will secure space during the regular registration period. See Tour Participant Agreement for details and terms and conditions.
*Space available basis. Full payment is required at the time space is confirmed.

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