Eco-Service Excursion to Cameroon, Africa

With Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, June 22 – July 3, 2015

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Join Pandit Rajmani Tigunait on an Eco-Service Excursion to Cameroon and put your yoga into action. Volunteer while exploring the vibrant cultures of Cameroon. This trip is a unique blend of service, cultural immersion, self-study, and adventure. Small group travel: 30 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’s 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. Panditji will share insights on social development and how we can use this 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, and take part in our milestone event. In 2015, this program will grow to reach 320,000 people in remote areas. Learn more about this program here.
thumb1Farm-to-Table Picnic. Enjoy a home-cooked organic meal 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: June 22 – July 3, 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 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 performance at the Nso palace. Afternoon: Volunteer projects in the afternoon at the Himalayan Institute Cameroon.
Day 5 Morning: A scenic nature hike through Shisong Village to beautiful waterfalls. Afternoon: A special, locally hosted Farm-to-Table picnic in the countryside.
Day 6 Morning: Visit to local, open-air market for shopping. Afternoon: volunteer projects at Himalayan Institute Cameroon.
Day 7 Morning: Dress up and take part in a milestone event for Himalayan Institute Cameroon celebrating the expansion of our Total Health Program. Afternoon: Explore the economic history of the region with a special coffee farm tour, roasting, and sampling the locally grown and fresh-roasted coffee.
Day 8 Volunteer project completion and school outreach program. Hundreds of children will gather as your hard work is unveiled.
Day 9 Morning: Volunteer alongside our Total Health Mobile Clinic and Community Health Class. Afternoon: Free afternoon followed by a special traditional music and dance party.
Day 10 Depart Kumbo for Limbe town. Dinner and overnight at Seme Beach resort on the Gulf of Guinea coast in the lush Southwest Region of Cameroon.
Day 11 Morning: We’ll spend the morning volunteering at a wildlife rehabilitation center and have a special lunch in Limbe town. Afternoon: Enjoy the black sand beach, swimming and relaxing with a backdrop of West Africa’s highest peak, Mr. 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, followed by departure for airport and international flights.

Dates, itinerary, and schedule are subject to change.

Small Group Travel: Only 30 Seats Remaining

Register as an Individual

  1. Register online here>>
  2. Register by mail
    • Download our Tour Participant Agreement here. Print, read, complete and sign.
    • Mail a $850 deposit or full payment along with your signed Tour Participant Agreement to Himalayan Institute, Attn: Excursions, 952 Bethany Turnpike, Honesdale, PA 18431. A receipt will be sent to you upon registration acknowledging your payment.

Register as a Family using this form

For more information: Call 800-822-4547 (press 6), or 570-253-5551 (press 6), Email: Excursions@HimalayanInstitute.org

Excursion Dates (subject to change)
June 22 – July 3, 2015

Rates (Land Only)

  • $2,800 = Regular Registration Rate (Closes February 15, 2015)
  • $3,100 = Late Registration Rate (Between February 16, 2015 – March 31, 2015) Late registration is on a space available basis.

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.

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