In the heart of Cameroon’s southern interior, stretches of impenetrable forests have become a reserve inhabited by the Baka pygmy group. The region’s indigenous inhabitants, the sole custodians of the secrets of the primeval forest, now find themselves increasingly marginalised by a society that has partly excluded them from progress and partly rejected them, continuing to cultivate their ancestral way of life.
Most of them continue to practise the nomadic life of hunters and gatherers in the virgin forest, in symbiosis with nature and finding in it the necessary subsistence. Thousands of years old, true repositories of the secrets of plant properties and perfect control of an environment that is apparently hostile to most people, Pygmy healers are often called upon by other populations who do not have easy access to modern medical care.
Day 01 :
Transfer to the Dja reserve in the heart of the rainforest.
Day 02 :
Meeting with the Baka Pygmies to learn about the customs of this hunter-gatherer people in symbiosis with nature.
Day 03 :
Exit the forest and return to Yaoundé.