60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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60 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
Fly + Drive:  13​h
1
Cape Coast, Ghana
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h
2
Accra, Ghana
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h
3
Monrovia, Liberia
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
4
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast
— 1 night
+2
bus + Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Bamako, Mali
— 2 nights
7
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
— 3 nights
8
Cotonou, Benin
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Lagos, Nigeria
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
10
Abuja, Nigeria
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
11
Yaounde, Cameroon
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
12
Bangui, Central African Republic
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
13
Kribi, Cameroon
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3​h 15​min
14
Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
15
Libreville, Gabon
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
16
Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
17
Luanda, Angola
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
18
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
19
Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
20
Bujumbura, Burundi
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam, Holland

2
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Cape Coast, Ghana

Cape Coast ©
While it may seem like a regular fishing port at first glance, Cape Coast bears traces of the Portuguese, British, Danish, Swedish, and the Dutch colonists who variously ruled here.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Cape Coast Castle, explore the historical opulence of Elmina Castle, then steep yourself in history at Fort St. Jago, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkey Forest Resort. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kakum National Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at International Stingless Bee Centre.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Coast trip tool .

Amsterdam, Holland to Cape Coast is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Cape Coast. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in January, with highs in Cape Coast at 36°C and lows at 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Accra.

Things to do in Cape Coast

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Elmina
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Cape Coast Castle ©
Cape Coast Castle
Elmina Castle ©
Elmina Castle
Fort St. Jago ©
Fort St. Jago

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nights
Accra, Ghana

Accra ©
On a tour of Accra, you can experience the vivacious and dynamic atmosphere of Ghana's sprawling capital city, a commercial and tourist hub of the region.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park and National Museum of Ghana. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at James Town Lighthouse and Cathedral Church of the Most Holy Trinity. Explore Accra's surroundings by going to Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary (in Senya Beraku), Art without borders gallery (in Kokrobite) and Umbrella Rock (in Koforidua). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Labadi Pleasure Beach, browse the different shops at Accra Mall, steep yourself in history at Black Star Gate, and stroll through Bojo Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Accra trip tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Cape Coast to Accra in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Accra can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Monrovia.

Things to do in Accra

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Legon Botanical Gardens, Art without borders gallery, Umbrella Rock, Shai Hills Resource Reserve, Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary
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Labadi Pleasure Beach ©
Labadi Pleasure Beach
Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park ©
Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park
National Museum of Ghana ©
National Museum of Ghana

1
night
Monrovia, Liberia

Monrovia ©
The capital of Liberia and its most populous city, Monrovia lies on the Atlantic Coast of Cape Mesurado.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Wulki farms, contemplate the long history of Providence Island, then contemplate the long history of Centennial Pavilion, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacred Heart Cathedral, and finally examine the collection at Liberian National Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Monrovia travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Accra to Monrovia in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Abidjan.

Things to do in Monrovia

Historic Sites Museums
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Sacred Heart Cathedral ©
Sacred Heart Cathedral
Liberian National Museum ©
Liberian National Museum
Providence Island ©
Providence Island

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Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Abidjan ©
As Cote d'Ivoire's largest city and economic hub, Abidjan boasts the reputation of West Africa's party capital, while its rich culture remains evident in its numerous film festivals and a booming music scene.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Paul's Cathedral and Musee National des Costumes. Get some historical perspective at Grande Mosquee du Plateau and La 1ere boutique CFAO installe a BASSAM. Explore Abidjan's surroundings by going to Grand Bassam (Maison Varlet, Maison Ganamet, & more) and Dipi Crocodile Farm (in Assinie). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through The Plateau, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the striking landscape of Banco National Park, and have some family-friendly fun at YoupiLand "la petite academie".

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Abidjan trip planner .

Getting from Monrovia to Abidjan by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Yamoussoukro.

Things to do in Abidjan

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Grand Bassam, Dipi Crocodile Farm
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Banco National Park ©
Banco National Park
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Musee National des Costumes ©
Musee National des Costumes

1
night
Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast

Yamoussoukro ©
Unlike many of the world's cities with infrastructure trying to keep up with population, Yamoussoukro has no such problem--many of the city's sprawling six-lane highways and hotels were built before anybody lived here.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Abokouamekro Game Reserve, then ponder the world of politics at Palais Presidentiel, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve.

Planning Yamoussoukro trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Drive from Abidjan to Yamoussoukro in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Abidjan in January, you will find days in Yamoussoukro are somewhat warmer (41°C), and nights are slightly colder (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bamako.

Things to do in Yamoussoukro

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
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Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve ©
Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
Basilica of Our Lady of Peace
Basilica of Our Lady of Peace

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nights
Bamako, Mali

Bamako ©
Mali's capital and the fastest-growing city in Africa, Bamako acts as a major port, as well as a cultural and industrial center.
On the 16th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc national du Mali, Bamako, hunt for treasures at Bamako City Centre Market, examine the collection at Musee National de Bamako, then don't miss a visit to Bamako Grand Mosque, and finally try to win big at Casino De L'amitie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Yacouba Guindo Mosque, admire the sheer force of Dandan waterfalls, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Bamako, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo National du Mali, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument de l"Independance.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bamako road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yamoussoukro to Bamako takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Bamako sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ouagadougou.

Things to do in Bamako

Parks Nature Fun & Games
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Parc national du Mali, Bamako ©
Parc national du Mali, Bamako
Musee National de Bamako ©
Musee National de Bamako
Cathedral of Bamako ©
Cathedral of Bamako

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nights
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Ouagadougou ©
The capital of Burkina Faso and its economic center, Ouagadougou also serves as the regional center for art and cultural preservation.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Ouagadougou and Grande Mosquee de Ouagadougou. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Ranch de Nazinga, admire the natural beauty at Laongo Sculpture Symposium, admire the masterpieces at Musee De La Bendrologie de Manega, and pause for some photo ops at statue of Sembene Ousmane.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Ouagadougou online holiday planner .

Fly from Bamako to Ouagadougou in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Ouagadougou can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Cotonou.

Things to do in Ouagadougou

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Ranch de Nazinga ©
Ranch de Nazinga
Cathedral of Ouagadougou ©
Cathedral of Ouagadougou
Musee De La Bendrologie de Manega ©
Musee De La Bendrologie de Manega

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nights
Cotonou, Benin

Cotonou ©
Benin's largest city and its seat of government, bustling Cotonou also has one of the largest ports in West Africa.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): explore the activities along Lac Nokoue, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Michel church, take an in-depth tour of Ethnographique Museum of Porto Novo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de l'Immaculee Conception, then step into the grandiose world of Musee Honme (Palais Royal), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Mosque of Porto-Novo. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Temple des Pythons, examine the collection at Ouidah Museum of History, admire the striking features of Palais des Congres, then take in the exciting artwork at Artisanal Center, then make a trip to Fondation Zinsou, and finally hunt for treasures at Marche Dantokpa.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cotonou road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Ouagadougou to Cotonou takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ouagadougou to Cotonou due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ouagadougou in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Cotonou, with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Cotonou

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Porto-Novo, Ouidah, Lac Nokoue
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Ouidah Museum of History ©
Ouidah Museum of History
Musee Honme (Palais Royal) ©
Musee Honme (Palais Royal)

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nights
Lagos, Nigeria

Lagos ©
Protected from the Atlantic by sand spits and barrier islands, Lagos quickly grew into a mega city due to its location, and currently operates one of the continent's largest and busiest ports.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Red Door Art Gallery and Mindscape Childrens Museum. Popular historic sites such as Freedom Park and The Cathedral Church of Christ are in your itinerary. Explore Lagos' surroundings by going to Abeokuta (Olumo Rock & Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library), The Henna Place (in Lekki) and Badagry (Gberefu Island (Point of No Return) & Badagry Slave Museum and Black History Museum). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lekki Conservation Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Alexis Galleries, hunt for treasures at Lekki Market, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Synagogue Church Of all Nations.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lagos trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Cotonou to Lagos takes 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Lagos are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Abuja.

Things to do in Lagos

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Badagry, Lekki, Abeokuta
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Lekki Conservation Centre ©
Lekki Conservation Centre
Freedom Park ©
Freedom Park

5
nights
Abuja, Nigeria

Abuja ©
The capital city of Nigeria, Abuja dates back to the 1980s, and in 2010 it represented the world's fastest-growing city.
Get a sense of the local culture at An Noor Mosque and All Saints Anglican Church. Appreciate the collections at Thought Pyramid Art Centre and Nike Art Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Abuja: Gurara Waterfalls (in Gurara), Zuma Rock (in Madalla) and Gurara Waterfalls (in Minna). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Abuja National Mosque, admire the engineering at Usuma Dam, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bature Brewery, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Lagos to Abuja in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Lagos in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Abuja, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Yaounde.

Things to do in Abuja

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Gurara Waterfalls, Gurara Waterfalls, Zuma Rock
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Jabi Lake ©
Jabi Lake
An Noor Mosque ©
An Noor Mosque
All Saints Anglican Church ©
All Saints Anglican Church

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nights
Yaounde, Cameroon

Yaounde ©
Taking a central place in the country of Cameroon, the capital of Yaounde represents a hub for expats, foreign embassies, and trading.
You'll explore and learn at Musee Ethnographique des Peuples de la Foret and Blackitude Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Benedictine Museum of Mont-Febe and Basilique Marie-Reine-des-Apotres. Change things up with a short trip to Caves Akok Bekoe in Mbalmayo (about 1 hour away). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mefou National Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosquee Centrale, pause for some photo ops at Monument de la Reunification, and get to know the resident critters at Ecopark.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Yaounde journey planner.

Getting from Abuja to Yaounde by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Abuja in February, expect Yaounde to be a bit cooler, temps between 36°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bangui.

Things to do in Yaounde

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Caves Akok Bekoe, Lamido Grand Mosque
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Mefou National Park ©
Mefou National Park
Blackitude Museum ©
Blackitude Museum

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nights
Bangui, Central African Republic

Bangui ©
Bangui, or Bangî in Sango, formerly written Bangi in English, is the capital and largest city of the Central African Republic. On the 5th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Musee de Boganda (Boganda Museum), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Big Mosque, explore the activities along Oubangui River, then pause for some photo ops at Place de la Republique, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame of Bangui Cathedral, and finally take a stroll through K-Cinq (Km-5 Intersection). Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche Central (Central Market).

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bangui online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Yaounde to Bangui takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Yaounde, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bangui, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 25°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Thu) before leaving for Kribi.

Things to do in Bangui

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Oubangui River ©
Oubangui River
Notre-Dame of Bangui Cathedral ©
Notre-Dame of Bangui Cathedral
Place de la Republique ©
Place de la Republique

1
night
Kribi, Cameroon

Kribi ©
The town of Kribi supports about 55,000 people and offers some of Cameroon's best stretches of sand, plus a lively port and central market.
On the 7th (Fri), get outside with Plage de Grand Batanga, take in the dramatic scenery at Chutes de la Lobe, then enjoy the sea views from Le Phare De Kribi, and finally make a trip to Londji village des pecheurs.

Plan trip to Kribi with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Bangui to Kribi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Malabo.

Things to do in Kribi

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Plage de Grand Batanga ©
Plage de Grand Batanga
Le Phare De Kribi ©
Le Phare De Kribi
Chutes de la Lobe ©
Chutes de la Lobe

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nights
Malabo, Equatorial Guinea

Malabo ©
The oldest city in Equatorial Guinea, regional capital Malabo represents a monument to Spanish colonial architecture, mingled with modern buildings commissioned since decolonization.
On the 8th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Fernando, take in the awesome beauty at Pico Basile, browse the collection at Centro Cultural de Espana en Malabo, then don't miss a visit to La Casa Verde, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Santa Isabel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Arena Blanca and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Malabo National Park.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Malabo trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Kribi to Malabo takes 3.5 hours. In February in Malabo, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Libreville.

Things to do in Malabo

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Pico Basile, Arena Blanca
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Pico Basile ©
Pico Basile
Catedral de Santa Isabel ©
Catedral de Santa Isabel
Centro Cultural de Espana en Malabo ©

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nights
Libreville, Gabon

Libreville ©
The capital of Gabon and home to almost half of the country's residents, Libreville differs from many African cities, with paved roads, clean streets, and luxurious residences.
Visit Hassane II Mosque and St Marie Cathedral for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Notre-dame de Lourdes and Cathedrale Saint Pierre. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Pointe-Denis Beach, get a sense of history and politics at Palais Presidentiel, admire the striking features of Institut francais, and take in the spiritual surroundings of L'Eglise St-Michel Libreville.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Libreville online journey planner .

Fly from Malabo to Libreville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In February in Libreville, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Brazzaville.

Things to do in Libreville

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Pointe-Denis Beach ©
Pointe-Denis Beach
Hassane II Mosque ©
Hassane II Mosque
Notre-dame de Lourdes ©
Notre-dame de Lourdes

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nights
Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo

Brazzaville ©
Located on the River Congo, Brazzaville is a city divided between industrialism--thanks to the river--and cultural attractions, which come to life through multiple festivals, galleries, museums, and art schools, like the Poto-Poto painting school.
On the 14th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Mosque, examine the collection at Musee National du Congo (National Museum of Congo), then contemplate the long history of Charles de Gaulle House, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Reserve Naturelle de Gorilles de Lesio-Louna-Lefini. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Basilique St. Anne and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale du Sacre-Ceour de Brazzaville.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Brazzaville trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Libreville to Brazzaville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Brazzaville can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Luanda.

Things to do in Brazzaville

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Basilique St. Anne ©
Basilique St. Anne
Grand Mosque ©
Grand Mosque

4
nights
Luanda, Angola

Luanda ©
After decades of conflict, Luanda experienced a massive economic boom at the beginning of the 21st century, making it one of the most developed cities in Africa and a magnet for tourists.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fortaleza de Sao Miguel and Igreja Nossa Senhora dos Remedios. Museu Nacional da Escravatura and Museum of Natural History will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Fortress of Muxima in Muxima (about 1h 55 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Miradouro da Lua, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cidade Alta, examine the collection at National Anthropology Museum (Museu Nacional de Antropologia), and make a trip to Mausoleum of Agostinho Neto.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Luanda trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Brazzaville to Luanda takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kinshasa.

Things to do in Luanda

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Fortress of Muxima
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Ilha do Mussulo ©
Ilha do Mussulo
Fortaleza de Sao Miguel ©
Fortaleza de Sao Miguel
Museu Nacional da Escravatura ©
Museu Nacional da Escravatura

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nights
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Kinshasa ©
In a city bubbling with life, a Kinshasa vacation offers a non-stop immersion into African culture and history.
Get some historical perspective at Eglise CBFC-Gombe and Cathedrale de Kisantu. Texaf Bilembo and Academie des Beaux-Arts will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Zongo Falls (in Zongo) and Jardin Botanique de Kisantu (in Kisantu). There's lots more to do: stroll through Lola ya Bonobo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame Du Congo, explore the activities along Lac Ma Vallée, and don't miss a visit to Paroisse Sainte Anne.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kinshasa trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Luanda to Kinshasa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry. In February in Kinshasa, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Goma.

Things to do in Kinshasa

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Kisantu, Zongo Falls
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Lola ya Bonobo ©
Lola ya Bonobo
Paroisse Sainte Anne ©
Paroisse Sainte Anne
Academie des Beaux-Arts ©
Academie des Beaux-Arts

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nights
Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Goma ©
Nestled between two opposites--a lake and a volcano--Goma represents an adventurous vacation spot.
On the 24th (Mon), explore the activities along Lake Kivu and then get impressive views of Mount Nyiragongo.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Goma sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Kinshasa to Goma takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Kinshasa in February, you will find days in Goma are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). You'll set off for Bujumbura on the 25th (Tue).

Things to do in Goma

Parks Nature
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Mount Nyiragongo ©
Mount Nyiragongo
Lake Kivu ©
Lake Kivu

4
nights
Bujumbura, Burundi

Bujumbura ©
Because of its history, Bujumbura reflects a colonial charm which shows through in its buildings, wide boulevards, and carefree way of life.
When in Bujumbura, make a side trip to see Gishora Drum Sanctuary in Gitega, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: walk around Rusizi National Park, make a trip to Mausolee du Prince Louis Rwagasore, pause for some photo ops at Livingstone-Stanley Monument, and contemplate the long history of Musee Vivant.

To see reviews and tourist information, read our Bujumbura day trip website .

Traveling by car from Goma to Bujumbura takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Goma to Bujumbura is 1 hour. Traveling from Goma in February, expect nights in Bujumbura to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bujumbura

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Gishora Drum Sanctuary, Karera Waterfalls
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Rusizi National Park ©
Rusizi National Park
Musee Vivant ©
Musee Vivant
Gishora Drum Sanctuary ©
Gishora Drum Sanctuary

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