14 days in Africa Itinerary

14 days in Africa Itinerary

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Drive to Freetown, Fly to Sao Tome
Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe
— 2 nights
Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
— 1 night
Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo
— 4 nights
Luanda, Angola
— 5 nights


Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe

— 2 nights
São Tomé is the capital city of São Tomé and Príncipe and is by far the nation's largest town. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museu do Mar e da Pesca Artesanal and Obo National Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Museum and Palacio do Povo. There's lots more to do: hike along Lagoa Amelia, steep yourself in history at Forte De Sao Sebastiao, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascata de Sao Nicolau, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se Catedral de Nossa Senhora da Graca de Sao Tome.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sao Tome driving holiday planner.

Freetown, Sierra Leone to Sao Tome is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of car and flight. In January in Sao Tome, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Malabo.

Things to do in Sao Tome

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Malabo, Equatorial Guinea

— 1 night
The oldest city in Equatorial Guinea, regional capital Malabo represents a monument to Spanish colonial architecture, mingled with modern buildings commissioned since decolonization.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): stroll through The Malabo National Park, don't miss a visit to La Casa Verde, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Fernando, then get advice or help at Centro Cultural de Espana en Malabo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Santa Isabel.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Malabo online attractions planner.

You can fly from Sao Tome to Malabo in 4 hours. Traveling from Sao Tome to Malabo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Malabo are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Brazzaville.

Things to do in Malabo

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo

— 4 nights
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.
Basilique St. Anne and Musee National du Congo (National Museum of Congo) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cathedrale du Sacre-Ceour de Brazzaville and Grand Mosque. Change things up with a short trip to Loufoulakari Falls in Pool Department (about 1h 10 min away). There's more to do: stroll through Reserve Naturelle de Gorilles de Lesio-Louna-Lefini.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Brazzaville trip site.

You can fly from Malabo to Brazzaville in 6.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Brazzaville are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Luanda.

Things to do in Brazzaville

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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Luanda, Angola

— 5 nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Museum of Natural History and Igreja de Nossa Senhora dos Remedios. Get some cultural insight at Fortaleza de Sao Miguel and National Anthropology Museum (Museu Nacional de Antropologia). There's lots more to do: get outside with Cabo Ledo, kick back and relax at Sangano Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cidade Alta, and steep yourself in history at Palacio de Ferro.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Luanda trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Brazzaville to Luanda in 4 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 77°F. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Luanda

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 23:

Sao Tome and Principe travel guide

Beaches · Outdoor Activities · Specialty Museums
Center of the World
The island nation of Sao Tome and Principe encompasses a volcanic chain that gives it its distinctive topography. The beaches that ring the islands remain some of the main places to visit in Sao Tome and Principe, with many hidden, deserted strips of sandy coastline serving as perfect getaways for those looking to escape the everyday grind. Much of the nation remains unexplored by tourists and undeveloped, making the lush rainforests and volcanic peaks of the interior particularly atmospheric hiking destinations. The laidback Creole culture of the main towns won't take too long to get used to, but it might take a little longer to get shake off after you return home.

Equatorial Guinea travel guide

Churches · Nature & Parks · Landmarks
The mainland and offshore areas of Equatorial Guinea offer different flavors for off-road adventuring. The islands boast rainforests rich in endemic wildlife and volcanic rock formations, while the mainland offers a slew of gold beaches. The main port cities, on the mainland and off, hold few real charms for international visitors on vacation in Equatorial Guinea, with the emphasis much more on what lies beyond.

Republic of the Congo travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Beaches · Museums
Most citizens of the Republic of the Congo live in the south of the country, with few residing outside the capital Brazzaville or Pointe-Noire on the coast. The capital represents a good place to start a holiday in the Republic of the Congo--it's a great jump-off point for voyages down the Congo River, the long and winding waterway that separates the country from its similarly named neighbor. Following the river to the north, the country becomes sparsely populated, with much of the area covered in lush rainforests. Two national parks, one in the far north and one in the center, represent the main focal points of the Republic of Congo itineraries, with a chance to spot lowland gorillas and forest elephants a major reason to visit for any genuine nature lover.

Angola travel guide

Museums · Lookouts · Outdoor Activities
Kuwait of Africa
Tourism in Angola thrives as the country's infrastructure develops and attractions are restored following years of internal conflict. Holidays in Angola usually involve at least a little time at the beach, with the Atlantic coastline featuring long stretches of sand, wide estuaries, and small islands close to the main cities. A wealth of national parks shelter a rich array of wildlife, including African icons such as lions, elephants, and leopards, with barely a tourist in sight to disturb the natural order of things.