31 days in Africa Itinerary

31 days in Africa Itinerary

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Start: Boston, United States
Fly:  22 h 45 min
1
Yaounde, Cameroon
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Kribi, Cameroon
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Bangui, Central African Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
5
Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Ilheu Das Rolas, Sao Tome and Principe
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 15 min
7
Libreville, Gabon
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
8
Pointe Noire, Republic of the Congo
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
9
Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo
— 2 nights
Ferry:  10 h 30 min
10
Juba, South Sudan
— 2 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
11
N'Djamena, Chad
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
12
Niamey, Niger
— 3 nights
Fly:  20 h 30 min
End: Boston, United States

2
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.
Yaounde is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at Mefou National Park, take an in-depth tour of Musee Ethnographique des Peuples de la Foret, admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Yaounde (Le Musee National de Yaounde), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosquee Centrale.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Yaounde itinerary website.

Boston, USA to Yaounde is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to West Africa Standard Time (WAT) is 6 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kribi.

Things to do in Yaounde

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Mefou National Park ©
Mefou National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): get outside with Plage de Grand Batanga, thenadmire the sheer force of Chutes de la Lobe, thenvisit a coastal fixture at Le Phare De Kribi, and finally don't miss a visit to Londji village des pecheurs.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kribi attractions planning site.

Getting from Yaounde to Kribi by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Bangui.

Things to do in Kribi

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Chutes de la Lobe ©
Chutes de la Lobe
Plage de Grand Batanga ©
Plage de Grand Batanga
Londji village des pecheurs ©
Londji village des pecheurs

3
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. Go for a jaunt from Bangui to Boali to see Les Chutes de Boali about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame of Bangui Cathedral, explore the activities along Oubangui River, pause for some photo ops at Place de la Republique, and explore and take pictures at K-Cinq (Km-5 Intersection).

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bangui journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Kribi to Bangui takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Bangui, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Malabo.

Things to do in Bangui

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Les Chutes de Boali
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Les Chutes de Boali ©
Les Chutes de Boali
Notre-Dame of Bangui Cathedral ©
Notre-Dame of Bangui Cathedral
Oubangui River ©
Oubangui River

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Arena Blanca, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Fernando, thentake in the awesome beauty at Pico Basile, and finally make a trip to La Casa Verde. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get your bearings at Centro Cultural de Espana en Malabo, thentour the pleasant surroundings at The Malabo National Park, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Santa Isabel.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, read our Malabo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bangui to Malabo takes 6.5 hours. In August in Malabo, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Sao Tome.

Things to do in Malabo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

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 ©
Centro Cultural de Espana en Malabo

5
nights
Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe

Sao Tome ©
São Tomé is the capital city of São Tomé and Príncipe and is by far the nation's largest town. Explore Sao Tome's surroundings by going to Bombaim Waterfalls (in Bombaim), Roca S.Joao dos Angolares (in Sao Joao dos Angolares) and Museu do Mar e da Pesca Artesanal (in Morro Peixe). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at National Museum, head outdoors with Praia Piscina, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascata de Sao Nicolau, and get a taste of life in the country at Agostinho Neto.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sao Tome trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Malabo to Sao Tome takes 4 hours. The time zone difference moving from West Africa Standard Time to West Africa Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Sao Tome are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Ilheu Das Rolas.

Things to do in Sao Tome

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bombaim Waterfalls, Roca S.Joao dos Angolares, Museu do Mar e da Pesca Artesanal, Agostinho Neto
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Praia Piscina ©
Praia Piscina
National Museum ©
National Museum
Pico Cao Grande ©
Pico Cao Grande

1
night
Ilheu Das Rolas, Sao Tome and Principe

Ilheu Das Rolas ©
On the 16th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Marco do Equador and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Jale.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ilheu Das Rolas trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Sao Tome to Ilheu Das Rolas in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Ilheu Das Rolas are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Libreville.

Things to do in Ilheu Das Rolas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Praia Jale
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Praia Jale ©
Praia Jale

4
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.
Libreville is known for beaches, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Pointe-Denis Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at L'Eglise St-Michel Libreville, admire the striking features of Institut francais, and explore the galleries of Musee des Arts et Traditions du Gabon (Museum of Art and Culture).

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Libreville trip planning app.

Getting from Ilheu Das Rolas to Libreville by flight takes about 6 hours. The time zone changes from West Africa Standard Time to West Africa Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Libreville are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pointe Noire.

Things to do in Libreville

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games
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L'Eglise St-Michel Libreville ©
L'Eglise St-Michel Libreville
Pointe-Denis Beach ©
Pointe-Denis Beach

2
nights
Pointe Noire, Republic of the Congo

Pointe Noire ©
The second largest city of Congo, coastal Pointe-Noire has rapidly grown into a metropolitan area in past decades, rising to become the main commercial center of the country.
On the 21st (Fri), head outdoors with Cote Sauvage and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Pierre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): head outdoors with Gorges of Diosso and then browse the exhibits of Ma-Loango Regional Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Pointe Noire trip planner.

You can fly from Libreville to Pointe Noire in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Pointe Noire when traveling from Libreville in August, with lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Brazzaville.

Things to do in Pointe Noire

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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Gorges of Diosso ©
Gorges of Diosso
Ma-Loango Regional Museum ©
Ma-Loango Regional Museum
Cathedrale Saint-Pierre ©
Cathedrale Saint-Pierre

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): stroll through Reserve Naturelle de Gorilles de Lesio-Louna-Lefini, admire the striking features of Basilique St. Anne, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale du Sacre-Ceour de Brazzaville. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Mosque and then explore the galleries of Musee National du Congo (National Museum of Congo).

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Brazzaville trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Pointe Noire to Brazzaville in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Pointe Noire in August, you will find days in Brazzaville are a bit warmer (84°F), and nights are about the same (69°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Juba.

Things to do in Brazzaville

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

2
nights
Juba, South Sudan

Juba ©
A frantic metropolis bursting from the White Nile River, Juba stands as the capital and largest city of the Republic of South Sudan.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of St.Theresa Cathedral and then pause for some serene contemplation at All Saints Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, thenexplore the activities along White Nile, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Main Mosque.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Juba trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Brazzaville to Juba in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from West Africa Standard Time to Central Africa Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Brazzaville in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 75°F in Juba. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to N'Djamena.

Things to do in Juba

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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St. Joseph's Catholic Church ©
St. Joseph's Catholic Church
White Nile
White Nile
All Saints Cathedral ©
All Saints Cathedral

1
night
N'Djamena, Chad

N'Djamena ©
Chad's capital and largest city, N'Djamena serves as the main port on the Chari River, and a hub for livestock, grain, and salt.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Mosque N'Djamena and then have fun at Cinema le Normandie Tchad. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the eclectic array of goods at Big Market Marché central, explore the galleries of Musée National du Tchad, and then explore and take pictures at Avenue Charles de Gaulle.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the N'Djamena trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Juba to N'Djamena in 17 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Juba to N'Djamena. August in N'Djamena sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Niamey.

Things to do in N'Djamena

Nightlife Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Cinema le Normandie Tchad ©
Cinema le Normandie Tchad
Musée National du Tchad ©
Musée National du Tchad
Avenue Charles de Gaulle ©
Avenue Charles de Gaulle

3
nights
Niamey, Niger

Niamey ©
The capital and largest city of Niger, Niamey serves as an administrative, cultural, and economic center on the Niger River.
On the 29th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosquee Cite Caisse, take in the spiritual surroundings of Niamey Grand Mosque, and then browse the exhibits of National Museum of Niger (Musee National du Niger). On your second day here, hunt for treasures at Grand Marche and then explore the striking landscape of Koure Giraffe Reserve.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Niamey vacation planning tool.

Traveling by flight from N'Djamena to Niamey takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in August, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Niamey

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Koure Giraffe Reserve
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Koure Giraffe Reserve ©
Koure Giraffe Reserve
Niamey Grand Mosque ©
Niamey Grand Mosque

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