58 days in Africa Itinerary

58 days in Africa Itinerary

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58 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Bratislava, Slovakia
Fly + Drive:  28 h
1
Djenne, Mali
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Mopti, Mali
— 6 nights
Drive:  9 h 45 min
3
Bamako, Mali
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h
4
Conakry, Guinea
— 6 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
5
Bissau, Guinea-Bissau
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Saly, Senegal
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  1 h 30 min
7
Banjul, Gambia
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Bus:  1 h 45 min
8
Dakar, Senegal
— 9 nights
Drive + Fly:  1 h 45 min
9
Nouakchott, Mauritania
— 5 nights
Fly:  20 h 30 min
End: Bratislava, Slovakia

5
nights
Djenne, Mali

Djenne ©
Djenné is a town and an urban commune in the Inland Niger Delta region of central Mali. Djenne is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Mosque Of Djenne and explore the ancient world of Jenne-Jeno.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Djenne road trip site .

Bratislava, Slovakia to Djenne is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bratislava in July: high temperatures in Djenne hover around 39°C and lows are around 28°C. On the 11th (Sat), you'll travel to Mopti.

Things to do in Djenne

Historic Sites
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Great Mosque Of Djenne ©
Great Mosque Of Djenne
Jenne-Jeno ©
Jenne-Jeno

6
nights
Mopti, Mali

Mopti ©
Originally a small fishing village, Mopti has become Mali's center of fishing and livestock industries.
Mopti is known for trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country) and take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Mosque of Mopti.

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Traveling by car from Djenne to Mopti takes 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Mopti can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You will leave for Bamako on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in Mopti

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country) ©
Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country)
Grand Mosque of Mopti ©
Grand Mosque of Mopti

5
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.
Bamako is known for nature, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Musee National de Bamako, explore the striking landscape of Parc national du Mali, Bamako, don't miss a visit to Bamako Grand Mosque, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Bamako.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bamako trip planner .

You can drive from Mopti to Bamako in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Mopti in July: highs in Bamako hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 26°C. On the 23rd (Thu), you're off toConakry.

Things to do in Bamako

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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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

6
nights
Conakry, Guinea

Conakry ©
Guinea's capital and largest city, Conakry acts as the nation's economic and cultural center, containing nearly a quarter of the population.
Conakry is known for nature, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Iles de Los, identify plant and animal life at Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve, browse the exhibits of National Museum (Musee National), and have fun at CanalOlympia Kaloum.

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You can fly from Bamako to Conakry in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Bamako in July, you will find days in Conakry are little chillier (33°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). On the 29th (Wed), you're off toBissau.

Things to do in Conakry

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve, Les Cascades De La Soumba
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 29:
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Iles de Los ©
Iles de Los
Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve ©
Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
National Museum (Musee National) ©
National Museum (Musee National)

6
nights
Bissau, Guinea-Bissau

Bissau ©
Looking out from the Geba River across the Atlantic Ocean, the little-known capital of Bissau offers the authentic experience of a West African fishing port.
Bissau is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the eclectic array of goods at Centro Artistico Juvenil, admire all the interesting features of Fortaleza de Sao Jose da Amura, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Catolica da Bissau, and ponder the world of politics at Presidential Palace.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bissau online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Conakry to Bissau by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 4th (Tue), you're off toSaly.

Things to do in Bissau

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Highlights from your plan
Igreja Catolica da Bissau ©
Igreja Catolica da Bissau
Fortaleza de Sao Jose da Amura ©
Fortaleza de Sao Jose da Amura
Presidential Palace ©
Presidential Palace

6
nights
Saly, Senegal

Saly ©
Saly is a seaside resort area in Thiès Region on the Petite Côte of Senegal, south of Dakar. Get out of town with these interesting Saly side-trips: Accrobaobab (in Thies), Parc National du Delta du Saloum (in Ndangane) and Plage Popenguine (in Popenguine).

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Saly route planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Bissau to Saly in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Saly can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. On the 10th (Mon), you're off toBanjul.

Things to do in Saly

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Mbour, Parc National du Delta du Saloum, L'Elevage d'Oiseaux Exotique, Plage Popenguine, Musee Mahicao
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Reserve De Bandia ©
Reserve De Bandia
Lagune de la Somone ©
Lagune de la Somone
Parc National du Delta du Saloum ©
Parc National du Delta du Saloum

7
nights
Banjul, Gambia

Banjul ©
Banjul, officially the City of Banjul and formerly known as Bathurst, is the capital of The Gambia and is in a division of the same name. Get out of town with these interesting Banjul side-trips: Tanji (Tanji / Karinti Bird Reserve & Tanje Village Museum), Fort James Island (in North Bank Division) and Gunjur Village Museum (in Gunjur). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Katchikally Crocodile Pool, relax in the rural setting at The Reptile Farm, kick back and relax at Kotu Beach, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Banjul vacation website .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Saly to Banjul in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. August in Banjul sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Dakar.

Things to do in Banjul

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Serekunda, North Bank Division, Kartong, Tanji, Bakau
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Kotu Beach ©
Kotu Beach
Katchikally Crocodile Pool ©
Katchikally Crocodile Pool
River Gambia National Park
River Gambia National Park

9
nights
Dakar, Senegal

Dakar ©
Situated on the western edge of mainland Africa, the crowded and dynamic city of Dakar offers visitors booming shopping, dining, and entertainment scenes.
Explore Dakar's surroundings by going to Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee (in Goree Island), Museo de la Tapiceria (in Thies) and Le Village des Tortues (in Rufisque). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at La Maison des Esclaves, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, head off the coast to Ngor Island, and don't miss a visit to Lago Rosa.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Dakar trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Banjul to Dakar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Nouakchott.

Things to do in Dakar

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Le Village des Tortues, Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee, Oh Gallery, Museo de la Tapiceria
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La Maison des Esclaves ©
La Maison des Esclaves
Le Monument de la Renaissance Africaine ©
Lago Rosa ©
Lago Rosa

5
nights
Nouakchott, Mauritania

Nouakchott ©
Nouakchott, which means "place of the winds" in Berber language, serves as the capital and largest city of Mauritania, and one of the largest cities in the Sahara.
Nouakchott is known for parks, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the waterfront at Port de Peche, take a stroll around Centre culturel francais St Exupery, explore the wide array of goods at Marche Turc, and browse the different shops at Al Khaima Mall.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Nouakchott vacation builder site .

Do a combination of car and flight from Dakar to Nouakchott in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Nouakchott can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. You will leave for home on the 31st (Mon).

Things to do in Nouakchott

Shopping Historic Sites Outdoors
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Galerie Zeinart ©
Galerie Zeinart
Port de Peche ©
Port de Peche
Plage de Nouakchott ©
Plage de Nouakchott

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