6 days in Democratic Republic of the Congo & Angola Itinerary

6 days in Democratic Republic of the Congo & Angola Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Boston, United States
Fly + Drive:  24 h
1
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
2
Luanda, Angola
— 2 nights
Fly:  22 h 15 min
End: Boston, United States

2
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.
Go for a jaunt from Kinshasa to Zongo to see Zongo Falls about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lola ya Bonobo, get outside with Symphonies Naturelles, contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Ma Vallée, and get engrossed in the history at Musée de Kinshasa & Académie des Beaux-Arts.

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

Boston, USA to Kinshasa is an approximately 24- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to West Africa Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Luanda.

Things to do in Kinshasa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Zongo Falls
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Lola ya Bonobo ©
Lola ya Bonobo
Zongo Falls ©
Zongo Falls
Lac Ma Vallée ©
Lac Ma Vallée

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): get outside with Cabo Ledo, get outside with Sangano Beach, don't miss a visit to Mausoleum of Agostinho Neto, then browse the exhibits of Fortaleza de Sao Miguel, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Avenida 4 de Fevereiro.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Luanda trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kinshasa to Luanda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from Kinshasa in August, you will find days in Luanda are little chillier (77°F), and nights are about the same (67°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Luanda

Outdoors Museums Parks
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Fortaleza de Sao Miguel ©
Fortaleza de Sao Miguel
Mausoleum of Agostinho Neto ©
Mausoleum of Agostinho Neto
Cabo Ledo ©
Cabo Ledo