60 days in Angola & Democratic Republic of the Congo Itinerary

60 days in Angola & Democratic Republic of the Congo Itinerary

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Start: Polokwane, South Africa
Fly + Drive:  19 h
1
Kalandula, Angola
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Malanje, Angola
— 5 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
3
Kuito, Angola
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Drive + Fly:  1 h 30 min
4
Luanda, Angola
— 6 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
5
Lubango, Angola
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
6
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
— 5 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
7
Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
8
South Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
9
Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
— 6 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
10
Orientale Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Train:  10 h 15 min
11
Kisantu, Democratic Republic of the Congo
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  11 h 15 min
End: Polokwane, South Africa

5
nights
Kalandula, Angola

Kalandula ©
Kalandula is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Kalandula Falls.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Kalandula tour itinerary planner.

Polokwane, South Africa to Kalandula is an approximately 15.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Polokwane to Kalandula. You'll set off for Malanje on the 6th (Wed).

Things to do in Kalandula

Nature Parks
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Kalandula Falls ©
Kalandula Falls

5
nights
Malanje, Angola

Malanje ©
Malanje is the capital city of Malanje Province in Angola with a population of approximately 222,000. Malanje is known for outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Black Stones of Pungo Andongo.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Malanje trip planner.

Drive from Kalandula to Malanje in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. On the 11th (Mon), you'll travel to Kuito.

Things to do in Malanje

Outdoors
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Black Stones of Pungo Andongo ©
Black Stones of Pungo Andongo

3
nights
Kuito, Angola

Kuito ©
Kuito is a city located in central Angola. Kuito is known for . Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Residencial Solar Do Kuito.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kuito road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Malanje to Kuito takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. You will leave for Luanda on the 15th (Fri).
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Residencial Solar Do Kuito ©
Residencial Solar Do Kuito

6
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Kwanza River in Muxima (about 50 minutes away). Pack the 21st (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at ULENGO. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Fortaleza de Sao Miguel, take an in-depth tour of Museu Nacional da Escravatura, stroll the grounds of Ship's Cemetery (Graveyard), and get outside with Cabo Ledo.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Luanda day trip planning app.

Getting from Kuito to Luanda by combination of train and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lubango.

Things to do in Luanda

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Kwanza River
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Fortaleza de Sao Miguel ©
Fortaleza de Sao Miguel
Cabo Ledo ©
Cabo Ledo
Miradouro da Lua ©
Miradouro da Lua

6
nights
Lubango, Angola

Lubango ©
Lubango is the capital city of the Angolan province of Huíla. Lubango is known for nature, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Tundavala, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ the King Statue, and head outdoors with Serra da Leba.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lubango tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Luanda to Lubango in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. You will leave for Kinshasa on the 27th (Wed).

Things to do in Lubango

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Serra da Leba ©
Serra da Leba
Tundavala ©
Tundavala
Christ the King Statue ©
Christ the King Statue

5
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.
When in Kinshasa, make a side trip to see Zongo Falls in Zongo, approximately Zongo away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Lola ya Bonobo, explore the activities along Lac Ma Vallée, get outside with Cercle de Kinshasa, and explore the world behind art at Texaf Bilembo.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kinshasa trip planning site.

Fly from Lubango to Kinshasa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Lubumbashi.

Things to do in Kinshasa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

5
nights
Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Lubumbashi ©
Lubumbashi in the southeastern part of Democratic Republic of the Congo, is the second-largest city in the country, the largest being the capital, Kinshasa. Lubumbashi is known for zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Lubumbashi.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Lubumbashi online trip maker.

Getting from Kinshasa to Lubumbashi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Kinshasa in April, with highs in Lubumbashi at 27°C and lows at 21°C. On the 7th (Sun), you're off to South Kivu Province.

Things to do in Lubumbashi

Historic Sites
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Cathedral of Lubumbashi ©
Cathedral of Lubumbashi

4
nights
South Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo

South Kivu Province
One of the Democratic Republic of the Congo's 26 provinces, South Kivu is not a highly frequented tourist destination, but for the well-seasoned traveler it offers a few hidden gems scattered within its territory.
For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the South Kivu Province tour itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Lubumbashi to South Kivu Province in 20 hours. The time zone difference moving from West Africa Standard Time (WAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is 1 hour. On the 12th (Fri), you're off to Goma.

Things to do in South Kivu Province

Nature Parks
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6
nights
Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Goma ©
Nestled between two opposites--a lake and a volcano--Goma represents an adventurous vacation spot.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_dedicate_a_day_to_the_elevated_beauty_of Mount Nyiragongo. It doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Kivu.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Goma trip planner.

You can fly from South Kivu Province to Goma in 3 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 18th (Thu), you're off to Orientale Province.

Things to do in Goma

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

4
nights
Orientale Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Orientale Province
To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Orientale Province trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Goma to Orientale Province takes 6 hours. You'll set off for Kisantu on the 23rd (Tue).
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3
nights
Kisantu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Kisantu ©
Kisantu, also known as Inkisi, is a town in the western Democratic Republic of Congo, lying south west of Kinshasa, on the Inkisi River. Kisantu is known for parks and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanique de Kisantu and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale de Kisantu.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kisantu driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Orientale Province to Kisantu in 10.5 hours. Traveling from Orientale Province to Kisantu, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April in Kisantu, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 27th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Kisantu

Parks Historic Sites
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Jardin Botanique de Kisantu ©
Jardin Botanique de Kisantu
Cathedrale de Kisantu ©
Cathedrale de Kisantu

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