11 days in Africa Itinerary

11 days in Africa Itinerary

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11 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Doha, Qatar
Fly:  9 h 15 min
1
Arusha, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h
2
Lagos, Nigeria
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  5 h
3
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  7 h 15 min
4
Banjul, Gambia
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Drive + Bus:  1 h 30 min
5
Dakar, Senegal
— 1 night
Fly:  8 h 45 min
6
Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h 45 min
End: Doha, Qatar

2
nights
Arusha, Tanzania

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): hunt for treasures at Masai Central Market, examine the collection at Isle of Jewels, and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): deepen your understanding at Amani Children's home & Village visit and then head outdoors with Kili Dreamers.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Arusha trip planner.

Doha, Qatar to Arusha is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lagos.

Things to do in Arusha

Outdoors Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Masai Central Market
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Climbing Tours
Kili Dreamers ©
Kili Dreamers
Masai Central Market ©
Masai Central Market

1
night
Lagos, Nigeria

Lagos ©
Protected from the Atlantic by sand spits and barrier islands, Lagos quickly grew into a mega city due to its location, and currently operates one of the continent's largest and busiest ports.
On the 18th (Wed), explore the engaging exhibits at Mindscape Childrens Museum and then walk around Johnson Jakande Tinubu Park.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Lagos day trip planner.

Fly from Arusha to Lagos in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Eastern African Time to Western African Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Arusha in March, things will get a bit warmer in Lagos: highs are around 38°C and lows about 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Abidjan.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trip

Johnson Jakande Tinubu Park
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Johnson Jakande Tinubu Park ©
Johnson Jakande Tinubu Park
Mindscape Childrens Museum ©
Mindscape Childrens Museum

1
night
Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Abidjan ©
As Cote d'Ivoire's largest city and economic hub, Abidjan boasts the reputation of West Africa's party capital, while its rich culture remains evident in its numerous film festivals and a booming music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): make a trip to St. Paul's Cathedral, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then get your game on at Dream Zone Virtual Reality, and finally stop by Corotos.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Abidjan online trip planner.

Fly from Lagos to Abidjan in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Lagos to Abidjan is minus 1 hour. In March, daily temperatures in Abidjan can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Banjul.

Things to do in Abidjan

Historic Sites Spas Fun & Games
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St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Dream Zone Virtual Reality ©
Dream Zone Virtual Reality

1
night
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. On the 20th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Fort Bullen, stroll through Abuko Nature Reserve, take in nature's colorful creations at Bakau's Botanical Gardens, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Katchikally Crocodile Pool, and finally don't miss a visit to Arch 22.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Banjul trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Abidjan to Banjul takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Abidjan in March, expect nights in Banjul to be little chillier, around 21°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 41°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Dakar.

Things to do in Banjul

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bakau, Fort Bullen
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Katchikally Crocodile Pool ©
Katchikally Crocodile Pool
Abuko Nature Reserve ©
Abuko Nature Reserve
Arch 22 ©
Arch 22

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): view the masterpieces at Galerie Arte, then step off the mainland to explore Island of Goree, and then examine the collection at La Maison des Esclaves.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Dakar holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and car from Banjul to Dakar takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. When traveling from Banjul in March, plan for little chillier days in Dakar, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Dakar

Museums Parks Nature
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La Maison des Esclaves ©
La Maison des Esclaves
Galerie Arte ©
Galerie Arte
Island of Goree ©
Island of Goree

3
nights
Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech ©
You won't run out of things to do in Marrakech, a city where you can spend days exploring grandiose palaces and mosques, photogenic gardens, sacred tombs, and traditional mansions that evoke a bygone era.
Marrakech is known for shopping, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, examine the collection at Marrakech Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bahia.

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Traveling by flight from Dakar to Marrakech takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Dakar in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Marrakech, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna
Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia

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