30 days in Africa Itinerary

30 days in Africa Itinerary

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30 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  27​h
1
Bangui, Central African Republic
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Pointe Noire, Republic of the Congo
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo
— 5 nights
ferry + Drive:  1​h
4
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
6
Juba, South Sudan
— 3 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Vancouver, Canada

5
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. Spend the 5th (Tue) exploring nature at Bamingui-Bangoran National Park. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Notre-Dame of Bangui Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Place de la Republique, examine the collection at Musee de Boganda (Boganda Museum), and wander the streets of K-Cinq (Km-5 Intersection).

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Bangui trip builder app .

Vancouver, Canada to Bangui is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Bangui is 9 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in June; daily highs in Bangui reach 36°C and lows reach 25°C. On the 7th (Thu), you'll travel to Pointe Noire.

Things to do in Bangui

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bamingui-Bangoran National Park, Les Chutes de Boali (Boali Waterfalls)
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Oubangui River ©
Oubangui River
Notre-Dame of Bangui Cathedral ©
Notre-Dame of Bangui Cathedral
Place de la Republique ©
Place de la Republique

4
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.
Pointe Noire is known for beaches, outdoors, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Cote Sauvage, get outside with Gorges of Diosso, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Pierre.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Pointe Noire holiday planner .

Fly from Bangui to Pointe Noire in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Bangui in June, you will find days in Pointe Noire are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). On the 11th (Mon), you're off toBrazzaville.

Things to do in Pointe Noire

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Gorges of Diosso ©
Gorges of Diosso
Cathedrale Saint-Pierre ©
Cathedrale Saint-Pierre

5
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.
Brazzaville is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilique St. Anne, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Mosque, steep yourself in history at Charles de Gaulle House, and examine the collection at Ma-Loango Regional Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Brazzaville day trip tool .

Getting from Pointe Noire to Brazzaville by flight takes about 1.5 hours. In June in Brazzaville, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. You'll set off for Kinshasa on the 16th (Sat).

Things to do in Brazzaville

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Loufoulakari Falls
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Basilique St. Anne ©
Basilique St. Anne

6
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 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Lola ya Bonobo, get outside with Symphonies Naturelles, view the masterpieces at Academie des Beaux-Arts, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame Du Congo.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kinshasa trip planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Brazzaville to Kinshasa takes an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Kinshasa can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Goma.

Things to do in Kinshasa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Goma ©
Nestled between two opposites--a lake and a volcano--Goma represents an adventurous vacation spot.
Spend the 23rd (Sat) among the fascinating landscape of Mount Nyiragongo. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kivu.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Goma online vacation builder .

You can fly from Kinshasa to Goma in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kinshasa to Goma due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kinshasa in June, expect nights in Goma to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. On the 26th (Tue), you'll travel to Juba.

Things to do in Goma

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

3
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.
Juba is known for historic sites and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St.Theresa Cathedral, and have fun at Juba Stadium.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Juba trip maker site .

Getting from Goma to Juba by combination of car and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Goma to Juba, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Goma in June, with highs in Juba at 36°C and lows at 29°C. On the 29th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Juba

Historic Sites Fun & Games
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All Saints Cathedral ©
All Saints Cathedral
Juba Stadium ©
Juba Stadium