60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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Fly to Banjul International Airport, Drive to Serekunda
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Serekunda, Gambia
— 4 nights
Fly to Freetown, Drive to Freetown
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Freetown, Sierra Leone
— 4 nights
Drive to Freetown, Fly to Monrovia
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Monrovia, Liberia
— 1 night
Fly to Accra, Bus to Lome
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Lome, Togo
— 3 nights
Fly
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Libreville, Gabon
— 4 nights
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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 6 nights
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Windhoek, Namibia
— 5 nights
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 4 nights
Fly
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Maseru, Lesotho
— 4 nights
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Djibouti, Djibouti
— 5 nights
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Tripoli, Libya
— 2 nights
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Hammamet, Tunisia
— 5 nights
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Djerba Island, Tunisia
— 7 nights
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Serekunda, Gambia — 4 nights

Serekunda hugs the Atlantic Ocean on one side and faces the Gambia River on the other, both of which provide an escape from the heat when temperatures rise.
Change things up with these side-trips from Serekunda: Abuko Nature Reserve (in Banjul), Kartong (The Reptile Farm & Lemonfish Art Gallery) and Gunjur Village Museum (in Gunjur). There's much more to do: take an exotic tour of Black and White Safari - Day Tours, surround yourself with nature on Best Bird Watching Gambia, tour the pleasant surroundings at Katchikally Crocodile Pool, and explore and take pictures at Arch 22.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Serekunda trip itinerary builder.

Charlotte, USA to Serekunda is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Charlotte to Serekunda due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Charlotte in April, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Serekunda: temperatures range from 94°F by day to 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Freetown.
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Find places to stay Apr 21 — 26:

Freetown, Sierra Leone — 4 nights

Straddling an undulating coastline, Freetown serves as the capital and largest city of Sierra Leone.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Freetown: River Number Two Beach (in Sussex), Lakka Beach (in Lakka) and Bureh Beach (in Bure Town). There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Bunce Island, kick back and relax at John Obey Beach, identify plant and animal life at Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary, and take a tour by water with Banana Divers Sierra Leone.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Freetown trip itinerary builder website.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Serekunda to Freetown in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Serekunda in April, plan for little chillier days in Freetown, with highs around 87°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Monrovia.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
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Find places to stay Apr 26 — 30:

Monrovia, Liberia — 1 night

The capital of Liberia and its most populous city, Monrovia lies on the Atlantic Coast of Cape Mesurado.
For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Monrovia trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Freetown to Monrovia in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daily temperatures in Monrovia can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. You will leave for Lome on the 1st (Sun).
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Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 1:

Lome, Togo — 3 nights

Sometimes called the Pearl of West Africa, Lome contains a cheerful spirit shown through its bustling street markets where both locals and visitors meet on a regular basis.
Lome is known for shopping, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Tamberma Villages, examine the collection at Musee International du Golfe de Guinee, laugh and play at O Lodge, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lome tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Monrovia to Lome in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Lome are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can fly to Libreville.
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Historic Sites · Shopping · Theme Parks · Museums
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Find places to stay May 1 — 4:

Libreville, Gabon — 4 nights

The capital of Gabon and home to almost half of the country's residents, Libreville differs from many African cities, with paved roads, clean streets, and luxurious residences.
Libreville is known for parks, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pointe-Denis Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Hassane II Mosque, shop like a local with Les Chocolats Gabonais de Julie, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St Marie Cathedral.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Libreville tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Lome to Libreville takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to West Africa Standard Time (WAT) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in May, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Swakopmund.
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Historic Sites · Casinos · Fun & Games · Parks
Find places to stay May 4 — 8:

Swakopmund, Namibia — 6 nights

Nestled on Namibia's Atlantic coast and surrounded by the sand dunes of the vast Namib Desert, the resort town of Swakopmund enchants visitors with its distinct German colonial architecture and pleasant climate.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Off-Road Tours & Kayaking & Canoeing). Spend the 11th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Welwitschia Plains, stop by Die Muschel, and buy something for everyone on your list at Platz Am Meer.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Swakopmund online day trip planner.

Fly from Libreville to Swakopmund in 21.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Libreville in May: highs in Swakopmund hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Windhoek.
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Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure
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Find places to stay May 8 — 14:

Windhoek, Namibia — 5 nights

Located in the heart of the country, Namibia's capital city Windhoek receives a constant influx of tourists, in part because of its international airport.
Spend the 17th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Christuskirche, examine the collection at National Museum of Namibia, sample the fine beverages at Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery, and engage your brain at Geological Survey Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Windhoek trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Swakopmund to Windhoek takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. In May in Windhoek, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Chobe National Park.
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Find places to stay May 14 — 19:

Chobe National Park, Botswana — 4 nights

A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Chobe National Park is known for parks, wildlife, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through CARACAL Biodiversity Center and explore and take pictures at Boab Prison Tree.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Chobe National Park trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Windhoek to Chobe National Park takes 4 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Africa Time (CAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Ngamiland East.
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Find places to stay May 19 — 23:

Ngamiland East, Botswana — 4 nights

Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Step out of Ngamiland East with an excursion to Moremi Wildlife Reserve in Moremi Game Reserve--about 58 minutes away. Spend the 24th (Tue) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Spend the 26th (Thu) exploring at Okavango River. The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Mosu Safari Tours.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chobe National Park to Ngamiland East. In May, daily temperatures in Ngamiland East can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Maseru.
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Find places to stay May 23 — 27:

Maseru, Lesotho — 4 nights

Founded in 1869 by the British, Lesotho's main city--Maseru--lies on the border with South Africa on a plateau surrounded by red hills.
Explore Maseru's surroundings by going to Gates of Paradise Pass (in Malealea) and Morija Museum & Archives (in Morija). And it doesn't end there: admire the engineering at Katse Dam, contemplate the long history of Thaba-Bosiu National Monument, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maluti Mountains, and shop like a local with Lesotho Co-operative Handicrafts.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Maseru tour itinerary maker site.

Getting from Ngamiland East to Maseru by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Ngamiland East in May, with highs in Maseru at 66°F and lows at 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can fly to Djibouti.
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Find places to stay May 27 — 31:

Djibouti, Djibouti — 5 nights

Djibouti, the country's eponymous capital and largest city, houses over two thirds of the nation's population.
Step out of Djibouti to go to Arta and see Arta Beach, which is approximately 40 minutes away. On the 2nd (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Day Forest National Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Assal, enjoy the sand and surf at Khor Ambado Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with L'ELIXIR parfumerie, and cast your line with Aden Fishing.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Djibouti trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Maseru to Djibouti takes 17 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Maseru to Djibouti due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Maseru in May, expect Djibouti to be much warmer, temps between 93°F and 84°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Tripoli.
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Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 5:

Tripoli, Libya — 2 nights

The "Mermaid of the Mediterranean," Libyan capital Tripoli exudes a mix of Mediterranean charm and Arabic-Islamic cultural sensibility.
On the 6th (Mon), hunt for treasures at Fish Market, explore the ancient world of Nalut ruins, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurgi Mosque, make a trip to The Arch of Marcus Aurelius, then explore the historical opulence of Tripoli's Red Castle (Assai al-Hamra), and finally make a trip to Martyrs' Square. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Street Murals, then browse the exhibits of Tripoli's Jamahiriya Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Al-Majidya Mosque.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tripoli trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Djibouti to Tripoli takes 16 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from East Africa Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Djibouti in June, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Tripoli: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to fly to Hammamet.
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Find places to stay Jun 5 — 7:

Hammamet, Tunisia — 5 nights

Budget-constrained beach lovers relish a vacation in Hammamet, one of Tunisia's oldest resort towns known for its lush greenery.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hammamet: Amphitheatre of El Jem (in El-Jem), Baths of Antoninus (in Carthage) and The Great Mosque of Kairouan (in Kairouan). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Medina of Hammamet, examine the collection at The National Bardo Museum, find something for the whole family at Carthageland, and contemplate the long history of Bourghiba Mausoleum.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hammamet trip itinerary app.

Fly from Tripoli to Hammamet in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tripoli to Hammamet due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Tripoli, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Hammamet, ranging from highs of 88°F to lows of 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Djerba Island.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Find places to stay Jun 7 — 12:

Djerba Island, Tunisia — 7 nights

Explore pristine beaches and charming villages on a vacation on Djerba Island, a small island in the Gulf of Gabes known for its Berber population.
When in Djerba Island, make a side trip to see Mouansa Synagogue in Zarzis, approximately Zarzis away. There's lots more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Crocodile Farm, meet the residents at Djerba Explore Park, take an in-depth tour of Musee de Guellala, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sidi Yati Mosque.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Djerba Island vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Hammamet to Djerba Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. June in Djerba Island sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 71°F at night. You will leave for home on the 19th (Sun).
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Find places to stay Jun 12 — 19:

Gambia travel guide

3.7
Nature & Parks · Beaches · Flea Markets
Smiling Coast
The smallest country of mainland Africa, the Gambia consists of the Gambia River valley and the hills that run along its edges. Taking off on a journey down the river during your vacation in Gambia allows you to discover a landscape known worldwide as a bird-watcher's paradise--you might want to keep your binoculars and camera handy at all times. The Atlantic coast boats a number of beach resorts with large hotels and shining sands, while the fishing villages farther inland offer an altogether more rustic and basic take on Gambian charm.
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Sierra Leone travel guide

3.8
Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Tourist Spots
Rich in history, natural wonders, and picturesque landscapes, Sierra Leone remains an unappreciated destination largely thanks to the impact the civil war of the 1990s had on the country's international reputation. The coastal areas offer easy access to fine sand beaches and offshore islands, little explored by foreign visitors and therefore unspoiled by commercial tourism. The capital, established by freed slaves from the Caribbean, represents a popular starting point for trips to Sierra Leone, with a colorful look to it, a lively atmosphere, and good onward connections to the mountains of the north and mangrove swamps and rainforest to the east.
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Liberia travel guide

3.5
Museums · Historic Sites · Sacred & Religious Sites
Founded by freed American and Caribbean slaves, Liberia today has a population of primarily indigenous Africans, but maintains certain links with the United States. One such link comes in the music and wider culture of the main urban areas, where hip-hop influences abound among traditional African rhythms, dress styles, and dance trends. Beaches close to the capital remain some of the main places to visit in Liberia, as exploring the inland areas away from the main towns represents a risk for foreign visitors without an accompanying local guide.
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Togo travel guide

3.3
Flea Markets · Monuments · Historic Sites
Long, thin Togo makes the most of its shape, possessing an array of seemingly handpicked environments. White-sand beaches on the Atlantic coast act as the base for some of the most restful trips in the region, while the sparsely populated north of the country boasts towering mountains and a set of interesting cultural and historic sites, highlights of trips to Togo. The capital city sits beachside and offers the best partying in the country, as well as a number of religious and ethnic festivals throughout the year, celebrating the diverse cultures of the region's population.
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Gabon travel guide

3.4
Nature & Parks · Architectural Buildings · Churches
Though tourism in Gabon remains a fledgling industry, the benefits of exploring this untempered place of wildlife-rich rainforests and ethnic diversity are numerous. A large percentage of the country remains protected as national parkland, allowing the dolphins playing in the Atlantic and the chimps and forest elephants to breathe a sigh of relief. The population includes around 40 different ethnicities, but the country has thankfully avoided the conflict and ethnic violence common among many of its neighbors.
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Namibia travel guide

4.1
Nature & Parks · Deserts · Landmarks
Land of the Brave
Since gaining independence from South Africa in 1990, Namibia has sought to rival its neighbor in terms of tourist appeal. While it hasn't yet gotten up to the numbers of South Africa, Namibia tourism sector has plenty to work with. The desert and mountainous areas represent a real source of appeal, with species of classic African game animals, such as desert lions, zebras, and elephants real highlights of safaris through the national parks. Namibians are rightly proud of their country, and the myriad traditional villages, colonial German towns, and lively urban centers all deserve your attention.
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Botswana travel guide

3.7
Nature & Parks · Safaris · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sparsely populated Botswana possesses some of the most unadulterated wilderness and animal-rich areas in Africa. Largely unfenced national parks allow the world's largest population of elephants to roam freely--these protected areas also shelter varied birdlife and many endangered and rare mammal species. Tourism in Botswana largely caters to visitors seeking luxury lodges and exclusive safari experiences, but expeditions into traditional villages are also strongly recommended. The preserved cultures of these agricultural settlements show a link between man and nature formed over centuries, a relationship that many visitors to Botswana come to reconsider in their own lives.
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Lesotho travel guide

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Biking Trails · Dams · Waterfalls
Kingdom in the Sky
Mountainous Lesotho lends itself well to an adventurous holiday itinerary. Entirely located above 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in elevation, the country enjoys a cool climate with around 300 days of sunshine each year. Explorations of the mountains form the backbone of many Lesotho holidays. Remote villages located way up in the highlands, only accessible on foot or by horseback, offer a glimpse into the country's authentic culture with their lively markets, traditional eateries, and musical traditions.
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Djibouti travel guide

3.8
Bodies of Water · Tourist Spots · Beaches
A small country with big sights, Djibouti has become known for its interesting geology and show-stopping topography. Limestone chimneys, salt lakes, offshore coral reefs, multi-colored mountains, mangroves, and sandy deserts provide the backdrop or focal point of a number of adventures during vacations in Djibouti. Away from the capital, Djibouti remains largely untamed and rural, with plenty of appeal for those into eco-tourism. Traveling down the coast and into the interior during a tour of Djibouti, visitors meet nomadic tribes and share in their singular way of life.
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Libya travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Ruins · Historic Sites
With a coastline looking out across the Mediterranean Sea, Libya has historically been a place of trade, development, and wealth, with empires ruling all or part of it and leaving their mark on the landscape and culture. Roman and Greek ruins and Islamic mosques remain among the main Libya attractions, but excursions into the Sahara provide an alternative for those wishing to get out of the urban sprawl and see rolling dunes, sand seas, and lively caravan towns.
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Tunisia travel guide

3.8
Landmarks · Historic Sites · Ruins
Tunisia benefits from its thin, slivery form, with a range of landscapes and climates causing diverse cultures, traditions, and lifestyles to develop over time. The lesser-visited south of the country possesses some major archaeological sites, impressive dunes, and caravans of nomadic peoples crossing the sands. The north contains many of the main cities in the country, located along the historic Mediterranean coast. Carthaginian and Roman ruins are found in and just outside the contemporary urban areas, which themselves blend African, Ottoman, and European influences. Many come for a beach holiday in Tunisia, but those who don't stop there are richly rewarded.
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