60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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Fly to Yaoundé Nsimalen International Airport, Drive to Somalomo
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Somalomo, Cameroon
— 4 nights
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Yaounde, Cameroon
— 5 nights
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Buea, Cameroon
— 4 nights
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Kribi, Cameroon
— 3 nights
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Douala, Cameroon
— 5 nights
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Niamey, Niger
— 4 nights
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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
— 4 nights
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Abidjan, Ivory Coast
— 5 nights
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Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast
— 5 nights
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Banfora, Burkina Faso
— 5 nights
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Djenne, Mali
— 4 nights
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Mopti, Mali
— 5 nights
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Bamako, Mali
— 5 nights
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Somalomo, Cameroon — 4 nights

Somalomo is a town and commune in Cameroon.On October 5, 1992 President Biya of Cameroon signed the decree No. Somalomo is known for wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Dja Faunal Reserve.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Somalomo trip maker site.

Charlotte, USA to Somalomo is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Charlotte to Somalomo. You will leave for Yaounde on the 26th (Tue).
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Wildlife · Parks
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Yaounde, Cameroon — 5 nights

Taking a central place in the country of Cameroon, the capital of Yaounde represents a hub for expats, foreign embassies, and trading.
Step out of Yaounde with an excursion to Caves Akok Bekoe in Mbalmayo--about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mefou National Park, explore the world behind art at Benedictine Museum of Mont-Febe, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at cathedrale de la paix, North 10, Yaunde, Camerun, and catch a movie at CanalOlympia Yaounde 1.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Yaounde attractions planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Somalomo to Yaounde. In April in Yaounde, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to fly to Buea.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Side Trips
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Buea, Cameroon — 4 nights

Buea is the capital of the Southwest Region of Cameroon. Change things up with these side-trips from Buea: Kumba (Kumba Market & Barombi Mbo Crater Lake) and Limbe (Bimbia, Limbe Botanic Garden, &more). Spend the 3rd (Tue) among the fascinating landscape of Mount Cameroon.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Buea trip planner.

You can fly from Yaounde to Buea in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Yaounde in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 75°F in Buea. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kribi.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trips
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Kribi, Cameroon — 3 nights

The town of Kribi supports about 55,000 people and offers some of Cameroon's best stretches of sand, plus a lively port and central market.
Kribi is known for nature, sightseeing, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Chutes de la Lobe, visit a coastal fixture at Le Phare De Kribi, make a trip to Londji village des pecheurs, and head outdoors with Plage de Grand Batanga.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kribi day trip app.

You can drive from Buea to Kribi in 4 hours. You'll set off for Douala on the 8th (Sun).
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Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Douala, Cameroon — 5 nights

Cameroon's largest city and capital, Douala prides itself on its busy, commercial, and business-centric way of life.
Step out of Douala with an excursion to Edea Cathedral in Edea--about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at Marche des Fleurs, get a taste of the local shopping with Doual'Art, make a trip to La Nouvelle Liberte, and hunt for treasures at Marche Artisanal de Douala.

You can plan Douala trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Kribi to Douala by car takes about 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Douala are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Niamey.
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Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Side Trip
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Niamey, Niger — 4 nights

The capital and largest city of Niger, Niamey serves as an administrative, cultural, and economic center on the Niger River.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Niamey: Koure (Koure Reserve & Koure Giraffe Reserve). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of National Museum of Niger (Musee National du Niger), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, browse the eclectic array of goods at Grand Marche, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Niamey Grand Mosque.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Niamey trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Douala to Niamey takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Douala in May; daily highs in Niamey reach 105°F and lows reach 83°F. On the 17th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Ouagadougou.
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Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Side Trip
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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso — 4 nights

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The capital of Burkina Faso and its economic center, Ouagadougou also serves as the regional center for art and cultural preservation.
Ouagadougou is known for parks, wildlife, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Ranch de Nazinga, relax and rejuvenate at City Sport Fitness Sante, get engrossed in the history at Musee De La Bendrologie de Manega, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Ouagadougou Markets.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ouagadougou trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Niamey to Ouagadougou in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from West Africa Standard Time (WAT) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. May in Ouagadougou sees daily highs of 101°F and lows of 80°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to fly to Abidjan.
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Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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Abidjan, Ivory Coast — 5 nights

Paris of Africa

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Grand Bassam (Maison Varlet, Musee National des Costumes, &more). Spend the 24th (Tue) exploring nature at Banco National Park. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at Jardin botanique de Bingerville, tee off at Ivoire Golf Club, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Abidjan road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Ouagadougou to Abidjan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Ouagadougou in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Abidjan: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 77°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Yamoussoukro.
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Side Trip
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Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast — 5 nights

Unlike many of the world's cities with infrastructure trying to keep up with population, Yamoussoukro has no such problem--many of the city's sprawling six-lane highways and hotels were built before anybody lived here.
Change things up with a short trip to Cathedral Saint Michel in Bouake (about 1h 40 min away). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, identify plant and animal life at Abokouamekro Game Reserve, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grande Mosquee, and get a sense of history and politics at Palais Presidentiel.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Yamoussoukro online travel route planner.

You can drive from Abidjan to Yamoussoukro in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Yamoussoukro can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. You will leave for Banfora on the 31st (Tue).
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Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks
Side Trip
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Banfora, Burkina Faso — 5 nights

Banfora is a city in south western Burkina Faso with a population of 93,750 people (2012). Banfora is known for wildlife, nature, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Les Cascades de Banfora, head outdoors with Cascade de Banfora, get great views at Domes de Fabedougou, and take in the dramatic scenery at Karfiguela Falls.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Banfora online holiday planner.

You can drive from Yamoussoukro to Banfora in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive; or take a bus. In May in Banfora, expect temperatures between 95°F during the day and 76°F at night. On the 5th (Sun), you're off to Djenne.
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Djenne, Mali — 4 nights

Djenné is a town and an urban commune in the Inland Niger Delta region of central Mali. Djenne is known for historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Mosque Of Djenne, explore the ancient world of Jenne-Jeno, and contemplate the waterfront views at Niger River.

Discover how to plan a Djenne trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Banfora to Djenne takes 8 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Banfora in June; daily highs in Djenne reach 100°F and lows reach 79°F. You will leave for Mopti on the 9th (Thu).
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Mopti, Mali — 5 nights

Originally a small fishing village, Mopti has become Mali's center of fishing and livestock industries.
Mopti is known for trails and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: trek along Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country) and admire the striking features of Grand Mosque of Mopti.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Mopti travel route builder website.

Getting from Djenne to Mopti by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Mopti are 102°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. On the 14th (Tue), you're off to Bamako.
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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Trails
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Bamako, Mali — 5 nights

Mali's capital and the fastest-growing city in Africa, Bamako acts as a major port, as well as a cultural and industrial center.
Bamako is known for nature, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Musee National de Bamako, get a taste of the local shopping with Bamako City Centre Market, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo National du Mali, and appreciate the history behind Monument de l"Independance.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bamako online trip planner.

You can drive from Mopti to Bamako in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Mopti in June, things will get slightly colder in Bamako: highs are around 94°F and lows about 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Fun & Games
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Cameroon travel guide

3.6
Waterfalls · National Parks · Art Museums
Africa in Miniature
With swathes of rainforest, tall mountains, and desert landscapes, Cameroon features many of the most iconic African environments within its borders. Ethnic diversity represents one of the main attractions for visitors on holiday in Cameroon, with the country offering an introduction to the rich and varied cultures of the continent as a whole. Unlike many other African countries, Cameroon has remained a largely peaceful place, with different ethnicities living side by side in relative tranquility. Good roads and a decent train service make vacations in Cameroon mostly pleasant experiences, with most places of interests relatively easy to reach.
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Niger travel guide

3.6
Museums · Flea Markets · Ruins
River of Song
Much of Niger consists of untouched landscapes, dotted here and there with old caravan towns and abandoned medieval settlements. The mountains of the north and the dunes of the center and south hold a captivating, enigmatic atmosphere, made even more memorable by the mud-brick architecture of the market towns developed over the centuries. Most visitors on vacation in Niger head to the southwest, where an abundance of protected areas rich in wildlife, some of the most scenic views of the Niger River, and the country's capital just beg to be explored.
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Burkina Faso travel guide

3.4
Wildlife Areas · Gift & Specialty Shops · Gardens
Land of Upright People
Landlocked Burkina Faso offers a welcoming atmosphere, varied landscape, and rich cultural heritage. One of the poorest countries in the world, the country features largely undeveloped towns boasting lively music scenes and interesting markets filled with stalls selling handcrafted goods. Tourism in Burkina Faso remains a struggling industry, and with a largely undeveloped infrastructure, most travelers stick to the big cities and arrange short day trips into the wilder areas. The natural areas of the country remain known more for their topography than wildlife, with grassy sloping hills, Precambrian massifs, and rugged sandstone peaks dominating the terrain.
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Ivory Coast travel guide

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Churches · Gift & Specialty Shops · Nightlife
The coastline and the rainforests remain the primary charms of Cote d'Ivoire, with visitors treated to some superlative natural locales during their holiday. Most tourists on vacation in Cote d'Ivoire stay close to the sea, where the larger cities, modern resorts, and long sandy beaches dominate. Head inland and you'll find cool highland areas and thick forests rich in wildlife. The presidential election in 2010 led to unrest and armed conflict--travel to certain areas of the country remains inadvisable.
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Mali travel guide

3.8
National Parks · Flea Markets · Museums
Lively, cultured, and colorful Mali allows visitors to get familiar with African traditions and witness contemporary African art and lifestyles. Ancient empires built cities along the Niger River, leaving behind them knowledge, beliefs, and traditions, even as the architecture crumbled. Today, the country's world-renowned musical heritage has become central to tourism in Mali, with live performances of ngoni and kora music a highlight for many tourists exploring this west African nation.
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