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
Drive
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Kribi, Cameroon
— 3 nights
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Douala, Cameroon
— 5 nights
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Niamey, Niger
— 4 nights
Fly
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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.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Somalomo trip planner.

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 14th (Thu).
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Yaounde to Mbalmayo to see Caves Akok Bekoe about 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Museum of Yaounde (Le Musee National de Yaounde), pause for some photo ops at Statue of Charles Atangana, take in the spiritual surroundings of cathedrale de la paix, North 10, Yaunde, Camerun, and walk around Bois Sainte Anastasie.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Yaounde journey planner.

Explore your travel options from Somalomo to Yaounde with the Route module. In July, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) 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. Get out of town with these interesting Buea side-trips: Kumba (Kumba Market & Barombi Mbo Crater Lake) and Limbe (Bimbia, Limbe Botanic Garden, &more). Spend the 21st (Thu) among the fascinating landscape of Mount Cameroon.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Buea online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Yaounde to Buea takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Yaounde in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Buea, with lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kribi.
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Parks · Nature · Beaches · 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: take in the dramatic scenery at Chutes de la Lobe, enjoy the sea views from Le Phare De Kribi, head outdoors with Plage de Grand Batanga, and make a trip to Londji village des pecheurs.

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Drive from Buea to Kribi in 4 hours. On the 26th (Tue), you're off to Douala.
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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.
Take a break from Douala with a short trip to Edea Cathedral in Edea, about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Marche des Fleurs, pause for some photo ops at Le Monument aux Morts, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul, and explore the engaging exhibits at Musee Maritime de Douala.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Douala sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Kribi to Douala takes 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 74°F. On the 31st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Niamey.
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Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
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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.
Explore Niamey's surroundings by going to Koure (Koure Reserve & Koure Giraffe Reserve). The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of National Museum of Niger (Musee National du Niger), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosquee Cite Caisse, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ferme Youyou, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Niamey holiday planner.

Fly from Douala to Niamey in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Douala in July: highs in Niamey hover around 94°F, while lows dip to 77°F. On the 4th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Ouagadougou.
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Parks · Wildlife · 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, take an in-depth tour of Musee De La Bendrologie de Manega, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grande Mosquee de Ouagadougou, and walk around Parc Urbain Bangr-Weoogo.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ouagadougou trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Niamey to Ouagadougou takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from West Africa Standard Time (WAT) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. August in Ouagadougou sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can fly to Abidjan.
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Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Spas
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Abidjan side-trips: Grand Bassam (Maison Varlet, Musee National des Costumes, &more). Spend the 11th (Thu) exploring nature at Banco National Park. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, tee off at Ivoire Golf Club, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and visit The Plateau.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Abidjan online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ouagadougou to Abidjan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Ouagadougou in August: highs in Abidjan hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can 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.
When in Yamoussoukro, make a side trip to see Cathedral Saint Michel in Bouake, approximately Bouake away. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grande Mosquee, look for all kinds of wild species at Abokouamekro Game Reserve, and get a sense of history and politics at Palais Presidentiel.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Yamoussoukro trip planner.

Drive from Abidjan to Yamoussoukro in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Yamoussoukro can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. You'll set off for Banfora on the 18th (Thu).
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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: identify plant and animal life at Les Cascades de Banfora, admire the sheer force of Karfiguela Falls, explore the striking landscape at Les Pics de Sindou, and get great views at Domes de Fabedougou.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Banfora road trip app.

You can drive from Yamoussoukro to Banfora in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Banfora are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. On the 23rd (Tue), you're off to Djenne.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
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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: take in the spiritual surroundings of Great Mosque Of Djenne, contemplate the waterfront views at Niger River, and delve into the distant past at Jenne-Jeno.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Djenne holiday builder app.

You can drive from Banfora to Djenne in 8 hours. In August in Djenne, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 74°F at night. You'll set off for Mopti on the 27th (Sat).
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Side Trip
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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.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Mopti using our trip planner.

You can drive from Djenne to Mopti in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 74°F. You will leave for Bamako on the 1st (Thu).
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Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors · Parks
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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: explore the striking landscape of Parc national du Mali, Bamako, explore the galleries of Musee National de Bamako, pause for some photo ops at Monument de l"Independance, and try your luck at Casino De L'amitie.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bamako journey planner.

You can drive from Mopti to Bamako in 10 hours. Another option is to take a bus. September in Bamako sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Nature
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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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