17 days in Africa Itinerary

17 days in Africa Itinerary

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Cotonou, Benin
— 1 night
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Lagos, Nigeria
— 3 nights
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Abuja, Nigeria
— 2 nights
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Bangui, Central African Republic
— 1 night
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Yaounde, Cameroon
— 2 nights
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Kribi, Cameroon
— 1 day
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Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
— 1 night
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Libreville, Gabon
— 1 night
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Pointe Noire, Republic of the Congo
— 1 night

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Cotonou, Benin

Cotonou ©
Benin's largest city and its seat of government, bustling Cotonou also has one of the largest ports in West Africa.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): admire the striking features of Palais des Congres, hunt for treasures at Marche Dantokpa, head outdoors with Fidjrosse Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Michel church, then view the masterpieces at Artisanal Center, and finally make a trip to Fondation Zinsou.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cotonou online route builder.

Kochi (Cochin), India to Cotonou is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Kochi (Cochin) to Cotonou, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. March in Cotonou sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Cotonou

Shopping · Beaches · Museums · Outdoors
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Art Gallery
Artisanal Center
3.4
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Landmark
Fondation Zinsou
4.1
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Flea Market
Marche Dantokpa
3.7

3
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): browse the eclectic array of goods at Lekki Market, look for all kinds of wild species at Lekki Conservation Centre, then stop by The Henna Place, and finally steep yourself in history at Freedom Park Lagos. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at LUFASI Nature Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Elegushi Beach.

Start your trip to Lagos by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Cotonou to Lagos by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Abuja.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Historic Site
Freedom Park Lagos
3.9

2
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Abuja, Nigeria

Abuja ©
The capital city of Nigeria, Abuja dates back to the 1980s, and in 2010 it represented the world's fastest-growing city.
Abuja is known for shopping, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Abuja National Mosque, browse the different shops at Grand Towers Abuja Mall, take in the exciting artwork at Nike Art Gallery, and explore the activities along Jabi Lake.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Abuja travel route builder tool.

You can take a shuttle from Lagos to Abuja in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Abuja can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Bangui.

Things to do in Abuja

Shopping · Nature · Parks · Museums
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Shopping Mall
Dunes
3.6
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Water Body
Jabi Lake
3.7

1
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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. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame of Bangui Cathedral.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bangui visit planner.

Getting from Abuja to Bangui by flight takes about 16 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Abuja in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Bangui, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Yaounde.

Things to do in Bangui

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks
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Water Body
Oubangui River
4.5

2
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Yaounde, Cameroon

Yaounde ©
Taking a central place in the country of Cameroon, the capital of Yaounde represents a hub for expats, foreign embassies, and trading.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Musee Ethnographique des Peuples de la Foret, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Charles Atangana, then meet the residents at Mefou National Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Marie-Reine-des-Apotres. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Benedictine Museum of Mont-Febe, pause for some photo ops at Monument de la Reunification, then admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Yaounde (Le Musee National de Yaounde), then stroll around Bois Sainte Anastasie, and finally admire the masterpieces at Blackitude Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Yaounde trip builder.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Bangui to Yaounde in 9.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Bangui in March: highs in Yaounde hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kribi.

Things to do in Yaounde

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
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Kribi, Cameroon

Kribi ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): head outdoors with Plage de Grand Batanga, admire the sheer force of Chutes de la Lobe, then enjoy the sea views from Le Phare De Kribi, and finally don't miss a visit to Londji village des pecheurs.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kribi online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yaounde to Kribi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Malabo.

Things to do in Kribi

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 26:
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Must see
Chutes de la Lobe
4.2
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Outdoor Activity
Plage de Grand Batanga
4.0

1
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Malabo, Equatorial Guinea

Malabo ©
The oldest city in Equatorial Guinea, regional capital Malabo represents a monument to Spanish colonial architecture, mingled with modern buildings commissioned since decolonization.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): get advice or help at Centro Cultural de Espana en Malabo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Fernando, then don't miss a visit to La Casa Verde, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Malabo National Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Santa Isabel.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Malabo trip itinerary website.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Kribi to Malabo in 6 hours. In March in Malabo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Libreville.

Things to do in Malabo

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 27:
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Landmark
La Casa Verde
2.2

1
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Libreville, Gabon

Libreville ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): admire the striking features of L'Eglise St-Michel Libreville, then explore the galleries of Musee des Arts et Traditions du Gabon (Museum of Art and Culture), then get outside with Pointe-Denis Beach, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Marche du Mont-Bouet.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Libreville day trip planner.

You can fly from Malabo to Libreville in 4 hours. In March in Libreville, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Pointe Noire.

Things to do in Libreville

Beaches · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 29:
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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.
On the 29th (Mon), kick back and relax at Cote Sauvage.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Pointe Noire attractions planner.

Fly from Libreville to Pointe Noire in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daytime highs in Pointe Noire are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pointe Noire

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 29 — 30:
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Outdoor Activity
Gorges of Diosso
4.5

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