15 days in Africa Itinerary

15 days in Africa Itinerary

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15 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Entebbe, Uganda
Fly + Drive:  18​h 15​min
1
Djenne, Mali
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Mopti, Mali
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  11​h 30​min
3
Nouakchott, Mauritania
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Saint-Louis, Senegal
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Bissau, Guinea-Bissau
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Mbour, Senegal
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Dakar, Senegal
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
Bamako, Mali
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Entebbe, Uganda

1
day
Djenne, Mali

Djenne ©
Djenné is a town and an urban commune in the Inland Niger Delta region of central Mali. On the 18th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Jenne-Jeno and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Mosque Of Djenne.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Djenne vacation planner .

Entebbe, Uganda to Djenne is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Entebbe to Djenne is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Entebbe in June, plan for much warmer days in Djenne, with highs around 44°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mopti.

Things to do in Djenne

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Great Mosque Of Djenne ©
Great Mosque Of Djenne
Jenne-Jeno ©
Jenne-Jeno

1
night
Mopti, Mali

Mopti ©
Originally a small fishing village, Mopti has become Mali's center of fishing and livestock industries.
On the 19th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Grand Mosque of Mopti and then hike along Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country).

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Mopti trip planner .

You can drive from Djenne to Mopti in 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 45°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nouakchott.

Things to do in Mopti

Historic Sites Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country) ©
Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country)
Grand Mosque of Mopti ©
Grand Mosque of Mopti

1
night
Nouakchott, Mauritania

Nouakchott ©
Nouakchott, which means "place of the winds" in Berber language, serves as the capital and largest city of Mauritania, and one of the largest cities in the Sahara.
On the 20th (Thu), browse the range of quality goods at Marche Turc, browse the fresh offerings at Galerie Zeinart, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saudi mosque, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Nouakchott, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche aux Khaimas, and finally take a stroll around Centre culturel francais St Exupery. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Arguin Bank National Park.

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Do a combination of car and flight from Mopti to Nouakchott in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, Nouakchott is a bit cooler than Mopti - with highs of 41°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Saint-Louis.

Things to do in Nouakchott

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Plage de Nouakchott ©
Plage de Nouakchott
Banc d'Arguin National Park ©
Banc d'Arguin National Park
Galerie Zeinart ©
Galerie Zeinart

2
nights
Saint-Louis, Senegal

Saint-Louis ©
West Africa's first French settlement, World Heritage-listed Saint-Louis (or Ndar in Wolof) shows off its colonial architectural style with an ambience of tranquility and historical charm.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): stop by Rama diaw, browse the exhibits of Galerie Ethiopiques, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, then examine the collection at Le Camee, and finally browse the exhibits of Galerie Arte. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional de la Lengua de Barbaria.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Saint-Louis trip builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Nouakchott to Saint-Louis in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Nouakchott, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Saint-Louis, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bissau.

Things to do in Saint-Louis

Nature Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary ©
Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary

1
night
Bissau, Guinea-Bissau

Bissau ©
Looking out from the Geba River across the Atlantic Ocean, the little-known capital of Bissau offers the authentic experience of a West African fishing port.
On the 24th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de Sao Jose da Amura, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Catolica da Bissau, ponder the world of politics at Presidential Palace, then admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional, and finally hunt for treasures at Centro Artistico Juvenil.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Bissau trip planning app .

Do a combination of car and flight from Saint-Louis to Bissau in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Mbour.

Things to do in Bissau

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fortaleza de Sao Jose da Amura ©
Fortaleza de Sao Jose da Amura
Museu Nacional ©
Museu Nacional
Presidential Palace ©
Presidential Palace

1
night
Mbour, Senegal

Mbour ©
One of Senegal's fastest-growing cities, Mbour offers proximity to the capital as well as a taste of the culture of Senegal.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): look for gifts at Village Artisanal de Saly, then pause for some serene contemplation at Grande Mosquee Gandigal-Est, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Reserve De Bandia.

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Getting from Bissau to Mbour by combination of flight and car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Bissau in June, expect nights in Mbour to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are slightly colder, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dakar.

Things to do in Mbour

Shopping Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Reserve De Bandia
Highlights from your plan
Village Artisanal de Saly ©
Village Artisanal de Saly
Reserve De Bandia ©
Reserve De Bandia
Grande Mosquee Gandigal-Est ©
Grande Mosquee Gandigal-Est

3
nights
Dakar, Senegal

Dakar ©
Situated on the western edge of mainland Africa, the crowded and dynamic city of Dakar offers visitors booming shopping, dining, and entertainment scenes.
Head to Loman Art House - Art Gallery and Galerie Artefor plenty of shopping. Let the collections at La Maison des Esclaves and L'esprit des lieux capture your imagination. Step out of Dakar with an excursion to Plage Popenguine in Popenguine--about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at La Galerie Antenna, appreciate the history behind Le Monument de la Renaissance Africaine, steep yourself in history at Les Mamelles Lighthouse, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale du Souvenir Africain de Dakar.

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You can drive from Mbour to Dakar in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Bamako.

Things to do in Dakar

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oh Gallery, Plage Popenguine
Highlights from your plan
Plage Popenguine ©
Plage Popenguine
La Maison des Esclaves ©
La Maison des Esclaves
IFAN Museum (African Arts Museum) ©
IFAN Museum (African Arts Museum)

2
nights
Bamako, Mali

Bamako ©
Mali's capital and the fastest-growing city in Africa, Bamako acts as a major port, as well as a cultural and industrial center.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Parc national du Mali, Bamako, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Bamako, get to know the resident critters at Zoo National du Mali, see the interesting displays at Musee National de Bamako, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Bamako city centre, market, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument de l"Independance. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Dandan waterfalls, don't miss a visit to Bamako Grand Mosque, and then try to win big at Casino De L'amitie.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bamako route planner .

Getting from Dakar to Bamako by combination of car and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Dakar in June, expect nights in Bamako to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 40°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bamako

Parks Nature Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Parc national du Mali, Bamako ©
Parc national du Mali, Bamako
Musee National de Bamako ©
Musee National de Bamako
Cathedral of Bamako ©
Cathedral of Bamako

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