31 days in Africa Itinerary

31 days in Africa Itinerary

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31 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
Fly + Drive:  19​h 30​min
1
Somalomo, Cameroon
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Yaounde, Cameroon
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Douala, Cameroon
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Foumban, Cameroon
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Limbe, Cameroon
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Kribi, Cameroon
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
9
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
10
Benguela, Angola
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + bus:  4​h 30​min
11
Lubango, Angola
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
12
Luanda, Angola
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam, Holland

1
night
Somalomo, Cameroon

Somalomo ©
Somalomo is a town and commune in Cameroon.On October 5, 1992 President Biya of Cameroon signed the decree No. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Dja Faunal Reserve.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Somalomo trip itinerary builder site .

Amsterdam, Holland to Somalomo is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll travel to Yaounde.

Things to do in Somalomo

Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dja Faunal Reserve ©
Dja Faunal Reserve

3
nights
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.
Mosquee Centrale and cathedrale de la paix, North 10, Yaunde, Camerun will appeal to history buffs. National Museum of Yaounde (Le Musee National de Yaounde) and Basilique Marie-Reine-des-Apotres are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Yaounde with an excursion to Caves Akok Bekoe in Mbalmayo--about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mefou National Park, stroll around Bois Sainte Anastasie, take an in-depth tour of Musee Ethnographique des Peuples de la Foret, and explore the world behind art at Blackitude Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Yaounde holiday maker app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Somalomo to Yaounde. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Douala.

Things to do in Yaounde

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Caves Akok Bekoe, Lamido Grand Mosque
Highlights from your plan
Mefou National Park ©
Mefou National Park
Blackitude Museum ©
Blackitude Museum

2
nights
Douala, Cameroon

Douala ©
Cameroon's largest city and capital, Douala prides itself on its busy, commercial, and business-centric way of life.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Marche des Fleurs, view the masterpieces at Doual'Art, engage your brain at Musee Maritime de Douala, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul, and finally pause for some photo ops at Le Monument aux Morts. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Edea Cathedral, browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche Artisanal de Douala, and then get your game on at Fun Center.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Douala online journey planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yaounde to Douala takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Yaounde in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Douala, with lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Foumban.

Things to do in Douala

Shopping Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Edea Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Doual'Art ©
Doual'Art
Musee Maritime de Douala ©
Musee Maritime de Douala

2
nights
Foumban, Cameroon

Foumban
Foumban or Fumban is a city in Cameroon, lying north east of Bafoussam. On the 9th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La mosquee de Foumban and then step into the grandiose world of Foumban Royal Palace & Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Foumban trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Douala to Foumban in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 10th (Fri), you'll travel to Limbe.

Things to do in Foumban

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Foumban Royal Palace & Museum
Foumban Royal Palace & Museum
La mosquee de Foumban ©
La mosquee de Foumban

2
nights
Limbe, Cameroon

Limbe ©
Beaches covered with black sand and a mountainous backdrop create a cool, relaxing vibe for Limbe.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get impressive views of Mount Cameroon and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Down Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Bimbia, admire the natural beauty at Limbe Botanic Garden, and then stroll through Limbe Wildlife Centre.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Limbe trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Foumban to Limbe takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Limbe are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kribi.

Things to do in Limbe

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Mount Cameroon
Highlights from your plan
Limbe Wildlife Centre ©
Limbe Wildlife Centre
Bimbia ©
Bimbia
Mount Cameroon ©
Mount Cameroon

2
nights
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 13th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Le Phare De Kribi. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Londji village des pecheurs, take in the dramatic scenery at Chutes de la Lobe, and then head outdoors with Plage de Grand Batanga.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kribi online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Limbe to Kribi takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Brazzaville.

Things to do in Kribi

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Chutes de la Lobe ©
Chutes de la Lobe
Le Phare De Kribi ©
Le Phare De Kribi
Plage de Grand Batanga ©
Plage de Grand Batanga

2
nights
Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo

Brazzaville ©
Located on the River Congo, Brazzaville is a city divided between industrialism--thanks to the river--and cultural attractions, which come to life through multiple festivals, galleries, museums, and art schools, like the Poto-Poto painting school.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): stroll through Reserve Naturelle de Gorilles de Lesio-Louna-Lefini, admire the striking features of Basilique St. Anne, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale du Sacre-Ceour de Brazzaville, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Mosque, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee National du Congo (National Museum of Congo). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Charles de Gaulle House.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Brazzaville tour planning tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Kribi to Brazzaville in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. In January in Brazzaville, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Thu) before leaving for Goma.

Things to do in Brazzaville

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilique St. Anne ©
Basilique St. Anne
Grand Mosque ©
Grand Mosque

3
nights
Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Goma ©
Nestled between two opposites--a lake and a volcano--Goma represents an adventurous vacation spot.
Goma is known for nature and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Nyiragongo and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kivu.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Goma online route planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Brazzaville to Goma takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Brazzaville, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Goma, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 25°C. You'll set off for Kinshasa on the 19th (Sun).

Things to do in Goma

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mount Nyiragongo ©
Mount Nyiragongo
Lake Kivu ©
Lake Kivu

4
nights
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Kinshasa ©
In a city bubbling with life, a Kinshasa vacation offers a non-stop immersion into African culture and history.
Get some cultural insight at Eglise CBFC-Gombe and Cathedrale de Kisantu. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Paroisse Sainte Anne and Cathedrale Notre-Dame Du Congo. Get out of town with these interesting Kinshasa side-trips: Zongo Falls (in Zongo) and Jardin Botanique de Kisantu (in Kisantu). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Lola ya Bonobo, see the interesting displays at Musée de Kinshasa & Académie des Beaux-Arts, explore the activities along Congo River, and hunt for treasures at Mercato delle Stoffe Africane.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kinshasa holiday planner .

Fly from Goma to Kinshasa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Goma, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kinshasa, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Benguela.

Things to do in Kinshasa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kisantu, Zongo Falls
Highlights from your plan
Lola ya Bonobo ©
Lola ya Bonobo
Paroisse Sainte Anne ©
Paroisse Sainte Anne
Academie des Beaux-Arts ©
Academie des Beaux-Arts

2
nights
Benguela, Angola

Benguela ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): head outdoors with Praia da Baia Azul. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Praia Da Caotinha, pause for some serene contemplation at Se Catedral de Nossa Senhora de Fatima, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Nossa Senhora do Populo, and finally learn about winemaking at Enoport.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Benguela travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Kinshasa to Benguela by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lubango.

Things to do in Benguela

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Praia da Baia Azul
Highlights from your plan
Igreja da Nossa Senhora do Populo ©
Igreja da Nossa Senhora do Populo

1
night
Lubango, Angola

Lubango ©
Lubango is the capital city of the Angolan province of Huíla. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Tundavala, then appreciate the history behind Christ the King Statue, and then get outside with Serra da Leba.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lubango sightseeing app .

You can take a bus from Benguela to Lubango in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Luanda.

Things to do in Lubango

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tundavala ©
Tundavala
Christ the King Statue ©
Christ the King Statue
Serra da Leba ©
Serra da Leba

5
nights
Luanda, Angola

Luanda ©
After decades of conflict, Luanda experienced a massive economic boom at the beginning of the 21st century, making it one of the most developed cities in Africa and a magnet for tourists.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Igreja Nossa Senhora dos Remedios and Cidade Alta. You'll explore and learn at Fortaleza de Sao Miguel and National Anthropology Museum (Museu Nacional de Antropologia). Take a break from Luanda with a short trip to Fortress of Muxima in Muxima, about 1h 55 min away. The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Ship's Cemetery (Graveyard), see the interesting displays at Museu da Moeda, contemplate the long history of Palacio de Ferro, and make a trip to Church of the Holy Family.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Luanda day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Lubango to Luanda takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 29°C. You'll set off for home on the 31st (Fri).

Things to do in Luanda

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Fortress of Muxima
Highlights from your plan
Fortaleza de Sao Miguel ©
Fortaleza de Sao Miguel
Museu Nacional da Escravatura ©
Museu Nacional da Escravatura
Igreja Nossa Senhora dos Remedios ©
Igreja Nossa Senhora dos Remedios