60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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60 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
N'Djamena, Chad
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Yaounde, Cameroon
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h
3
Kribi, Cameroon
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Libreville, Gabon
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
6
Pointe Noire, Republic of the Congo
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
7
Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
8
Luanda, Angola
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
9
Lubango, Angola
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
10
Livingstone, Zambia
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
11
Lusaka, Zambia
— 8 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + bus:  8​h 45​min
12
Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
13
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
14
Bangui, Central African Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Toronto, Canada

1
night
N'Djamena, Chad

N'Djamena ©
Chad's capital and largest city, N'Djamena serves as the main port on the Chari River, and a hub for livestock, grain, and salt.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Musée National du Tchad, then make a trip to Avenue Charles de Gaulle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Mosque N'Djamena, and finally hunt for treasures at Big Market Marché central.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the N'Djamena road trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to N'Djamena is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Western African Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In December, N'Djamena is much hotter than Toronto - with highs of 38°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yaounde.

Things to do in N'Djamena

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Grand Mosque N'Djamena ©
Grand Mosque N'Djamena
Musée National du Tchad ©
Musée National du Tchad
Avenue Charles de Gaulle ©
Avenue Charles de Gaulle

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.
Step out of Yaounde with an excursion to Caves Akok Bekoe in Mbalmayo--about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mefou National Park, get engrossed in the history at Musee Ethnographique des Peuples de la Foret, explore the world behind art at Blackitude Museum, and appreciate the history behind Monument de la Reunification.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yaounde trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from N'Djamena to Yaounde takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from N'Djamena in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Yaounde, with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kribi.

Things to do in Yaounde

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Caves Akok Bekoe
Highlights from your plan
Mefou National Park ©
Mefou National Park
Bois Sainte Anastasie ©
Bois Sainte Anastasie

3
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.
Kribi is known for nature, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Chutes de la Lobe, make a trip to Londji village des pecheurs, get outside with Plage de Grand Batanga, and enjoy the sea views from Le Phare De Kribi.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kribi trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Yaounde to Kribi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. On the 18th (Wed), you'll travel to Malabo.

Things to do in Kribi

Outdoors Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Plage de Grand Batanga ©
Plage de Grand Batanga
Chutes de la Lobe ©
Chutes de la Lobe
Londji village des pecheurs ©
Londji village des pecheurs

3
nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Arena Blanca in Luba (about 1h 05 min away). Spend the 20th (Fri) exploring nature at The Malabo National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Pico Basile, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Fernando, get lost in a book at Centro Cultural de Espana en Malabo, and admire all the interesting features of Nuevo Estadio de Malabo.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Malabo day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Kribi to Malabo in 3.5 hours. In December in Malabo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Libreville.

Things to do in Malabo

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Arena Blanca, Pico Basile
Highlights from your plan
Pico Basile ©
Pico Basile
Catedral de Santa Isabel ©
Catedral de Santa Isabel
Nuevo Estadio de Malabo ©
Nuevo Estadio de Malabo

5
nights
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.
Spend the 23rd (Mon) exploring nature at Akanda National Park. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Pointe-Denis Beach, look for gifts at Les Chocolats Gabonais de Julie, admire the landmark architecture of Cour Constitutionnelle, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint Pierre.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Libreville travel route website .

You can fly from Malabo to Libreville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pointe Noire.

Things to do in Libreville

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pointe-Denis Beach ©
Pointe-Denis Beach
Akanda National Park ©
Akanda National Park

3
nights
Pointe Noire, Republic of the Congo

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.
Pointe Noire is known for beaches, outdoors, historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Gorges of Diosso, examine the collection at Ma-Loango Regional Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Cote Sauvage, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Pierre.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Pointe Noire road trip tool .

Getting from Libreville to Pointe Noire by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In December, daytime highs in Pointe Noire are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 29th (Sun), you're off toBrazzaville.

Things to do in Pointe Noire

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Gorges of Diosso ©
Gorges of Diosso
Cote Sauvage ©
Cote Sauvage
Ma-Loango Regional Museum ©
Ma-Loango Regional Museum

3
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.
Step out of Brazzaville to go to Pool Department and see Loufoulakari Falls, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique St. Anne, tour the pleasant surroundings at Reserve Naturelle de Gorilles de Lesio-Louna-Lefini, don't miss a visit to Charles de Gaulle House, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale du Sacre-Ceour de Brazzaville.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Brazzaville holiday maker website .

You can fly from Pointe Noire to Brazzaville in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Brazzaville can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Luanda.

Things to do in Brazzaville

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Loufoulakari Falls
Highlights from your plan
Basilique St. Anne ©
Basilique St. Anne
Grand Mosque ©
Grand Mosque

6
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.
Luanda is known for museums, outdoors, trails, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Fortaleza de Sao Miguel, stroll through Sangano Beach, grab your bike and head to Avenida 4 de Fevereiro, and make a trip to Mausoleum of Agostinho Neto.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Luanda trip itinerary tool .

Fly from Brazzaville to Luanda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Lubango.

Things to do in Luanda

Outdoors Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Miradouro da Lua ©
Miradouro da Lua
Fortaleza de Sao Miguel ©
Fortaleza de Sao Miguel
Cabo Ledo ©
Cabo Ledo

3
nights
Lubango, Angola

Lubango ©
Lubango is the capital city of the Angolan province of Huíla. Lubango is known for nature and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Tundavala, pause for some photo ops at Christ the King Statue, and head outdoors with Serra da Leba.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lubango trip planner .

You can fly from Luanda to Lubango in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. On the 10th (Fri), you're off toLivingstone.

Things to do in Lubango

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

4
nights
Livingstone, Zambia

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
On the 12th (Sun), spend a relaxing day on the river with a rafting and tubing tour. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls, browse the exhibits of Wayiwayi Art Studio and Gallery, stroll through Livingstone Reptile Park, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Livingstone road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Lubango to Livingstone takes 15 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Western African Time (WAT) to Central African Time (CAT) is 1 hour. In January in Livingstone, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lusaka.

Things to do in Livingstone

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Mukuni Village
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls
Livingstone Museum ©
Livingstone Museum

8
nights
Lusaka, Zambia

Lusaka ©
Tourism in Lusaka, Zambia's commercial and government center, thrives mostly due to its central location and well-connected airport, making it a gateway for exploring the country's numerous nature reserves and national parks.
Spend the 16th (Thu) in the pleasant surroundings of Chaminuka Game Reserve. Spend the 17th (Fri) exploring nature at Lower Zambezi National Park. The adventure continues: get outside with The Lilayi Elephant Nursery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalimba Reptile Park, walk around Munda Wanga Environmental Park, and examine the collection at Zambia National Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lusaka sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Livingstone to Lusaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Goma.

Things to do in Lusaka

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kapishya Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
Chaminuka Game Reserve ©
Chaminuka Game Reserve
Lower Zambezi National Park ©
Lower Zambezi National Park
The Lilayi Elephant Nursery ©
The Lilayi Elephant Nursery

3
nights
Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Goma ©
Nestled between two opposites--a lake and a volcano--Goma represents an adventurous vacation spot.
Spend the 24th (Fri) among the fascinating landscape of Mount Nyiragongo. There's more to do: explore the activities along Lake Kivu.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Goma trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Lusaka to Goma takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central African Time to Western African Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 25°C. On the 27th (Mon), you're off toKinshasa.

Things to do in Goma

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

7
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kinshasa: Zongo Falls (in Zongo) and Kisantu (Jardin Botanique de Kisantu & Cathedrale de Kisantu). The adventure continues: stroll through Lola ya Bonobo, explore the activities along Congo River, enjoy some friendly competition at KinBowling, and see the interesting displays at Musée de Kinshasa & Académie des Beaux-Arts.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kinshasa trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Goma to Kinshasa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Goma in January: highs in Kinshasa hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Bangui.

Things to do in Kinshasa

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Kisantu, Zongo Falls
Highlights from your plan
Lola ya Bonobo ©
Lola ya Bonobo
Zongo Falls ©
Zongo Falls
Congo River ©
Congo River

2
nights
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. Step out of Bangui with an excursion to Les Chutes de Boali (Boali Waterfalls) in Boali--about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Notre-Dame of Bangui Cathedral, contemplate the waterfront views at Oubangui River, make a trip to Place de la Republique, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Big Mosque.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bangui driving holiday site .

You can fly from Kinshasa to Bangui in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Traveling from Kinshasa in February, you will find days in Bangui are a bit warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangui

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Les Chutes de Boali (Boali Waterfalls)
Highlights from your plan
Oubangui River ©
Oubangui River
Notre-Dame of Bangui Cathedral ©
Notre-Dame of Bangui Cathedral

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