16 days in Cameroon & Nigeria Itinerary

16 days in Cameroon & Nigeria Itinerary

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16 days in Cameroon & Nigeria Itinerary

Start: Cape Town, South Africa
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Douala, Cameroon
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Kribi, Cameroon
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Limbe, Cameroon
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Yaounde, Cameroon
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Abuja, Nigeria
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
6
Abeokuta, Nigeria
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Lagos, Nigeria
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Cape Town, South Africa


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1
night
Douala, Cameroon

Douala ©
Cameroon's largest city and capital, Douala prides itself on its busy, commercial, and business-centric way of life.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): get curious at Musee Maritime de Douala, then take in the exciting artwork at Doual'Art, and then appreciate the history behind Le Monument aux Morts. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche Artisanal de Douala, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul, then view the masterpieces at Marche des Fleurs, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Fun Center.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Douala trip builder site .

Cape Town, South Africa to Douala is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Western African Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Cape Town in June: high temperatures in Douala hover around 35°C and lows are around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kribi.

Things to do in Douala

Shopping Museums Fun & Games
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Doual'Art ©
Doual'Art
Musee Maritime de Douala ©
Musee Maritime de Douala
Cathedrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul ©

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): head outdoors with Plage de Grand Batanga, then admire the sheer force of Chutes de la Lobe, and then make a trip to Londji village des pecheurs.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kribi trip planning tool .

Drive from Douala to Kribi in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Limbe.

Things to do in Kribi

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Chutes de la Lobe ©
Chutes de la Lobe
Plage de Grand Batanga ©
Plage de Grand Batanga
Londji village des pecheurs ©
Londji village des pecheurs

2
nights
Limbe, Cameroon

Limbe ©
Beaches covered with black sand and a mountainous backdrop create a cool, relaxing vibe for Limbe.
On the 12th (Wed), get impressive views of Mount Cameroon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Limbe Wildlife Centre, then take in nature's colorful creations at Limbe Botanic Garden, and then stroll through Down Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Limbe trip builder website .

Drive from Kribi to Limbe in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yaounde.

Things to do in Limbe

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Mount Cameroon
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Mount Cameroon ©
Mount Cameroon
Limbe Wildlife Centre ©
Limbe Wildlife Centre
Limbe Botanic Garden ©
Limbe Botanic Garden

2
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.
On the 14th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Musee Ethnographique des Peuples de la Foret, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosquee Centrale, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mefou National Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Marie-Reine-des-Apotres. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Bois Sainte Anastasie, then explore the world behind art at Benedictine Museum of Mont-Febe, then explore the world behind art at National Museum of Yaounde (Le Musee National de Yaounde), and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument de la Reunification.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Yaounde road trip site .

Do a combination of car and flight from Limbe to Yaounde in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Limbe in June, plan for little chillier nights in Yaounde, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Abuja.

Things to do in Yaounde

Parks Museums Wildlife
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Mefou National Park ©
Mefou National Park
Bois Sainte Anastasie ©
Bois Sainte Anastasie

3
nights
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, historic sites, museums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Abuja National Mosque, stop by Abuja Arts & Crafts Village, contemplate the waterfront views at Jabi Lake, and admire the engineering at Usuma Dam.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Abuja online sightseeing planner .

Fly from Yaounde to Abuja in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Abuja sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Abeokuta.

Things to do in Abuja

Parks Shopping Nature
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Jabi Lake ©
Jabi Lake
Abuja National Mosque ©
Abuja National Mosque
Jabi Lake Mall ©
Jabi Lake Mall

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night
Abeokuta, Nigeria

Abeokuta ©
The capital of southwestern Nigeria and Ogun State, quaint Abeokuta lies on a wooded savannah area and encircling a group of rocky outcroppings.
On the 19th (Wed), get lost in a book at Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library and then don't miss a visit to Olumo Rock.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Abeokuta trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Abuja to Abeokuta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and taxi; or drive. In June in Abeokuta, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lagos.
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Olumo Rock ©
Olumo Rock
Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library ©

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nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to The Henna Place in Lekki (about 34 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Lekki Conservation Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Elegushi Beach, view the masterpieces at Red Door Art Gallery, and don't miss a visit to The Eyo of Eko Statue.

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You can drive from Abeokuta to Lagos in 1.5 hours. In June in Lagos, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. You will leave for home on the 23rd (Sun).

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

The Henna Place
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Lekki Conservation Centre ©
Lekki Conservation Centre
Nike Art Gallery ©
Nike Art Gallery
Freedom Park ©
Freedom Park

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