31 days in Nigeria & Cameroon Itinerary

31 days in Nigeria & Cameroon Itinerary

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31 days in Nigeria & Cameroon Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
1
Badagry, Nigeria
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Benin City, Nigeria
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
3
Osogbo, Nigeria
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
4
Abuja, Nigeria
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Kaduna, Nigeria
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h 45​min
6
Foumban, Cameroon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Dschang, Cameroon
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h
8
Douala, Cameroon
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Yaounde, Cameroon
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Somalomo, Cameroon
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
11
Kribi, Cameroon
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
12
Limbe, Cameroon
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h
13
Lagos, Nigeria
— 6 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam, Holland


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1
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Badagry, Nigeria

Badagry ©
Badagry is a coastal town and local government area in Lagos State, Nigeria. On the 2nd (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Gberefu Island (Point of No Return), see the interesting displays at Badagry Slave Museum and Black History Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Badagry Building.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Badagry route builder site .

Amsterdam, Holland to Badagry is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in January, with highs in Badagry at 39°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Benin City.

Things to do in Badagry

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Badagry Building ©
Badagry Building

2
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Benin City, Nigeria

Benin City ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Benin National Museum, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at W National Park, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Mono River. On the next day, get outside with ukponahusi Edun and then admire the majestic nature at Okomu National Park.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Benin City trip planner.

Getting from Badagry to Benin City by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Badagry, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Benin City, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Osogbo.

Things to do in Benin City

Nature Parks Outdoors
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W National Park ©
W National Park
Benin National Museum ©
Benin National Museum
Mono River ©
Mono River

2
nights
Osogbo, Nigeria

Osogbo ©
Osogbo is the state capital city of Osun. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Nike Art Centre and then contemplate the long history of Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Osogbo trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Benin City to Osogbo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 6th (Mon), you're off toAbuja.

Things to do in Osogbo

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove ©
Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove

3
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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Thought Pyramid Art Centre and Nike Art Gallery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like All Saints Anglican Church and An Noor Mosque. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Abuja National Mosque, explore the activities along Jabi Lake, look for gifts at Abuja Arts & Crafts Village, and browse the different shops at Jabi Lake Mall.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Abuja travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Osogbo to Abuja takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kaduna.

Things to do in Abuja

Shopping Parks Museums
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Nike Art Gallery ©
Nike Art Gallery
All Saints Anglican Church ©
All Saints Anglican Church
An Noor Mosque ©
An Noor Mosque

2
nights
Kaduna, Nigeria

Kaduna ©
Kaduna is the state capital of Kaduna State in north-western Nigeria, on the Kaduna River, is a trade center and a major transportation hub for the surrounding agricultural areas with its rail and road junction. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Kajuru Castle.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kaduna trip itinerary website .

Getting from Abuja to Kaduna by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. You'll set off for Foumban on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Kaduna

Historic Sites
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Kajuru Castle ©
Kajuru Castle

1
night
Foumban, Cameroon

Foumban
Foumban or Fumban is a city in Cameroon, lying north east of Bafoussam. On the 12th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La mosquee de Foumban and then step into the grandiose world of Foumban Royal Palace & Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Foumban trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Kaduna to Foumban in 18 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. You will leave for Dschang on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in Foumban

Historic Sites
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Foumban Royal Palace & Museum
Foumban Royal Palace & Museum
La mosquee de Foumban ©
La mosquee de Foumban

2
nights
Dschang, Cameroon

Dschang ©
Dschang is a city located in the West (Ouest) Province of Cameroon, with an estimated population of 87,000 (est) in 2001, growing dramatically from 21,705 recorded in 1981. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museum of Civilization.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Dschang trip planner.

Getting from Foumban to Dschang by car takes about 2 hours. On the 15th (Wed), you're off toDouala.

Things to do in Dschang

Museums
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Museum of Civilization ©
Museum of Civilization

2
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Douala, Cameroon

Douala ©
Cameroon's largest city and capital, Douala prides itself on its busy, commercial, and business-centric way of life.
On the 16th (Thu), appreciate the history behind Le Monument aux Morts, explore the galleries of Marche des Fleurs, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul, then explore the galleries of Doual'Art, and finally engage your brain at Musee Maritime de Douala. On the next day, 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.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Douala travel planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Dschang to Douala takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yaounde.

Things to do in Douala

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Edea Cathedral
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Doual'Art ©
Doual'Art
Musee Maritime de Douala ©
Musee Maritime de Douala
Cathedrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul ©

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Museum of Yaounde (Le Musee National de Yaounde) and Blackitude Museum. Get some historical perspective at cathedrale de la paix, North 10, Yaunde, Camerun and Mosquee Centrale. Take a break from Yaounde with a short trip to Caves Akok Bekoe in Mbalmayo, about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mefou National Park, explore the world behind art at Benedictine Museum of Mont-Febe, get to know the resident critters at Ecopark, and pause for some photo ops at Monument de la Reunification.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yaounde tour builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Douala to Yaounde in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Douala in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Yaounde, with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Somalomo.

Things to do in Yaounde

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lamido Grand Mosque, Caves Akok Bekoe
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Mefou National Park ©
Mefou National Park
Blackitude Museum ©
Blackitude Museum

1
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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 21st (Tue): stroll through Dja Faunal Reserve.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Somalomo travel planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yaounde to Somalomo. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kribi.

Things to do in Somalomo

Wildlife Parks
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Dja Faunal Reserve ©
Dja Faunal Reserve

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): get outside with Plage de Grand Batanga, admire the sheer force of Chutes de la Lobe, and then enjoy the sea views from Le Phare De Kribi. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Londji village des pecheurs.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kribi tour planner.

Explore your travel options from Somalomo to Kribi with the Route module. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Thu) before leaving for Limbe.

Things to do in Kribi

Outdoors Nature Parks
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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
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Limbe, Cameroon

Limbe ©
Beaches covered with black sand and a mountainous backdrop create a cool, relaxing vibe for Limbe.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): get impressive views of Mount Cameroon and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Bimbia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Down Beach, then admire the natural beauty at Limbe Botanic Garden, and then stroll through Limbe Wildlife Centre.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Limbe vacation planner .

Getting from Kribi to Limbe by car takes about 4 hours. In January in Limbe, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Lagos.

Things to do in Limbe

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Mount Cameroon
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Mount Cameroon ©
Mount Cameroon
Limbe Wildlife Centre ©
Limbe Wildlife Centre
Bimbia ©
Bimbia

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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.
Freedom Park and Synagogue Church Of all Nations will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Cathedral Church of Christ and Kalakuta Republic Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lagos: Agodi Gardens (in Ibadan), Abeokuta (Olumo Rock & Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library) and The Henna Place (in Lekki). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Lekki Conservation Centre, browse the eclectic array of goods at Lekki Market, kick back and relax at Elegushi Beach, and explore the engaging exhibits at Mindscape Childrens Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lagos travel route builder tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Limbe to Lagos in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Lagos can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Abeokuta, The Henna Place, Agodi Gardens
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Freedom Park ©
Freedom Park
Lekki Conservation Centre ©
Lekki Conservation Centre
The Cathedral Church of Christ ©
The Cathedral Church of Christ

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