60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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60 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  19​h
1
Nouakchott, Mauritania
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Dakar, Senegal
— 9 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + bus:  8​h 15​min
3
Banfora, Burkina Faso
— 3 nights
4
Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
— 4 nights
5
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Limbe, Cameroon
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Nkongsamba, Cameroon
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Foumban, Cameroon
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 30​min
9
Douala, Cameroon
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Kribi, Cameroon
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h
11
Yaounde, Cameroon
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
12
Somalomo, Cameroon
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

4
nights
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.
Nouakchott is known for beaches, shopping, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a leisurely stroll along Port de Peche, buy something for everyone on your list at Al Khaima Mall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque Ould Mbouja, and pick up some local products at Galerie Zeinart.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nouakchott tour itinerary planning website .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Nouakchott is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. While traveling from Dubai, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Nouakchott, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. You'll set off for Dakar on the 1st (Thu).

Things to do in Nouakchott

Shopping Historic Sites Beaches
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Galerie Zeinart ©
Galerie Zeinart
Port de Peche ©
Port de Peche
Plage de Nouakchott ©
Plage de Nouakchott

9
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dakar: Reserve De Bandia (in Saly), Plage Popenguine (in Popenguine) and Village Artisanal de Saly (in Mbour). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at La Maison des Esclaves, admire the masterpieces at IFAN Museum (African Arts Museum), get in on the family fun at Accrobaobab Adventure, and step off the mainland to explore Ngor Island.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Dakar road trip site .

Getting from Nouakchott to Dakar by combination of flight and car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In August, daytime highs in Dakar are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Banfora.

Things to do in Dakar

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Reserve De Bandia, Lagune de la Somone, L'Elevage d'Oiseaux Exotique, Village Artisanal de Saly, Plage Popenguine
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La Maison des Esclaves ©
La Maison des Esclaves
Le Monument de la Renaissance Africaine ©
Reserve De Bandia ©
Reserve De Bandia

3
nights
Banfora, Burkina Faso

Banfora ©
Banfora is a city in south western Burkina Faso with a population of 93,750 people (2012). Banfora is known for parks, nature, outdoors, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Les Cascades de Banfora, take in the dramatic scenery at Karfiguela Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Les Pics de Sindou, and get outside with Cascade de Banfora.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Banfora visit app .

Getting from Dakar to Banfora by combination of flight and bus takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, car, and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Dakar in August since evenings lows in Banfora dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bobo Dioulasso.

Things to do in Banfora

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Les Cascades de Banfora ©
Les Cascades de Banfora
Les Pics de Sindou ©
Les Pics de Sindou
Karfiguela Falls ©
Karfiguela Falls

4
nights
Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso

Bobo Dioulasso ©
The second-largest city in the country, Bobo-Dioulasso represents both an economical and cultural center.
Bobo Dioulasso is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso, make a trip to Mare aux Hippopotames, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Lourdes, and stop by Ma Copine Femmes & Creativite.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Bobo Dioulasso fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Banfora to Bobo Dioulasso takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 25°C. You will leave for Ouagadougou on the 18th (Sun).

Things to do in Bobo Dioulasso

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso ©
Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso
Mare aux Hippopotames ©
Mare aux Hippopotames
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Lourdes ©
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Lourdes

5
nights
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Ouagadougou ©
The capital of Burkina Faso and its economic center, Ouagadougou also serves as the regional center for art and cultural preservation.
Go for a jaunt from Ouagadougou to Koudougou to see Musee d'Issouka about 2 hours away. And it doesn't end there: walk around Parc Urbain Bangr-Weoogo, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ouagadougou Markets, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Ouagadougou, and take in nature's colorful creations at Laongo Sculpture Symposium.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Ouagadougou trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Bobo Dioulasso to Ouagadougou takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August in Ouagadougou, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Limbe.

Things to do in Ouagadougou

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Musee d'Issouka
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Parc Urbain Bangr-Weoogo ©
Parc Urbain Bangr-Weoogo
Laongo Sculpture Symposium ©
Laongo Sculpture Symposium
Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou ©
Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou

5
nights
Limbe, Cameroon

Limbe ©
Beaches covered with black sand and a mountainous backdrop create a cool, relaxing vibe for Limbe.
Step out of Limbe with an excursion to Mount Cameroon in Buea--about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Limbe Wildlife Centre, take in nature's colorful creations at Limbe Botanic Garden, kick back and relax at Down Beach, and get to know the fascinating history of Bimbia.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Limbe trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Ouagadougou to Limbe takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Western African Time is 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Ouagadougou in August: highs in Limbe hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 26°C. On the 28th (Wed), you'll travel to Nkongsamba.

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
Limbe Botanic Garden ©
Limbe Botanic Garden

4
nights
Nkongsamba, Cameroon

Nkongsamba ©
Nkongsamba is a city in western Cameroon. When in Nkongsamba, make a side trip to see Kumba Market in Kumba, approximately 1h 35 min away. It doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Ekom-Nkam Waterfalls and get outside with Chutes d'Ekom Nkam.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nkongsamba road trip planner .

You can drive from Limbe to Nkongsamba in 3 hours. You will leave for Foumban on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in Nkongsamba

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Ekom-Nkam Waterfalls, Kumba Market
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Chutes d'Ekom Nkam ©
Chutes d'Ekom Nkam
Ekom-Nkam Waterfalls ©
Ekom-Nkam Waterfalls

4
nights
Foumban, Cameroon

Foumban
Foumban or Fumban is a city in Cameroon, lying north east of Bafoussam. Explore Foumban's surroundings by going to Bandjoun (Musee de Bandjoun & Bandjoun Station), Baham Museum (in Baham) and Kumbo Cathedral (in Kumbo). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Foumban Royal Palace & Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of La mosquee de Foumban, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Oku.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Foumban trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Nkongsamba to Foumban in 3 hours. On the 5th (Thu), you're off toDouala.

Things to do in Foumban

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Bandjoun, Kumbo Cathedral, Baham Museum, Mount Oku
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Foumban Royal Palace & Museum
Foumban Royal Palace & Museum
Kumbo Cathedral ©
Kumbo Cathedral
Musee de Bandjoun ©
Musee de Bandjoun

5
nights
Douala, Cameroon

Douala ©
Cameroon's largest city and capital, Douala prides itself on its busy, commercial, and business-centric way of life.
Change things up with a short trip to Edea Cathedral in Edea (about 1h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at Marche des Fleurs, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul, take an in-depth tour of Musee Maritime de Douala, and pause for some photo ops at Le Monument aux Morts.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Douala attractions tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Foumban to Douala takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Douala, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night. On the 10th (Tue), you're off toKribi.

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 ©

5
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, get outside with Plage de Grand Batanga, enjoy the sea views from Le Phare De Kribi, and don't miss a visit to Londji village des pecheurs.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kribi online visit planner .

You can drive from Douala to Kribi in 3 hours. You'll set off for Yaounde on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in Kribi

Outdoors Nature Parks
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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

5
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 to go to Mbalmayo and see Caves Akok Bekoe, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mefou National Park, stroll around Bois Sainte Anastasie, meet the residents at Ecopark, and admire the masterpieces at Benedictine Museum of Mont-Febe.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Yaounde journey planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Kribi to Yaounde in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. You will leave for Somalomo on the 20th (Fri).

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
Bois Sainte Anastasie ©
Bois Sainte Anastasie

4
nights
Somalomo, Cameroon

Somalomo ©
Somalomo is a town and commune in Cameroon.On October 5, 1992 President Biya of Cameroon signed the decree No. Somalomo is known for parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Dja Faunal Reserve.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Somalomo planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yaounde to Somalomo. You'll set off for home on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Somalomo

Wildlife Parks
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Dja Faunal Reserve ©
Dja Faunal Reserve

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