31 days in Africa Itinerary

31 days in Africa Itinerary

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31 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
Fly:  16​h
1
Douala, Cameroon
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h
2
Dschang, Cameroon
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  3​h
3
Limbe, Cameroon
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h
4
Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Kribi, Cameroon
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
7
Libreville, Gabon
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Yaounde, Cameroon
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Somalomo, Cameroon
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam, Holland

3
nights
Douala, Cameroon

Douala ©
Cameroon's largest city and capital, Douala prides itself on its busy, commercial, and business-centric way of life.
Marche des Fleurs and Cathedrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Doual'Art and Musee Maritime de Douala will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Edea Cathedral in Edea (about 58 minutes away). The adventure continues: get your game on at Fun Center, browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche Artisanal de Douala, and appreciate the history behind Le Monument aux Morts.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Douala sightseeing planner.

Amsterdam, Holland to Douala is an approximately 16-hour flight. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Amsterdam in January: high temperatures in Douala hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. You'll set off for Dschang on the 5th (Sun).

Things to do in Douala

Museums Shopping Fun & Games

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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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. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Foumban Royal Palace & Museum and Fon's Palace. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum of Civilization and La mosquee de Foumban. Explore Dschang's surroundings by going to Baham Museum (in Baham), Bandjoun (Bandjoun Station & Musee de Bandjoun) and Chutes d'Ekom Nkam (in Nkongsamba). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Ekom-Nkam Waterfalls, stop by Presbyterian Handicraft Center, and examine the collection at Mankon Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Dschang travel route builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Douala to Dschang takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Limbe.

Things to do in Dschang

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Bamenda, Bandjoun, Foumban, Chutes d'Ekom Nkam, Ekom-Nkam Waterfalls
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Museum of Civilization ©
Museum of Civilization
Foumban Royal Palace & Museum
Foumban Royal Palace & Museum
Musee de Bandjoun ©
Musee de Bandjoun

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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 lots more to do: stroll through Limbe Wildlife Centre, admire the natural beauty at Limbe Botanic Garden, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bimbia, and enjoy the sand and surf at Down Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Limbe trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Dschang to Limbe in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. You will leave for Malabo on the 12th (Sun).

Things to do in Limbe

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

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

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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.
Take a break from Malabo with a short trip to Arena Blanca in Luba, about 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Santa Isabel, get lost in a book at Centro Cultural de Espana en Malabo, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico Basile, and make a trip to La Casa Verde.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Malabo vacation builder tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Limbe to Malabo takes 2 hours. January in Malabo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. On the 15th (Wed), you'll travel to Kribi.

Things to do in Malabo

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Arena Blanca, Pico Basile
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Pico Basile ©
Pico Basile
Catedral de Santa Isabel ©
Catedral de Santa Isabel
La Casa Verde ©
La Casa Verde

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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, visit a coastal fixture at Le Phare De Kribi, make a trip to Londji village des pecheurs, and head outdoors with Plage de Grand Batanga.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kribi online trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Malabo to Kribi in 3.5 hours. On the 18th (Sat), you'll travel to Brazzaville.

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

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilique St. Anne and Charles de Gaulle House. Cathedrale du Sacre-Ceour de Brazzaville and Grand Mosque will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Loufoulakari Falls in Pool Department (about 1h 10 min away). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Musee National du Congo (National Museum of Congo) and tour the pleasant surroundings at Reserve Naturelle de Gorilles de Lesio-Louna-Lefini.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Brazzaville trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Kribi to Brazzaville takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 21st (Tue), you're off toLibreville.

Things to do in Brazzaville

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Loufoulakari Falls
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Basilique St. Anne ©
Basilique St. Anne
Grand Mosque ©
Grand Mosque

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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.
Popular historic sites such as L'Eglise St-Michel Libreville and Hassane II Mosque are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Musee des Arts et Traditions du Gabon (Museum of Art and Culture) and Cathedrale Saint Pierre. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Pointe-Denis Beach, make a trip to Palais Presidentiel, get a sense of history and politics at Cour Constitutionnelle, and pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-dame de Lourdes.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Libreville tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Brazzaville to Libreville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. January in Libreville sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yaounde.

Things to do in Libreville

Historic Sites Fun & Games Casinos
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Pointe-Denis Beach ©
Pointe-Denis Beach
L'Eglise St-Michel Libreville ©
L'Eglise St-Michel Libreville

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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.
Get some cultural insight 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. Go for a jaunt from Yaounde to Mbalmayo to see Caves Akok Bekoe about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mefou National Park, take an in-depth tour of Musee Ethnographique des Peuples de la Foret, explore the world behind art at Benedictine Museum of Mont-Febe, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ecopark.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Yaounde road trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Libreville to Yaounde in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Yaounde when traveling from Libreville in January, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Somalomo.

Things to do in Yaounde

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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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: stroll through Dja Faunal Reserve.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Somalomo vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Yaounde to Somalomo with the Route module. On the 31st (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Somalomo

Wildlife Parks
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Dja Faunal Reserve ©
Dja Faunal Reserve