28 days in Africa Itinerary

28 days in Africa Itinerary

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Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
— 2 nights
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Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo
— 1 night
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Luanda, Angola
— 1 night
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Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe
— 2 nights
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Libreville, Gabon
— 1 night
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Bangui, Central African Republic
— 3 nights
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Bujumbura, Burundi
— 2 nights
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Juba, South Sudan
— 1 night
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Cairo, Egypt
— 4 nights
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 5 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa

— 5 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, take a memorable drive along Chapman's Peak Drive, and go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cape Town vacation website.

Doha, Qatar to Cape Town is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Doha to Cape Town is minus 1 hour. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Doha in June: high temperatures in Cape Town hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Kinshasa.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

— 2 nights
In a city bubbling with life, a Kinshasa vacation offers a non-stop immersion into African culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Texaf Bilembo, get a taste of the local shopping with Marche Nouveau DAIPN, then admire all the interesting features of Paroisse Sainte Anne, and finally explore the world behind art at Academie des Beaux-Arts. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Musée de Kinshasa & Académie des Beaux-Arts, explore the activities along Lac Ma Vallée, then stroll through Lola ya Bonobo, and finally get to know the resident critters at Serpents du Congo.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kinshasa vacation planning tool.

You can fly from Cape Town to Kinshasa in 10 hours. Traveling from Cape Town to Kinshasa, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cape Town in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kinshasa, with highs around 32°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Brazzaville.

Things to do in Kinshasa

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Wildlife

Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo

— 1 night
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.
On the 5th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Reserve Naturelle de Gorilles de Lesio-Louna-Lefini, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilique St. Anne, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale du Sacre-Ceour de Brazzaville.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Brazzaville holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Kinshasa to Brazzaville takes 1.5 hours. July in Brazzaville sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Luanda.

Things to do in Brazzaville

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Luanda, Angola

— 1 night
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.
On the 6th (Tue), browse the exhibits of Fortaleza de Sao Miguel, then get outside with Cabo Ledo, then get outside with Sangano Beach, and finally soothe aching muscles at Sayanna Wellness.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, read Luanda tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Brazzaville to Luanda by flight takes about 5 hours. Traveling from Brazzaville in July, expect nights in Luanda to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Sao Tome.

Things to do in Luanda

Outdoors · Museums · Spas · Parks

Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe

— 2 nights
São Tomé is the capital city of São Tomé and Príncipe and is by far the nation's largest town. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): stroll through Bombaim Waterfalls, then stroll through Pico Cao Grande, and then discover the deep blue sea with Atlantic Diving Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): browse the exhibits of National Museum, ponder the world of politics at Palacio do Povo, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoa Amelia.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sao Tome visit planner.

You can fly from Luanda to Sao Tome in 5.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Luanda to Sao Tome due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sao Tome when traveling from Luanda in July, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can fly to Libreville.

Things to do in Sao Tome

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Libreville, Gabon

— 1 night
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.
On the 9th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Pointe-Denis Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hassane II Mosque, and then shop like a local with Les Chocolats Gabonais de Julie.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Libreville day trip planner.

You can fly from Sao Tome to Libreville in 5.5 hours. The time zone changes from West Africa Standard Time to West Africa Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Libreville are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can fly to Bangui.

Things to do in Libreville

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Bangui, Central African Republic

— 3 nights
Bangui, or Bangî in Sango, formerly written Bangi in English, is the capital and largest city of the Central African Republic. On the 10th (Sat), soothe aching muscles at Melanie's Beauty and then explore and take pictures at K-Cinq (Km-5 Intersection). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Oubangui River and then admire the striking features of Notre-Dame of Bangui Cathedral.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bangui trip planner.

Getting from Libreville to Bangui by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Libreville, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bangui, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 25°C. On the 12th (Mon), you're off to Bujumbura.

Things to do in Bangui

Spas · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Bujumbura, Burundi

— 2 nights
Because of its history, Bujumbura reflects a colonial charm which shows through in its buildings, wide boulevards, and carefree way of life.
On the 13th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Rusizi National Park. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Monument de l'Unite.

To plan Bujumbura vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Bangui to Bujumbura takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from West Africa Standard Time (WAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Bujumbura can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Juba.

Things to do in Bujumbura

Parks · Nature

Juba, South Sudan

— 1 night
A frantic metropolis bursting from the White Nile River, Juba stands as the capital and largest city of the Republic of South Sudan.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph's Catholic Church and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Cathedral.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Juba vacation planning app.

You can fly from Bujumbura to Juba in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Juba are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Cairo.

Things to do in Juba

Historic Sites

Cairo, Egypt

— 4 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara) and Giza (Great Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, soak in style at Explore Spa by Le Meridien, and stroll around Al-Azhar Park.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cairo itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Juba to Cairo takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Juba in July, expect nights in Cairo to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 41°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Marrakech.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Marrakech, Morocco

— 5 nights

Red City

You won't run out of things to do in Marrakech, a city where you can spend days exploring grandiose palaces and mosques, photogenic gardens, sacred tombs, and traditional mansions that evoke a bygone era.
Spend the 21st (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, slough off your stress at Turkish baths, explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs, and hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fna.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Marrakech attractions planning site.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Marrakech takes 10 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Cairo in July, Marrakech is little chillier at night with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Sao Tome and Principe travel guide

3.6
Nature & Parks · Outdoor Activities · Museums
Center of the World
The island nation of Sao Tome and Principe encompasses a volcanic chain that gives it its distinctive topography. The beaches that ring the islands remain some of the main places to visit in Sao Tome and Principe, with many hidden, deserted strips of sandy coastline serving as perfect getaways for those looking to escape the everyday grind. Much of the nation remains unexplored by tourists and undeveloped, making the lush rainforests and volcanic peaks of the interior particularly atmospheric hiking destinations. The laidback Creole culture of the main towns won't take too long to get used to, but it might take a little longer to get shake off after you return home.

Gabon travel guide

3.4
Nature & Parks · Architectural Buildings · Shopping
Though tourism in Gabon remains a fledgling industry, the benefits of exploring this untempered place of wildlife-rich rainforests and ethnic diversity are numerous. A large percentage of the country remains protected as national parkland, allowing the dolphins playing in the Atlantic and the chimps and forest elephants to breathe a sigh of relief. The population includes around 40 different ethnicities, but the country has thankfully avoided the conflict and ethnic violence common among many of its neighbors.

Burundi travel guide

2.9
Nature & Parks · Historic Sites · Monuments
Heart of Africa
Though landlocked, Burundi provides plenty of chances to spend time close to the water, with the capital located on the northeastern shore of Lake Tanganyika. Tourism in Burundi focuses primarily on the capital and the natural areas and traditional towns just outside it, with pristine lakeside beaches to explore, along with tribal villages protecting centuries-old traditions. Civil war affected the country's economy and devastated its population between 1993 and 2005. Political unrest and violence began again in 2015.