60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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Luanda, Angola
— 3 nights
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Benguela, Angola
— 2 nights
3
Muxima, Angola
— 2 nights
4
Buea, Cameroon
— 1 night
5
Melong, Cameroon
— 1 night
6
Foumban, Cameroon
— 1 night
7
Bamenda, Cameroon
— 1 night
8
Douala, Cameroon
— 2 nights
9
Yaounde, Cameroon
— 3 nights
10
Bangui, Central African Republic
— 2 nights
11
Boali, Central African Republic
— 2 nights
12
Bayanga, Central African Republic
— 3 nights
13
N'Djamena, Chad
— 2 nights
14
Pointe Noire, Republic of the Congo
— 1 day
15
Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo
— 3 nights
16
South Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo
— 1 night
17
Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
— 2 nights
18
Kisantu, Democratic Republic of the Congo
— 1 night
19
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
— 3 nights
20
Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
— 2 nights
21
Bata, Equatorial Guinea
— 3 nights
22
Libreville, Gabon
— 2 nights
23
Port Gentil, Gabon
— 1 night
24
Lambarene, Gabon
— 1 night
25
Lope Wildlife Reserve, Gabon
— 3 nights
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Ilheu Das Rolas, Sao Tome and Principe
— 2 nights
27
Porto Alegre, Sao Tome and Principe
— 1 night
28
Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe
— 2 nights
29
Principe, Sao Tome and Principe
— 2 nights

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Luanda, Angola

Luanda ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Igreja de Nossa Senhora dos Remedios and Mamoud. Fortaleza de Sao Miguel and Museum of Natural History are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Cabo Ledo, browse the exhibits of National Anthropology Museum (Museu Nacional de Antropologia), get engrossed in the history at Museu da Moeda, and kick back and relax at Sangano Beach.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Luanda online trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Luanda is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Luanda due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in October, with highs in Luanda at 83°F and lows at 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Benguela.

Things to do in Luanda

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Fortaleza de Sao Miguel ©
Fortaleza de Sao Miguel
Cabo Ledo ©
Cabo Ledo
Igreja de Nossa Senhora dos Remedios ©
Igreja de Nossa Senhora dos Remedios

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Benguela, Angola

Benguela ©
On the 6th (Tue), get outside with Praia da Baia Azul, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Da Caotinha, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja da Nossa Senhora do Populo.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Benguela road trip site.

Getting from Luanda to Benguela by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In October in Benguela, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 73°F at night. On the 7th (Wed), you'll travel to Muxima.

Things to do in Benguela

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Praia da Baia Azul
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Igreja da Nossa Senhora do Populo ©
Igreja da Nossa Senhora do Populo

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Muxima, Angola

Muxima ©
Muxima is a town and commune in the municipality of Quiçama, Luanda Province, Angola. On the 8th (Thu), explore the activities along Kwanza River. On your second day here, see human ingenuity at work at Parque Nacional da Quiçama and then witness the site of a historic battle at Fortress of Muxima.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Muxima trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Benguela to Muxima takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Buea.

Things to do in Muxima

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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Parque Nacional da Quiçama ©
Parque Nacional da Quiçama
Kwanza River ©
Kwanza River

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Buea, Cameroon

Buea ©
Buea is the capital of the Southwest Region of Cameroon. On the 10th (Sat), get impressive views of Mount Cameroon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): get outside with Down Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Bimbia, then identify plant and animal life at Limbe Wildlife Centre, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Limbe Botanic Garden.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Buea journey builder app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Muxima to Buea. In October in Buea, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Melong.

Things to do in Buea

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Limbe
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Mount Cameroon ©
Mount Cameroon
Down Beach ©
Down Beach
Limbe Wildlife Centre ©
Limbe Wildlife Centre

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Melong, Cameroon

Melong ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Ekom-Nkam Waterfalls.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Melong trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Buea to Melong in 3 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Foumban.

Things to do in Melong

Nature · Parks
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Ekom-Nkam Waterfalls ©
Ekom-Nkam Waterfalls

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Foumban, Cameroon

Foumban
Foumban or Fumban is a city in Cameroon, lying north east of Bafoussam. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La mosquee de Foumban and then admire the landmark architecture of Foumban Royal Palace & Museum.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Foumban trip maker website.

You can drive from Melong to Foumban in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Bamenda.

Things to do in Foumban

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Foumban Royal Palace & Museum
Foumban Royal Palace & Museum
La mosquee de Foumban ©
La mosquee de Foumban

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Bamenda, Cameroon

Bamenda ©
Comprised of seven amalgamated villages, Bamenda blankets the rolling hills of the northwest.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): stop by Presbyterian Handicraft Center, then steep yourself in history at Fon's Palace, then examine the collection at Mankon Museum, and finally cruise along Bamenda Ring Road.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Bamenda trip planner.

Traveling by car from Foumban to Bamenda takes 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Douala.

Things to do in Bamenda

Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 14:
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Fon's Palace ©
Fon's Palace
Bamenda Ring Road ©
Bamenda Ring Road
Mankon Museum ©
Mankon Museum

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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 15th (Thu), explore the engaging exhibits at Musee Maritime de Douala, take in the exciting artwork at Marche des Fleurs, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul, then appreciate the history behind Le Monument aux Morts, then view the masterpieces at Doual'Art, and finally stop by La Nouvelle Liberte. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Edea Cathedral, then have some family-friendly fun at Fun Center, and then hunt for treasures at Marche Artisanal de Douala.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Douala trip planner.

You can drive from Bamenda to Douala in 5 hours. October in Douala sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Yaounde.

Things to do in Douala

Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Mefou National Park, then Head underground at Caves Akok Bekoe, then get engrossed in the history at Musee Ethnographique des Peuples de la Foret, and finally stroll around Bois Sainte Anastasie. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Monument de la Reunification, take in the spiritual surroundings of cathedrale de la paix, North 10, Yaunde, Camerun, explore the world behind art at National Museum of Yaounde (Le Musee National de Yaounde), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosquee Centrale, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lamido Grand Mosque, and finally admire the masterpieces at Blackitude Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Yaounde online trip maker.

You can drive from Douala to Yaounde in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Douala in October, Yaounde is slightly colder at night with lows of 68°F. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Mon) before leaving for Bangui.

Things to do in Yaounde

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Caves Akok Bekoe, Lamido Grand Mosque
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Ecopark ©
Ecopark
Musee Ethnographique des Peuples de la Foret ©

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Bangui, Central African Republic

Bangui ©
Bangui, or Bangî in Sango, formerly written Bangi in English, is the capital and largest city of the Central African Republic. On the 20th (Tue), hunt for treasures at Marche Central (Central Market), then admire the landmark architecture of Notre-Dame of Bangui Cathedral, and then browse the exhibits of Musee de Boganda (Boganda Museum). On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Oubangui River and then wander the streets of K-Cinq (Km-5 Intersection).

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bangui trip planning app.

Getting from Yaounde to Bangui by combination of train and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Bangui can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. On the 21st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Boali.

Things to do in Bangui

Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 21:
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Oubangui River ©
Oubangui River
Notre-Dame of Bangui Cathedral ©
Notre-Dame of Bangui Cathedral
Marche Central (Central Market) ©
Marche Central (Central Market)

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Boali, Central African Republic

Boali ©
Boali is a town located in the Central African Republic prefecture of Ombella-M'Poko.Boali is located on National Highway 1 (RN1), about 100 km northwest of the national capital, Bangui. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): stroll through Les Chutes de Boali.

To see reviews and tourist information, you can read our Boali travel route planning app.

Drive from Bangui to Boali in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Boali are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. You will leave for Bayanga on the 23rd (Fri).

Things to do in Boali

Nature · Parks
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Les Chutes de Boali ©
Les Chutes de Boali

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Bayanga, Central African Republic

Bayanga ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): stroll through Dzanga-Sangha Reserve.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bayanga day trip site.

Getting from Boali to Bayanga by car takes about 10.5 hours. You will leave for N'Djamena on the 26th (Mon).

Things to do in Bayanga

Parks · Wildlife
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Dzanga-Sangha Reserve ©
Dzanga-Sangha Reserve

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N'Djamena, Chad

N'Djamena ©
Chad's capital and largest city, N'Djamena serves as the main port on the Chari River, and a hub for livestock, grain, and salt.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Musée National du Tchad and Big Market Marché central. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Mosque N'Djamena and explore and take pictures at Avenue Charles de Gaulle.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the N'Djamena trip itinerary builder app.

Do a combination of car and flight from Bayanga to N'Djamena in 19.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in N'Djamena can reach 100°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. You will leave for Pointe Noire on the 29th (Thu).

Things to do in N'Djamena

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 29:
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Big Market Marché central ©
Big Market Marché central
Musée National du Tchad ©
Musée National du Tchad
Grand Mosque N'Djamena ©
Grand Mosque N'Djamena

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Pointe Noire, Republic of the Congo

Pointe Noire ©
The second largest city of Congo, coastal Pointe-Noire has rapidly grown into a metropolitan area in past decades, rising to become the main commercial center of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): kick back and relax at Cote Sauvage and then head outdoors with Gorges of Diosso.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Pointe Noire travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from N'Djamena to Pointe Noire takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from N'Djamena in October, plan for little chillier days in Pointe Noire, with highs around 84°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Brazzaville.

Things to do in Pointe Noire

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Gorges of Diosso ©
Gorges of Diosso

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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.
On the 31st (Sat), browse the exhibits of Musee National du Congo (National Museum of Congo) and then admire the sheer force of Loufoulakari Falls. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Mosque, stroll through Reserve Naturelle de Gorilles de Lesio-Louna-Lefini, then explore and take pictures at Basilique St. Anne, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale du Sacre-Ceour de Brazzaville.

For reviews and tourist information, read our Brazzaville trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Pointe Noire to Brazzaville in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in October, and nighttime lows around 73°F. On the 2nd (Mon), you're off to South Kivu Province.

Things to do in Brazzaville

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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

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South Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo

South Kivu Province ©
One of the Democratic Republic of the Congo's 26 provinces, South Kivu is not a highly frequented tourist destination, but for the well-seasoned traveler it offers a few hidden gems scattered within its territory.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kahuzi-Biega National Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our South Kivu Province itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Brazzaville to South Kivu Province in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Brazzaville to South Kivu Province is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to fly to Goma.

Things to do in South Kivu Province

Nature · Parks
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Kahuzi-Biega National Park ©
Kahuzi-Biega National Park

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Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Goma ©
Nestled between two opposites--a lake and a volcano--Goma represents an adventurous vacation spot.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): explore the activities along Lake Kivu and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Nyiragongo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Virunga National Park.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Goma road trip planning site.

You can fly from South Kivu Province to Goma in 4.5 hours. November in Goma sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kisantu.

Things to do in Goma

Nature · Parks
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Mount Nyiragongo ©
Mount Nyiragongo
Virunga National Park ©
Virunga National Park
Lake Kivu ©
Lake Kivu

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Kisantu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Kisantu ©
Kisantu, also known as Inkisi, is a town in the western Democratic Republic of Congo, lying south west of Kinshasa, on the Inkisi River. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanique de Kisantu.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kisantu online visit planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Goma to Kisantu takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Central Africa Time (CAT) to West Africa Standard Time (WAT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Goma in November, with highs in Kisantu at 88°F and lows at 73°F. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Kinshasa.

Things to do in Kisantu

Parks
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Jardin Botanique de Kisantu ©
Jardin Botanique de Kisantu

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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Kinshasa ©
In a city bubbling with life, a Kinshasa vacation offers a non-stop immersion into African culture and history.
On the 7th (Sat), explore the activities along Lac Ma Vallée, identify plant and animal life at Lola ya Bonobo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroisse Sainte Anne, then admire the masterpieces at Texaf Bilembo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame Du Congo. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Zongo Falls.

Plan my day in Kinshasa using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Kisantu to Kinshasa in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. November in Kinshasa sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Malabo.

Things to do in Kinshasa

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zongo Falls
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 9:
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Zongo Falls ©
Zongo Falls
Lola ya Bonobo ©
Lola ya Bonobo
Lac Ma Vallée ©
Lac Ma Vallée

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Fernando, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Malabo National Park, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Santa Isabel. On your second day here, get your bearings at Centro Cultural de Espana en Malabo, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico Basile, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Arena Blanca, and finally make a trip to La Casa Verde.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Malabo travel planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Kinshasa to Malabo takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bata.

Things to do in Malabo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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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Bata, Equatorial Guinea

Bata
Bata is a port city in the Litoral Province of Equatorial Guinea. On the 12th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bata Cathedral.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bata trip planner.

You can fly from Malabo to Bata in 3 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. November in Bata sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 75°F at night. On the 14th (Sat), you're off to Libreville.

Things to do in Bata

Historic Sites
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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint Pierre, make a trip to Memorial Leon Mba, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Marie Cathedral, ponder the world of politics at Cour Constitutionnelle, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Akanda National Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Hassane II Mosque. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of L'Eglise St-Michel Libreville, explore the galleries of Musee des Arts et Traditions du Gabon (Museum of Art and Culture), get a taste of the local shopping with Les Chocolats Gabonais de Julie, then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-dame de Lourdes, and finally get outside with Pointe-Denis Beach.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Libreville online holiday planner.

Getting from Bata to Libreville by car takes about 11 hours. November in Libreville sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Port Gentil.

Things to do in Libreville

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
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Hassane II Mosque ©
Hassane II Mosque
Akanda National Park ©
Akanda National Park
Notre-dame de Lourdes ©
Notre-dame de Lourdes

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Port Gentil, Gabon

Port Gentil
Port-Gentil or Mandji is the second-largest city of Gabon, and its leading seaport. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint Louis.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Gentil online driving holiday planner.

You can ride a ferry from Libreville to Port Gentil in 5 hours. In November in Port Gentil, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 76°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Lambarene.

Things to do in Port Gentil

Historic Sites
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Lambarene, Gabon

Lambarene ©
Lambaréné is a town and the capital of Moyen-Ogooué in Gabon. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Museum Albert Schweitzer.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Lambarene trip maker website.

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Port Gentil to Lambarene in 10 hours. In November in Lambarene, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 76°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Wed) before leaving for Lope Wildlife Reserve.

Things to do in Lambarene

Museums
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Museum Albert Schweitzer ©
Museum Albert Schweitzer

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Lope Wildlife Reserve, Gabon

Lope Wildlife Reserve ©
On the 19th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Reserve de la Lope.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lope Wildlife Reserve route planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Lambarene to Lope Wildlife Reserve takes 11.5 hours. You will leave for Ilheu Das Rolas on the 21st (Sat).

Things to do in Lope Wildlife Reserve

Parks · Wildlife
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Reserve de la Lope ©
Reserve de la Lope

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Ilheu Das Rolas, Sao Tome and Principe

Ilheu Das Rolas ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): kick back and relax at Praia Jale. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Marco do Equador.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ilheu Das Rolas online trip builder.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Lope Wildlife Reserve to Ilheu Das Rolas takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Lope Wildlife Reserve to Ilheu Das Rolas is minus 1 hour. In November, daily temperatures in Ilheu Das Rolas can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Porto Alegre.

Things to do in Ilheu Das Rolas

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Praia Jale
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Praia Jale ©
Praia Jale

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Porto Alegre, Sao Tome and Principe

Porto Alegre ©
Porto Alegre is a village in Caué District on São Tomé Island in São Tomé and Príncipe. On the 24th (Tue), step off the mainland to explore Ilheu das Rolas.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Porto Alegre day trip site.

Porto Alegre is very close to Ilheu Das Rolas. In November, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 75°F. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Sao Tome.

Things to do in Porto Alegre

Nature · Parks
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Ilheu das Rolas ©
Ilheu das Rolas

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Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe

Sao Tome ©
São Tomé is the capital city of São Tomé and Príncipe and is by far the nation's largest town. On the 25th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Obo National Park, explore and take pictures at Lagoa Amelia, and then get a sense of history and politics at Palacio do Povo. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Se Catedral de Nossa Senhora da Graca de Sao Tome, then steep yourself in history at Forte De Sao Sebastiao, then see the interesting displays at National Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museu do Mar e da Pesca Artesanal.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sao Tome trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Porto Alegre to Sao Tome in 1.5 hours. In November in Sao Tome, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Principe.

Things to do in Sao Tome

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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Museu do Mar e da Pesca Artesanal
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Obo National Park ©
Obo National Park
Museu do Mar e da Pesca Artesanal ©
Museu do Mar e da Pesca Artesanal
Lagoa Amelia ©
Lagoa Amelia

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Principe, Sao Tome and Principe

Principe ©
Life slows down in Principe, and visitors appreciate the laid-back vibe.
On the 27th (Fri), explore the engaging exhibits at Kaxi Tetuga Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Banana Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Principe trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Sao Tome to Principe by flight takes about 2.5 hours. On the 28th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Principe

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Banana Beach ©
Banana Beach

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