16 days in Africa Itinerary

16 days in Africa Itinerary

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Djibouti, Djibouti
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Asmara, Eritrea
— 2 nights
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Port Sudan, Sudan
— 2 nights
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Khartoum, Sudan
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Bangui, Central African Republic
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N'Djamena, Chad
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Niamey, Niger
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Djibouti, Djibouti

Pearl of the Gulf of Tadjoura

Djibouti, the country's eponymous capital and largest city, houses over two thirds of the nation's population.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Assal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): kick back and relax at Khor Ambado Beach and then admire all the interesting features of Place Menelik.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Djibouti online route maker.

Kochi (Cochin), India to Djibouti is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to East Africa Time (EAT), which is usually a -2.5 hour difference. While traveling from Kochi (Cochin), expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Djibouti, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 30°C. You will leave for Asmara on the 20th (Sat).

Things to do in Djibouti

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
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Asmara, Eritrea

Little Rome

Having earned UNESCO World Heritage status for its abundance of Italian modernist architecture, Asmara boasts a rich history and architectural gems.
On the 21st (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Nda Mariam Othodox Church, make a trip to Tank Graveyard, admire the landmark architecture of Cinema Roma, admire the landmark architecture of Cattedrale di Asmara, then make a trip to Liberation Avenue (also called Harnet Ave), and finally enjoy some diversion at Cinema Impero.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Asmara sightseeing planning site.

Fly from Djibouti to Asmara in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Mon) before leaving for Port Sudan.

Things to do in Asmara

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Nightlife
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 22:

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Port Sudan, Sudan

Port Sudan is a port city in eastern Sudan, and the capital of the state of Red Sea., it has 489,725 residents. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Sanganeb National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Port Sudan driving holiday planning site.

You can fly from Asmara to Port Sudan in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Asmara to Port Sudan is minus 1 hour. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Khartoum.

Things to do in Port Sudan

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Khartoum, Sudan

Situated at the meeting point of the White and Blue Niles, the sprawling capital Khartoum captivates with its welcoming atmosphere, chaotic marketplaces, and extravagant skyline punctuated with glass towers.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Nile Street and then examine the collection at Sudan National Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Khartoum road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Port Sudan to Khartoum takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daily temperatures in Khartoum can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. On the 25th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bangui.

Things to do in Khartoum

Museums
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Bangui, Central African Republic

Bangui, or Bangî in Sango, formerly written Bangi in English, is the capital and largest city of the Central African Republic. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take a stroll through K-Cinq (Km-5 Intersection) and then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame of Bangui Cathedral.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bangui online travel route planner.

You can fly from Khartoum to Bangui in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Khartoum to Bangui. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Khartoum in March: highs in Bangui hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to N'Djamena.

Things to do in Bangui

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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N'Djamena, Chad

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Mosque N'Djamena, then explore and take pictures at Avenue Charles de Gaulle, and then explore the galleries of Musée National du Tchad.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the N'Djamena online trip builder.

Getting from Bangui to N'Djamena by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Bangui in March, you will find days in N'Djamena are somewhat warmer (46°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Niamey.

Things to do in N'Djamena

Historic Sites · Museums
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Niamey, Niger

The capital and largest city of Niger, Niamey serves as an administrative, cultural, and economic center on the Niger River.
On the 29th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Niamey Grand Mosque, browse the exhibits of National Museum of Niger (Musee National du Niger), and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Grand Marche. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Koure Giraffe Reserve.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Niamey trip itinerary maker.

Getting from N'Djamena to Niamey by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 46°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Niamey

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums

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Eritrea travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Monuments
Little Eritrea boasts diverse landscapes that include mountains, an arid coastline, and fertile swathes of land to the west. With tourism in Eritrea still a burgeoning industry, the country represents a place of adventure for daring travelers looking to get of that beaten path. The Art Deco architecture of the capital shows off the cultural complexity and interesting facets of the former Italian colony's recent history, while a number of archaeological sites provide evidence of once-thriving ancient kingdoms. The country gained independence from Ethiopia in 1993, but the areas bordering Sudan, Ethiopia, and Djibouti remain dangerous and, as a result, off the map for most foreign tourists.

Sudan travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Ruins
Splitting with South Sudan in 2011, Sudan remains a vast, diverse place. Desert and savannah landscapes dominate much of the north and south, while the east and west are primarily mountainous. Ancient Nubian ruins dot the desert areas in the north, with the section close to the Nile once home to great and powerful kingdoms. The main cities offer an array of interesting and evocative Islamic sites, with many centuries-old mosques and religious schools and market squares--all worthy of addition on a comprehensive Sudan itinerary.

Central African Republic travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Churches · Monuments
Natural attractions in Central African Republic include large forested areas rich in wildlife, especially lowland gorillas and elephants. One the most impoverished and historically unstable countries in the world, CAR remains known for its openness, its people praised for their welcoming nature and positive attitude. The Central African Republic Bush War began in 2004 and, despite a ceasefire in 2007, the fallout from the conflict and re-ignition of sectarian and political violence has made travel to the country inadvisable ever since.

Chad travel guide

3.5
Tourist Spots · Nature & Parks · Museums
With a desert in the north, an arid strip through the middle, and grassland areas in the south, Chad boasts a huge diversity of environments, wildlife, and plants. The country has always appealed to adventurous and daring travelers, with unadulterated landscapes and large animal populations the rewards for those bothering to visit. A ratcheting up of unrest, political violence, and terrorism in the 21st century has made travel to the country inadvisable, so it's not surprising mass tourism in Chad never really took off.

Niger travel guide

3.5
Museums · Flea Markets · Ruins
River of Song
Much of Niger consists of untouched landscapes, dotted here and there with old caravan towns and abandoned medieval settlements. The mountains of the north and the dunes of the center and south hold a captivating, enigmatic atmosphere, made even more memorable by the mud-brick architecture of the market towns developed over the centuries. Most visitors on vacation in Niger head to the southwest, where an abundance of protected areas rich in wildlife, some of the most scenic views of the Niger River, and the country's capital just beg to be explored.