58 days in Africa Itinerary

58 days in Africa Itinerary

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Djenne, Mali
— 5 nights
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Mopti, Mali
— 6 nights
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Bamako, Mali
— 5 nights
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Conakry, Guinea
— 6 nights
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Bissau, Guinea-Bissau
— 6 nights
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Saly, Senegal
— 6 nights
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Banjul, Gambia
— 7 nights
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Dakar, Senegal
— 9 nights
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Nouakchott, Mauritania
— 5 nights
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Djenne, Mali

— 5 nights
Djenné is a town and an urban commune in the Inland Niger Delta region of central Mali. Djenne is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Mosque Of Djenne and explore the ancient world of Jenne-Jeno.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Djenne trip planner.

Bratislava, Slovakia to Djenne is an approximately 50-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Bratislava to Djenne, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bratislava in July, with highs in Djenne at 39°C and lows at 28°C. On the 11th (Sat), you're off to Mopti.

Things to do in Djenne

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 11:

Mopti, Mali

— 6 nights
Originally a small fishing village, Mopti has become Mali's center of fishing and livestock industries.
Mopti is known for trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country) and admire the landmark architecture of Grand Mosque of Mopti.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mopti trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Djenne to Mopti takes 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Mopti are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You will leave for Bamako on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in Mopti

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 17:

Bamako, Mali

— 5 nights
Mali's capital and the fastest-growing city in Africa, Bamako acts as a major port, as well as a cultural and industrial center.
Bamako is known for nature, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Bamako, explore the striking landscape of Parc national du Mali, Bamako, get to know the resident critters at Zoo National du Mali, and pause for some photo ops at Monument de l"Independance.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bamako trip planning tool.

You can drive from Mopti to Bamako in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Mopti in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Bamako: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 26°C at night. You will leave for Conakry on the 23rd (Thu).

Things to do in Bamako

Historic Sites · Parks · Casinos · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 23:

Conakry, Guinea

— 6 nights
Guinea's capital and largest city, Conakry acts as the nation's economic and cultural center, containing nearly a quarter of the population.
Step out of Conakry to go to Dubreka and see Les Cascades De La Soumba, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve, head off the coast to Iles de Los, browse the exhibits of National Museum (Musee National), and enjoy some diversion at CanalOlympia Kaloum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Conakry trip planner.

Fly from Bamako to Conakry in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Bamako in July, plan for little chillier days in Conakry, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. You'll set off for Bissau on the 29th (Wed).

Things to do in Conakry

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nightlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 29:

Bissau, Guinea-Bissau

— 6 nights
Looking out from the Geba River across the Atlantic Ocean, the little-known capital of Bissau offers the authentic experience of a West African fishing port.
Bissau is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Catolica da Bissau, steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de Sao Jose da Amura, get a sense of history and politics at Presidential Palace, and explore the galleries of Museu Nacional.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Bissau trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Conakry to Bissau takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Bissau sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 4th (Tue), you're off to Saly.

Things to do in Bissau

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 4:

Saly, Senegal

— 6 nights
Saly is a seaside resort area in Thiès Region on the Petite Côte of Senegal, south of Dakar. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saly: Parc National du Delta du Saloum (in Ndangane), Plage Popenguine (in Popenguine) and Accrobaobab (in Thies). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Reserve De Bandia, stop by Village Artisanal de Saly, take an in-depth tour of Musee Mahicao, and laugh and play at Mini Beach by Lamantin.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Saly route site.

Getting from Bissau to Saly by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In August in Saly, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. On the 10th (Mon), you're off to Banjul.

Things to do in Saly

Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 10:

Banjul, Gambia

— 7 nights
Banjul, officially the City of Banjul and formerly known as Bathurst, is the capital of The Gambia and is in a division of the same name. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Banjul: Gunjur Village Museum (in Gunjur), Fort James Island (in North Bank Division) and Tanji (Tanji / Karinti Bird Reserve & Tanje Village Museum). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Katchikally Crocodile Pool, browse the exhibits of Lemonfish Art Gallery, kick back and relax at Kotu Beach, and don't miss a visit to Arch 22.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Banjul online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Saly to Banjul in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Dakar.

Things to do in Banjul

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 17:

Dakar, Senegal

— 9 nights
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: Le Village des Tortues (in Rufisque), Museo de la Tapiceria (in Thies) and Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee (in Goree Island). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at La Maison des Esclaves, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale du Souvenir Africain de Dakar, head off the coast to Ngor Island, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of the Divinity.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Dakar trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Banjul to Dakar takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nouakchott.

Things to do in Dakar

Museums · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 26:

Nouakchott, Mauritania

— 5 nights
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 parks, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Plage de Nouakchott, browse the different shops at Al Khaima Mall, explore the wide array of goods at Marche Turc, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saudi mosque.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Nouakchott sightseeing planner.

Getting from Dakar to Nouakchott by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. You'll set off for home on the 31st (Mon).

Things to do in Nouakchott

Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 31:

Mali travel guide

3.7
National Parks · Flea Markets · Museums
Lively, cultured, and colorful Mali allows visitors to get familiar with African traditions and witness contemporary African art and lifestyles. Ancient empires built cities along the Niger River, leaving behind them knowledge, beliefs, and traditions, even as the architecture crumbled. Today, the country's world-renowned musical heritage has become central to tourism in Mali, with live performances of ngoni and kora music a highlight for many tourists exploring this west African nation.

Guinea travel guide

3.4
Islands · Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
The coast and hinterland of Guinea hold many hidden areas of attractive scenery, largely untouched by human hand. Explorations of the inland forests top many Guinea itineraries, with forest elephants marching through the lush greenery and exotic birds up in the trees just waiting to be spotted.

Guinea-Bissau travel guide

2.5
Churches · Flea Markets · Government Buildings
Guinea-Bissau offers a slew of colonial-era towns and picturesque beaches, as well as some remote areas tailor-made for those eager to get off the tourist path. An adventure to the southeastern hinterland, with its forests, savannahs, and small farms, represents one of the most daring and exciting things to do in Guinea-Bissau. Though the post-independence history of the country has been bleak at times, the locals remain remarkably upbeat and hopeful for the future--their spirit and welcoming nature provide additional reasons to plan a vacation in Guinea-Bissau.

Senegal travel guide

3.7
Specialty Museums · Nature & Parks · Landmarks
Generous Country
Senegal boasts plenty of natural and cultural attractions to make it attractive to an international audience. The buzz surrounding the Senegalese music scene is justified, with mbalax dance music particularly popular and influential internationally. Street markets in the main towns, overlooked by the minarets of attractive old mosques, remain among top attractions in Senegal--they're ideal spots to get to know the local culture and eat and shop like a native. The wide river deltas rich in wildlife provide an alternative for visitors looking to escape city life and discover the country's natural charms.

Gambia travel guide

3.6
Nature & Parks · Beaches · Flea Markets
Smiling Coast
The smallest country of mainland Africa, the Gambia consists of the Gambia River valley and the hills that run along its edges. Taking off on a journey down the river during your vacation in Gambia allows you to discover a landscape known worldwide as a bird-watcher's paradise--you might want to keep your binoculars and camera handy at all times. The Atlantic coast boats a number of beach resorts with large hotels and shining sands, while the fishing villages farther inland offer an altogether more rustic and basic take on Gambian charm.

Mauritania travel guide

3.7
Piers & Boardwalks · Nature & Parks · Sacred & Religious Sites
Vast, sparse, and unexplored by international visitors, Mauritania consists mainly of desert landscapes. In the north, the desert breaks into rocky massifs, hiding a collection of World Heritage-listed caravan towns, highlights of many adventurous Mauritania itineraries. Much of the country's Atlantic coast has been protected as part of a national park, and its wealth of migratory birds make holidays in Mauritania particularly popular with nature lovers.