34 days in Africa Itinerary

34 days in Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nouakchott, Mauritania
— 4 nights
2
Ouadane, Mauritania
— 2 nights
3
Chinguetti, Mauritania
— 1 night
4
Atar, Mauritania
— 3 nights
5
Trarza Region, Mauritania
— 2 nights
6
Saint-Louis, Senegal
— 2 nights
7
Saly, Senegal
— 2 nights
8
Ndangane, Senegal
— 1 night
9
Kolda, Senegal
— 1 night
10
North Bank Division, Gambia
— 1 night
11
Serekunda, Gambia
— 2 nights
12
Dakar, Senegal
— 2 nights
13
Goree Island, Senegal
— 2 nights
14
Conakry, Guinea
— 3 nights
15
Bissau, Guinea-Bissau
— 3 nights

4
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Nouakchott, Mauritania

Nouakchott ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Banc d'Arguin National Park and Mosque Ould Mbouja. Your inner history buff will appreciate Saudi mosque and Haye Mohamedia Mosque. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Plage de Nouakchott, pick up some local products at Galerie Zeinart, browse the range of quality goods at Marche Turc, and buy something for everyone on your list at Al Khaima Mall.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nouakchott journey planner.

San Francisco, USA to Nouakchott is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 8 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect nights in Nouakchott to be a bit warmer, around 75°F, while days are much warmer, around 99°F. On the 6th (Tue), you're off to Ouadane.

Things to do in Nouakchott

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Banc d'Arguin National Park ©
Banc d'Arguin National Park
Plage de Nouakchott ©
Plage de Nouakchott
Galerie Zeinart ©
Galerie Zeinart

2
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Ouadane, Mauritania

Ouadane ©
Ouadane or Wādān is a small town in the desert region of central Mauritania, situated on the southern edge of the Adrar Plateau, 93 km northeast of Chinguetti. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Ouadane trip planner.

Drive from Nouakchott to Ouadane in 8.5 hours. You'll set off for Chinguetti on the 8th (Thu).

Things to do in Ouadane

Historic Sites
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1
night
Chinguetti, Mauritania

Chinguetti ©
Chinguetti is a ksar or a Berber medieval trading center in northern Mauritania, located on the Adrar Plateau east of Atar.Founded in the 13th century as the center of several trans-Saharan trade routes, this small city continues to attract a handful of visitors who admire its spare architecture, scenery and ancient libraries. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): get your bearings at Bibliotheque Habott and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chinguetti Mosque.

You can plan Chinguetti trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Ouadane to Chinguetti by car takes about 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Chinguetti are 100°F, while nighttime lows are 84°F. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Fri) before leaving for Atar.

Things to do in Chinguetti

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:
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Chinguetti Mosque ©
Chinguetti Mosque
Bibliotheque Habott ©
Bibliotheque Habott

3
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Atar, Mauritania

Atar ©
Atar is a town in northwestern Mauritania, the capital of the Adrar Region and the main settlement on the Adrar Plateau. Atar is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Terjit Oasis.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Atar online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Chinguetti to Atar in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Atar are 100°F, while nighttime lows are 84°F. You'll set off for Trarza Region on the 12th (Mon).

Things to do in Atar

Nature · Parks
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Terjit Oasis ©
Terjit Oasis

2
nights
Trarza Region, Mauritania

Trarza Region ©
Trarza is a region in southwest Mauritania. On the 13th (Tue), admire nature's extreme beauty at Mauritania Sahara.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Trarza Region road trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Atar to Trarza Region. You'll set off for Saint-Louis on the 14th (Wed).

Things to do in Trarza Region

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 14:
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Mauritania Sahara ©
Mauritania Sahara

2
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Saint-Louis, Senegal

Saint-Louis ©
West Africa's first French settlement, World Heritage-listed Saint-Louis (or Ndar in Wolof) shows off its colonial architectural style with an ambience of tranquility and historical charm.
On the 15th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Parque Nacional de la Lengua de Barbaria. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Village Artisanal, explore and take pictures at Gandiol, and then look for gifts at Rama diaw.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Saint-Louis trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Trarza Region to Saint-Louis in 9 hours. In October in Saint-Louis, expect temperatures between 94°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Saly.

Things to do in Saint-Louis

Nature · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 16:
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Parque Nacional de la Lengua de Barbaria ©
Parque Nacional de la Lengua de Barbaria
Village Artisanal ©
Village Artisanal
Rama diaw ©
Rama diaw

2
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Saly, Senegal

Saly ©
Saly is a seaside resort area in Thiès Region on the Petite Côte of Senegal, south of Dakar. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): try out the rides at Mini Beach by Lamantin and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grande Mosquee Gandigal-Est. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagune de la Somone, then stroll through L'Elevage d'Oiseaux Exotique, then stroll through Reserve De Bandia, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage Popenguine.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Saly trip planner.

You can drive from Saint-Louis to Saly in 3.5 hours. While traveling from Saint-Louis, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Saly, ranging from highs of 88°F to lows of 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Ndangane.

Things to do in Saly

Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Grande Mosquee Gandigal-Est, Lagune de la Somone, L'Elevage d'Oiseaux Exotique, Plage Popenguine
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Reserve De Bandia ©
Reserve De Bandia
Plage Popenguine ©
Plage Popenguine
Lagune de la Somone ©
Lagune de la Somone

1
night
Ndangane, Senegal

Ndangane ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Musee Mahicao and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc National du Delta du Saloum.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ndangane trip planner.

Getting from Saly to Ndangane by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Saly in October, you will find days in Ndangane are a bit warmer (98°F), and nights are about the same (78°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Kolda.

Things to do in Ndangane

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Musee Mahicao
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Parc National du Delta du Saloum ©
Parc National du Delta du Saloum
Musee Mahicao ©
Musee Mahicao

1
night
Kolda, Senegal

Kolda ©
Kolda is a city located in southern Senegal. On the 20th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc National du Niokolo-Koba.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Kolda route planner.

Traveling by flight from Ndangane to Kolda takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Kolda sees daily highs of 95°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for travel to North Bank Division.

Things to do in Kolda

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Parc National du Niokolo-Koba ©
Parc National du Niokolo-Koba

1
night
North Bank Division, Gambia

North Bank Division ©
North Bank was one of the five administrative divisions of the Gambia. On the 21st (Wed), steep yourself in history at Fort Bullen, then contemplate the long history of Fort James Island, and then steep yourself in history at Jufureh.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our North Bank Division tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Kolda to North Bank Division in 3.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 98°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Serekunda.

Things to do in North Bank Division

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 21:
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Fort James Island ©
Fort James Island
Jufureh ©
Jufureh
Fort Bullen ©
Fort Bullen

2
nights
Serekunda, Gambia

Serekunda
Serekunda hugs the Atlantic Ocean on one side and faces the Gambia River on the other, both of which provide an escape from the heat when temperatures rise.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): steep yourself in history at National Museum, then explore the striking landscape of River Gambia National Park, and then get a new perspective on nature at Gunjur Village Museum. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pipeline Mosque, then pause for some serene contemplation at Roman Catholic Cathedral, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Serekunda trip planner.

You can drive from North Bank Division to Serekunda in 2.5 hours. Traveling from North Bank Division in October, expect nights in Serekunda to be about the same, around 74°F, while days are little chillier, around 92°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Dakar.

Things to do in Serekunda

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Banjul, Gunjur Village Museum
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 23:
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River Gambia National Park
River Gambia National Park
Gunjur Village Museum ©
Gunjur Village Museum
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
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Dakar, Senegal

Dakar ©
Situated on the western edge of mainland Africa, the crowded and dynamic city of Dakar offers visitors booming shopping, dining, and entertainment scenes.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Loman Art House - Art Gallery, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale du Souvenir Africain de Dakar, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Mosque of Dakar. On your second day here, get outside with Accrobaobab, examine the collection at Museo de la Tapiceria, get to know the resident critters at Parc Forestier et Zoologique de Hann, then explore and take pictures at Dakar Railway Station, and finally see the interesting displays at La Maison des Esclaves.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dakar vacation builder.

Traveling by flight from Serekunda to Dakar takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October in Dakar, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Goree Island.

Things to do in Dakar

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Thies
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
La Maison des Esclaves ©
La Maison des Esclaves
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cathedrale du Souvenir Africain de Dakar ©
Cathedrale du Souvenir Africain de Dakar

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Goree Island, Senegal

Goree Island ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Goree Island day trip planning app.

You can ride a ferry from Dakar to Goree Island in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in October, and nighttime lows around 78°F. On the 27th (Tue), you're off to Conakry.

Things to do in Goree Island

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:
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Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee ©
Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee

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Conakry, Guinea

Conakry ©
Guinea's capital and largest city, Conakry acts as the nation's economic and cultural center, containing nearly a quarter of the population.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, step off the mainland to explore Iles de Los, explore the galleries of National Museum (Musee National), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Conakry Grand Mosque, then pause for some serene contemplation at Sante Marie Cathedral, and finally have fun at CanalOlympia Kaloum.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Conakry holiday website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Goree Island to Conakry. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in October, and nighttime lows around 74°F. You will leave for Bissau on the 30th (Fri).

Things to do in Conakry

Historic Sites · Nature · Nightlife
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Sante Marie Cathedral ©
Sante Marie Cathedral
Iles de Los ©
Iles de Los
Conakry Grand Mosque ©
Conakry Grand Mosque

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Bissau, Guinea-Bissau

Bissau ©
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.
Igreja Catolica da Bissau and Fortaleza de Sao Jose da Amura will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mesquita Bissau and Museu Nacional. There's still lots to do: get a sense of history and politics at Presidential Palace.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bissau trip maker tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Conakry to Bissau takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 76°F. You'll set off for home on the 2nd (Mon).

Things to do in Bissau

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 2:
Highlights from your plan
Igreja Catolica da Bissau ©
Igreja Catolica da Bissau
Mesquita Bissau ©
Mesquita Bissau
Fortaleza de Sao Jose da Amura ©
Fortaleza de Sao Jose da Amura

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