48 days in Africa Itinerary

48 days in Africa Itinerary

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Freetown, Sierra Leone
— 5 nights
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Kenema, Sierra Leone
— 4 nights
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Makeni, Sierra Leone
— 3 nights
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Monrovia, Liberia
— 2 nights
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Man, Ivory Coast
— 1 night
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Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast
— 2 nights
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Abidjan, Ivory Coast
— 3 nights
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Accra, Ghana
— 2 nights
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Kumasi, Ghana
— 2 nights
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Nkoranza, Ghana
— 1 night
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Larabanga, Ghana
— 2 nights
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Busua, Ghana
— 1 night
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Cape Coast, Ghana
— 3 nights
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Kara, Togo
— 1 night
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Kpalime, Togo
— 2 nights
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Lome, Togo
— 3 nights
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Tanguieta, Benin
— 1 night
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Natitingou, Benin
— 1 night
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Porto-Novo, Benin
— 2 nights
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Ouidah, Benin
— 3 nights

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Freetown, Sierra Leone

Freetown ©
Straddling an undulating coastline, Freetown serves as the capital and largest city of Sierra Leone.
Step out of the city life by going to Bureh Beach and Lakka Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St George's cathedral and Hausa Mosque. Step out of Freetown to go to Sussex and see River Number Two Beach, which is approximately 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at John Obey Beach, discover the deep blue sea with Banana Divers Sierra Leone, kick back and relax at Lumley Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Freetown Central Mosque.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Freetown trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

San Francisco, USA to Freetown is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Freetown is 8 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in January, with highs in Freetown at 86°F and lows at 75°F. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Thu) before leaving for Kenema.

Things to do in Freetown

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Bureh Beach, Lakka Beach, River Number Two Beach
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 7:
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Bureh Beach ©
Bureh Beach
Lakka Beach ©
Lakka Beach
John Obey Beach ©
John Obey Beach

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Kenema, Sierra Leone

Kenema
Kenema is the second largest city in Sierra Leone, and the largest city in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone. Spend the 8th (Fri) exploring nature at Gola Rainforest National Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kenema trip planner.

Traveling by car from Freetown to Kenema takes 4.5 hours. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Makeni.

Things to do in Kenema

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 11:

3
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Makeni, Sierra Leone

Makeni
Makeni is the largest city in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. Makeni is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Makeni Central Mosque.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Makeni road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Kenema to Makeni in 3 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Thu) before leaving for Monrovia.

Things to do in Makeni

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 14:

2
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Monrovia, Liberia

Monrovia ©
The capital of Liberia and its most populous city, Monrovia lies on the Atlantic Coast of Cape Mesurado.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Centennial Pavilion and Sacred Heart Cathedral. Discover out-of-the-way places like Liberian National Museum and Providence Island. There's more to do: admire the striking features of Matadi Central Mosque.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Monrovia tour planner.

Traveling by car from Makeni to Monrovia takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In January, daytime highs in Monrovia are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Man.

Things to do in Monrovia

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Sacred Heart Cathedral ©
Sacred Heart Cathedral
Providence Island ©
Providence Island
Liberian National Museum ©
Liberian National Museum

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Man, Ivory Coast

Man ©
Man is a city in western Ivory Coast. On the 18th (Mon), get outside with La Dent de Man, head outdoors with Mont Tonkoui, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Les Cascades de Man.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Man online tour builder.

Traveling by car from Monrovia to Man takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Monrovia in January since evenings lows in Man dip to 61°F. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yamoussoukro.

Things to do in Man

Outdoors · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 18:
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Mont Tonkoui ©
Mont Tonkoui
Les Cascades de Man ©
Les Cascades de Man
La Dent de Man ©
La Dent de Man

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Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast

Yamoussoukro
Unlike many of the world's cities with infrastructure trying to keep up with population, Yamoussoukro has no such problem--many of the city's sprawling six-lane highways and hotels were built before anybody lived here.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Grande Mosquee, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, then ponder the world of politics at Palais Presidentiel, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Abokouamekro Game Reserve.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Yamoussoukro trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Man to Yamoussoukro takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 95°F, and evening lows to 65°F. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Wed) before leaving for Abidjan.

Things to do in Yamoussoukro

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of Our Lady of Peace
Basilica of Our Lady of Peace
Grande Mosquee ©
Grande Mosquee

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Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Abidjan ©
As Cote d'Ivoire's largest city and economic hub, Abidjan boasts the reputation of West Africa's party capital, while its rich culture remains evident in its numerous film festivals and a booming music scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Plateau and Musee des Civilisations de Cote d’Ivoire. Visiting Banco National Park and Ivoire Golf Club will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Abidjan side-trips: Grand Bassam (Maison Varlet, Pont De La Victoire, &more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Grande Mosquee du Plateau, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and stop by CAVA - Centre Artisanal de la Ville.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Abidjan visit planner.

Drive from Yamoussoukro to Abidjan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. When traveling from Yamoussoukro in January, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Abidjan: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Accra.

Things to do in Abidjan

Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Grand Bassam
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Banco National Park ©
Banco National Park
The Plateau ©
The Plateau

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Accra, Ghana

Accra ©
On a tour of Accra, you can experience the vivacious and dynamic atmosphere of Ghana's sprawling capital city, a commercial and tourist hub of the region.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bojo Beach, make a trip to Independence Square, look for gifts at Global Mamas, then explore the galleries of Artists Alliance Gallery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Labadi Pleasure Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Coco Beach, appreciate the history behind Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Church of the Most Holy Trinity, then enjoy the sea views from James Town Lighthouse, and finally step into the grandiose world of Osu Castle.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Accra journey planner.

You can fly from Abidjan to Accra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in January, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Kumasi.

Things to do in Accra

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Bojo Beach ©
Bojo Beach
Cathedral Church of the Most Holy Trinity ©
Cathedral Church of the Most Holy Trinity
Artists Alliance Gallery ©
Artists Alliance Gallery

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Kumasi, Ghana

Kumasi ©
A bustling center of trade and culture, Kumasi remains among Ghana's liveliest and most significant urban centers.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bobiri Forest Reserve, trot along with The Green Ranch, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Kumasi City Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Okomfo Anokye Sword Site, see the interesting displays at Prempeh II Museum, see the interesting displays at Manhyia Palace Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wesley Methodist Cathedral, then learn about all things military at Kumasi Fort - Ghana Armed Forces Museum, and finally walk around Rattray Park.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kumasi online visit planner.

Getting from Accra to Kumasi by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January in Kumasi, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nkoranza.

Things to do in Kumasi

Museums · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trip

Bobiri Forest Reserve
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Manhyia Palace Museum ©
Manhyia Palace Museum
The Green Ranch ©
The Green Ranch
Okomfo Anokye Sword Site ©
Okomfo Anokye Sword Site

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Nkoranza, Ghana

Nkoranza ©
Nkoranza is a town located in the mid-north of Ghana. On the 28th (Thu), stroll through Boabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Nkoranza trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kumasi to Nkoranza takes 2 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Thu) before leaving for Larabanga.

Things to do in Nkoranza

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Boabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary ©
Boabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary

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Larabanga, Ghana

Larabanga ©
Larabanga is a village in West Gonja district, a district in north western Northern Region of Ghana. Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Mole National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Larabanga Mosque.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Larabanga trip planner.

Drive from Nkoranza to Larabanga in 4 hours. In January in Larabanga, expect temperatures between 94°F during the day and 73°F at night. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Busua.

Things to do in Larabanga

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Mole National Park ©
Mole National Park
Larabanga Mosque ©
Larabanga Mosque

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Busua, Ghana

Busua ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Fort Metal Cross, steep yourself in history at Fort Batenstein, and then kick back and relax at Busua Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Busua trip planning website.

Do a combination of car and flight from Larabanga to Busua in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Larabanga, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Busua, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 78°F. On the 31st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cape Coast.

Things to do in Busua

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Fort Batenstein, Fort Metal Cross
Find places to stay Jan 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Fort Batenstein ©
Fort Batenstein
Fort Metal Cross ©
Fort Metal Cross

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Cape Coast, Ghana

Cape Coast ©
While it may seem like a regular fishing port at first glance, Cape Coast bears traces of the Portuguese, British, Danish, Swedish, and the Dutch colonists who variously ruled here.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kakum National Park. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Fort St. Jago, then explore the historical opulence of Elmina Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Cape Coast Castle, and finally take in the waterfront activity at Elmina lagoon.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cape Coast trip maker.

Drive from Busua to Cape Coast in 2.5 hours. January in Cape Coast sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kara.

Things to do in Cape Coast

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Elmina, Fort William
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 3:
Highlights from your plan
Elmina Castle ©
Elmina Castle
Cape Coast Castle ©
Cape Coast Castle
Kakum National Park ©
Kakum National Park

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Kara, Togo

Kara ©
Kara is a city in northern Togo, situated in Kara Region, 413 km north of the capital Lomé. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Koutammakou.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kara online trip planner.

You can drive from Cape Coast to Kara in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Cape Coast, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Kara, ranging from highs of 95°F to lows of 72°F. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Kpalime.

Things to do in Kara

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Koutammakou ©
Koutammakou

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Kpalime, Togo

Kpalime ©
Kpalimé is a city in the Plateaux Region of Togo, 120 km north of Lomé and 15 km from the Ghanaian border. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): shop like a local with Aklala Batik du Togo, then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascade de Wome, then step into the grandiose world of The Castle Viale, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Cascade de Kpime. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Agou.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kpalime vacation planner.

You can drive from Kara to Kpalime in 5.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Sat) before leaving for Lome.

Things to do in Kpalime

Nature · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Cascade de Kpime ©
Cascade de Kpime
Mount Agou ©
Mount Agou
Cascade de Wome ©
Cascade de Wome

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Lome, Togo

Lome ©
Sometimes called the Pearl of West Africa, Lome contains a cheerful spirit shown through its bustling street markets where both locals and visitors meet on a regular basis.
On the 7th (Sun), laugh and play at O Lodge, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Evangelique Presbyterienne Lome, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lome Beach(Plage de sable fin de Lome), and finally contemplate the long history of Tamberma Villages. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at National Museum, take a stroll around Palais des Congres, pause for some photo ops at Monument de l'Independance, then shop like a local with La Civette, then steep yourself in history at Lome abandoned bridge, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lome Cathedral.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lome online route planner.

Getting from Kpalime to Lome by car takes about 2.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Lome are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tanguieta.

Things to do in Lome

Historic Sites · Shopping · Theme Parks

Side Trip

O Lodge
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Tamberma Villages ©
Tamberma Villages
Lome Cathedral ©
Lome Cathedral
Grande Mosquee ©
Grande Mosquee

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Tanguieta, Benin

Tanguieta ©
Tanguiéta is a town, arrondissement and commune located in the Atakora Department of Benin.The commune covers an area of 5465 square kilometres and as of 2002 had a population of 54,719 people. On the 10th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pendjari National Park.

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

Traveling by car from Lome to Tanguieta takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lome to Tanguieta due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lome in February: highs in Tanguieta hover around 98°F, while lows dip to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Natitingou.

Things to do in Tanguieta

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Pendjari National Park ©
Pendjari National Park

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Natitingou, Benin

Natitingou ©
Natitingou is a city and commune in north western Benin. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): get outside with Chutes de Kota.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Natitingou trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Tanguieta to Natitingou takes an hour. In February, daytime highs in Natitingou are 98°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Thu) before leaving for Porto-Novo.

Things to do in Natitingou

Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Chutes de Kota ©
Chutes de Kota

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Porto-Novo, Benin

Porto-Novo ©
Porto-Novo is the capital of Benin, and was the capital of French Dahomey. On the 12th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Mosque of Porto-Novo, explore the historical opulence of Musee Honme (Palais Royal), get engrossed in the history at da Silva Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre Dame de l'Immaculee Conception, then make a trip to Jardin Place Jean Bayol, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes et de la Nature. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Ethnographique Museum of Porto Novo.

To plan Porto-Novo vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Natitingou to Porto-Novo in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Natitingou in February, expect nights in Porto-Novo to be a bit warmer, around 79°F, while days are slightly colder, around 90°F. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Ouidah.

Things to do in Porto-Novo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Musee Honme (Palais Royal) ©
Musee Honme (Palais Royal)
Great Mosque of Porto-Novo ©
Great Mosque of Porto-Novo

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Ouidah, Benin

Ouidah ©
Ouidah, historically also called Whydah, Juda, Juida by the French and Ajudá by the Portuguese, formally the Kingdom of Whydah (so named for the Whydah Bird of Paradise), is a city on the coast of the Republic of Benin. You'll discover tucked-away gems like La Porte Du Non Retour and Temple des Pythons. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ouidah Museum of History and Villa Karo.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ouidah trip site.

You can drive from Porto-Novo to Ouidah in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in February, and nighttime lows around 79°F. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Ouidah

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Villa Karo
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
La Porte Du Non Retour ©
La Porte Du Non Retour
Ouidah Museum of History ©
Ouidah Museum of History
Villa Karo ©
Villa Karo