47 days in Africa Itinerary

47 days in Africa Itinerary

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Algiers, Algeria
— 4 nights
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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
— 2 nights
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Cotonou, Benin
— 1 night
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Limbe, Cameroon
— 1 night
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N'Djamena, Chad
— 2 nights
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Asmara, Eritrea
— 2 nights
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Debub Region, Eritrea
— 1 night
Drive to Asmara International Airport, Fly to Djibouti
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Djibouti, Djibouti
— 2 nights
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
— 2 nights
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Jinka, Ethiopia
— 1 night
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Bujumbura, Burundi
— 1 night
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Luanda, Angola
— 1 night
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Moroni, Comoros
— 1 night
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana
— 1 night
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
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Okavango Delta, Botswana
— 2 nights
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Gaborone, Botswana
— 2 nights
Fly to Johannesburg, Shuttle to Manzini
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Manzini, Eswatini (Swaziland)
— 2 nights
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Ezulwini, Eswatini (Swaziland)
— 1 night
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Malkerns, Eswatini (Swaziland)
— 1 night
Shuttle to Johannesburg, Fly to Boa Vista
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Boa Vista, Cape Verde
— 3 nights
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Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde
— 2 nights
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Algiers, Algeria — 4 nights

Algiers the White

Overlooking a scenic bay, the Mediterranean port city of Algiers enthralls visitors with its imposing skyline, a blend of French colonial buildings, run-down high-rises, and whitewashed Islamic architecture nestled on the hillside.
Algiers is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique, pause for some photo ops at Memorial du Martyr, explore the world behind art at Museum of Modern Art Algiers, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ketchaoua Mosque.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Algiers planner.

Mumbai, India to Algiers is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Algiers, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mumbai in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Algiers, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Ouagadougou.
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Find places to stay Aug 14 — 18:

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso — 2 nights

Ouaga

The capital of Burkina Faso and its economic center, Ouagadougou also serves as the regional center for art and cultural preservation.
marche de Sankariare has been added to your itinerary. On the 18th (Thu), stop by Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Laongo Sculpture Symposium and then don't miss a visit to marche de Sankariare.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ouagadougou trip planner.

Getting from Algiers to Ouagadougou by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Algiers to Ouagadougou, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Ouagadougou can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. You will leave for Cotonou on the 20th (Sat).
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Find places to stay Aug 18 — 20:

Cotonou, Benin — 1 night

Benin's largest city and its seat of government, bustling Cotonou also has one of the largest ports in West Africa.
You've now added Artisanal Center to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): view the masterpieces at Artisanal Center and then explore the activities along Lac Nokoue. Keep things going the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Foret Sacree de Kpasse and then steep yourself in history at La Porte Du Non Retour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cotonou road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Ouagadougou to Cotonou takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Ouagadougou to Cotonou is 1 hour. Traveling from Ouagadougou in August, expect nights in Cotonou to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Limbe.
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Limbe, Cameroon — 1 night

Beaches covered with black sand and a mountainous backdrop create a cool, relaxing vibe for Limbe.
On the 23rd (Tue), get impressive views of Mount Cameroon.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Limbe tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Cotonou to Limbe takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Limbe are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to fly to N'Djamena.
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N'Djamena, Chad — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the galleries of Musée National du Tchad.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the N'Djamena road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Limbe to N'Djamena takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Limbe in August: highs in N'Djamena hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Asmara.
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Asmara, Eritrea — 2 nights

Little Rome

Having earned UNESCO World Heritage status for its abundance of Italian modernist architecture, Asmara boasts a rich history and architectural gems.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Medebar Market, then admire the landmark architecture of Nda Mariam Othodox Church, then don't miss a visit to Tank Graveyard, and finally don't miss a visit to Liberation Avenue (also called Harnet Ave). Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Al Khulafa Al Rashiudin Mosque, then have fun at Cinema Impero, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di Asmara, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Fiat Tagliero.

Plan trip to Asmara with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from N'Djamena to Asmara takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from West Africa Standard Time to East Africa Time is 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Debub Region.
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Historic Sites · Nightlife · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 28:

Debub Region, Eritrea — 1 night

On the 29th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Qohaito.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Debub Region using our trip planner.

You can drive from Asmara to Debub Region in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Djibouti.
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Find places to stay Aug 28 — 29:
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Djibouti, Djibouti — 2 nights

Pearl of the Gulf of Tadjoura

Djibouti, the country's eponymous capital and largest city, houses over two thirds of the nation's population.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Assal and then see what you can catch with Aden Fishing. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Khor Ambado Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Djibouti online travel planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Debub Region to Djibouti. Expect a daytime high around 45°C in August, and nighttime lows around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Addis Ababa.
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Find places to stay Aug 29 — 31:

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia — 2 nights

City of Humans

A sprawling metropolis and home to millions of Ethiopians, Addis Ababa houses many international organizations, embassies, and commissions, making it a diplomatic, political, and economic hub of the country.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Entoto and then examine the collection at National Museum of Ethiopia.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Addis Ababa trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Djibouti to Addis Ababa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Djibouti in August, with highs in Addis Ababa at 24°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Jinka.
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Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 2:

Jinka, Ethiopia — 1 night

Jinka is a market town in southern Ethiopia. For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Jinka day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Addis Ababa to Jinka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Bujumbura.
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Bujumbura, Burundi — 1 night

Because of its history, Bujumbura reflects a colonial charm which shows through in its buildings, wide boulevards, and carefree way of life.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Rusizi National Park and then admire the sheer force of Karera Waterfalls.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bujumbura trip itinerary site.

Explore your travel options from Jinka to Bujumbura with the Route module. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jinka to Bujumbura due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Bujumbura are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Luanda.
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Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:
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Luanda, Angola — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Sangano Beach, step off the mainland to explore Ilha do Mussulo, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Avenida 4 de Fevereiro. On the next day, make a trip to Mausoleum of Agostinho Neto, explore the galleries of Fortaleza de Sao Miguel, and then get great views at Miradouro da Lua.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Luanda trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Bujumbura to Luanda takes 16 hours. Traveling from Bujumbura to Luanda, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Bujumbura in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Luanda, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Moroni.
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Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:

Moroni, Comoros — 1 night

Moroni is the largest city, federal capital and seat of the government of the Union of the Comoros, a sovereign archipelago nation in the Indian Ocean. For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Moroni trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Luanda to Moroni by flight takes about 23 hours. The time zone difference moving from West Africa Standard Time (WAT) to East Africa Time (EAT) is 2 hours. When traveling from Luanda in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Moroni: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.
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Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
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Find places to stay Sep 8 — 9:

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana — 1 night

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Makgadikgadi Pans National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Moroni to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park with the Route module. The time zone changes from East Africa Time to Central Africa Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Chobe National Park.
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Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:
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Chobe National Park, Botswana — 2 nights

A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
On the 12th (Mon), stroll through Savute Reserve, stroll through Serondela Reserve, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nogatsaa and Tchinga.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Chobe National Park trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Chobe National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Okavango Delta.
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Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:

Okavango Delta, Botswana — 2 nights

Listed as a World Heritage Site, Okavango Delta represents a sanctuary for a rich and diverse animal and plant life, which continues to attract swarms of tourists, adventurers, and nature lovers.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Moremi Wildlife Reserve. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Okavango Delta planner.

Explore your travel options from Chobe National Park to Okavango Delta with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Gaborone.
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Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:

Gaborone, Botswana — 2 nights

Planned as the capital after Botswana gained independence in the 1960s, Gaborone quickly transformed into a bustling city and the country's commercial center.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Matsieng's Footprints and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Balaji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mokolodi Nature Reserve.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Gaborone trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Okavango Delta to Gaborone takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Okavango Delta in September: highs in Gaborone hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Manzini.
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Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:

Manzini, Eswatini (Swaziland) — 2 nights

Swaziland's largest town, Manzini bustles with financial and industrial activity, its inner center dominated by malls and offices.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Mantenga Cultural Village. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Mantenga Nature Reserve, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lebombo Mountains, and then identify plant and animal life at Mbuluzi Game Reserve and Lodges.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Manzini online trip builder.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Gaborone to Manzini in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and car. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Gaborone in September: highs in Manzini hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ezulwini.
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Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:

Ezulwini, Eswatini (Swaziland) — 1 night

Valley of Heaven

Removed from the bigger and busier parts of the country, Ezulwini Valley represents a quiet place where visitors can relax but at the same time discover the wildlife that spreads across this region.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): surround yourself with nature on Mantenga Craft & Lifestyle Centre.

Discover how to plan a Ezulwini trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Ezulwini is just a short distance from Manzini. In September, daytime highs in Ezulwini are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Malkerns.
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Find places to stay Sep 19 — 20:

Malkerns, Eswatini (Swaziland) — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): stop by Swazi Candles.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Malkerns journey planner.

Malkerns is just a short distance from Ezulwini. September in Malkerns sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Boa Vista.
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Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:
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Boa Vista, Cape Verde — 3 nights

Island of the Dunes

Sprinkled with sand dunes and pristine, sweeping beaches where turtles nest, the island of Boa Vista has been attracting more and more visitors looking to explore its remote trails and picturesque shore.
On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Praia da Varandinha, then stroll through Praia de Santa Mónica, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Chaves.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Boa Vista trip builder website.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Malkerns to Boa Vista takes 29.5 hours. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Cape Verde Standard Time (CVT), which is usually a -3 hour difference. In September, Boa Vista is a bit warmer than Malkerns - with highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to fly to Ilha do Sal.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 25:

Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde — 2 nights

Ilha do Sal represents an exotic island in the Atlantic Ocean gifted with powdery beaches and dormant volcanoes.
On the 25th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Salinas de Pedra de Lume and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Viveiro, Botanical Garden & Zoo di Terra. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at Pure Yoga Magic: Yoga Cabo Verde and then see majestic marine mammals with Cape Verde Sailing.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ilha do Sal visit planner.

Getting from Boa Vista to Ilha do Sal by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Ilha do Sal are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Transportation
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:

Algeria travel guide

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Churches · Gardens · Historic Sites
Algeria the White
The largest country on the continent, Algeria combines diverse landscapes with cultural intrigue and history. The north of the country has always been the most developed area, with the majority of the population living in cities along the Mediterranean coast. Roman ruins, modern and colonial architecture, renowned museums, and impressive coastal areas in the north represent some of the highlights of a vacation in Algeria. Heading south, the Sahara Desert takes hold. The dunes and nomadic tribes crossing the landscape offer a dreamier, less scripted counterpoint to the urbane north.
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Burkina Faso travel guide

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Wildlife Areas · Gift & Specialty Shops · Gardens
Land of Upright People
Landlocked Burkina Faso offers a welcoming atmosphere, varied landscape, and rich cultural heritage. One of the poorest countries in the world, the country features largely undeveloped towns boasting lively music scenes and interesting markets filled with stalls selling handcrafted goods. Tourism in Burkina Faso remains a struggling industry, and with a largely undeveloped infrastructure, most travelers stick to the big cities and arrange short day trips into the wilder areas. The natural areas of the country remain known more for their topography than wildlife, with grassy sloping hills, Precambrian massifs, and rugged sandstone peaks dominating the terrain.
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Benin travel guide

3.5
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
Land of Songs
With a distinctive culture and a history of global importance, Benin offers plenty of appeal outside its renowned national parks in the north of the country. The Atlantic coast in the south boasts many of the main cultural attractions in Benin, including ruins of old kingdoms, historical sites related to the slave trade, and Voodoo markets and places of worship and ritual. The road network and burgeoning eco-tourism industry allow visitors to create Benin itineraries that include both the cultural coast and the rugged wilderness of the interior.
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Cameroon travel guide

3.6
Waterfalls · National Parks · Art Museums
Africa in Miniature
With swathes of rainforest, tall mountains, and desert landscapes, Cameroon features many of the most iconic African environments within its borders. Ethnic diversity represents one of the main attractions for visitors on holiday in Cameroon, with the country offering an introduction to the rich and varied cultures of the continent as a whole. Unlike many other African countries, Cameroon has remained a largely peaceful place, with different ethnicities living side by side in relative tranquility. Good roads and a decent train service make vacations in Cameroon mostly pleasant experiences, with most places of interests relatively easy to reach.
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Chad travel guide

3.5
Nature & Parks · Tourist Spots · 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.
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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.
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Djibouti travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Tourist Spots · Beaches
A small country with big sights, Djibouti has become known for its interesting geology and show-stopping topography. Limestone chimneys, salt lakes, offshore coral reefs, multi-colored mountains, mangroves, and sandy deserts provide the backdrop or focal point of a number of adventures during vacations in Djibouti. Away from the capital, Djibouti remains largely untamed and rural, with plenty of appeal for those into eco-tourism. Traveling down the coast and into the interior during a tour of Djibouti, visitors meet nomadic tribes and share in their singular way of life.
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Ethiopia travel guide

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Specialty Museums · National Parks · Ruins
Abyssinia
One of the oldest countries in the world, Ethiopia was the only African nation not to fall under colonial control. The continued independence left the country with a wealth of undisturbed historical sites and cultural practices--reasons enough to plan a vacation in Ethiopia. Ancient ruins, hill tribes, wild forest areas, gushing rivers, and depressions filled with active volcanoes represent just some of the many Ethiopia attractions worthy of your attention.
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Burundi travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Historic Sites · Monuments
Heart of Africa
Though landlocked, Burundi provides plenty of chances to spend time close to the water, with the capital located on the northeastern shore of Lake Tanganyika. Tourism in Burundi focuses primarily on the capital and the natural areas and traditional towns just outside it, with pristine lakeside beaches to explore, along with tribal villages protecting centuries-old traditions. Civil war affected the country's economy and devastated its population between 1993 and 2005. Political unrest and violence began again in 2015.
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Angola travel guide

3.7
Lookouts · Museums · Biking Trails
Kuwait of Africa
Tourism in Angola thrives as the country's infrastructure develops and attractions are restored following years of internal conflict. Holidays in Angola usually involve at least a little time at the beach, with the Atlantic coastline featuring long stretches of sand, wide estuaries, and small islands close to the main cities. A wealth of national parks shelter a rich array of wildlife, including African icons such as lions, elephants, and leopards, with barely a tourist in sight to disturb the natural order of things.
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Comoros travel guide

4.1
Nature & Parks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Dolphin & Whale Watching
Exotic Comoros offers a different take on the archetypal paradise island. The remote collection of varied landmasses endured a turbulent history, with nearly 20 coups since its independence in 1975. The political situation has calmed in recent years, allowing tourism in Comoros to develop thanks to a good offering of white-sand beaches, volcanic peaks, and underwater worlds rich in wildlife. Devoutly Muslim, the locals frown upon the consumption of alcohol and bare skin--few foreign tourists are bothered by this, as most come for the off-the-beaten track adventuring rather than beach-bar relaxation.
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Botswana travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Safaris · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sparsely populated Botswana possesses some of the most unadulterated wilderness and animal-rich areas in Africa. Largely unfenced national parks allow the world's largest population of elephants to roam freely--these protected areas also shelter varied birdlife and many endangered and rare mammal species. Tourism in Botswana largely caters to visitors seeking luxury lodges and exclusive safari experiences, but expeditions into traditional villages are also strongly recommended. The preserved cultures of these agricultural settlements show a link between man and nature formed over centuries, a relationship that many visitors to Botswana come to reconsider in their own lives.
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Eswatini (Swaziland) travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Historic Sites · National Parks
Landlocked Swaziland remains one of the few absolute monarchies in the world--it's also one of the smallest countries in Africa. Known for its peacefulness and welcoming atmosphere, the country doesn't rush past you (even in the most built-up areas) like some of its neighbors. This laidback atmosphere suits the country, where age-old traditions are practiced in an everyday, rather than a made-for-tourists way. Aside from these singular characteristics, the country matches its better-known neighbors in terms of protected savannah landscapes rich in wildlife, the focal point for tourism in Swaziland.
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Cape Verde travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Scuba & Snorkeling
The main islands of Cape Verde each offer something different, both in terms of natural wonders and cultural heritage. Descendants of Portuguese colonialists and African slaves, the locals mainly speak Creole and blend influences from Europe and Africa in their cuisine, music, and architecture. The largely unspoiled natural landscape includes mountain peaks, rugged cliffs, white-sand beaches, black-sand beaches, and wildflower-filled valleys. With the country experiencing a dry tropical climate, holidays in Cape Verde lend themselves to a range outdoor sports and activities, including windsurfing and lazing on a beach, hill walking, and diving.
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