18 days in Tanzania, Kenya & Mauritius Itinerary

18 days in Tanzania, Kenya & Mauritius Itinerary

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Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly + Drive:  31 h
1
Paje, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Mafia Island, Tanzania
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h
3
Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 15 min
4
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 4 nights
Fly:  11 h 30 min
6
Flic En Flac, Mauritius
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Mont Choisy, Mauritius
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Sydney, Australia

2
nights
Paje, Tanzania

Paje ©
Located on the island of Unguja, the quaint village of Paje lies on a shallow sandy lagoon, which attracts swarms of kitesurfing enthusiasts and marine life lovers.
Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Space Station Zanzibar, Head underground at Kuza Cave, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Paje Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Paje trip maker.

Brisbane, Australia to Paje is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Brisbane to Paje due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brisbane in October, expect Paje to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mafia Island.

Things to do in Paje

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Mtoni Palace Ruins, Kuza Cave, Scuba & Snorkeling, Space Station Zanzibar
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Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach
Kuza Cave ©
Kuza Cave
Mtoni Palace Ruins ©
Mtoni Palace Ruins

1
night
Mafia Island, Tanzania

A quiet, sandy landmass off the coast of Tanzania, Mafia Island lies dotted with peaceful lodges and sleepy fishing villages.
On the 5th (Sat), visit a coastal fixture at Ras Mkumbi and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mafia Island day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Paje to Mafia Island takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to fly to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Mafia Island

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Ras Mkumbi ©
Ras Mkumbi

1
night
Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Tarangire National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Tarangire National Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tarangire National Park road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Mafia Island to Tarangire National Park takes 7.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

2
nights
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Serengeti National Park ©
Few adventures in the world invoke such vivid natural imagery as a trip to Serengeti National Park, a World Heritage Site known for its diverse animal life and memorable scenery.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): stroll through Retima Hippo Pool. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seronera.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Serengeti National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tarangire National Park to Serengeti National Park takes 6.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Tarangire National Park in October, with highs in Serengeti National Park at 20°C and lows at 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool
Seronera ©
Seronera

4
nights
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Maasai Mara National Reserve ©
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Visiting Mara Triangle and Safaris will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Olare Orok Conservancy and Ol Kinyei Conservancy. There's more to do: stroll through Musiara Swamp.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Maasai Mara National Reserve online day trip planner.

You can drive from Serengeti National Park to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Flic En Flac.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Musiara Swamp ©
Musiara Swamp

2
nights
Flic En Flac, Mauritius

Flic En Flac ©
An unusual commodity in the lesser-touristed western part of Mauritius, the developed seaside village Flic En Flac boasts a vast white sandy beach that generates a large amount of tourism.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Flic en Flac Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Heritage Nature Reserve and Blue Bay Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Flic En Flac side-trips: Ebony Forest Reserve (in Chamarel) and Alexandra Falls (in Union Park). It doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve and take in the dramatic scenery at Tamarin Falls.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Flic En Flac route builder app.

Getting from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Flic En Flac by flight takes about 12.5 hours. The time zone changes from East Africa Time to Mauritius Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Flic En Flac, with highs around 32°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Mont Choisy.

Things to do in Flic En Flac

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Blue Bay Beach, Ebony Forest Reserve, Alexandra Falls, Tamarin Falls, Heritage Nature Reserve
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 15:
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Heritage Nature Reserve ©
Heritage Nature Reserve
Ebony Forest Reserve ©
Ebony Forest Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Mont Choisy, Mauritius

Gently sloping sand meets the clear ocean along the coastline of the sleepy town of Mont Choisy.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): get great views at Siva Soopramaniar Kovile Bel-Air Riviere Seche, thenidentify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Trou aux Biches. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Patrick Mavros Atelier, tee off at Mont Choisy Le Golf, and then stroll through Mont Choisy Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mont Choisy trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Flic En Flac to Mont Choisy takes 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Mont Choisy are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mont Choisy

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Patrick Mavros Atelier, Siva Soopramaniar Kovile Bel-Air Riviere Seche, Plage de Trou aux Biches
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 17:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mont Choisy Beach ©
Mont Choisy Beach
Plage de Trou aux Biches ©
Plage de Trou aux Biches

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