18 days in Tanzania, Kenya & Mauritius Itinerary

18 days in Tanzania, Kenya & Mauritius Itinerary

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Fly to Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, Drive to Paje
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Paje, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Mafia Island, Tanzania
— 1 night
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Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive
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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 4 nights
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Flic En Flac, Mauritius
— 2 nights
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Mont Choisy, Mauritius
— 2 nights
Drive to Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, Fly to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport

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Paje, Tanzania

— 2 nights
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 · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Mafia Island, Tanzania

— 1 night
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

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

— 1 night
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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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

— 2 nights
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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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

— 4 nights
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Visiting Mara Triangle and Olare Orok Conservancy will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Ol Kinyei Conservancy and Safaris. 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 3.5 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 · Tours
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Flic En Flac, Mauritius

— 2 nights
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 Heritage Nature Reserve. Relax by the water at Blue Bay Beach and Flic en Flac Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Ebony Forest Reserve (in Chamarel) and Alexandra Falls (in Union Park). Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve and take in the dramatic scenery at Tamarin Falls.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Flic En Flac trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Flic En Flac in 12.5 hours. The time zone changes from East Africa Time to Mauritius Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in October, you will find days in Flic En Flac are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are much warmer (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Mont Choisy.

Things to do in Flic En Flac

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Mont Choisy, Mauritius

— 2 nights
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, then identify 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 · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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Tanzania travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Beaches · Safaris
Though the size and scale of Tanzania may be overwhelming, the people make it a personable and easy-going place to visit. The bigger cities not only offer good connections to the main natural attractions, but also feature bustling markets where locals sell fresh produce, snacks, and crafts. Smaller villages retain their long-held customs, beliefs, and artistic traditions. With the continent's highest peak, and some of the most animal-rich safaris available, Tanzania holidays tend to dart between the big and bold, and the personal and low-key.

Kenya travel guide

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Nature & Parks · National Parks · Safaris
The savannahs of Kenya contain some of the most iconic sights in Africa, stirred in the minds of many when they think of the continent. Big cats, elephants, and rhinos remain major inhabitants of this vast country, with a number of safari centers running trips across the region's World Heritage-listed national parks. Trips to rural villages, where many travelers choose to join up various volunteer projects, represent some of the most inspiring and enriching things to do in Kenya.

Mauritius travel guide

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Beaches · Islands · Geologic Formations
Island of Rainbows and Shooting Stars
A small but surprisingly multicultural island in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius sits just east of Madagascar and offers a white-sand coastline lapped by sapphire waters. The contrasts of colors, tastes, and cultures here makes a vacation in Mauritius richly rewarding, with plenty to do along the coast and deeper inland. A tour of Mauritius usually includes long stops at the island's beaches, which serve as launching points for deep-sea fishing trips, dolphin-watching excursions, and scuba diving adventures. Farther away from the water, you can discover a paradise for hikers and nature lovers. Mauritius is made for explorations on foot, with several volcanic summits and a large national park sheltering abundant species of indigenous plants and birds.