21 days in Africa Itinerary

21 days in Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nairobi Region, Kenya
— 2 nights
2
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 3 nights
3
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
4
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 3 nights
5
Antananarivo, Madagascar
— 1 night
6
Grand Baie, Mauritius
— 3 nights
7
Chamarel, Mauritius
— 4 nights

2
nights
Nairobi Region, Kenya

Nairobi Region ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mugie Ranch and then explore the striking landscape of Central Island National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Evergreen Park and then delve into the lush surroundings at Kereita Forest.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Nairobi Region day trip tool.

Sydney, Australia to Nairobi Region is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Sydney to Nairobi Region, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Nairobi Region, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi Region

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mugie Ranch, Evergreen Park, Central Island National Park
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Central Island National Park ©
Central Island National Park
Evergreen Park ©
Evergreen Park

3
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.
Spend the 2nd (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. Spend the 3rd (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. The adventure continues: soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Maasai Mara National Reserve online visit planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Nairobi Region to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Nairobi Region in October; daily highs in Maasai Mara National Reserve reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Balloon Rides

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.
Step out of Serengeti National Park with an excursion to Olduvai Gorge in Ngorongoro Conservation Area--about 1h 45 min away. Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring nature at Seronera. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Serengeti National Park trip tool.

Getting from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Serengeti National Park by car takes about 4 hours. October in Serengeti National Park sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Olduvai Gorge
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:
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Seronera ©
Seronera
Olduvai Gorge ©
Olduvai Gorge
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool

3
nights
Zanzibar City, Tanzania

Zanzibar City ©
Discover a myriad of attractions in Zanzibar City, like its World Heritage-listed historic core, charming beach villages, and the modern neighborhood of Ng'ambo.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zanzibar City: Nungwi (Nungwi Beach & Scuba & Snorkeling). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock, and take in nature's colorful creations at Forodhani Gardens.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Zanzibar City trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Serengeti National Park to Zanzibar City in 4.5 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Serengeti National Park in October, with highs in Zanzibar City at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Antananarivo.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Nungwi, Cheetah's Rock
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island ©
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach

1
night
Antananarivo, Madagascar

Antananarivo ©
Surrounded by verdant rice paddies, Madagascar's capital and the country's commercial and cultural hub, Antananarivo boasts a rich history and heritage, evident in its numerous historic buildings, colonial-era neighborhoods, and archaeological museums.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Croc Farm, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambohimanga, thencontemplate the long history of Maison de Jean Laborde, and finally explore the historical opulence of Rova - Le Palais de la Reine. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at Lemurs' Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Antananarivo trip planner.

Getting from Zanzibar City to Antananarivo by flight takes about 9 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Zanzibar City in October: high temperatures in Antananarivo hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Baie.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites
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Lemurs' Park ©
Lemurs' Park
Ambohimanga ©
Ambohimanga
Maison de Jean Laborde ©
Maison de Jean Laborde

3
nights
Grand Baie, Mauritius

Grand Baie ©
Wide-open beaches with dazzling blue water and a relaxed coastal atmosphere lure visitors to take a trip to Grand Baie.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grand Baie: Port Louis (Kaylasson Temple & Pere Laval's Shrine). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at SSR Botanic Garden, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and stop by Galerie Francoise Vrot.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Grand Baie trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Antananarivo to Grand Baie takes 5.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Antananarivo to Grand Baie is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Antananarivo in October since evenings lows in Grand Baie dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Chamarel.

Things to do in Grand Baie

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Pamplemousses, Port Louis, Ile aux Cerfs, Scuba & Snorkeling
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:
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SSR Botanic Garden ©
SSR Botanic Garden
Ile aux Cerfs ©
Ile aux Cerfs
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Chamarel, Mauritius

Chamarel
The village of Chamarel represents a small settlement surrounded by big attractions.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chamarel: Alexandra Falls (in Union Park) and La Vanille Nature Park (in Riviere des Anguilles). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Chamarel’s Seven Coloured Earth Geopark, explore and take pictures at Le Morne Brabant, browse for treasures at Le Dernier Comptoir, and take in nature's colorful creations at International Slave Route Monument.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Chamarel vacation planning app.

Getting from Grand Baie to Chamarel by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Chamarel can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chamarel

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mauritius, Le Morne, Alexandra Falls, La Vanille Nature Park, Le Dernier Comptoir
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 19:
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Black River Gorges National Park
Black River Gorges National Park
Chamarel’s Seven Coloured Earth Geopark ©
Chamarel’s Seven Coloured Earth Geopark
La Vanille Nature Park ©
La Vanille Nature Park

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