21 days in Africa Itinerary

21 days in Africa Itinerary

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Fly to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Drive to Nairobi Region
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Nairobi Region, Kenya
— 2 nights
Bus to Wilson, Fly to Maasai Mara National Reserve
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 3 nights
Drive
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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Fly
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Fly
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Antananarivo, Madagascar
— 1 night
Fly
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Grand Baie, Mauritius
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chamarel, Mauritius
— 4 nights
Fly

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Nairobi Region, Kenya

— 2 nights
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 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°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

Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 1:

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

— 3 nights
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 do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Nairobi Region in October; daily highs in Maasai Mara National Reserve reach 20°C and lows reach 10°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

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 4:

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.
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 3.5 hours. October in Serengeti National Park sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:

Zanzibar City, Tanzania

— 3 nights
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 36°C and lows at 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Antananarivo.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 10:

Antananarivo, Madagascar

— 1 night
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, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambohimanga, then contemplate 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: stroll around 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 9.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Zanzibar City in October: high temperatures in Antananarivo hover around 32°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can fly to Grand Baie.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 12:

Grand Baie, Mauritius

— 3 nights
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 lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at SSR Botanic Garden, get engrossed in the history at L'Aventure du Sucre, step off the mainland to explore Ile aux Cerfs, and kick back and relax at Pereybere Beach.

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Getting from Antananarivo to Grand Baie by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Traveling from Antananarivo to Grand Baie, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Antananarivo in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Grand Baie, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Chamarel.

Things to do in Grand Baie

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:

Chamarel, Mauritius

— 4 nights
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). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Chamarel’s Seven Coloured Earth Geopark, get a taste of the local shopping with Rhumerie de Chamarel, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Black River Gorges National Park, and explore the galleries of Curious Corner of Chamarel.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Chamarel day trip website.

Getting from Grand Baie to Chamarel by car takes about 1.5 hours. October in Chamarel sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Chamarel

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 19:

Zanzibar Island travel guide

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Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Islands
Unguja
Experience the bustling Zanzibar Island, the financial and economical metropolis of the Zanzibar Archipelago. Most tours of Zanzibar Island start in Zanzibar Town, where centuries of history are on display in Persian bathhouses, street coffee vendors, and the world's last open slave market in Stone Town, the historical center. Beyond that, attractions on Zanzibar Island include numerous archaeological sites dotted across the area.

Madagascar travel guide

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Nature & Parks · National Parks · Scuba & Snorkeling
Red Island
Madagascar deserves its reputation as a nature lover's paradise--around 5 percent of the world's plant and animal species are endemic to this island. Lemurs and rainforests, karst landscapes and rich red soil steal the headlines and remain among tops reasons to take a trip to Madagascar. The cultural diversity of the population also provides plenty of intrigue and interest, with distinctive ceremonies, unusual sports, and a varied cuisine all highlights of active, enriching Madagascan itineraries.

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.