22 days in Africa Itinerary

22 days in Africa Itinerary

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Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  26 h
1
Nairobi, Kenya
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h
4
Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  16 h
5
Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
6
Chamarel, Mauritius
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Grand Baie, Mauritius
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  14 h
End: Sydney, Australia

3
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

You're likely to visit Nairobi at least once on a trip to Kenya, as the sprawling city houses the country's international airport and remains the jump-off point for many tours and safaris.
Nairobi is known for parks, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nairobi National Park, look for gifts at Utamaduni Craft Centre, and examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Nairobi, use our trip itinerary maker.

Brisbane, Australia to Nairobi is an approximately 23.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Brisbane to Nairobi due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Nairobi can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Safaris
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National 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 3rd (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. Spend the 4th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. There's still lots to do: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Maasai Mara National Reserve day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Nairobi in October, expect Maasai Mara National Reserve to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to 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

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area to see Olduvai Gorge about 1h 45 min away. Spend the 7th (Mon) exploring nature at Seronera. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Serengeti National Park trip planner.

Getting from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Serengeti National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Olduvai Gorge
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Seronera ©
Seronera
Olduvai Gorge ©
Olduvai Gorge
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool

3
nights
Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

Kilimanjaro National Park
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kilimanjaro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): head outdoors with Mount Kibo.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kilimanjaro National Park trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Serengeti National Park to Kilimanjaro National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Praslin Island.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kibo
Mount Kibo

3
nights
Praslin Island, Seychelles

Praslin Island ©
Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
Praslin Island is known for nature, beaches, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve, step off the mainland to explore Curieuse Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Volbert, and view the masterpieces at Rita's Art Sudio & Gallery.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Praslin Island trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kilimanjaro National Park to Praslin Island. The time zone changes from East Africa Time to Seychelles Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. October in Praslin Island sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chamarel.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Curieuse Island ©
Curieuse Island
Anse Lazio ©
Anse Lazio
Anse Georgette ©
Anse Georgette

2
nights
Chamarel, Mauritius

Chamarel
The village of Chamarel represents a small settlement surrounded by big attractions.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Black River Gorges National Park, then explore and take pictures at Chamarel’s Seven Coloured Earth Geopark, and then stop by Rhumerie de Chamarel. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Chamarel Waterfall, then browse for treasures at Le Dernier Comptoir, then get to know the resident critters at La Vanille Nature Park, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Falls.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Chamarel journey maker tool.

Getting from Praslin Island to Chamarel by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Praslin Island in October, with highs in Chamarel at 32°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Grand Baie.

Things to do in Chamarel

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mauritius, Alexandra Falls, Le Dernier Comptoir, La Vanille Nature Park
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 16:
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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

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.
Grand Baie is known for beaches, shopping, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at SSR Botanic Garden, don't miss a visit to Jummah Mosque, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaylasson Temple, and kick back and relax at Pereybere Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Baie day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Chamarel to Grand Baie in 1.5 hours. October in Grand Baie sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Baie

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Port Louis, Scuba & Snorkeling, SSR Botanic Garden, Ile aux Cerfs
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 19:
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SSR Botanic Garden ©
SSR Botanic Garden
Ile aux Cerfs ©
Ile aux Cerfs
Scuba & Snorkeling

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