34 days in Africa Itinerary

34 days in Africa Itinerary

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34 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 15 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Chamarel, Mauritius
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Grand Baie, Mauritius
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Victoria, Seychelles
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 30​min
5
La Digue Island, Seychelles
— 1 night
ferry:  30​min
6
Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
7
Antananarivo, Madagascar
— 7 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

15
nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Relax by the water at Boulders Beach and Camp's Bay Beach. Get in touch with nature at Cape of Good Hope and Signal Hill. Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Town: Stellenbosch (Waterford Estate & The Red Teapot Gallery), Eikehof (in Franschhoek) and Lynx Wines (in Wemmershoek). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Robben Island Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Lion's Head, take some stellar pictures from Maclear's Beacon, and take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town online trip itinerary maker .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Cape Town is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Dubai in March, with highs in Cape Town at 30°C and lows at 17°C. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chamarel.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, Chapman's Peak Drive, Gamkaberg Nature Reserve
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Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope
Boulders Beach ©
Boulders Beach
Robben Island Museum ©
Robben Island Museum

3
nights
Chamarel, Mauritius

Chamarel ©
The village of Chamarel represents a small settlement surrounded by big attractions.
Trou aux Cerfs and Curious Corner of Chamarel are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Seven Colored Earths and Chamarel Waterfall. Step out of Chamarel with an excursion to Gris Gris Beach in Souillac--about 44 minutes away. Spend the 30th (Sat) exploring nature at Black River Gorges National Park. There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Ebony Forest Reserve, look for gifts at Rhumerie de Chamarel, and admire the sheer force of Alexandra Falls.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Chamarel online travel route planner .

Fly from Cape Town to Chamarel in 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Cape Town to Chamarel. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in March: high temperatures in Chamarel hover around 35°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Grand Baie.

Things to do in Chamarel

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mauritius, Alexandra Falls, Gris Gris Beach
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Ebony Forest Reserve ©
Ebony Forest Reserve
Seven Colored Earths ©
Seven Colored Earths
Black River Gorges National Park
Black River Gorges National 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.
You'll get in some beach time at Ile aux Cerfs and Mont Choisy Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Blue Penny Museum and L'Aventure du Sucre. Change things up with these side-trips from Grand Baie: Port Louis (Kaylasson Temple, The Photographic Museum, & more) and Siva Soopramaniar Kovile Bel-Air Riviere Seche (in Bel Air). There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, examine the collection at Chateau De Labourdonnais, and take in nature's colorful creations at SSR Botanic Garden.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Grand Baie journey planner.

You can drive from Chamarel to Grand Baie in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Grand Baie

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Port Louis, Pamplemousses, Chateau De Labourdonnais, Siva Soopramaniar Kovile Bel-Air Riviere Seche, Mont Choisy Beach
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Ile aux Cerfs ©
Ile aux Cerfs
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mont Choisy Beach ©
Mont Choisy Beach

1
night
Victoria, Seychelles

Victoria ©
Victoria is the capital city of Seychelles and is situated on the north-eastern side of Mahé island, the archipelago's main island. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): make a trip to Clock Tower, appreciate the history behind Diamond Jubilee Fountain, make a trip to Victoria Market, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de Saint Roch, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Beau Vallon Beach.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Victoria trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Grand Baie to Victoria in 4 hours. April in Victoria sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to La Digue Island.

Things to do in Victoria

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Eglise de Saint Roch, Beau Vallon Beach
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Beau Vallon Beach ©
Beau Vallon Beach
Clock Tower ©
Clock Tower
Diamond Jubilee Fountain ©
Diamond Jubilee Fountain

1
night
La Digue Island, Seychelles

La Digue Island ©
La Digue Island remains a relatively unknown vacation destination, offering very few tourist facilities and an exotic though largely undeveloped coastline.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): kick back and relax at Grand Anse, then stroll through Anse Source D'Argent, and then kick back and relax at Anse La Reunion Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our La Digue Island trip planner .

Getting from Victoria to La Digue Island by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry. In April, daily temperatures in La Digue Island can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Praslin Island.

Things to do in La Digue Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Grand Anse ©
Grand Anse
Anse Source D'Argent ©
Anse Source D'Argent
Anse La Reunion Beach ©
Anse La Reunion Beach

1
night
Praslin Island, Seychelles

Praslin Island
Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Praslin Island online route planner .

Praslin Island is just a short distance from La Digue Island. In April in Praslin Island, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. You will leave for Antananarivo on the 7th (Sun).

Things to do in Praslin Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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7
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Ambohimanga and Eglise de Faravohitra are in your itinerary. Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo and Mosquee Sunni are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Antananarivo to go to Ambohidratrimo and see Ambohitantely Special Reserve, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at Lemurs' Park, steep yourself in history at Maison de Jean Laborde, tour the pleasant surroundings at Réserve Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic, and get out on two wheels at Traces.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Antananarivo road trip site .

Getting from Praslin Island to Antananarivo by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Praslin Island to Antananarivo. In April, Antananarivo is little chillier than Praslin Island - with highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Ilot de la Vierge, Ambohitantely Special Reserve
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Réserve Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic ©
Ambohimanga ©
Ambohimanga
Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo ©

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