17 days in Africa Itinerary

17 days in Africa Itinerary

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Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 1 night
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Chamarel, Mauritius
— 1 night
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Saint-Leu, Reunion Island
— 1 night
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Nosy Be, Madagascar
— 1 night
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 1 night
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Arusha, Tanzania
— Few hours
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Kigali, Rwanda
— 1 night
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Bujumbura, Burundi
— Few hours
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Kampala, Uganda
— 1 night
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Chirongui, Mayotte
— 1 night
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Moheli, Comoros
— 1 day
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Nairobi, Kenya
— 1 day
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Mogadishu, Somalia
— 1 night
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Djibouti, Djibouti
— 1 night
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
— 1 night
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Asmara, Eritrea
— 1 night

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Praslin Island, Seychelles

Praslin Island ©
Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Galerie Passerose.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Praslin Island journey maker site.

Vancouver, Canada to Praslin Island is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Seychelles Time (SCT), which is usually a 12 hour difference. Traveling from Vancouver in October, expect Praslin Island to be much warmer, temps between 35°C and 30°C. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chamarel.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Shopping · Museums
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Anse Lazio ©
Anse Lazio
Galerie Passerose ©
Galerie Passerose

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Chamarel, Mauritius

Chamarel ©
The village of Chamarel represents a small settlement surrounded by big attractions.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Chamarel Waterfall and then take in the dramatic natural features at Chamarel’s Seven Coloured Earth Geopark.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Chamarel trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from Praslin Island to Chamarel in 8 hours. Traveling from Praslin Island in October, expect Chamarel to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 24°C. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Saint-Leu.

Things to do in Chamarel

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Chamarel Waterfall
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Chamarel’s Seven Coloured Earth Geopark ©
Chamarel’s Seven Coloured Earth Geopark
Chamarel Waterfall ©
Chamarel Waterfall

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Saint-Leu, Reunion Island

Saint-Leu is a commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Saint-Leu day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Chamarel to Saint-Leu takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Nosy Be.

Things to do in Saint-Leu

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Nosy Be, Madagascar

The island of Nosy Be, off the coast of Madagascar, remains the country's premier beach getaway renowned for its tranquil ambience, pristine shoreline, and year-round warm weather.
On the 13th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Mont Passot and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Nosy Be itinerary planner.

Getting from Saint-Leu to Nosy Be by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Traveling from Saint-Leu to Nosy Be, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Saint-Leu, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Nosy Be, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Nosy Be

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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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.
To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Zanzibar City travel planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Nosy Be to Zanzibar City in 19.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks · Nature · Shopping
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Prison Island - Changuu Private Island ©
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island
Aromas of Zanzibar ©
Aromas of Zanzibar

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Arusha, Tanzania

Arusha
Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Arusha day trip website.

You can fly from Zanzibar City to Arusha in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Traveling from Zanzibar City in October, expect Arusha to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 19°C. On the 14th (Wed), you'll travel to Kigali.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Kigali, Rwanda

Kigali ©
A vacation in Kigali, Rwanda's capital city and economic hub, lets you experience the very heart of a landlocked country from a pleasant, safe, and organized base point.
On the 15th (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at Niyo Arts Gallery, see the interesting displays at Kigali Genocide Memorial, and then look for gifts at Azizi Life Boutique.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kigali trip website.

Traveling by flight from Arusha to Kigali takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Arusha to Kigali is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Bujumbura.

Things to do in Kigali

Museums · Shopping
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Niyo Arts Gallery ©
Niyo Arts Gallery
Kigali Genocide Memorial ©
Kigali Genocide Memorial
Azizi Life Boutique ©
Azizi Life Boutique

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Bujumbura, Burundi

Bujumbura
Because of its history, Bujumbura reflects a colonial charm which shows through in its buildings, wide boulevards, and carefree way of life.
To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bujumbura route planner.

Fly from Kigali to Bujumbura in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Bujumbura when traveling from Kigali in October, with lows around 25°C. On the 15th (Thu), you'll travel to Kampala.

Things to do in Bujumbura

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Kampala, Uganda

Kampala
Kampala enjoys the reputation of a modern city with a buzzing atmosphere--it also serves as a good base point for exploring the surrounding area.
To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kampala holiday planner.

Fly from Bujumbura to Kampala in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone changes from Central Africa Time (CAT) to East Africa Time (EAT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Bujumbura in October; daily highs in Kampala reach 30°C and lows reach 22°C. On the 16th (Fri), you're off to Chirongui.

Things to do in Kampala

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Chirongui, Mayotte

Chirongui ©
Chirongui is a commune in the French overseas department of Mayotte, in the Indian Ocean. On the 17th (Sat), get outside with Mont Choungui.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Chirongui driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Kampala to Chirongui takes 17.5 hours. Traveling from Kampala in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Chirongui: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Moheli.

Things to do in Chirongui

Outdoors
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Mont Choungui ©
Mont Choungui

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Moheli, Comoros

Moheli
Mohéli, also known as Mwali, is an autonomous island in that forms part of the Union of the Comoros.LocationMohéli is located in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Africa. To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Moheli online route maker.

You can fly from Chirongui to Moheli in 4.5 hours. On the 18th (Sun), you'll travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Moheli

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Nairobi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Moheli to Nairobi takes 7.5 hours. In October in Nairobi, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mogadishu.

Things to do in Nairobi

Tours · Outdoors · Parks
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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Off-Road Tours

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Mogadishu, Somalia

Mogadishu ©
Swim in the warm waters, stroll over white sand, or play volleyball and other sports on the beaches of Mogadishu, the White Pearl of the Indian Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Shanghai Old City.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mogadishu day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nairobi to Mogadishu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Nairobi in October, with highs in Mogadishu at 35°C and lows at 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Djibouti.
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Shanghai Old City ©
Shanghai Old City

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Djibouti, Djibouti

Djibouti
Djibouti, the country's eponymous capital and largest city, houses over two thirds of the nation's population.
To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Djibouti trip planning website.

You can fly from Mogadishu to Djibouti in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Djibouti, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 33°C at night. You will leave for Addis Ababa on the 21st (Wed).

Things to do in Djibouti

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

A sprawling metropolis and home to millions of Ethiopians, Addis Ababa houses many international organizations, embassies, and commissions, making it a diplomatic, political, and economic hub of the country.
On the 22nd (Thu), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Cathedral.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Addis Ababa road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Djibouti to Addis Ababa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Djibouti in October: highs in Addis Ababa hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Asmara.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Horseback Riding Tours
Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Holy Trinity Cathedral

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Asmara, Eritrea

Asmara ©
Having earned UNESCO World Heritage status for its abundance of Italian modernist architecture, Asmara boasts a rich history and architectural gems.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Cinema Roma.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Asmara trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Addis Ababa to Asmara in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Asmara

Historic Sites
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Nda Mariam Othodox Church ©
Nda Mariam Othodox Church
Cinema Roma ©
Cinema Roma
Cimitero Italiano Di Asmara ©
Cimitero Italiano Di Asmara

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