15 days in Zimbabwe, Madagascar & Mauritius Itinerary

15 days in Zimbabwe, Madagascar & Mauritius Itinerary

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15 days in Zimbabwe, Madagascar & Mauritius Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly + Drive:  17​h 15​min
1
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Antananarivo, Madagascar
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h
3
Nosy Be, Madagascar
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Grand Baie, Mauritius
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Chamarel, Mauritius
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: London, United Kingdom

3
nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls, a Zimbabwean town near the eponymous waterfall, serves as one of two prime gateway points to the majestic cascade and its surrounding national park.
Get outdoors at Safaris and Scuba & Snorkeling. Family-friendly places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Victoria Falls Snake Park will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Victoria Falls tour itinerary planner .

London, UK to Victoria Falls is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Victoria Falls is 2 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from London in December, with highs in Victoria Falls at 35°C and lows at 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Antananarivo.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Zipline

1
day
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 25th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de Faravohitra, then see the interesting displays at Musee de la Photographie de Madagascar, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambohimanga.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Antananarivo trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Victoria Falls to Antananarivo takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Central African Time (CAT) to Eastern African Time (EAT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Antananarivo when traveling from Victoria Falls in December, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nosy Be.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:
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Ambohimanga ©
Ambohimanga
Musee de la Photographie de Madagascar ©
Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo ©
Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo

2
nights
Nosy Be, Madagascar

Nosy Be ©
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 26th (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Passot, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lokobe Nature Special Reserve, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lemuria Land and then head off the coast to Nosy Sakatia.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Antananarivo to Nosy Be takes 2 hours. In December, Nosy Be is somewhat warmer than Antananarivo - with highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Baie.

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
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Nosy Sakatia ©
Nosy Sakatia
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
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.
Chateau De Labourdonnais and Blue Penny Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. We've included these beaches for you: Ile aux Cerfs and Flic en Flac Beach. Step out of Grand Baie to go to Bambous and see Jewish Detainees Museum and Saint Martin Jewish Cemetery, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire the natural beauty at SSR Botanic Garden, stop by Island Gems And Jewels, and kick back and relax at Mont Choisy Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Grand Baie road trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Nosy Be to Grand Baie in 5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Nosy Be to Grand Baie is 1 hour. In December in Grand Baie, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Chamarel.

Things to do in Grand Baie

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Pamplemousses, Ile aux Cerfs, Jewish Detainees Museum and Saint Martin Jewish Cemetery, Chateau De Labourdonnais, Scuba & Snorkeling
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:
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SSR Botanic Garden ©
SSR Botanic Garden
Ile aux Cerfs ©
Ile aux Cerfs
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Chamarel, Mauritius

Chamarel ©
The village of Chamarel represents a small settlement surrounded by big attractions.
Kids will enjoy Ebony Forest Reserve and Seven Colored Earths. Visiting Black River Gorges National Park and La Vallee des Couleurs will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Curious Corner of Chamarel, get a new perspective on nature at Musee du Coquillage, take in the dramatic scenery at Chamarel Waterfall, and learn about winemaking at Takamaka Boutique Winery.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Chamarel trip planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Baie to Chamarel takes 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chamarel

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Mauritius, La Vallee des Couleurs, Musee du Coquillage, Takamaka Boutique Winery
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:
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Ebony Forest Reserve ©
Ebony Forest Reserve
Black River Gorges National Park
Black River Gorges National Park

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