21 days in Africa Itinerary

21 days in Africa Itinerary

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21 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly + Drive:  22​h 45​min
1
Nairobi Region, Kenya
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
2
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
5
Antananarivo, Madagascar
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  3​h
6
Grand Baie, Mauritius
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Chamarel, Mauritius
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Sydney, Australia

2
nights
Nairobi Region, Kenya

Nairobi Region ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): get a taste of life in the country at Mugie Ranch and then explore the striking landscape of Central Island National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Evergreen Park and then delve into the lush surroundings at Kereita Forest.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Nairobi Region online trip itinerary builder .

Sydney, Australia to Nairobi Region is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Eastern African Time (EAT) is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Sydney in September, you will find days in Nairobi Region are somewhat warmer (29°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi Region

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Evergreen Park, Central Island National Park, Mugie Ranch
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 1:
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Central Island National Park ©
Central Island National Park
Evergreen Park ©
Evergreen 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 2nd (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. Spend the 3rd (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Maasai Mara National Reserve visit planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Nairobi Region to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Nairobi Region in October; daily highs in Maasai Mara National Reserve reach 20°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can 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

2
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.
Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring nature at Seronera. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Serengeti National Park, contemplate the long history of Oldupai Gorge, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Serengeti National Park tour planner .

Traveling by car from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Serengeti National Park takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Oldupai Gorge
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:
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Seronera ©
Seronera
Oldupai Gorge ©
Oldupai Gorge
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool

3
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nungwi (Nungwi Beach & Scuba & Snorkeling). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at Forodhani Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Zanzibar City trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Serengeti National Park to Zanzibar City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Serengeti National Park in October; daily highs in Zanzibar City reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Antananarivo.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Nungwi, Cheetah's Rock
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Croc Farm, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambohimanga, then steep yourself in history at Maison de Jean Laborde, and finally explore the historical opulence of Rova - Le Palais de la Reine. Keep things going the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lemurs' Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Antananarivo itinerary planning app .

Fly from Zanzibar City to Antananarivo in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Zanzibar City in October, with highs in Antananarivo at 32°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Grand Baie.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Lemurs' Park ©
Lemurs' Park
Ambohimanga ©
Ambohimanga
Croc Farm ©
Croc Farm

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, wildlife, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at SSR Botanic Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ronaq-Ul-Islam Sunnee Mosque, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and look for gifts at Galerie Francoise Vrot.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Grand Baie trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Antananarivo to Grand Baie takes 3 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Antananarivo to Grand Baie due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Grand Baie when traveling from Antananarivo in October, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Chamarel.

Things to do in Grand Baie

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Port Louis, Pamplemousses, Ile aux Cerfs, Scuba & Snorkeling
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:
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SSR Botanic Garden ©
SSR Botanic Garden
Ile aux Cerfs ©
Ile aux Cerfs
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Chamarel, Mauritius

Chamarel
The village of Chamarel represents a small settlement surrounded by big attractions.
Take a break from Chamarel with a short trip to La Vanille Nature Park in Riviere des Anguilles, about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Seven Colored Earths, take in the dramatic scenery at Chamarel Waterfall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Le Morne Brabant, and examine the collection at Curious Corner of Chamarel.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Chamarel trip planner .

You can drive from Grand Baie to Chamarel in 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 travel back home.

Things to do in Chamarel

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Le Morne, Mauritius, La Vanille Nature Park, Le Dernier Comptoir, Alexandra Falls
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 19:
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Black River Gorges National Park
Black River Gorges National Park
La Vanille Nature Park ©
La Vanille Nature Park

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