32 days in Africa Itinerary

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Grand Baie, Mauritius
— 3 nights
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Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 3 nights
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La Digue Island, Seychelles
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Mahé, Foot to Mahe Island, Fly to Zanzibar City
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 3 nights
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 2 nights
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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
— 1 night
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Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
— 2 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 5 nights
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Toliara, Madagascar
— 2 nights
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Nosy Be, Madagascar
— 2 nights
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Grand Baie, Mauritius — 3 nights

Wide-open beaches with dazzling blue water and a relaxed coastal atmosphere lure visitors to take a trip to Grand Baie.
Explore Grand Baie's surroundings by going to Chamarel (Ebony Forest Reserve & Chamarel Seven Coloured Earth Geopark). Spend the 12th (Thu) exploring nature at Black River Gorges National Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at SSR Botanic Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Octopus Diving Centre, indulge in some personalized pampering at Ved Holistic Care Centre, and step off the mainland to explore Ile aux Cerfs.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Grand Baie road trip planning app.

Melbourne, Australia to Grand Baie is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Grand Baie, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in October, expect nights in Grand Baie to be much hotter, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to fly to Praslin Island.
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Praslin Island, Seychelles — 3 nights

Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
Praslin Island is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the lush surroundings at Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve, view the masterpieces at Galerie Passerose, head off the coast to Curieuse Island, and stroll through Anse Georgette.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Praslin Island driving holiday site.

Traveling by flight from Grand Baie to Praslin Island takes 7.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Baie in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Praslin Island, with lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to La Digue Island.
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La Digue Island, Seychelles — 2 nights

La Digue Island remains a relatively unknown vacation destination, offering very few tourist facilities and an exotic though largely undeveloped coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): kick back and relax at Anse La Reunion Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Anse Source D'Argent, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiagge di Anse Marron.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the La Digue Island road trip planning site.

You can ride a ferry from Praslin Island to La Digue Island in an hour. In October, daytime highs in La Digue Island are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Zanzibar City.
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania — 3 nights

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.
Zanzibar City is known for nature, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, relax and rejuvenate at The Spa at Park Hyatt Zanzibar, look for gifts at 1001 Organic Spicery (at Hurumzi), and experience rural life at Shabuta Spice Farm.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Zanzibar City trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from La Digue Island to Zanzibar City takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from La Digue Island to Zanzibar City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from La Digue Island in October since evenings lows in Zanzibar City dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can fly to Johannesburg.
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Johannesburg, South Africa — 2 nights

City of Light

Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
On the 22nd (Sun), buy something for everyone on your list at Jack Friedman Eastgate, then steep yourself in history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, and then see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Hector Pieterson Museum and Memorial, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, and then try to win big at Montecasino.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Johannesburg tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Zanzibar City to Johannesburg takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, car, and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zanzibar City to Johannesburg due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Zanzibar City in October, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Johannesburg: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Oudtshoorn.
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Oudtshoorn, South Africa — 1 night

Ostrich Capital of the World

Nestled in the arid valley of Little Karoo, the town of Oudtshoorn remains the hub of everything ostrich-related, housing the world's largest population of the flightless birds.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch and then Head underground at Cango Caves.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Oudtshoorn day trip planning app.

Getting from Johannesburg to Oudtshoorn by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Johannesburg in October: highs in Oudtshoorn hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Jeffreys Bay.
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Jeffreys Bay, South Africa — 2 nights

Thanks to the proximity of top tourist spots, Jeffreys Bay vacations allow you to surf, fish, tag sharks, watch wildlife, ride horses along the beach, and experience the world's highest bungee jump all on the same day.
On the 25th (Wed), hike along Chokka Trail, zoom along the surf with Surf Camp South Africa, and then stroll through Dolphin Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: play a few rounds at St.Francis Links and then kick back and relax at Paradise Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Jeffreys Bay road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Oudtshoorn to Jeffreys Bay in 3.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Jeffreys Bay can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Cape Town.
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Cape Town, South Africa — 5 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, observe the fascinating underwater world at Two Oceans Aquarium, go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and trek along Platteklip Gorge.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Jeffreys Bay to Cape Town by car takes about 7.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Cape Town are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to fly to Kruger National Park.
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Kruger National Park, South Africa — 5 nights

One of Africa's largest game sanctuaries and part of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program, Kruger National Park provides an immersive experience of wildlife.
Step out of Kruger National Park with an excursion to Kruger National Park in Nelspruit--about 48 minutes away. Spend the 3rd (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's much more to do: trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail, stroll through Olifants Wilderness Trail, and explore the ancient world of Masorini Archaeological Site.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kruger National Park road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Kruger National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in October, expect nights in Kruger National Park to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Toliara.
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Toliara, Madagascar — 2 nights

City of Sun

Sightseeing in Toliara includes wandering through a botanical garden filled with interesting plants.
On the 6th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Honko Community-Based Mangrove Reserve and then see what you can catch with Yacht ISLAND STYLE - Day Cruise.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Toliara day trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kruger National Park to Toliara. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to East Africa Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Nosy Be.
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Nosy Be, Madagascar — 2 nights

Perfume Island

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Passot, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lokobe Nature Special Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Nosy Sakatia and then explore by horseback at Ambaro Ranch.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Nosy Be online trip maker.

You can fly from Toliara to Nosy Be in 11 hours. In November in Nosy Be, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
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Mauritius travel guide

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Beaches · Islands · Scuba & Snorkeling
Island of Rainbows and Shooting Stars
A small but surprisingly multicultural island in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius sits just east of Madagascar and offers a white-sand coastline lapped by sapphire waters. The contrasts of colors, tastes, and cultures here makes a vacation in Mauritius richly rewarding, with plenty to do along the coast and deeper inland. A tour of Mauritius usually includes long stops at the island's beaches, which serve as launching points for deep-sea fishing trips, dolphin-watching excursions, and scuba diving adventures. Farther away from the water, you can discover a paradise for hikers and nature lovers. Mauritius is made for explorations on foot, with several volcanic summits and a large national park sheltering abundant species of indigenous plants and birds.
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Seychelles travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Islands · Forests
Luxury to please visitors with deep pockets and scenery to astound the eye and warm the soul--that's Seychelles in a nutshell. The coastal areas boast a number of upscale beach resorts, with the fine sands and bright blue sea drawing visitors from distant corners of the world. The matriarchal culture that predominates in most households around the archipelago represents a fascinating cultural quirk to learn about during holidays in Seychelles, while the tropical rhythms of the local Creole folk music set the pace of everyday life.
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South Africa travel guide

4.4
Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.
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