17 days in Africa Itinerary

17 days in Africa Itinerary

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Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  24 h
1
Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
2
Chamarel, Mauritius
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Saint-Leu, Reunion Island
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Nosy Be, Madagascar
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Taxi + Ferry:  2 h 30 min
5
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 45 min
6
Arusha, Tanzania
— Few hours
Fly:  2 h 45 min
7
Kigali, Rwanda
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h
8
Bujumbura, Burundi
— Few hours
Fly:  2 h 45 min
9
Kampala, Uganda
— 1 night
+3
Fly + Drive + Ferry + Drive:  7 h 30 min
10
Chirongui, Mayotte
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  13 h 30 min
11
Moheli, Comoros
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  9 h 15 min
12
Nairobi, Kenya
— 1 day
Fly:  2 h
13
Mogadishu, Somalia
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 30 min
14
Djibouti, Djibouti
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
15
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 30 min
16
Asmara, Eritrea
— 1 night
Fly:  28 h
End: Vancouver, Canada

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night
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 ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Praslin Island journey maker site.

Vancouver, Canada to Praslin Island is an approximately 24- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and 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

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

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night
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.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Chamarel trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from Praslin Island to Chamarel in 5.5 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

Nature Parks 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.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Saint-Leu day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Chamarel to Saint-Leu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. 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

1
night
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.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Nosy Be itinerary planner.

Getting from Saint-Leu to Nosy Be by flight takes about 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

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
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 ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Zanzibar City travel planner.

You can do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry from Nosy Be to Zanzibar City in 17 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

Nature Parks 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.
For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Arusha day trip website.

You can fly from Zanzibar City to Arusha in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry 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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1
night
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.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kigali trip website.

Traveling by flight from Arusha to Kigali takes 4 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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hours
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.
For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bujumbura route planner.

Fly from Kigali to Bujumbura in 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take a peaceful walk through Maramagambo Forest.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kampala online route planner.

You can fly from Bujumbura to Kampala in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Bujumbura to Kampala, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bujumbura in October, things will get little chillier in Kampala: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chirongui.

Things to do in Kampala

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Maramagambo Forest
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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.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, 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 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. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Domoni Beach, stroll through Miringoni Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nioumachoua Beach, and finally stroll through Kave Hoani.

You can plan Moheli trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Do a combination of flight and car from Chirongui to Moheli in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Moheli

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Nioumachoua Beach ©
Nioumachoua Beach

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day
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 more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Nairobi trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Moheli to Nairobi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. 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 Wildlife
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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): pause for some serene contemplation at Mogadishu Cathedral and then don't miss a visit to Shanghai Old City.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mogadishu trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nairobi to Mogadishu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, Mogadishu is a bit warmer than Nairobi - with highs of 35°C and lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Djibouti.

Things to do in Mogadishu

Historic Sites
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Mogadishu Cathedral ©
Mogadishu Cathedral
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 more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Djibouti trip planning website.

You can fly from Mogadishu to Djibouti in 5.5 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 Outdoors Parks
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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, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Addis Ababa road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Djibouti to Addis Ababa takes 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.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Asmara road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Addis Ababa to Asmara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Asmara

Historic Sites
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Nda Mariam Othodox Church ©
Nda Mariam Othodox Church
Enda Marian- Cattedrale Copta Di Asmara ©
Enda Marian- Cattedrale Copta Di Asmara
Cinema Roma ©
Cinema Roma

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