31 days in Africa Itinerary

31 days in Africa Itinerary

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Maseru, Lesotho
— 6 nights
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Port Louis, Mauritius
— 10 nights
Fly to Johannesburg, Shuttle to Manzini
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Manzini, Eswatini (Swaziland)
— 6 nights
Shuttle to Johannesburg, Fly to Sao Tome
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Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe
— 5 nights
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Maseru, Lesotho

— 6 nights
Founded in 1869 by the British, Lesotho's main city--Maseru--lies on the border with South Africa on a plateau surrounded by red hills.
Explore Maseru's surroundings by going to Maletsunyane Falls Semonkong (in Semonkong), Morija Museum & Archives (in Morija) and Gates of Paradise Pass (in Malealea). There's lots more to do: admire the engineering at Katse Dam, cruise along Mafika Lisiu Pass, take in the awesome beauty at Maluti Mountains, and shop like a local with Lesotho Co-operative Handicrafts.

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Vancouver, Canada to Maseru is an approximately 33-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Maseru is 10 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in August; daily highs in Maseru reach 20°C and lows reach 7°C. You'll set off for Port Louis on the 8th (Sun).

Things to do in Maseru

Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Nature

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Port Louis, Mauritius

— 10 nights
A multicultural melting pot of a city, the Mauritian capital of Port Louis--or simply "Louis," as it's affectionately known--represents the most populous area of Mauritius.
Explore Port Louis' surroundings by going to Takamaka Boutique Winery (in Vacoas), La Vanille Nature Park (in Riviere des Anguilles) and Spas & Wellness (in Trou d'eau Douce). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at SSR Botanic Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaylasson Temple, get engrossed in the history at Blue Penny Museum, and head off the coast to Ile aux Cerfs.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Port Louis trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Maseru to Port Louis takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, car, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Maseru to Port Louis is 2 hours. Traveling from Maseru in August, you will find days in Port Louis are a bit warmer (29°C), and nights are warmer (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Manzini.

Things to do in Port Louis

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 18:

Manzini, Eswatini (Swaziland)

— 6 nights
Swaziland's largest town, Manzini bustles with financial and industrial activity, its inner center dominated by malls and offices.
Get out of town with these interesting Manzini side-trips: Ezulwini (Mantenga Craft & Lifestyle Centre & Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary), Mbuluzi Game Reserve and Lodges (in Simunye) and Camelot Spa at The Royal Swazi (in Mbabane). Spend the 20th (Fri) exploring nature at Hlane Royal National Park. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mantenga Nature Reserve, view the masterpieces at Yebo Contemporary Art Gallery Eswatini, try to win big at Happy Valley Casino, and contemplate the long history of Ngwenya Mine.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Manzini trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Port Louis to Manzini by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, car, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus, car, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus, car, flight, taxi, and shuttle. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Port Louis to Manzini due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Port Louis in August since evenings lows in Manzini dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Sao Tome.

Things to do in Manzini

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 24:

Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe

— 5 nights
São Tomé is the capital city of São Tomé and Príncipe and is by far the nation's largest town. Step out of Sao Tome with an excursion to Roca S.Joao dos Angolares in Sao Joao dos Angolares--about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Pico Cao Grande, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Tamarindos, get outside with Praia Micondo, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cascata de Sao Nicolau.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sao Tome trip maker website.

Getting from Manzini to Sao Tome by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 18.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Manzini to Sao Tome is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Manzini in August: highs in Sao Tome hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sao Tome

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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