17 days in Africa Itinerary

17 days in Africa Itinerary

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17 days in Africa Itinerary

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
Bus + Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Nosy Be, Madagascar
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 45 min
6
Arusha, Tanzania
— Few hours
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 45 min
7
Kigali, Rwanda
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h
8
Bujumbura, Burundi
— Few hours
Fly + Drive:  2 h 45 min
9
Kampala, Uganda
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  7 h 30 min
10
Chirongui, Mayotte
— 1 night
+2
Ferry + Drive + Fly:  13 h 30 min
11
Moheli, Comoros
— 1 day
Fly:  9 h 15 min
12
Nairobi, Kenya
— 1 day
Fly:  2 h
13
Mogadishu, Somalia
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5 h 30 min
14
Djibouti, Djibouti
— 1 night
Drive + 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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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 8th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Passerose and then stroll through Anse Lazio.

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Vancouver, Canada to Praslin Island is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 12 hours traveling from Vancouver to Praslin Island due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Vancouver in August: high temperatures in Praslin Island hover around 34°C and lows are around 28°C. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chamarel.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Anse Lazio ©
Anse Lazio
Galerie Passerose ©
Galerie Passerose

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Chamarel, Mauritius

Chamarel ©
The village of Chamarel represents a small settlement surrounded by big attractions.
On the 9th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Chamarel Waterfall and then take in the dramatic natural features at Chamarel’s Seven Coloured Earth Geopark.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Chamarel using our trip planner.

You can fly from Praslin Island to Chamarel in 5 hours. In August, Chamarel is slightly colder than Praslin Island - with highs of 29°C and lows of 22°C. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Saint-Leu.

Things to do in Chamarel

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Chamarel Waterfall
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Chamarel Waterfall ©
Chamarel Waterfall

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Saint-Leu, Reunion Island

Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Saint-Leu day trip planning website .

You can fly from Chamarel to Saint-Leu in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Nosy Be.

Things to do in Saint-Leu

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Scuba & Snorkeling

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Mont Passot and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Nosy Be travel route app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Saint-Leu to Nosy Be in 4.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Saint-Leu to Nosy Be due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Saint-Leu in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Nosy Be: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 22°C at night. On the 11th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Nosy Be

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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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.
For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Zanzibar City trip itinerary app .

Getting from Nosy Be to Zanzibar City by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry. In August in Zanzibar City, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Nature Shopping
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Prison Island - Changuu Private Island ©
Aromas of Zanzibar ©
Aromas of Zanzibar

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hours
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.
To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Arusha online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Zanzibar City to Arusha by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Zanzibar City in August, things will get little chillier in Arusha: highs are around 27°C and lows about 17°C. On the 12th (Wed), you're off toKigali.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the galleries of Niyo Arts Gallery, then examine the collection at Kigali Genocide Memorial, and then stop by Azizi Life Boutique.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kigali attractions planning site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Arusha to Kigali takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Arusha to Kigali is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Arusha in August, expect nights in Kigali to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to 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.
To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bujumbura trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Kigali to Bujumbura takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Kigali in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Bujumbura. On the 13th (Thu), you're off toKampala.

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.
On the 14th (Fri), take a peaceful walk through Maramagambo Forest.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Kampala trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Bujumbura to Kampala in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bujumbura to Kampala, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Bujumbura in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kampala: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Chirongui.

Things to do in Kampala

Parks Nature

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. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): get outside with Mont Choungui.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Chirongui trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Kampala to Chirongui takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kampala in August since evenings lows in Chirongui dip to 25°C. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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. On the 16th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Chissioua Ouenefou, stroll through Nioumachoua Beach, and then kick back and relax at Miringoni Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Moheli trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Chirongui to Moheli in 13.5 hours. Traveling from Chirongui in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Moheli, with lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Moheli

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Nioumachoua Beach ©
Nioumachoua Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): look for gifts at Ocean Sole (Flip the Flop), then examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum, and then stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Nairobi road trip planner .

Getting from Moheli to Nairobi by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Moheli in August: highs in Nairobi hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mogadishu.

Things to do in Nairobi

Museums Parks Wildlife
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Karen Blixen Museum ©
Karen Blixen Museum
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Ocean Sole (Flip the Flop) ©
Ocean Sole (Flip the Flop)

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Mogadishu Cathedral and then make a trip to Shanghai Old City.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mogadishu trip website .

Getting from Nairobi to Mogadishu by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Nairobi in August, with highs in Mogadishu at 34°C and lows at 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to 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 ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Djibouti itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Mogadishu to Djibouti takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Mogadishu in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Djibouti: highs are around 45°C and lows about 39°C. You will leave for Addis Ababa on the 19th (Wed).

Things to do in Djibouti

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Addis Ababa ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Entoto Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Cathedral, and then examine the collection at Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Addis Ababa road trip tool .

Do a combination of car and flight from Djibouti to Addis Ababa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Djibouti in August, things will get much colder in Addis Ababa: highs are around 24°C and lows about 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Asmara.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Museums Parks Nature
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Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum ©
Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum
Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Holy Trinity Cathedral
Entoto Hill ©
Entoto Hill

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Cinema Roma.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Asmara road trip tool .

Fly from Addis Ababa to Asmara in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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 ©

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