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 6th (Sat): browse the exhibits of Galerie Passerose and then kick back and relax at Anse Lazio.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Praslin Island vacation builder app .

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. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Seychelles Time is 12 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Vancouver in June: highs in Praslin Island hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for 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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night
Chamarel, Mauritius

Chamarel ©
The village of Chamarel represents a small settlement surrounded by big attractions.
On the 7th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Chamarel Waterfall and then take in the dramatic natural features at Chamarel’s Seven Coloured Earth Geopark.

To find out how to plan a trip to Chamarel, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Praslin Island to Chamarel in 5 hours. In June, Chamarel is a bit cooler than Praslin Island - with highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C. On the 7th (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

On the 8th (Mon), get interesting insight from Tours and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Saint-Leu trip itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Chamarel to Saint-Leu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Passot and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Start your trip to Nosy Be by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Saint-Leu to Nosy Be takes 4.5 hours. The time zone changes from Reunion Time to Eastern African Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Saint-Leu in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Nosy Be: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 24°C at night. On the 9th (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 reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Zanzibar City sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Nosy Be to Zanzibar City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for 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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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 traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Arusha trip itinerary site .

Fly from Zanzibar City to Arusha in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Zanzibar City in June, expect Arusha to be slightly colder, temps between 25°C and 17°C. On the 10th (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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Belgian Peacekeepers Memorial, then examine the collection at Kigali Genocide Memorial, and then take in the exciting artwork at Niyo Arts Gallery.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kigali vacation planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Arusha to Kigali in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern African Time to Central African Time is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Arusha in June: highs in Kigali hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Bujumbura.

Things to do in Kigali

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Niyo Arts Gallery ©
Niyo Arts Gallery
Kigali Genocide Memorial ©
Kigali Genocide Memorial
Belgian Peacekeepers Memorial
Belgian Peacekeepers Memorial

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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 find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bujumbura trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Kigali to Bujumbura in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Kigali in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Bujumbura, with lows around 26°C. You'll set off for Kampala on the 11th (Thu).

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 12th (Fri), take a peaceful walk through Maramagambo Forest.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kampala road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Bujumbura to Kampala takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Bujumbura to Kampala is 1 hour. In June, Kampala is slightly colder than Bujumbura - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for 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. On the 13th (Sat), head outdoors with Mont Choungui.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Chirongui trip itinerary site .

Do a combination of car and flight from Kampala to Chirongui in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kampala in June: high temperatures in Chirongui hover around 34°C and lows are around 27°C. On the 13th (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. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): head off the coast to Chissioua Ouenefou, enjoy the sand and surf at Nioumachoua Beach, and then kick back and relax at Miringoni Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Moheli trip builder website .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Chirongui to Moheli takes 13.5 hours. While traveling from Chirongui, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Moheli, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough 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.
On the 15th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Karen Blixen Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Giraffe Centre, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

For ratings and other tourist information, read Nairobi trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Moheli to Nairobi takes 9.5 hours. When traveling from Moheli in June, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Nairobi: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mogadishu.

Things to do in Nairobi

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Karen Blixen Museum ©
Karen Blixen Museum

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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 16th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mogadishu Cathedral and then don't miss a visit to Shanghai Old City.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mogadishu trip planner .

You can fly from Nairobi to Mogadishu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Nairobi in June, expect Mogadishu to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time 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.
For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Djibouti trip planner .

Getting from Mogadishu to Djibouti by combination of flight and car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Mogadishu in June; daily highs in Djibouti reach 43°C and lows reach 38°C. You'll set off for Addis Ababa on the 17th (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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Entoto Hill, then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Cathedral, and then see the interesting displays at Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Addis Ababa online trip planner .

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. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Djibouti in June: high temperatures in Addis Ababa hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to 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 18th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Cinema Roma.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Asmara day trip planning website .

Fly from Addis Ababa to Asmara in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 19th (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 ©
Cimitero Italiano Di Asmara ©
Cimitero Italiano Di Asmara

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