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 + Bus:  3 h 15 min
3
Saint-Leu, Reunion Island
— 1 night
Bus + 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 + Drive:  2 h 45 min
9
Kampala, Uganda
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  7 h 30 min
10
Chirongui, Mayotte
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  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 enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Lazio.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Praslin Island trip planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Praslin Island is an approximately 24- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Vancouver to Praslin Island, you'll lose 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in August, expect Praslin Island to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chamarel.

Things to do in Praslin Island

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

1
night
Chamarel, Mauritius

Chamarel ©
The village of Chamarel represents a small settlement surrounded by big attractions.
Kick off your visit 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.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Chamarel trip planner.

You can fly from Praslin Island to Chamarel in 5.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Praslin Island in August: high temperatures in Chamarel hover around 29°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for 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

1
night
Saint-Leu, Reunion Island

Saint-Leu is a commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint-Leu day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chamarel to Saint-Leu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Saint-Leu can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to 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

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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.
On the 11th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Mont Passot and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Nosy Be trip website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Saint-Leu to Nosy Be in 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 a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Nosy Be: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Nosy Be

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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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 photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Zanzibar City trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Nosy Be to Zanzibar City in 17 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for 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.
To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Arusha trip builder 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. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Zanzibar City in August; daily highs in Arusha reach 27°C and lows reach 17°C. On the 12th (Wed), you'll travel to Kigali.

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.
On the 13th (Thu), view the masterpieces at Niyo Arts Gallery, see the interesting displays at Kigali Genocide Memorial, and then look for gifts at Azizi Life Boutique.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kigali trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Fly from Arusha to Kigali in 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 somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Arusha in August: highs in Kigali hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow 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.
For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bujumbura trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Kigali to Bujumbura takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Kigali in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Bujumbura, with lows around 24°C. You'll set off for Kampala on the 13th (Thu).

Things to do in Bujumbura

Parks Nature Wildlife
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night
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), delve into the lush surroundings at Maramagambo Forest.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kampala trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Bujumbura to Kampala in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bujumbura to Kampala due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Bujumbura in August: highs in Kampala hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to 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. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): get outside with Mont Choungui.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Chirongui online attractions planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Kampala to Chirongui in 17 hours. Traveling from Kampala in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Chirongui. 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), step off the mainland to explore Chissioua Ouenefou, then kick back and relax at Nioumachoua Beach, and then stroll through Miringoni Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Moheli vacation planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Chirongui to Moheli in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from Chirongui in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Moheli, with lows of 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Moheli

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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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.
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 tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Nairobi route builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Moheli to Nairobi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle. While traveling from Moheli, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Nairobi, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mogadishu.

Things to do in Nairobi

Museums Wildlife Parks
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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Karen Blixen Museum ©
Karen Blixen Museum
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mogadishu Cathedral and then don't miss a visit to Shanghai Old City.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mogadishu journey maker site.

You can fly from Nairobi to Mogadishu in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Nairobi in August, with highs in Mogadishu at 34°C and lows at 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough 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.
Take the guesswork out of planning a Djibouti vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Mogadishu to Djibouti in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Mogadishu in August; daily highs in Djibouti reach 45°C and lows reach 39°C. You will leave for Addis Ababa on the 19th (Wed).

Things to do in Djibouti

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
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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 your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Entoto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Cathedral, and then examine the collection at Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Addis Ababa trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Djibouti to Addis Ababa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. In August, Addis Ababa is colder than Djibouti - with highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Asmara.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Holy Trinity Cathedral
Mount Entoto ©
Mount Entoto
Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum ©
Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum

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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 20th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Cinema Roma.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Asmara road trip tool.

You can fly from Addis Ababa to Asmara in 2 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 ©
Enda Marian- Cattedrale Copta Di Asmara
Liberation Avenue (also called Harnet Ave)
Liberation Avenue (also called Harnet Ave)

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