22 days in Africa Itinerary

22 days in Africa Itinerary

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22 days in Africa Itinerary

Brussels, Belgium
Fly:  14​h 45​min
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Paje, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
Moroni, Comoros
— Few hours
Fly:  10​h 45​min
Nosy Be, Madagascar
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Antananarivo, Madagascar
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 45​min
Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains, Reunion Island
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  6​h
Chamarel, Mauritius
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Grand Baie, Mauritius
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + train:  15​h 30​min
Brussels, Belgium

3
days
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.
Step out of Zanzibar City with an excursion to Uroa Bay in Uroa--about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, admire the natural beauty at Forodhani Park, steep yourself in history at Christ Church Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib).

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Zanzibar City trip planner .

Brussels, Belgium to Zanzibar City is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Brussels to Zanzibar City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brussels in May, expect Zanzibar City to be much warmer, temps between 34°C and 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Paje.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Uroa Bay
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) ©

1
day
Paje, Tanzania

Paje ©
Located on the island of Unguja, the quaint village of Paje lies on a shallow sandy lagoon, which attracts swarms of kitesurfing enthusiasts and marine life lovers.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): stroll through Zanzibar Butterfly Centre and then kick back and relax at Paje Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Paje online travel route builder .

Getting from Zanzibar City to Paje by car takes about 1.5 hours. May in Paje sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Moroni.

Things to do in Paje

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Zanzibar Butterfly Centre
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Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach
Zanzibar Butterfly Centre ©
Zanzibar Butterfly Centre

few
hours
Moroni, Comoros

Moroni
Moroni is the largest city, federal capital and seat of the government of the Union of the Comoros, a sovereign archipelago nation in the Indian Ocean. For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Moroni vacation planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Paje to Moroni. In May in Moroni, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 7th (Tue), you'll travel to Nosy Be.

Things to do in Moroni

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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1
day
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 8th (Wed), stroll through Lokobe Nature Special Reserve and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Getting from Moroni to Nosy Be by flight takes about 11 hours. In May in Nosy Be, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Antananarivo.

Things to do in Nosy Be

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Lokobe Nature Special Reserve ©
Lokobe Nature Special Reserve

3
days
Antananarivo, Madagascar

Antananarivo ©
Surrounded by verdant rice paddies, Madagascar's capital and the country's commercial and cultural hub, Antananarivo boasts a rich history and heritage, evident in its numerous historic buildings, colonial-era neighborhoods, and archaeological museums.
Antananarivo is known for zoos & aquariums, historic sites, outdoors, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambohimanga, hunt for treasures at Open-air markets: Andravoahangy, experience rural life at Croc Farm, and pause for some photo ops at Monument aux Morts.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Antananarivo online travel route planner .

You can fly from Nosy Be to Antananarivo in 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Nosy Be in May; daily highs in Antananarivo reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains.

Things to do in Antananarivo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Lemurs' Park ©
Lemurs' Park
Ambohimanga ©
Ambohimanga
Rova - Le Palais de la Reine ©
Rova - Le Palais de la Reine

2
days
Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains, Reunion Island

On the 13th (Mon), get outside with Outdoor Activities, meet the residents at Kelonia, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness a stunning natural landmark at Trou du Souffleur, contemplate the geological forces at Pas de Bellecombe, and then contemplate the geological forces at Piton de Fournaise.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains trip itinerary builder website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Antananarivo to Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern African Time to Reunion Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains is somewhat warmer than Antananarivo - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Chamarel.

Things to do in Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Adventure

Side Trips

Saint-Leu, Pas de Bellecombe, Piton de Fournaise
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Piton de Fournaise ©
Piton de Fournaise
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
days
Chamarel, Mauritius

Chamarel ©
The village of Chamarel represents a small settlement surrounded by big attractions.
Go for a jaunt from Chamarel to Riviere des Anguilles to see La Vanille Nature Park about 58 minutes away. Spend the 17th (Fri) exploring nature at Black River Gorges National Park. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Chamarel Waterfall, explore the striking landscape at Le Morne Brabant, appreciate the history behind International Slave Route Monument, and look for gifts at Rhumerie de Chamarel.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Chamarel attractions planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains to Chamarel. In May, daytime highs in Chamarel are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Mon) before leaving for Grand Baie.

Things to do in Chamarel

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Le Morne, Mauritius, The Martello Tower Museum, Le Dernier Comptoir, Heritage Nature Reserve
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Chamarel Waterfall ©
Chamarel Waterfall
La Vanille Nature Park ©
La Vanille Nature Park
Seven Colored Earths ©
Seven Colored Earths

3
days
Grand Baie, Mauritius

Grand Baie ©
Wide-open beaches with dazzling blue water and a relaxed coastal atmosphere lure visitors to take a trip to Grand Baie.
Grand Baie is known for beaches, shopping, adventure, spas, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at SSR Botanic Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ronaq-Ul-Islam Sunnee Mosque, enjoy the sand and surf at Grand Gaube Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Anse La Raie Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Grand Baie trip website .

You can drive from Chamarel to Grand Baie in 1.5 hours. In May in Grand Baie, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Baie

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Pamplemousses, Notre Dame Auxiliatrice, Grand Gaube Beach, Mont Choisy Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling
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SSR Botanic Garden ©
SSR Botanic Garden
Scuba & Snorkeling
Pereybere Beach ©
Pereybere Beach

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