22 days in Ethiopia, Tanzania & Mauritius Itinerary

22 days in Ethiopia, Tanzania & Mauritius Itinerary

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22 days in Ethiopia, Tanzania & Mauritius Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  30​h
1
Gonder, Ethiopia
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
2
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 7 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
4
Le Morne, Mauritius
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Mont Choisy, Mauritius
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Sydney, Australia

3
nights
Gonder, Ethiopia

Gonder
A former royal city, Gonder once served as the Ethiopian Empire's capital--it still boasts well-preserved remains of 17th-century castles and palaces that shed light on the opulent lifestyle of the bygone times.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fasiladas Bath Timket and Kuskuam Church. Get a sense of the local culture at Debre Berhan Selassie Church and Fasil Ghebbi. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Falasha Village, go for a walk through Simien View, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and get some fabulous bargains at Ploughshare Women Crafts Training Centre.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Gonder trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Gonder is an approximately 30-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Sydney to Gonder due to the time zone difference. In July, Gonder is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 25°C and lows of 18°C. On the 26th (Sun), you're off toSerengeti National Park.

Things to do in Gonder

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Fasiladas Bath Timket
Fasiladas Bath Timket
Debre Berhan Selassie Church ©
Debre Berhan Selassie Church
Fasil Ghebbi ©
Fasil Ghebbi

2
nights
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Serengeti National Park ©
Few adventures in the world invoke such vivid natural imagery as a trip to Serengeti National Park, a World Heritage Site known for its diverse animal life and memorable scenery.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Serengeti Hippo Pool and Seronera. Step out of the city life by going to Serengeti National Park and Balloon Rides.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Serengeti National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Gonder to Serengeti National Park with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Tours
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Seronera ©
Seronera
Serengeti National Park ©
Serengeti National Park
Serengeti Hippo Pool ©
Serengeti Hippo Pool

7
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Christ Church Cathedral and Kizimkazi Dimbani Mosque. Visit The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe) and Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zanzibar City: Kendwa Beach (in Kendwa), Paje Beach (in Paje) and Fukuchani Ruins (in Unguja City). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Jambiani Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Stone Town, view the masterpieces at Cultural Arts Gallery, and explore and take pictures at Tangawizi Spice Farm.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Zanzibar City driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Serengeti National Park to Zanzibar City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Zanzibar City can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Le Morne.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Matemwe, Space Station Zanzibar, Paje Beach, Cheetah's Rock, Kendwa Beach
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Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach
Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Jambiani Beach ©
Jambiani Beach

3
nights
Le Morne, Mauritius

Le Morne ©
A rugged rock crag surrounded by white-sand beaches and an emerald lagoon marks Le Morne, a World Heritage Site.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Martello Tower Museum and Crystal Rock. Explore hidden gems such as Ebony Forest Reserve and Black River Gorges National Park. Explore Le Morne's surroundings by going to La Vallee des Couleurs (in Chamouny), Gris Gris Beach (in Souillac) and Alexandra Falls (in Union Park). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Le Morne Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Le Morne Brabant, stroll through Heritage Nature Reserve, and see the interesting displays at Curious Corner of Chamarel.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Le Morne trip itinerary maker site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zanzibar City to Le Morne. The time zone difference when traveling from Zanzibar City to Le Morne is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Zanzibar City in August; daily highs in Le Morne reach 29°C and lows reach 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mont Choisy.

Things to do in Le Morne

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Chamarel, Mauritius, The Martello Tower Museum, Gris Gris Beach, Alexandra Falls
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Curious Corner of Chamarel ©
Curious Corner of Chamarel
Le Morne Brabant ©
Le Morne Brabant
Ebony Forest Reserve ©
Ebony Forest Reserve

2
nights
Mont Choisy, Mauritius

Mont Choisy ©
Gently sloping sand meets the clear ocean along the coastline of the sleepy town of Mont Choisy.
On the 10th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Grand Baie Beach, then examine the collection at Chateau De Labourdonnais, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Trou aux Biches, and finally kick back and relax at Mont Choisy Beach. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: bet on a winner at The Crown Lodge and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mont Choisy itinerary builder website .

Drive from Le Morne to Mont Choisy in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Mont Choisy are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mont Choisy

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Plage de Trou aux Biches, Chateau De Labourdonnais, The Crown Lodge, Grand Baie Beach
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Chateau  De Labourdonnais ©
Chateau De Labourdonnais
Mont Choisy Beach ©
Mont Choisy Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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