25 days in Africa Itinerary

25 days in Africa Itinerary

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Victoria, Seychelles
— 1 night
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Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 3 nights
Ferry
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La Digue Island, Seychelles
— 2 nights
Ferry to Praslin, Fly to Mauritius
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Grand Baie, Mauritius
— 5 nights
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Antananarivo, Madagascar
— 3 nights
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 3 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
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Victoria, Seychelles

— 1 night
Victoria is the capital city of Seychelles and is situated on the north-eastern side of Mahé island, the archipelago's main island. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception and then stroll through Beau Vallon Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Eden Island Seychelles, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Du Roi Spice Garden, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Intendance.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Victoria trip planner.

New York City, USA to Victoria is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from New York City to Victoria, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from New York City in April: high temperatures in Victoria hover around 89°F and lows are around 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Praslin Island.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 1:

Praslin Island, Seychelles

— 3 nights
Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
Praslin Island is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Curieuse Island, kick back and relax at Anse Volbert, delve into the lush surroundings at Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Anse Lazio.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Praslin Island trip itinerary app.

Traveling by ferry from Victoria to Praslin Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In May, daytime highs in Praslin Island are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to La Digue Island.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay May 1 — 4:

La Digue Island, Seychelles

— 2 nights
La Digue Island remains a relatively unknown vacation destination, offering very few tourist facilities and an exotic though largely undeveloped coastline.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): stroll through Anse Source D'Argent, then kick back and relax at Anse La Reunion Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Coco Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Grand Anse and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiagge di Anse Marron.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the La Digue Island online travel route planner.

You can ride a ferry from Praslin Island to La Digue Island in an hour. In May, daytime highs in La Digue Island are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Baie.

Things to do in La Digue Island

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 4 — 6:

Grand Baie, Mauritius

— 5 nights
Wide-open beaches with dazzling blue water and a relaxed coastal atmosphere lure visitors to take a trip to Grand Baie.
Venture out of the city with trips to La Vanille Nature Park (in Riviere des Anguilles) and Chamarel (Chamarel’s Seven Coloured Earth Geopark, Ebony Forest Reserve, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at SSR Botanic Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Ile aux Cerfs, tee off at Mont Choisy Le Golf, and stroll through Mont Choisy Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Baie tour site.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from La Digue Island to Grand Baie in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from La Digue Island in May, things will get slightly colder in Grand Baie: highs are around 81°F and lows about 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Antananarivo.

Things to do in Grand Baie

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 6 — 11:

Antananarivo, Madagascar

— 3 nights
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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambohimanga, make a trip to Independence Avenue, pause for some photo ops at Monument aux Morts, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lemur Tours.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Antananarivo tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Grand Baie to Antananarivo takes 5.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Baie to Antananarivo. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Grand Baie in May: high temperatures in Antananarivo hover around 75°F and lows are around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay May 11 — 14:

Johannesburg, South Africa

— 3 nights

City of Light

Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
When in Johannesburg, make a side trip to see Lion and Safari Park in Broederstroom, approximately Broederstroom away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, try your luck at Montecasino, and make a trip to Nelson Mandela Square.

Plan trip to Johannesburg with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Fly from Antananarivo to Johannesburg in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Antananarivo to Johannesburg, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Antananarivo in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Johannesburg, with lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games · Casinos · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 14 — 17:

Cape Town, South Africa

— 6 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Point, take in the awesome beauty at Lion's Head, take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and look for all kinds of wild species at Platteklip Gorge.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip planner.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in May, and nighttime lows around 51°F. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 17 — 23:

Seychelles travel guide

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Beaches · Islands · Forests
Luxury to please visitors with deep pockets and scenery to astound the eye and warm the soul--that's Seychelles in a nutshell. The coastal areas boast a number of upscale beach resorts, with the fine sands and bright blue sea drawing visitors from distant corners of the world. The matriarchal culture that predominates in most households around the archipelago represents a fascinating cultural quirk to learn about during holidays in Seychelles, while the tropical rhythms of the local Creole folk music set the pace of everyday life.

Mauritius travel guide

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Beaches · Islands · Geologic Formations
Island of Rainbows and Shooting Stars
A small but surprisingly multicultural island in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius sits just east of Madagascar and offers a white-sand coastline lapped by sapphire waters. The contrasts of colors, tastes, and cultures here makes a vacation in Mauritius richly rewarding, with plenty to do along the coast and deeper inland. A tour of Mauritius usually includes long stops at the island's beaches, which serve as launching points for deep-sea fishing trips, dolphin-watching excursions, and scuba diving adventures. Farther away from the water, you can discover a paradise for hikers and nature lovers. Mauritius is made for explorations on foot, with several volcanic summits and a large national park sheltering abundant species of indigenous plants and birds.

Madagascar travel guide

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Nature & Parks · National Parks · Scuba & Snorkeling
Red Island
Madagascar deserves its reputation as a nature lover's paradise--around 5 percent of the world's plant and animal species are endemic to this island. Lemurs and rainforests, karst landscapes and rich red soil steal the headlines and remain among tops reasons to take a trip to Madagascar. The cultural diversity of the population also provides plenty of intrigue and interest, with distinctive ceremonies, unusual sports, and a varied cuisine all highlights of active, enriching Madagascan itineraries.

South Africa travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.