18 days in Tanzania, Kenya & Mauritius Itinerary

18 days in Tanzania, Kenya & Mauritius Itinerary

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18 days in Tanzania, Kenya & Mauritius Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly + Drive:  31​h
1
Paje, Tanzania
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
2
Mafia Island, Tanzania
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
3
Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 30​min
6
Flic En Flac, Mauritius
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Mont Choisy, Mauritius
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Sydney, Australia

2
nights
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): make a trip to Space Station Zanzibar, then Head underground at Kuza Cave, and then kick back and relax at Paje Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Paje online road trip planner .

Brisbane, Australia to Paje is an approximately 31-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Eastern African Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Brisbane in October, expect Paje to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mafia Island.

Things to do in Paje

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Space Station Zanzibar, Kuza Cave, Scuba & Snorkeling, Mtoni Palace Ruins
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Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach
Kuza Cave ©
Kuza Cave
Mtoni Palace Ruins ©
Mtoni Palace Ruins

1
night
Mafia Island, Tanzania

Mafia Island ©
A quiet, sandy landmass off the coast of Tanzania, Mafia Island lies dotted with peaceful lodges and sleepy fishing villages.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Ras Mkumbi and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mafia Island journey builder app .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Paje to Mafia Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to fly to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Mafia Island

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Ras Mkumbi ©
Ras Mkumbi

1
night
Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Tarangire National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tarangire National Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Tarangire National Park trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Mafia Island to Tarangire National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Tarangire National Park are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): stroll through Serengeti National Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Seronera.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Serengeti National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Tarangire National Park to Serengeti National Park in 6.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tarangire National Park in October: high temperatures in Serengeti National Park hover around 20°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Serengeti National Park ©
Serengeti National Park
Seronera ©
Seronera
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool

4
nights
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Maasai Mara National Reserve ©
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mara Triangle and Ol Kinyei Conservancy. Spend the 11th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. Next up on the itinerary: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and tour the pleasant surroundings at Musiara Swamp.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Maasai Mara National Reserve sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Serengeti National Park to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 3.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Flic En Flac.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Musiara Swamp ©
Musiara Swamp

2
nights
Flic En Flac, Mauritius

Flic En Flac ©
An unusual commodity in the lesser-touristed western part of Mauritius, the developed seaside village Flic En Flac boasts a vast white sandy beach that generates a large amount of tourism.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Blue Bay Beach and Flic en Flac Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve. Get out of town with these interesting Flic En Flac side-trips: Swim with Dolphins (in La Gaulette), Ebony Forest Reserve (in Chamarel) and Heritage Nature Reserve (in Bel Ombre). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Tamarin Falls.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Flic En Flac trip planning app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Flic En Flac in 11.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Flic En Flac is 1 hour. When traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Flic En Flac, with highs around 32°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Mont Choisy.

Things to do in Flic En Flac

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Heritage Nature Reserve, Blue Bay Beach, Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve, Tamarin Falls, Alexandra Falls
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Heritage Nature Reserve ©
Heritage Nature Reserve
Ebony Forest Reserve ©
Ebony Forest Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Mont Choisy, Mauritius

Gently sloping sand meets the clear ocean along the coastline of the sleepy town of Mont Choisy.
On the 16th (Wed), take some stellar pictures from Siva Soopramaniar Kovile Bel-Air Riviere Seche, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then kick back and relax at Plage de Trou aux Biches. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Patrick Mavros Atelier, then play a few rounds at Mont Choisy Le Golf, and then kick back and relax at Mont Choisy Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mont Choisy itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Flic En Flac to Mont Choisy takes 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Mont Choisy are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mont Choisy

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Plage de Trou aux Biches, Siva Soopramaniar Kovile Bel-Air Riviere Seche, Scuba & Snorkeling, Patrick Mavros Atelier
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mont Choisy Beach ©
Mont Choisy Beach
Plage de Trou aux Biches ©
Plage de Trou aux Biches

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