22 days in Africa Itinerary

22 days in Africa Itinerary

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22 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly + bus:  26​h
1
Nairobi, Kenya
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 3 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + foot + bus:  4​h
4
Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  16​h
5
Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Chamarel, Mauritius
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Grand Baie, Mauritius
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Sydney, Australia

3
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

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.
Nairobi is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nairobi National Park, stop by Utamaduni Craft Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, and examine the collection at Nairobi National Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Nairobi vacation planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Nairobi is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Brisbane to Nairobi due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

3
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.
Spend the 3rd (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. Spend the 4th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. There's more to do: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Maasai Mara National Reserve trip tool .

Getting from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Nairobi in October; daily highs in Maasai Mara National Reserve reach 20°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Balloon Rides

3
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.
Spend the 7th (Mon) exploring nature at Seronera. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Serengeti National Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Oldupai Gorge, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Serengeti National Park online route planner .

Explore your travel options from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Serengeti National Park with the Route module. October in Serengeti National Park sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Oldupai Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Serengeti National Park ©
Serengeti National Park
Seronera ©
Seronera
Oldupai Gorge ©
Oldupai Gorge

3
nights
Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

Kilimanjaro National Park
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kilimanjaro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Mount Kibo.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kilimanjaro National Park online trip builder .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Serengeti National Park to Kilimanjaro National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Praslin Island.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kibo
Mount Kibo

3
nights
Praslin Island, Seychelles

Praslin Island ©
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, wildlife, outdoors, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Curieuse Island, explore the galleries of Galerie Passerose, kick back and relax at Anse Lazio, and stroll through Anse Volbert.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Praslin Island online journey planner .

Explore your travel options from Kilimanjaro National Park to Praslin Island with the Route module. Traveling from Kilimanjaro National Park to Praslin Island, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in October, and nighttime lows around 30°C. On the 14th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chamarel.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Curieuse Island ©
Curieuse Island
Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve ©
Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve
Anse Lazio ©
Anse Lazio

2
nights
Chamarel, Mauritius

Chamarel
The village of Chamarel represents a small settlement surrounded by big attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Black River Gorges National Park, explore the striking landscape at Seven Colored Earths, and then look for gifts at Rhumerie de Chamarel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Chamarel Waterfall, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Le Dernier Comptoir, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at La Vanille Nature Park, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Falls.

Make your Chamarel itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Praslin Island to Chamarel takes 5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Praslin Island in October, with highs in Chamarel at 32°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Grand Baie.

Things to do in Chamarel

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mauritius, Alexandra Falls, Le Dernier Comptoir, La Vanille Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Black River Gorges National Park
Black River Gorges National Park
La Vanille Nature Park ©
La Vanille Nature Park

3
nights
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, wildlife, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at SSR Botanic Garden, stop by Galerie Francoise Vrot, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and head off the coast to Ile aux Cerfs.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Grand Baie journey tool .

You can drive from Chamarel to Grand Baie in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Grand Baie can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Baie

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Port Louis, Scuba & Snorkeling, SSR Botanic Garden, Ile aux Cerfs
Highlights from your plan
Ile aux Cerfs ©
Ile aux Cerfs
SSR Botanic Garden ©
SSR Botanic Garden
Scuba & Snorkeling

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