36 days in Africa Itinerary

36 days in Africa Itinerary

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36 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Flic En Flac, Mauritius
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Saint-Leu, Reunion Island
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Nosy Be, Madagascar
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  16​h 45​min
4
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  8​h 30​min
5
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
6
Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
8
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  17​h 45​min
9
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h
10
Nairobi, Kenya
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
11
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
12
Watamu, Kenya
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
13
Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Drive + Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Jakarta, Indonesia


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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 discover tucked-away gems like Le Morne Brabant and Curious Corner of Chamarel. Venture out of the city with trips to Tou Korek Surf Shop (in La Gaulette), La Vanille Nature Park (in Riviere des Anguilles) and Underwater Waterfall (in Le Morne). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Le Morne Beach, contemplate the long history of The Martello Tower Museum, admire the sheer force of Chamarel Waterfall, and stroll through Flic en Flac Beach.

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Jakarta, Indonesia to Flic En Flac is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Jakarta to Flic En Flac, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Flic En Flac is slightly colder than Jakarta - with highs of 29°C and lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Saint-Leu.

Things to do in Flic En Flac

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Le Morne, Mauritius, The Martello Tower Museum, Curious Corner of Chamarel, Tou Korek Surf Shop
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Chamarel Waterfall ©
Chamarel Waterfall
Le Morne Brabant ©
Le Morne Brabant
Curious Corner of Chamarel ©
Curious Corner of Chamarel

3
nights
Saint-Leu, Reunion Island

Saint-Leu ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): get outside with Fly 974 Tandem, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kelonia, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): get outside with Aquasens, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then head outdoors with Azurtech Parapente.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Saint-Leu online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Flic En Flac to Saint-Leu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Saint-Leu can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Nosy Be.

Things to do in Saint-Leu

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Aquasens, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Fly 974 Tandem
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Fly 974 Tandem ©
Fly 974 Tandem
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Parasailing & Paragliding

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): enjoy some diversion at Plongee Toukoul, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Passot, and then head off the coast to Nosy Fanihy. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Lokobe Nature Special Reserve and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Nosy Be online holiday planner .

Getting from Saint-Leu to Nosy Be by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly. The time zone changes from Reunion Time to Eastern African Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Saint-Leu, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Nosy Be, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Nosy Be

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nosy Fanihy ©
Nosy Fanihy

2
nights
Kruger National Park, South Africa

Kruger National Park ©
One of Africa's largest game sanctuaries and part of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program, Kruger National Park provides an immersive experience of wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Olifants Wilderness Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kruger National Park trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Nosy Be to Kruger National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Nosy Be to Kruger National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Nosy Be in August: high temperatures in Kruger National Park hover around 29°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Wildlife Trails
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

Plettenberg Bay ©
As one of South Africa's most popular beach destinations, the resort town of Plettenberg Bay comes to life in December and January, when the holiday homes fill up with domestic tourists and foreigner visitors.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary and then stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): stroll through Knysna Elephant Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, and finally stroll through Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Plettenberg Bay visit planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Plettenberg Bay takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Kruger National Park in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Plettenberg Bay: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Knysna Elephant Park
Highlights from your plan
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden

5
nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bloubergstrand Beach and Wine Tours & Tastings. Go for a jaunt from Cape Town to Franschhoek to see Franschhoek Pass about 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Cape of Good Hope, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Cathedral Parish, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town itinerary maker site .

Getting from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Plettenberg Bay in August since evenings lows in Cape Town dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Franschhoek Pass, Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©

1
night
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia

Namib-Naukluft Park ©
One of the world's largest nature and game reserves, the vast Namib-Naukluft Park boasts sweeping desert and mountain landscapes, a diverse range of animal life, and the surreal Sossusvlei, a scenic saltpan sprinkled with towering red sand dunes and petrified acacia trees.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Spreetshoogte Pass. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's extreme beauty at Kuiseb River.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Namib-Naukluft Park trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Namib-Naukluft Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Namib-Naukluft Park sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Kuiseb River ©
Kuiseb River
Spreetshoogte Pass ©
Spreetshoogte Pass

3
nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls, a Zimbabwean town near the eponymous waterfall, serves as one of two prime gateway points to the majestic cascade and its surrounding national park.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Safaris and Nature & Wildlife Tours. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge, explore the galleries of Prime Art Gallery, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Victoria Falls itinerary planner.

You can fly from Namib-Naukluft Park to Victoria Falls in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Namib-Naukluft Park in August, expect nights in Victoria Falls to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Helicopter Tours

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Serengeti National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Seronera.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Serengeti National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Victoria Falls to Serengeti National Park. The time zone difference moving from Central African Time (CAT) to Eastern African Time (EAT) is 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Seronera ©
Seronera

1
night
Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages, then stop by Ocean Sole (Flip the Flop), then stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, and finally stroll through Karura Forest. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nairobi road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Serengeti National Park to Nairobi takes 7 hours. In August in Nairobi, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Safaris
Karura Forest ©
Karura Forest

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Mara Triangle. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mara North Conservancy and then stroll through Musiara Swamp.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Maasai Mara National Reserve planning app .

You can fly from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Watamu.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Mara North Conservancy ©
Mara North Conservancy
Musiara Swamp ©
Musiara Swamp

2
nights
Watamu, Kenya

Watamu ©
Hailed for its picturesque scenery and pristine beaches, the village of Watamu on Kenya's Indian Ocean coastline attracts both adventure seekers and those looking for a relaxing seaside holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mida Creek and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Spiaggia delle Tartarughe.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Watamu planner .

Fly from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Watamu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow time for travel to Praslin Island.

Things to do in Watamu

Parks Beaches Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Mida Creek ©
Mida Creek
Spiaggia delle Tartarughe ©
Spiaggia delle Tartarughe

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Petite Anse Kerlan and Le Glacis Noir. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Curieuse Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Anse Possession, take in the exciting artwork at Rita's Art Sudio & Gallery, and explore the galleries of Galerie Passerose.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Praslin Island trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Watamu to Praslin Island in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and ferry; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Watamu to Praslin Island is 1 hour. In September in Praslin Island, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 29°C at night. On the 4th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Curieuse Island ©
Curieuse Island
Petite Anse Kerlan ©
Petite Anse Kerlan
Fond Ferdinand ©
Fond Ferdinand

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