15 days in Africa Itinerary

15 days in Africa Itinerary

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15 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Stockholm, Sweden
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Chamarel, Mauritius
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Grand Baie, Mauritius
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
Maputo, Mozambique
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Antananarivo, Madagascar
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
5
Moutsamoudou, Comoros
— 1 day
Travel:  5​h
6
Moroni, Comoros
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 1 night
ferry:  30​min
8
La Digue Island, Seychelles
— 1 night
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Stockholm, Sweden

1
night
Chamarel, Mauritius

Chamarel ©
The village of Chamarel represents a small settlement surrounded by big attractions.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Seven Colored Earths, stroll through Ebony Forest Reserve, then admire the sheer force of Chamarel Waterfall, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saraswati Maa, and finally get impressive views of Trou aux Cerfs. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Black River Gorges National Park and then head outdoors with Parc Aventure Chamarel.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Chamarel trip itinerary planning site .

Stockholm, Sweden to Chamarel is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Stockholm to Chamarel. In December, Chamarel is warmer than Stockholm - with highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Grand Baie.

Things to do in Chamarel

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Mauritius, Saraswati Maa
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Seven Colored Earths ©
Seven Colored Earths
Trou aux Cerfs ©
Trou aux Cerfs
Saraswati Maa ©
Saraswati Maa

2
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.
On the 22nd (Sun), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaylasson Temple, then visit a coastal fixture at Phare d'Albion, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Louis Cathedral, and finally admire the natural beauty at SSR Botanic Garden. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Pointes des Lascars Hindu Spiritual Park, get great views at Siva Soopramaniar Kovile Bel-Air Riviere Seche, then contemplate the long history of Maison Eureka, and finally contemplate the long history of Citadel.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Baie visit planning tool .

You can drive from Chamarel to Grand Baie in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Maputo.

Things to do in Grand Baie

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Louis, Maison Eureka, Phare d'Albion, Siva Soopramaniar Kovile Bel-Air Riviere Seche, SSR Botanic Garden
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Phare d'Albion ©
Phare d'Albion

2
nights
Maputo, Mozambique

Maputo ©
Walking the broad, leafy avenues of Maputo, Mozambique's capital and bustling harbor city, you can discover numerous architectural gems and come to appreciate the area's Portuguese-influenced culture.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Praca Independence Praça da Independência, steep yourself in history at Matola Raid Memorial, then see the interesting displays at Museu dos CFM, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mesquita da Baixa, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): browse the eclectic array of goods at FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroquia Santo Antonio, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, and finally enjoy some diversion at Club de tenis de Maputo.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Maputo tour itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Grand Baie to Maputo takes 7 hours. Traveling from Grand Baie to Maputo, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. December in Maputo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Antananarivo.

Things to do in Maputo

Historic Sites Shopping Tours

Side Trip

Matola Raid Memorial
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Paroquia Santo Antonio ©
Paroquia Santo Antonio
Mesquita da Baixa ©
Mesquita da Baixa

1
night
Antananarivo, Madagascar

Antananarivo ©
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.
On the 26th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambohimanga, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosquee Sunni, steep yourself in history at Maison de Jean Laborde, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise de Faravohitra, and finally look for gifts at Art Miniature. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Rova - Le Palais de la Reine, then see the interesting displays at Musee de la Photographie de Madagascar, then stroll around Lemurs' Park, and finally go for a walk through Ilot de la Vierge.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Antananarivo trip planning app .

You can fly from Maputo to Antananarivo in 7 hours. The time zone changes from Central African Time (CAT) to Eastern African Time (EAT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Maputo in December; daily highs in Antananarivo reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Moutsamoudou.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Ilot de la Vierge
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Ambohimanga ©
Ambohimanga
Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo ©
Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo
Mosquee Sunni ©
Mosquee Sunni

1
day
Moutsamoudou, Comoros

Moutsamoudou ©
On the 28th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Ntingui Mountain Peak, then admire the striking features of Mosquee du Vendredi, then admire the sheer force of Dziancoundre Waterfall, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sultan's Palace.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Moutsamoudou online tour planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Antananarivo to Moutsamoudou. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Moroni.

Things to do in Moutsamoudou

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ntingui Mountain Peak
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Mosquee du Vendredi ©
Mosquee du Vendredi

1
night
Moroni, Comoros

Moroni ©
Moroni is the largest city, federal capital and seat of the government of the Union of the Comoros, a sovereign archipelago nation in the Indian Ocean. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): get impressive views of Mount Karthala, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of the Comoros, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mssihiri wa Cheik Ahmed Mosque, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grande Mosquée de Moroni.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Moroni itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Moutsamoudou to Moroni. In December, daytime highs in Moroni are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Praslin Island.

Things to do in Moroni

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mount Karthala
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Mount Karthala ©
Mount Karthala
Grande Mosquée de Moroni ©
Grande Mosquée de Moroni
National Museum of the Comoros ©
National Museum of the Comoros

1
night
Praslin Island, Seychelles

Praslin Island ©
Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): kick back and relax at Anse Lazio, enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Volbert, and then appreciate the views at Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Georgette and then step off the mainland to explore Curieuse Island.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Praslin Island trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Moroni to Praslin Island takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Moroni to Praslin Island due to the time zone difference. December in Praslin Island sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to La Digue Island.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Curieuse Island ©
Curieuse Island
Anse Lazio ©
Anse Lazio
Anse Georgette ©
Anse Georgette

1
night
La Digue Island, Seychelles

La Digue Island ©
La Digue Island remains a relatively unknown vacation destination, offering very few tourist facilities and an exotic though largely undeveloped coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): kick back and relax at Grand Anse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiagge di Anse Marron, and then stroll through Anse Source D'Argent.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our La Digue Island travel itinerary planner .

La Digue Island is just a stone's throw from Praslin Island. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in La Digue Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Anse Source D'Argent ©
Anse Source D'Argent
Spiagge di Anse Marron ©
Spiagge di Anse Marron
Grand Anse ©
Grand Anse

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