21 days in Africa Itinerary

21 days in Africa Itinerary

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21 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Glasgow, United Kingdom
+3
bus + Fly + Drive + ferry:  17​h 45​min
1
La Digue Island, Seychelles
— 1 night
ferry:  30​min
2
Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Chamarel, Mauritius
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Saint-Leu, Reunion Island
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Moroni, Comoros
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
6
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Kigali, Rwanda
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
8
Bujumbura, Burundi
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Kampala, Uganda
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h
10
Juba, South Sudan
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
11
Nairobi, Kenya
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Glasgow, United Kingdom

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.
On the 12th (Sun), kick back and relax at Anse Source D'Argent, stroll through Anse Coco Beach, and then kick back and relax at Anse Fourmis. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Grand Anse, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiagge di Anse Marron, and then kick back and relax at Anse La Reunion Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the La Digue Island sightseeing planner.

Glasgow, UK to La Digue Island is an approximately 18-hour combination of bus, flight, and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train, flight, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Glasgow to La Digue Island. Traveling from Glasgow in May, expect La Digue Island to be much hotter, temps between 36°C and 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Praslin Island.

Things to do in La Digue Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Anse Source D'Argent ©
Anse Source D'Argent
Grand Anse ©
Grand Anse
Anse Coco Beach ©
Anse Coco Beach

2
nights
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 14th (Tue): appreciate the views at Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve and then step off the mainland to explore Curieuse Island. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Anse Georgette, then take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Passerose, and then stroll through Anse Lazio.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Praslin Island online trip planner .

Praslin Island is just a short distance from La Digue Island. In May, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Chamarel.

Things to do in Praslin Island

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

2
nights
Chamarel, Mauritius

Chamarel ©
The village of Chamarel represents a small settlement surrounded by big attractions.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Chamarel Waterfall, then take a peaceful walk through Ebony Forest Reserve, then explore and take pictures at Seven Colored Earths, and finally see the interesting displays at Curious Corner of Chamarel. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Black River Gorges National Park and then stop by Rhumerie de Chamarel.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Chamarel trip planner .

Getting from Praslin Island to Chamarel by flight takes about 5 hours. In May, Chamarel is a bit cooler than Praslin Island - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Saint-Leu.

Things to do in Chamarel

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Mauritius
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Ebony Forest Reserve ©
Ebony Forest Reserve
Seven Colored Earths ©
Seven Colored Earths
Chamarel Waterfall ©
Chamarel Waterfall

2
nights
Saint-Leu, Reunion Island

Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the natural beauty of Trou du Souffleur, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Trois Roches. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Azurtech Parapente, observe the fascinating underwater world at Kelonia, and then get outside with Plage de Grande Anse.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Saint-Leu holiday builder tool .

You can fly from Chamarel to Saint-Leu in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. May in Saint-Leu sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Moroni.

Things to do in Saint-Leu

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Trois Roches, Plage de Grande Anse
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Kelonia ©
Kelonia
Trois Roches ©
Trois Roches

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. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grande Mosquée de Moroni, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mssihiri wa Cheik Ahmed Mosque, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of the Comoros, and finally get impressive views of Mount Karthala.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Moroni trip maker site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Saint-Leu to Moroni in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Saint-Leu to Moroni is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Saint-Leu in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Moroni: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Zanzibar City.

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

2
nights
Zanzibar City, Tanzania

Zanzibar City ©
Discover a myriad of attractions in Zanzibar City, like its World Heritage-listed historic core, charming beach villages, and the modern neighborhood of Ng'ambo.
On the 21st (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock and then head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), then stop by Mwanzo Mpya, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nakupenda Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Hamamni Persian Baths.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Zanzibar City day trip planner .

Fly from Moroni to Zanzibar City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry. In May in Zanzibar City, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Kigali.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Cheetah's Rock
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Nakupenda Beach
Nakupenda Beach

1
night
Kigali, Rwanda

Kigali ©
A vacation in Kigali, Rwanda's capital city and economic hub, lets you experience the very heart of a landlocked country from a pleasant, safe, and organized base point.
On the 23rd (Thu), look for gifts at Abraham Konga Jewelry Collections, then examine the collection at Kigali Genocide Memorial, then admire the masterpieces at The National Art Gallery, and finally explore the galleries of Inema Art Center.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kigali holiday planner .

You can fly from Zanzibar City to Kigali in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern African Time to Central African Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Zanzibar City in May, things will get a bit cooler in Kigali: highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Bujumbura.

Things to do in Kigali

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

The National Art Gallery
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Kigali Genocide Memorial ©
Kigali Genocide Memorial
Inema Arts Centre ©
Inema Arts Centre
Abraham Konga Jewelry Collections ©
Abraham Konga Jewelry Collections

1
night
Bujumbura, Burundi

Bujumbura ©
Because of its history, Bujumbura reflects a colonial charm which shows through in its buildings, wide boulevards, and carefree way of life.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): walk around Rusizi National Park.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bujumbura trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Kigali to Bujumbura takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Kigali in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Bujumbura, with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kampala.

Things to do in Bujumbura

Nature Parks
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Rusizi National Park ©
Rusizi National Park

2
nights
Kampala, Uganda

Kampala enjoys the reputation of a modern city with a buzzing atmosphere--it also serves as a good base point for exploring the surrounding area.
On the 25th (Sat), stroll through Katwe Tourism Information Centre, then delve into the lush surroundings at Maramagambo Forest, then stop by Uganda Crafts 2000 Limited, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gaddafi National Mosque. On the next day, take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kampala travel planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Bujumbura to Kampala takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Bujumbura to Kampala is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Bujumbura in May; daily highs in Kampala reach 29°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Juba.

Things to do in Kampala

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Queen Elizabeth National Park
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Safaris
Katwe Tourism Information Centre ©
Katwe Tourism Information Centre
Gaddafi National Mosque ©
Gaddafi National Mosque

1
night
Juba, South Sudan

Juba ©
A frantic metropolis bursting from the White Nile River, Juba stands as the capital and largest city of the Republic of South Sudan.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Main Mosque, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at All Saints Cathedral, and finally explore the activities along White Nile.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Juba online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Kampala to Juba takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern African Time to Central African Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Kampala in May, with highs in Juba at 36°C and lows at 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Juba

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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All Saints Cathedral ©
All Saints Cathedral
White Nile
White Nile

3
nights
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.
Spend the 28th (Tue) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 30th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, see the interesting displays at Karen Blixen Museum, look for gifts at Matbronze Wildlife Art, and have some family-friendly fun at GP Karting.

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Traveling by flight from Juba to Nairobi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Juba to Nairobi. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Juba in May: highs in Nairobi hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 19°C. You will leave for home on the 31st (Fri).

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Safaris

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