15 days in Africa Itinerary

15 days in Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Stockholm, Sweden
Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Chamarel, Mauritius
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Grand Baie, Mauritius
— 2 nights
Drive + 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): don't miss a visit to Chamarel’s Seven Coloured Earth Geopark, delve into the lush surroundings at Ebony Forest Reserve, take in the dramatic scenery at Chamarel Waterfall, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saraswati Maa, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Trou aux Cerfs. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Black River Gorges National Park.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Chamarel road trip planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Chamarel is an approximately 16- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or 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 up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Grand Baie.

Things to do in Chamarel

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Mauritius, Saraswati Maa
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Chamarel’s Seven Coloured Earth Geopark ©
Chamarel’s Seven Coloured Earth Geopark
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaylasson Temple, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Louis Cathedral, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at SSR Botanic Garden. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Pointes des Lascars Hindu Spiritual Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Siva Soopramaniar Kovile Bel-Air Riviere Seche, then contemplate the long history of Maison Eureka, and finally steep yourself in history at Citadel.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Grand Baie vacation planning website.

Traveling by car from Chamarel to Grand Baie takes 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Maputo.

Things to do in Grand Baie

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Louis, Scuba & Snorkeling, SSR Botanic Garden, Siva Soopramaniar Kovile Bel-Air Riviere Seche, Maison Eureka
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SSR Botanic Garden ©
SSR Botanic Garden
Siva Soopramaniar Kovile Bel-Air Riviere Seche ©
Pointes des Lascars Hindu Spiritual Park ©
Pointes des Lascars Hindu Spiritual Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Praca Independence Praça da Independência, steep yourself in history at Matola Raid Memorial, then examine the collection at Museu dos CFM, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mesquita da Baixa. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the eclectic array of goods at FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroquia Santo Antonio, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, and finally have fun at Club de tenis de Maputo.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Maputo trip builder website.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Grand Baie to Maputo in 7 hours. Traveling from Grand Baie to Maputo, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Antananarivo.

Things to do in Maputo

Historic Sites Shopping Fun & Games

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambohimanga, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosquee Sunni, contemplate the long history of Maison de Jean Laborde, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de Faravohitra, and finally stop by Art Miniature. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Rova - Le Palais de la Reine, then see the interesting displays at Musee de la Photographie de Madagascar, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lemurs' Park, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Ilot de la Vierge.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Antananarivo day trip planning site.

You can fly from Maputo to Antananarivo in 7 hours. The time zone changes from Central Africa Time (CAT) to East Africa Time (EAT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Maputo in December, with highs in Antananarivo at 32°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Moutsamoudou.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Ilot de la Vierge
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Ambohimanga ©
Ambohimanga
Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo ©
Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo
Eglise de Faravohitra ©
Eglise de Faravohitra

1
day
Moutsamoudou, Comoros

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

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Moutsamoudou online day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Antananarivo to Moutsamoudou. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can 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. On the 29th (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Karthala, then explore the galleries of National Museum of the Comoros, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mssihiri wa Cheik Ahmed Mosque, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Grande Mosquée de Moroni.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Moroni journey maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Moutsamoudou to Moroni. In December in Moroni, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to 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 Volbert and then delve into the lush surroundings at Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Anse Georgette and then step off the mainland to explore Curieuse Island.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Praslin Island route planner.

Traveling by flight from Moroni to Praslin Island takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Moroni to Praslin Island. In December, daytime highs in Praslin Island are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to La Digue Island.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks Nature 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.
On the 1st (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Grand Anse, kick back and relax at Spiagge di Anse Marron, and then kick back and relax at Anse Source D'Argent.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our La Digue Island tour itinerary planning site.

La Digue Island is very close to Praslin Island. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in La Digue Island

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

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