60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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60 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  28​h
1
Lilongwe, Malawi
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Blantyre, Malawi
— 5 nights
+3
Drive + train + Drive + Fly:  10​h 30​min
3
Tofo, Mozambique
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Maputo, Mozambique
— 7 nights
Fly:  7​h
5
Chamarel, Mauritius
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Pamplemousses, Mauritius
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Saint-Leu, Reunion Island
— 8 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h
8
Antananarivo, Madagascar
— 8 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
9
Moroni, Comoros
— 4 nights
ferry:  8​h 45​min
10
Chirongui, Mayotte
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  30​h
End: Toronto, Canada

5
nights
Lilongwe, Malawi

Lilongwe ©
The capital city of Malawi and its largest, Lilongwe serves as an important center of economy and transportation for the area.
Take a break from the city and head to Nkhoma Mountain and Kuti Wildlife Reserve. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chongoni Rock-Art Area and Maula Cathedral. Take a break from Lilongwe with a short trip to Kungoni Centre of Culture & Art in Mtakataka, about 1h 55 min away. There's lots more to do: stop by Gems and Jewellery Lanka, ponder the world of politics at Parliament Building, make a trip to World War I Memorial, and pick up some local products at Lizulu Market.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Lilongwe journey planner.

Toronto, Canada to Lilongwe is an approximately 28-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Toronto to Lilongwe. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Blantyre.

Things to do in Lilongwe

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Kungoni Centre of Culture & Art, Chongoni Rock-Art Area, Kuti Wildlife Reserve
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Kuti Wildlife Reserve ©
Kuti Wildlife Reserve
Chongoni Rock-Art Area ©
Chongoni Rock-Art Area
Kungoni Centre of Culture & Art ©
Kungoni Centre of Culture & Art

5
nights
Blantyre, Malawi

Blantyre ©
As Malawi's second-largest city, Blantyre represents the country's main commercial and industrial hub and boasts a dynamic array of food options.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St.Michael's and All Angels Church and La Caverna Art Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at The Way of the Cross/ Njira ya Mtanda and Lake Chilwa. Explore Blantyre's surroundings by going to Zomba (Zomba Plateau & King African Rifles Monument), Mount Mulanje (in Mulanje) and Majete Wildlife Reserve (in Chikwawa). The adventure continues: stop by Tiyamike Sewing, browse the collection at The Society of Malawi Library, buy something for everyone on your list at Chichiri Shopping Centre, and make a trip to Malawi Stock Exchange.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Blantyre road trip app .

Do a combination of car and flight from Lilongwe to Blantyre in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tofo.

Things to do in Blantyre

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Zomba, Mount Mulanje, Lake Chilwa, Majete Wildlife Reserve
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Mount Mulanje ©
Mount Mulanje
Zomba Plateau ©
Zomba Plateau
Lake Chilwa ©
Lake Chilwa

4
nights
Tofo, Mozambique

Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Praia do Tofo and Barra Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Marine Megafauna Foundation. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Parque Nacional de Bazaruto and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tofo trip tool .

Traveling by combination of car, train, and flight from Blantyre to Tofo takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. While traveling from Blantyre, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tofo, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 26°C. On the 17th (Tue), you'll travel to Maputo.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Parque Nacional de Bazaruto, Barra Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Parque Nacional de Bazaruto ©
Parque Nacional de Bazaruto
Praia do Tofo ©
Praia do Tofo

7
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Inhaca Island and Maputo Elephant Reserve (Reserva Especial de Maputo). Your inner history buff will appreciate Paroquia Santo Antonio and Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Matola Raid Memorial, see the interesting displays at Museu dos CFM, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mesquita da Baixa, and enjoy some diversion at Club de tenis de Maputo.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Maputo vacation planning tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Tofo to Maputo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in March, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Chamarel.

Things to do in Maputo

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

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

5
nights
Chamarel, Mauritius

Chamarel ©
The village of Chamarel represents a small settlement surrounded by big attractions.
Visiting Chamarel’s Seven Coloured Earth Geopark and Le Morne Brabant will get you outdoors. The Martello Tower Museum and Saraswati Maa will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chamarel: Heritage Nature Reserve (in Bel Ombre), Bois Cheri Tea Factory and Tea Museum (in Bois Cheri) and Takamaka Boutique Winery (in Vacoas). There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Ebony Forest Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, play a few rounds at Paradis Golf Club Beachcomber, and examine the collection at Curious Corner of Chamarel.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Chamarel day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Maputo to Chamarel takes 7 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Maputo to Chamarel. In March, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pamplemousses.

Things to do in Chamarel

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Le Morne, Mauritius, The Martello Tower Museum, Saraswati Maa, Takamaka Boutique Winery
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Ebony Forest Reserve ©
Ebony Forest Reserve
Black River Gorges National Park
Black River Gorges National Park

5
nights
Pamplemousses, Mauritius

Pamplemousses ©
Experience a region where wilderness comes neatly packaged in Pamplemousses District, where many of the attractions showcase the natural world in easily digestible portions.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like L'Aventure du Sucre and Chateau De Labourdonnais. You'll get in some beach time at Ile aux Cerfs and Belle Mare Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pamplemousses: Jewish Detainees Museum and Saint Martin Jewish Cemetery (in Bambous), Phare d'Albion (in Albion) and Flic en Flac Beach (in Flic En Flac). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at SSR Botanic Garden, steep yourself in history at Maison Eureka, get to know the fascinating history of Trou aux Cerfs, and get great views at Siva Soopramaniar Kovile Bel-Air Riviere Seche.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Pamplemousses visit app .

Getting from Chamarel to Pamplemousses by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Pamplemousses can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Saint-Leu.

Things to do in Pamplemousses

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Port Louis, Mauritius, Chateau De Labourdonnais, Flic en Flac Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling
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SSR Botanic Garden ©
SSR Botanic Garden
Ile aux Cerfs ©
Ile aux Cerfs
Flic en Flac Beach ©
Flic en Flac Beach

8
nights
Saint-Leu, Reunion Island

Visiting Parasailing & Paragliding and Cascade de Grand Galet will get you outdoors. Visit Notre-Dame des Laves and Rue de Paris for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Hell-Bourg (Cimetiere Paysager de Hell-Bourg, Musee des Musiques et Instruments de L'ocean Indien, & more), Saint-Denis (Pas de Bellecombe, Notre-Dame de la Delivrance, & more) and Cilaos (La Maison de la Broderie, Piton des Neiges, & more).

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Saint-Leu trip builder app .

Getting from Pamplemousses to Saint-Leu by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or ride a ferry. In April in Saint-Leu, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Antananarivo.

Things to do in Saint-Leu

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saint-Denis, Saint-Paul, Hell-Bourg, Cilaos, Saint-Benoit
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Piton de Fournaise ©
Piton de Fournaise

8
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Ambohimanga and Mosquee Sunni. Get outdoors at Traces and Réserve Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic. Get out of town with these interesting Antananarivo side-trips: La Musee des Papillons (in Ambatolampy) and Ambohitantely Special Reserve (in Ambohidratrimo). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo, contemplate the long history of Maison de Jean Laborde, view the masterpieces at Is´art Galerie, and examine the collection at Musee de la Photographie de Madagascar.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Antananarivo trip builder .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Saint-Leu to Antananarivo in 4 hours. Another option is to fly. The time zone difference moving from Reunion Time to Eastern African Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Saint-Leu in April, expect Antananarivo to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Moroni.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ambohitantely Special Reserve, La Musee des Papillons
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Ambohimanga ©
Ambohimanga
Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo ©
Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo
Musee de la Photographie de Madagascar ©

4
nights
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. Get some cultural insight at Grande Mosquée de Moroni and National Museum of the Comoros. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Karthala, take a stroll through Mitsoudje, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mssihiri wa Cheik Ahmed Mosque.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Moroni trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Antananarivo to Moroni takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Antananarivo in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Moroni: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. You will leave for Chirongui on the 24th (Fri).

Things to do in Moroni

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Chirongui, Mayotte

Chirongui ©
Chirongui is a commune in the French overseas department of Mayotte, in the Indian Ocean. Escape the urban bustle at Mont Choungui and Retenue collinaire de Combani. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Plage de N'Gouja and Plage de Sakouli. Take a break from Chirongui with a short trip to De Coconi Botanical Garden in Ouangani, about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Ecomusee Du Sel De Bandrele.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Chirongui day trip site .

Traveling by ferry from Moroni to Chirongui takes 9 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Chirongui can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. On the 28th (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Chirongui

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bandrele, De Coconi Botanical Garden, Retenue collinaire de Combani, Plage de N'Gouja
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Mont Choungui ©
Mont Choungui
Ecomusee Du Sel De Bandrele ©
Ecomusee Du Sel De Bandrele
Retenue collinaire de Combani ©
Retenue collinaire de Combani

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