59 days in Africa Itinerary

59 days in Africa Itinerary

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Kampala, Uganda
— 3 nights
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Arusha, Tanzania
— 3 nights
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Moheli, Comoros
— 3 nights
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Nosy Be, Madagascar
— 4 nights
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Saint-Leu, Reunion Island
— 3 nights
Fly to Mauritius, Drive to Pamplemousses
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Pamplemousses, Mauritius
— 2 nights
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Chamarel, Mauritius
— 2 nights
Drive to Mauritius, Fly to Cape Town
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 3 nights
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Semonkong, Lesotho
— 2 nights
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Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Eswatini (Swaziland)
— 1 night
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Ezulwini, Eswatini (Swaziland)
— 1 night
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 3 nights
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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 3 nights
Shuttle to Windhoek, Fly to Chobe National Park
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 3 nights
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 1 night
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Livingstone, Zambia
— 3 nights
Fly to Vilankulo Airport, Drive to Bazaruto Archipelago
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Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique
— 3 nights
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Mulanje, Malawi
— 2 nights
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Bujumbura, Burundi
— 2 nights
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Kigali, Rwanda
— 1 night
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Kampala, Uganda — 3 nights

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.
Explore Kampala's surroundings by going to Entebbe (Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre & Entebbe Botanic Gardens). Next up on the itinerary: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, don't miss a visit to Uganda Martyrs National Shrine, view the masterpieces at Afriart Gallery, and soar above the sights with Great Adventures Uganda.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kampala trip site.

Boston, USA to Kampala is an approximately 22-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Boston to Kampala due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Boston in October, with highs in Kampala at 79°F and lows at 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Arusha.
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Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
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Arusha, Tanzania — 3 nights

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Cultural Heritage Centre and then see Off-Road Tours. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, then stop by Isle of Jewels, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Masai Central Market.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Arusha tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kampala to Arusha in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In October, daily temperatures in Arusha can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Zanzibar City.
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Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Shopping
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): admire the striking features of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), then step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Dr Bulugu Gallery, take in nature's colorful creations at Forodhani Gardens, then stop by Kihaga, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Zanzibar City road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Arusha to Zanzibar City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Arusha in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Zanzibar City: highs are around 88°F and lows about 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Moheli.
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Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature
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Find places to stay Oct 10 — 12:

Moheli, Comoros — 3 nights

Mohéli, also known as Mwali, is an autonomous island in that forms part of the Union of the Comoros.LocationMohéli is located in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Africa. Moheli is known for nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Chissioua Ouenefou.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Moheli trip maker website.

Getting from Zanzibar City to Moheli by flight takes about 7.5 hours. You'll set off for Nosy Be on the 15th (Sat).
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Wildlife · Parks · Nature
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Nosy Be, Madagascar — 4 nights

Perfume Island

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.
Nosy Be is known for wildlife, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, head off the coast to Nosy Sakatia, get to know the resident critters at Lemuria Land, and stroll through Ambaro Ranch.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Nosy Be online journey builder.

You can fly from Moheli to Nosy Be in 8.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Nosy Be are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. You'll set off for Saint-Leu on the 19th (Wed).
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Find places to stay Oct 15 — 19:

Saint-Leu, Reunion Island — 3 nights

Saint-Leu is a commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Leu side-trips: Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Saint-Philippe) and Aquasens (in Saint-Joseph). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, experience rural life at La Maison du Coco, make a trip to Musee Stella Matutina, and Head underground at Trou du Souffleur.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint-Leu online day trip planner.

You can fly from Nosy Be to Saint-Leu in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Nosy Be to Saint-Leu, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nosy Be in October, expect nights in Saint-Leu to be about the same, around 68°F, while days are little chillier, around 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Pamplemousses.
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Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife
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Pamplemousses, Mauritius — 2 nights

Experience a region where wilderness comes neatly packaged in Pamplemousses District, where many of the attractions showcase the natural world in easily digestible portions.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): examine the collection at Chateau De Labourdonnais, admire the natural beauty at SSR Botanic Garden, learn insider's secrets on L'Aventure du Sucre, then admire the masterpieces at Patrick Mavros Atelier, and finally stop by Save A Sail.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Pamplemousses day trip site.

Getting from Saint-Leu to Pamplemousses by combination of flight and car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. In October, daytime highs in Pamplemousses are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Chamarel.
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Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Parks
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Find places to stay Oct 22 — 24:

Chamarel, Mauritius — 2 nights

The village of Chamarel represents a small settlement surrounded by big attractions.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Chamarel Waterfalls, don't miss a visit to Chamarel Seven Coloured Earth Geopark, then delve into the lush surroundings at Ebony Forest Reserve, and finally stop by Rhumerie de Chamarel. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Curious Corner of Chamarel and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Black River Gorges National Park.

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Traveling by car from Pamplemousses to Chamarel takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in October, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.
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Find places to stay Oct 24 — 26:

Cape Town, South Africa — 3 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Cape Point, hunt for treasures at Greenmarket Square, head off the coast to Robben Island Museum, and examine the collection at District Six Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Town online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Chamarel to Cape Town by combination of car and flight takes about 10.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Chamarel to Cape Town is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Chamarel in October, expect Cape Town to be a bit cooler, temps between 74°F and 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Semonkong.
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Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Semonkong, Lesotho — 2 nights

Semonkong is known for nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Maletsunyane Falls Semonkong.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Semonkong trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Cape Town to Semonkong in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In October, daily temperatures in Semonkong can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. You'll set off for Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary on the 1st (Tue).
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Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Eswatini (Swaziland) — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): try your luck at Happy Valley Casino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): stroll around King Sobusha II Memorial Park, get engrossed in the history at National Museum, and then ponder the world of politics at House of Parliament.

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Drive from Semonkong to Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary in 9.5 hours. November in Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ezulwini.
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Fun & Games · Casinos · Museums · Parks
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Ezulwini, Eswatini (Swaziland) — 1 night

Valley of Heaven

Removed from the bigger and busier parts of the country, Ezulwini Valley represents a quiet place where visitors can relax but at the same time discover the wildlife that spreads across this region.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Mantenga Cultural Village and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ezulwini online itinerary planner.

Ezulwini is just a stone's throw from Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in November, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Johannesburg.
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Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
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Johannesburg, South Africa — 3 nights

City of Light

Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Get out of town with these interesting Johannesburg side-trips: Union Buildings (in Pretoria) and Lion and Safari Park (in Broederstroom). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, try to win big at Montecasino, and get engrossed in the history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg trip site.

Traveling by car from Ezulwini to Johannesburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In November, daytime highs in Johannesburg are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to fly to Swakopmund.
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Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
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Swakopmund, Namibia — 3 nights

Nestled on Namibia's Atlantic coast and surrounded by the sand dunes of the vast Namib Desert, the resort town of Swakopmund enchants visitors with its distinct German colonial architecture and pleasant climate.
Explore Swakopmund's surroundings by going to Walvis Bay (Off-Road Tours & Kayaking & Canoeing). There's lots more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, don't miss a visit to Hohenzollernhaus, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 7, and browse for treasures at Peter's Antiques, since 1983.

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You can fly from Johannesburg to Swakopmund in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and train. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Central Africa Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Johannesburg, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Swakopmund, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Chobe National Park.
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Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure
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Chobe National Park, Botswana — 3 nights

A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Chobe National Park is known for parks, wildlife, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nogatsaa and Tchinga.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Chobe National Park trip maker tool.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Swakopmund to Chobe National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Swakopmund to Chobe National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Victoria Falls.
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Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 14:

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe — 1 night

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.
On the 15th (Tue), take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge, then explore the striking landscape of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Victoria Falls visit site.

Explore your travel options from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls with the Route module. In November, daily temperatures in Victoria Falls can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Livingstone.
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Parks · Nature · Tours
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Livingstone, Zambia — 3 nights

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Livingstone is known for nature, adventure, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls, get outside with Outdoor Activities, see the interesting displays at Railway Museum, and view the masterpieces at The National Art Gallery, Livingstone.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Livingstone road trip site.

Livingstone is just a stone's throw from Victoria Falls. When traveling from Victoria Falls in November, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Livingstone: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 69°F at night. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bazaruto Archipelago.
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Find places to stay Nov 15 — 18:

Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique — 3 nights

The Pearl of the Indian Ocean

Bazaruto Archipelago comprises six islands formed by sand deposits from the Save River.
Spend the 19th (Sat) exploring nature at Parque Nacional de Bazaruto. There's more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Two Mile Reef.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bazaruto Archipelago road trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Livingstone to Bazaruto Archipelago. In November, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 70°F. On the 22nd (Tue), you're off to Mulanje.
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Find places to stay Nov 18 — 22:

Mulanje, Malawi — 2 nights

Mulanje is a town in the Southern Region, Malawi close to the border of Mozambique. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Mulanje.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mulanje trip itinerary builder app.

Explore your travel options from Bazaruto Archipelago to Mulanje with the Route module. When traveling from Bazaruto Archipelago in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Mulanje, with highs around 88°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 71°F. You'll set off for Bujumbura on the 25th (Fri).
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Find places to stay Nov 23 — 25:
Highlights from your trip

Bujumbura, Burundi — 2 nights

Because of its history, Bujumbura reflects a colonial charm which shows through in its buildings, wide boulevards, and carefree way of life.
On the 26th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Livingstone-Stanley Monument and then contemplate the long history of Musee Vivant. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Reptile Park (Parc des Reptiles) and then stroll through Rusizi National Park.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bujumbura trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Mulanje to Bujumbura takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Mulanje in November, expect nights in Bujumbura to be about the same, around 71°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 82°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Kigali.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 27:

Kigali, Rwanda — 1 night

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 28th (Mon), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, browse the exhibits of Inema Arts Centre, then see the interesting displays at Kigali Genocide Memorial, and finally explore the galleries of Niyo Arts Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nyamata Church and then contemplate the long history of Ntarama Church.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kigali online holiday maker.

Traveling by flight from Bujumbura to Kigali takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Kigali when traveling from Bujumbura in November, with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
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Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Spas
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 29:

Uganda travel guide

4.2
Nature & Parks · River Rafting & Tubing · National Parks
Pearl of Africa
Though small in area, Uganda represents one of the most populated landlocked countries in the world. You can feel this in the lakeside capital, but so much of the country remains untamed and untamable, with great lakes and towering mountains chief among the wilder sights. A recent troubled past delayed the growth of tourism in Uganda, but visitors now arrive in larger numbers, primarily drawn by the diverse wildlife that inhabits the country's mountains and forests. Notably, Uganda houses half of the world's population of mountain gorillas.
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Tanzania travel guide

4.1
Safaris · Geologic Formations · Beaches
Though the size and scale of Tanzania may be overwhelming, the people make it a personable and easy-going place to visit. The bigger cities not only offer good connections to the main natural attractions, but also feature bustling markets where locals sell fresh produce, snacks, and crafts. Smaller villages retain their long-held customs, beliefs, and artistic traditions. With the continent's highest peak, and some of the most animal-rich safaris available, Tanzania holidays tend to dart between the big and bold, and the personal and low-key.
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Comoros travel guide

4.1
Nature & Parks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Dolphin & Whale Watching
Exotic Comoros offers a different take on the archetypal paradise island. The remote collection of varied landmasses endured a turbulent history, with nearly 20 coups since its independence in 1975. The political situation has calmed in recent years, allowing tourism in Comoros to develop thanks to a good offering of white-sand beaches, volcanic peaks, and underwater worlds rich in wildlife. Devoutly Muslim, the locals frown upon the consumption of alcohol and bare skin--few foreign tourists are bothered by this, as most come for the off-the-beaten track adventuring rather than beach-bar relaxation.
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Madagascar travel guide

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Nature & Parks · National Parks · Scuba & Snorkeling
Red Island
Madagascar deserves its reputation as a nature lover's paradise--around 5 percent of the world's plant and animal species are endemic to this island. Lemurs and rainforests, karst landscapes and rich red soil steal the headlines and remain among tops reasons to take a trip to Madagascar. The cultural diversity of the population also provides plenty of intrigue and interest, with distinctive ceremonies, unusual sports, and a varied cuisine all highlights of active, enriching Madagascan itineraries.
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Reunion Island travel guide

4.4
Parasailing & Paragliding · Scuba & Snorkeling · Gardens
Known for its volcanic forested interior, Reunion Island also features beaches and coral reefs. The island's most famous landmark is a climbable volcano (active), standing over 2,600 m (8,600 ft) above sea level. Other climbing destinations include an extinct volcano and three calderas, a type of naturally formed amphitheaters created by collapsed volcanoes. Plan your next holiday on Reunion Island if you're looking for great views and majestic landscapes.
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Mauritius travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Islands · Scuba & Snorkeling
Island of Rainbows and Shooting Stars
A small but surprisingly multicultural island in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius sits just east of Madagascar and offers a white-sand coastline lapped by sapphire waters. The contrasts of colors, tastes, and cultures here makes a vacation in Mauritius richly rewarding, with plenty to do along the coast and deeper inland. A tour of Mauritius usually includes long stops at the island's beaches, which serve as launching points for deep-sea fishing trips, dolphin-watching excursions, and scuba diving adventures. Farther away from the water, you can discover a paradise for hikers and nature lovers. Mauritius is made for explorations on foot, with several volcanic summits and a large national park sheltering abundant species of indigenous plants and birds.
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South Africa travel guide

4.4
Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.
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Namibia travel guide

4.2
Nature & Parks · Deserts · Landmarks
Land of the Brave
Since gaining independence from South Africa in 1990, Namibia has sought to rival its neighbor in terms of tourist appeal. While it hasn't yet gotten up to the numbers of South Africa, Namibia tourism sector has plenty to work with. The desert and mountainous areas represent a real source of appeal, with species of classic African game animals, such as desert lions, zebras, and elephants real highlights of safaris through the national parks. Namibians are rightly proud of their country, and the myriad traditional villages, colonial German towns, and lively urban centers all deserve your attention.
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Botswana travel guide

3.7
Nature & Parks · Safaris · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sparsely populated Botswana possesses some of the most unadulterated wilderness and animal-rich areas in Africa. Largely unfenced national parks allow the world's largest population of elephants to roam freely--these protected areas also shelter varied birdlife and many endangered and rare mammal species. Tourism in Botswana largely caters to visitors seeking luxury lodges and exclusive safari experiences, but expeditions into traditional villages are also strongly recommended. The preserved cultures of these agricultural settlements show a link between man and nature formed over centuries, a relationship that many visitors to Botswana come to reconsider in their own lives.
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Zimbabwe travel guide

4.3
Waterfalls · Zipline · Bridges
Tourism in Zimbabwe experienced a boost after the country's turbulent recent history seemed to settle down. Waterfalls, "Big Five" national parks, and the Eastern Highlands provide contrasting but complementary images of southern Africa, with the growing tourism infrastructure helping visitors see the best of what the country offers. Though corruption and unemployment remain everyday problems, the vast majority of Zimbabweans are a welcoming bunch, proud of the natural riches and culture of their hopeful country.
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Zambia travel guide

3.9
Geologic Formations · Waterfalls · Nature & Parks
Air Conditioned State
Landlocked Zambia remains best known, a little counter intuitively perhaps, for its bodies of water. Three large rivers run through the country, with most of the big urban areas and smaller settlements sticking close to waterways and the valleys they've cut over millennia. Holidays in Zambia are adventurous affairs, with real planning required to get the most out of the country--foreign visitors find the infrastructure lacking and familiar comforts practically nonexistent. Traditional villages remain the most culturally rewarding places to visit in Zambia, while superlative natural features include animal-rich national parks and picturesque waterfalls.
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Malawi travel guide

4.1
Mountains · Nature & Parks · Churches
Warm Heart of Africa
To find out how Malawi earned its nickname the "Warm Heart of Africa," just head to one of the country's little villages and ask for a place to stay. The reintroduction of lions in 2012 gave a much-needed boost to Malawi tourism sector, with safaris across the diverse natural landscape increasingly more popular and varied. The Great Rift topography gives the country some of its main scenic features, including one of the continent's largest lakes, a focus of many adventurous Malawi holidays.
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Rwanda travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · National Parks · Art Galleries
Land of a Thousand Hills
Tourism in Rwanda experienced a serious boost in the recent years largely thanks to the country's large population of mountain gorillas. One of only two nations in which the enigmatic, critically endangered gorillas can be tracked, Rwanda appeals to adventurous travelers interested in hiking the hills and equatorial jungles inhabited by the endemic species. The people of Rwanda remain positive about their future, and the political stability that has taken hold since the horrors of the 1994 genocide allows a growing number of international tourists to share in the optimism.
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