Safari & beach holidays

Winner Best Safari, wildlife and nature holiday company

Best Safari, wildlife and nature holiday company

BRITISH TRAVEL AWARDS 2019

Combine wildlife-viewing adventures with a relaxing beach stay

A safari and beach twin-centre holiday is hard to beat. Imagine waking early, heading out on a morning game drive on the African plains, then being whisked away to a secluded sandy beach, arriving in time to watch the sun set over the ocean. A beach stay is the perfect post-safari tonic and it’s easy to add onto the end of your safari – many beach destinations are just a short flight from Africa’s national parks.

From Nairobi (Kenya) and Arusha (Tanzania), it’s just a short flight to some tropical coastline or palm-fringed islands lapped by warm Indian Ocean waters. All our East Africa safaris can easily be extended to Mombasa or Zanzibar, or you can fly further on to Mauritius or the Seychelles.

Southern Africa combines well with Mozambique and Mauritius. South Africa also has its own beautiful beaches (although the Western Cape waters aren’t warm, so if sea swimming is a must then you might want to opt for somewhere else), while KwaZulu-Natal is a holiday playground for the locals with great year-round temperatures. For glitz and glamour, you could jet off to Dubai or another beach in the Middle East. A safari and beach combination is a top choice for a honeymoon so talk to us about our most romantic resorts – favourites include the island escapes of Pemba and Mozambique.

For some safari and beach holidays, you don’t even need to fly via a city. There are direct flights from Tanzania’s Selous Game Reserve straight to the exotic ‘spice island’ of Zanzibar, or you can fly from the Maasai Mara straight to Mombasa on the Kenyan coast and be sipping on a cocktail on the beach in no time. In South Africa, direct flights operate from Kruger National Park to Vilanculos in neighbouring Mozambique. We’ve put together some of our favourite combinations, but if you have somewhere else in mind then talk to us about your dream safari and beach holiday.

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Cape Town, Sabi Sands & Mozambique – Suggested itinerary

This is a honeymoon-worthy blend of cosmopolitan city highlights, epic wildlife and unbelievably dreamy scenes on Mozambique’s beaches. Do it in style with game drives in the private Sabi Sands Game R...

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Bush, Beach & Culture

This off-the-beaten-track safari and beach combo is ideal for experienced travellers and a safari without the crowds. Explore the romantic ‘Spice Island’ of Zanzibar and enchanting Stone Town; cross v...

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Serengeti Fly-in & Zanzibar

Look out for big cats and the Big Five across the picturesque plains of the Serengeti, before unwinding on Zanzibar’s frosted white sands.

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Amboseli, Tsavo & Beach

City, safari and coast are all covered on this 10-night itinerary. You’ll travel from Nairobi to Mombasa and spend a few nights in the beautiful national parks of Amboseli and Tsavo on the way. Head o...

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Mara Fly-in Safari & Mombasa

Head out on safari in Kenya's iconic national park, the Maasai Mara before flying over to the coast for some well-deserved beach time.

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KwaZulu-Natal Bush, Beach & Battlefields Self-Drive

Uncover another side to South Africa on this KwaZulu-Natal self-drive itinerary. Relax on a golden beach in Umhlanga, learn about the moving history of the Battlefields and find mighty African predato...

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