Bush and Beach Safaris
When planning a combination of safari and beach work on at least one week in the bush and one week at the beach. In general stay in only one or two national parks on the safari section as this maximises time on activities instead of too many costly transfers.
Kenya and Tanzania's coastal areas are relatively easy to reach as are South Africa's, a maximum 2hr air transfer in most cases. The finest beaches are in Mozambique, the Seychelles and Mauritius. To reach these prime beaches involves international flights and around a day's worth of transferring time which needs to be calculated into the schedule.
A top of the range combination is Botswana with the Bazaruto Archipelago although Zambia also works well with the coastal islands of Tanzania (Mafia, Zanzibar or Pemba) as there is a good air link betwen the two countries.
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Our Recommended Bush and Beach Safaris
Discover the Island of Sao Tome$ 662
A little known island, Sao Tome is in the middle of the world! Breath taking scenery, waterfalls, black and white sand beaches, rainforests with extensive cocoa plantations.
Drop everything and get some sunshine.
Sao Tome Island, Gabon - 8 days/7 nights.
Kenya beach breaks$ 930
Enjoy Swahili culture, sandy white beaches and gentle seas neighbouring vast wilderness areas, on the Kenyan Coast, which stretches from Malindi in the north to south of Mombasa.
A tropical paradise lapped by the rich warm Indian Ocean.
Kenya Coast - 5 days/4 nights on the Kenya Coast
Zanzibar Beach Break$ 1025
Voted as one of the top 30 beaches in the world, this Zanzibar beach resort is great for families and honeymooners alike and no better way to end a challenging summit of Mt Kilimanjaro!
Location location location ...
Zanzibar Island, Tanzania - 7 days/6 nights
Cape Town and Winelands$ 1281
Save US$383 per person! Stay in the heart of Cape Town and experience this beautiful city before moving on to the wonderful Stellenbosch, with easy access to wine tasting and gourmet meals.
Cape Town - the most beautiful city in Africa.
Cape Town and the Cape Winelands, South Africa - 7 nights/8 days
Cape Point - Villas in Mauritius$ 1291
Our concierge service offers the ideal flexible and fabulous Mauritius beach vacation to suit family, friends or couples in luxury villas - 5 star hotel accommodation at 3 star prices.
An 'a la carte' solution to planning your beach holiday.
Cape Malheureux, Mauritius - 7, 9 or 14 nights
Belle Mare Plage$ 1704
Situated on one of the most beautiful beaches in Mauritius, Belle Mare Plage has an extensive array of activites and amenities available. This is an ideal location for golfers with two 18 hole championship courses and a 2km long white sandy beach.
Spoil yourself with everything at your fingertips
Mauritius, Indian Ocean Island
Seychelles luxury on a less royal budget$ 2404
Situated on the white beaches of Anse Kerlan on Praslin Island in the Seychelles where turtles still lay their eggs in complete tranquility, lies a 5 star honeymoon resort with a championship golf course.
Dream for the rest of your days about your perfect honeymoon.
Praslin Island, Seychelles, Indian Ocean - 7 days/6 nights
Explore Selous Game Reserve and exotic Zanzibar$ 2835
A safari exploring an intricate network of river channels in the Selous National Park, host to a plethora of African mammals, especially elephant and graceful giraffe. Take a short hop by plane to exotic Zanzibar for a complete break.
360 degree views of the bush and the best spot in Stone Town
Selous National Park and Zanzibar, Tanzania - 8 days/7 nights
Southern Malawi Adventure$ 3050
Two iconic Malawi destinations including Liwonde National Park with game viewing by boat, foot or vehicle before chilling out at fabled Mumbo Island or in the clear waters of Cape Maclear.
One week of magic, two pristine wildernesses.
Lake Malawi and Liwonde National Park, Malawi- 8 days/7 nights
Barefoot luxury kayak adventure in Madagascar$ 3165
Enjoy Madagascar on our kayak adventure exploring Madagascar from Antananarivo to Fourt Dauphin including St Luce for 4 nights in a barefoot luxury lodge.
Paddle and explore lush mangroves and secret beach spots.
South eastern Madagascar - 11 days/10 nights
Affordable Island hopping in Mauritius$ 3247
Island hopping in the Indian Ocean from Mauritius to the little known Rodriguez Island and back to Mauritius - cruise and swimming with dolphins included.
Affordable, unique and utterly relaxing.
Mauritius and Rodriguez Islands, Indian Ocean - 12 nights/13 days
East and Southern Madagascar$ 3518
A 14-day safari to explore east and southern Madagascar and discover a variety of landscapes, tribal cultures, plus lemurs and an amazing diversity of plants, birds, insects and animals
Discover Madagascar by road
East and Southern Madagascar - 14 days/13 nights
Spirit of Mozambique$ 4485
Explore the magnificent wilderness of Gorongosa National Park before relaxing on Ibo Island to enjoy the history, architecture and beautiful beaches of this remote Mozambican Island.
Mystery, magic, culture and beauty.
Gorongosa National Park and the Mozambique coast - 7 nights/8 days
Watamu Marine Research, Kenya$ 5100
In association with Watamu Marine Association, research expeditions provide the opportunity to dive with dolphins and get directly involved with Kenya's marine conservation projects.
Dive with dolphins from Watamu in Kenya
Turtle Bay Beach Club - 11 days/10 nights
Tagging whale sharks in Mozambique$ 5450
Working with the Marine Megafauna Foundation research activities include tagging whale sharks and manta rays among the reefs off Mozambique's world class dive site at Casa Barry.
If shark tagging isn't enough then dive, snorkel, surf and sail
Casa Barry Lodge, Tofo, Mozambique - 11 days/10 nights