Combine Wildlife with Tropical Beaches
Enjoy the pulse-quickening thrill of seeking out game, and sigh contentedly as you glide along the glimmering Indian Ocean in a dhow. Combine the soothing sands and gentle sea breezes with the rugged, wildlife-rich expanses of savannah or veld.
It is one of our most popular custom safaris: blending the wilderness and wildlife with the sun and sea. Journey to some of Africa’s most enchanting safari regions including the Masai Mara or the Serengeti or Kruger National Park followed by days of soaking up the African sun in exotic destinations such as Mauritius, Mozambique, the Seychelles, the Kenyan Coast or Zanzibar. Immerse yourself in the best of both worlds on a bush & beach safari.
KwaZulu Natal and Mozambique – Safari and Beach11 Days 10 Nights$7925 - $8250
The tropical weather and lush vegetation of KwaZuluNatal make this region a wonderful starting point for seasoned travelers to South Africa. Standing proud on Umhlanga’s beachfront, overlooking the historical Umhlanga lighthouse, The Oyster Box has long been one of South Africa’s best-loved and most distinguished hotels. Enjoy the beautiful sunrises over the Indian Ocean during your stay. We have included a full day excursion in and around Durban, learning about its unique history and cultures, including the Zulu Kingdom and the influences of the region's Indian population. From Durban, travel north to the beautiful Phinda private reserve, which encompasses over 70,000 acres of prime Big Five wilderness, with a wide range of habitats including dry sand forests, wetland systems and mountain ranges. Clients will enjoy 4 nights at the stunningly beautiful Phinda Forest Lodge, and the opportunity to enjoy a myriad of wildlife experiences - catch a glimpse of the shy suni antelope, track rhino in the bushveld, observe breeding herds of elephant in fever tree forests, hold your breath as a cheetah teaches her cubs to hunt, glide past hippo on the Mzinene River and marvel at the gracious nyala (the reserve is home to more than 3 000 of these rare antelope). This itinerary concludes In a tranquil setting on a private beach, at White Pearl for 4 nights - a luxury all-inclusive resort overlooking the Indian Ocean. It is a perfect spot to unwind and dust off after a safari, soak up the African sun and simply relax. Enjoy excellent snorkeling and diving in the warm crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean or perhaps swimming with dolphins.
Highlights of Malawi13 Days 12 Nights$5,895 - $6,825
On arrival in Blantyre, your private driver will take you to your first safari stop at Mkulumadzi in the "Big Five" Majete Wildlife Reserve. Spend 3 nights at this luxury camp enjoying game drives as well as river cruises and walking safaris. With just 8 chalets in this large private concession you are guaranteed an amazing and unique wildlife experience. Your next stop is an overnight at the Satemwa Tea Estate, a wonderful break in your safari journey. You can stretch your legs, taste some of the best tea on the planet, and cycle around the picturesque rows of tea bushes with Mount Mulanje as your backdrop. Liwonde is your next point of call, this is a thriving black rhino and cheetah location, as well as a fantastic birding destination. Kuthengo Camp is intimate, with just 4 tents nestled among Fever trees and Baobabs. Wake up to the sound of fish eagles calling and twice daily game drives, as well as the option to cruise the Shire River. After a week of safari, you;'ll be ready to head to Pumulani situated along the southern lakeshore of Lake Malawi. Relax on the sandy beach or enjoy an elevated view of the lake from the stylish infinity pool. For those seeking more action than sunbathing, you can take part in waterskiing, sailing, kayaking, walks in the hills, and sunset cruises on the lodge dhow. The Lake is filled with colorful cichlids, ideal for those who love snorkeling and diving. Your final night in Malawi will be at the serene Kumbali Country Lodge. If time permits you can head into town to stock up on souvenirs. Fill up on a delicious English breakfast before flying home the next day, from Kamuzu International Airport.
Seychelles La Reserve8 Days 7 Nights$4995 - $7995
Ideal for Honeymooners or anyone who truly wants to relax and "get away" this 8 day Seychelles itinerary is for you! Paradise surrounds you at Domaine de la Reserve. The large tropical gardens and waves gently lapping at the private beach are constant reminders of your setting in tranquil Anse Petite Cour Bay. Look out over the crystalline waters—striped with colors ranging from cobalt to aquamarine—and you’ll want to jump right in. The hotel offers free snorkeling equipment to help you take advantage of the fact that La Reserve is the only hotel directly in the Curieuse Marine Park, and scuba diving is also available nearby. Guests can also set off to find the famous Coco de Mer palm or rare Black Parrots on excursions to Vallée De Mai, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As the day winds to a close, sunset cruises or aperitifs at the bar are a perfect start to the evening. Candlelit dinners are a staple of the delightful Jetty Restaurant, where you can savor Créole, International and Chinese while glancing out the moonlight-dappled waters of the bay.
Best of Seychelles9 Days 8 Nights$6995 - $9575
Spoil yourself with this wonderful 9 day tailor-made itinerary in The Seychelles. Your first port of call is Raffles Praslin, located on the beautiful Northeastern tip of Praslin. Tucked away in blissful seclusion, nestled amongst lush greenery and gentle slopes of stunning granite formation, Raffles Praslin offers a 30-acre resort featuring 86 villas, an outstanding Raffles Spa and a plethora of dining options. The resort’s beachfront offers 500 meters of white sand with dramatic granite formations, two outdoor infinity pools, and a pool bar nearby. After 4 nights of pampering, it's time to hop on a short flight back to Mahe for a further 4 night stay at Banyan Tree. Here, the lush green of the surrounding rainforest, the turquoise waters, the pink granite boulders and the white-sand beaches will all strike you in a brilliant display of natural fireworks. The beach at Intendance Bay has been described as one of the 10 most beautiful in the world, and you’ll have an opportunity to lounge in its sugary sands daily. And, in addition to the eclectic and elegant restaurants at the hotel, there is a variety of “destination dining” experiences with alluring names like Champagne on the Rocks, Grill on the Sands, Moonlight Gazebo and Sea and Stars.
Safari and Beach9 Days 8 Nights$8750 - $9195
Your safari begins in the Sabi Sands for 4 nights, an area of private reserves including Savanna Private Game Reserve, with unfenced borders to the Kruger National Park. The region is home to the “Big Five” – lion, leopard, elephant, Cape buffalo and rhino – as well as incredible variety of other game and birdlife. After a direct flight from Kruger to Maputo you will transfer by road to the Mozambique coast where you will spend 5 days at the magnificent White Pearl Resort. Activities include beach picnic, beach sports, surfing/kayaking, shoreline fishing, fat bikes, stand-up paddle boarding, local drumming performance, snorkeling off the beach, guided lake walk with sundowners, turtle walk (Nov-Feb), an ocean safari and a Maputo Special Reserve trip or you can simply relax on the beach with views of the Indian Ocean.
Out of Africa14 Days 13 Nights$10075 - $14025
Your itinerary starts in Nairobi, with 2 nights at Hemingway's providing a chance to adjust to Africa time, as you look out upon the Ngong Hills, made famous by Isak Dinesen's Out of Africa. Enjoy a guide and vehicle for touring Nairobi with suggested highlights including the Giraffe Center and the Karen Blixen Museum and a visit to Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, as well as time for shopping. You will then head north to Laikipia, home to some of Kenya's most unique wildlife including the reticulated giraffe and Grevy's zebra, for 4 nights at the Sanctuary at Ol Lentille at one of their four private villas. This region is also home to the Samburu people and a wonderful opportunity to learn about their culture. Your safari will continue in the world famous Maasai Mara, at Cottar's 1920s Safari Camp for a further 4 nights at the tented camp offering excellent wildlife viewing year round. In addition to game drives and bush walks, enjoy a visit to the local community or a chance to explore on a e-bike! Lastly, you travel to Kenya's beautiful coast for 4 days/ 3 nights of rest, relaxation and rejuvenation at Afro Chic Diani Beach. You can choose to swim, sun bathe and enjoy the spa or venture out to some local excursions, on the shores of the Indian Ocean.