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Safari & Beach

The perfect combo

Safari & Beach

The perfect combo

A safari and beach holiday is hard to beat. Imagine waking up for your morning game drive on the African plains and then finding yourself on a secluded sandy beach. You won't find a better combo that is as exotic and exciting.

Where to go

Ultimately, anywhere. The key is to pick combo's with sensible flight schedules.

When to book

Earlier the better. Some camps book up over a year in advance, like Giraffe Manor for example.

How much

Our safari beach itineraries tend to range from £4,000 to £10,000 per adult for 12 nights.

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From wonderful savannah to white sand beaches, a safari beach holiday combines excitement, adventure and relaxation in the most dramatic of settings.

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What is the best Safari Beach combo?

East Africa

All our East Africa safaris can easily twin with the Kenyan coast (Kenya) or Zanzibar (Tanzania), and you don’t even need to fly via a city! There are direct flights from Tanzania’s National Parks straight to the exotic ‘spice island’ Zanzibar, or you can fly from the Maasai Mara straight to Mombasa on the Kenyan coast. You'll be sipping on a cocktail on the beach in no time. Alternatively, you can fly from Nairobi to Seychelles or Mauritius.

Southern Africa

South Africa combines well with Mozambique and Mauritius, with direct flights operating from Kruger National Park to Vilanculos (Mozambique) and from Johannesburg to Mauritius. South Africa also has beaches, although the Western Cape waters aren’t warm - if sea swimming is a must, then you might want to opt for somewhere else. With Johannesburg just a short flight away from Windhoek (Namibia), Maun (Botswana), Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) and Livingstone (Zambia), there is a whole array of options at your disposal. Then there's also Lake Malawi (Malawi); Africa's Ocean.

Our Pick

We understand the draw of the Seychelles and Mauritius, but ultimately our pick would be East Africa. The safari experience here is unrivalled and with simple internal flights to Kenya's coast or Zanzibar at your disposal, there is little need to go further afield.

  • Tanzania + Zanzibar
  • Kenya + Kenyan Coast
  • Kenya + Zanzibar
  • Kenya + Seychelles
  • Kenya + Mauritius
  • Botswana + Mozambique
  • Namibia + Mozambique
  • South Africa + Mozambique
  • South Africa + Mauritius

For a 12 night itinerary, we'd say expect to pay between £4,000-£10,000 per person. Prices can vary hugely so do discuss this with us in more detail.

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What are you after?

This is hard to know at first, so we have put a list of questions to help you start thinking.

  • Do you like the idea of tented camp or permanent lodge?
  • Are one (or both) of you less confident about being on safari? Knowing this will help our thinking.
  • Are you after something extra adventurous like a walking safari or fly camping?
  • Is being connected to wi-fi important? Could be for work or keeping in touch with family & friends.
  • Are you after the best on offer or something within a budget?
  • Is seeing wildlife most important?
Fun Fact

A baby giraffe is called a calf and can weigh up to 220 pounds when it is born.

Fun Fact

A lion’s roar can be heard up to five miles away! At 114 decibels, it is one of the loudest noises made by an animal.

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