Best Safari and Beach Holidays in Africa

There is only one place on earth where you can find a  perfect way to combine a relaxing vacation with an adventurous safari – the mysterious continent of Africa. Imagine spending a morning in an iconic game reserve in the heart of the bush, and the evening on a far away palm fringed beach with shimmering sands. Since most of these exotic destinations are short flights apart, there is all the more reason to get tempted by this twin holiday attraction.

Where else on the planet can you watch the Big Five at breakfast, and sip cocktails on a faraway beach at night with the sound of the waves lapping at your feet and inducing you to sleep? Just visualize yourself for one moment soaring in a hot air balloon over vast herds of animals at daybreak and snorkeling in crystal clear waters at sunset. Without any doubt such an attraction is hard to beat. For an experience to remember, the following safari and beach holidays if combined together can make for a perfect getaway.

Tanzania with Zanzibar

Untouched paradise of Zanzibar

Untouched paradise of Zanzibar

This incredible trip begins deep inside the world famous Selous Game Reserve, where one of the most ultimate wildlife viewings have been documented. After a two night halt, a light aircraft transfers you to Zanzibar. You can extend your vacation further by visiting Pemba and Mafia islands for some sensational experiences.

Kenya with Diani beach

Cheetah in Masai Mara

Captured this adorable Cheetah in Masai Mara, Kenya

Kenya, as a country, is a world in itself. The heady mix of animal viewing, unique culture and beach destination, all within easy reach are unmatched anywhere else in Africa.

The journey commences from the exotic Diani beach towards the magnificent plains of Masai Mara, to catch the wildebeest migration. En-route you pass through the lion infested Tsavo national park, see the vast elephant herds at Amboseli, and the birding paradise of Lake Naivasha.

Kruger with Mozambique

Elephants at Kruger

Elephants at Kruger

South Africa is a beautiful country with a diverse climate, while Mozambique is warm and sunny all round the year.

Start your safari at Kruger National Park, with morning and evening game drives looking for wild dogs, the rare and aggressive black rhino, giraffe and more than 300 bird species.

In Mozambique you will be enthralled by the stunning Bazaruto island with its luxurious chalets on the beach. The archipelago is renown for some of the best game fishing and scuba diving.

Malawi safari with Beach Holiday

Though this combined trip is underrated as a destination, it is known as the heart of Africa and has a reputation of offering the real warmth to the visitor.

The trip takes you through the best game reserve on Lake Malawi, Liwonde. This is another place in Africa where you do not have to travel vast distances to experience both beach and safari in one area. Lake Malawi is well known for the plethora of watersports activities on offer.

South Africa and Mauritius

Wild Buffalo

Wild Buffalo taking a mud bath at Zululand Rhino Reserve

This is one of the most popular twin holiday and not without good reason. Due to its diversity South Africa has many safari choices on offer.

It is best to spend quality time in any of the private game reserves and then fly to the relatively untouched beaches of Mauritius to come to grips with the extensive water based activities.

Kenya with Seychelles

surreal beauty of Seychelles

Surreal beauty of Seychelles

Seychelles is considered to be one of the most beautiful archipelagos in the world, and Masai Mara the most famous game reserve in the world. A mix of both of these super attractions is an opportunity not to be missed.

While Masai Mara is one option, there are various other equally interesting parks on offer. Head to Seychelles, where the luxury levels as regards to service and natural beauty will leave you spellbound. The ultimate blend of Africa and barefoot luxury.

Safari and beach holidays in Africa, with these twin components, are fast gaining in popularity.The diversity of the continent is such that it can provide this unique double extravaganza on one trip.These vacations are ideal for families, couples and  honeymooners alike. No matter which combination you opt for, it is guaranteed to enrich you with an unforgettable experience and memories that will last forever.

Disclaimer – This post is written in collaboration with Safari & Beach.  

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