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.
Magical Malawi13 Days 12 Nights$8050 - $10250
You will start your exploration of Malawi with 3 nights of safari, after a quick 2 hour drive from Chileka Airport in Blantyre. You'll stay at Mkulumadzi luxury camp in the Majete Wildlife Reserve, and enjoy 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 2 nights 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, one of Malawi's premier national parks, is now home to a significant black rhino population as well as many other mammals including elephant, lion and cheetah. Kuthengo Camp is nestled among Fever trees and Baobabs on an open plain stretching towards the Shire River. Enjoy views from your private deck of the herds of waterbuck that frequent the camp area in the evenings. Day or night game drives are offered in open-top game-viewing vehicles, and guests can also go on bush walks. Boating on the lagoons is a special treat that can be enjoyed from the end of December to early April. After a week of safari, you'll be looking forward to your stay at Kaya Mawa, on the white sandy beaches of Likoma Island. "Kaya Mawa" translates as "Maybe Tomorrow"... the Likoma Island version of mañana... without the urgency. You can relax on pristine beaches, snorkel and dive in crystal-clear waters, as well as enjoy a variety of water sports.
Seychelles La Reserve8 Days 7 Nights$3650 - $4995
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. Note: This itinerary must be booked in conjunction with a safari. It is not a standalone package.
Best of Seychelles9 Days 8 Nights$9450 - $10495
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 Four Seasons Seychelles. 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. A gentle ocean breeze floats up the granite hillside and into your tree-house villa, reminding you to take it slow. Whether it’s just the two of you, or the extended family, spend days lounging by your private pool and playing in the turquoise waters of Petite Anse bay, or find bliss at our hilltop Spa, before a sunset meal on a deserted beach. However paradise might look for you, we guarantee you’ll find it here.
Safari and Beach9 Days 8 Nights$8825 - $9935
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$11360 - $14550
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.