Written by Lauren Maker

There is nothing better than ending a thrilling safari with a few days on a pristine beach under the African sun, reminiscing about the incredible wildlife you have witnessed. 

Also, the rest and rejuvenation of an African beach holiday is good for the soul! 

Get ready to get your sunblock out, as you will need it for both safari and beach.  Let us show you how to combine your African safari holiday in 2024, with one of our sublime beach getaways; it is easier than you think. 

Azura Benguerra, Mozambique

If you are on honeymoon, a romantic safari, or with your family, our top picks take you from iconic game reserves to beautiful islands, where you will find luxury accommodation, secluded untouched beaches and marine life to keep you occupied for hours. Luxury, family-oriented and romantic honeymoon itineraries are all available. Let us show you how to spend less time traveling and more time on safari or on the beach. 

Here are our favorite safari and beach combination holidays in Africa: 

South Africa Safari & Beach Holidays: 

South Africa is a world in one country. Beaches, bushveld, mountains, semi-deserts, high rise cities, and sprawling neighborhoods.  You can go from a Big Five safari to seaside cocktails within just a few hours! Our top suggestion for South Africa safari and beach vacation takes you to our character-filled Garden Route and Eastern Cape, where you’ll find the best beaches and malaria-free top game reserves that offer the Big 5. This is perfect for families with so much to do, see and explore.

Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge, Eastern Cape

KwaZulu-Natal is also an excellent option for combining bush and beach; a few hours’ drive from Durban gets you to some of the best reserves in the country, as well as some incredible beaches with colourful coral reefs where you can snorkel and dive for hours. 

Game viewing on a South Africa safari
Snorkelling off the coast of Mozambique

Here are our recommended South Africa safari & beach trips: 

Kruger Safari & Mozambique Islands 

South Africa’s iconic game reserve, the Kruger National Park, is abundant in wildlife and famous for its luxury safari lodges.  From super luxurious to the more rustic tented camps, the Kruger gives the Wow! factor for the safari portion.  After spending time in the wilderness, witnessing nature in all its splendor, we get you on a short flight to Mozambique’s Bazaruto Archipelago or one of the even more secluded islands of the Quirimbas Archipelago. Beaches of white sand, inviting aqua seas, sunshine, and sparkling stars. Pure paradise!

Dulini Safari Lodge, Kruger
Azura Benguerra, Mozambique

Here are our recommended Kruger & Mozambique getaways: 

East African Safaris & Zanzibar Holidays: 

Tanzania is the quintessential safari destination, and it is well-known for its luxury classic safaris.  But together with Kenya, is also famous for the annual Wildebeest Migration that flows through the country in all its glory!  Here you can sleep in luxury tented camps on the Serengeti Plains and track the movement of the Migration, or explore an ancient volcanic caldera filled with unbelievable wildlife - the Ngorongoro Crater.  From dramatic landscapes, then head to the exotic spice island of Zanzibar.  A short journey away, you will be able to sink your toes in white sand beaches… 

Dunia Camp, Serengeti, Tanzania
Zuri Zanzibar, Zanzibar Island

From Stone Town in Zanzibar, head to the coast for beach delights that include sunset dhow cruises, snorkelling and diving. Indeed, the reefs off Pemba and Mafia Island offer some of the most spectacular diving in the world. The azure waters and coral reefs will take your breath away.  

Kenya is your out-of-Africa safari experience.  Witness the extraordinary wildebeest migrating through the Masai Mara – with hungry predators close by. Kenya has everything. The safari experiences include walking safaris with the magnificent red-robed Maasai warriors, pink flamingo-covered Lake Nakuru and incredible safaris in Amboseli National Park, framed by the classic view of Mount Kilimanjaro.  For your bush to beach experience, choose between the incredible resorts of the Kenya Coast or fly  across to Zanzibar. 

Angama Mara, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Here are our recommended East Africa safari & Zanzibar holidays: 

So, what are you waiting for?  Contact one of our travel planners and book yourself an African safari and beach vacation in 2022, we look forward to hearing from you! 

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