Combining a beach holiday with an exciting African safari
If you are looking for a relaxing beach time after your exciting Big 5 safari, then combining Mozambique and South Africa is an ideal combination.
South Africa boasts some of the best Big 5 safari experiences on the entire African continent. Daily morning and afternoon game drives head off with experienced rangers in search of not only lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo, but the other creatures of the bush that still make it onto a safari tick list - giraffe, zebra, cheetah, antelope galore, and even wild dog.
Mozambique's appeal of the unspoilt Indian Ocean lapping pure white sandy beaches is enhanced further by the fact that you can enjoy this both on a tropical island in the coral archipelagos just off the mainland, or by staying on the mainland itself. With outstanding diving and snorkelling opportunities too in warm clear waters full of exotic marine life and coral reefs, it is an ideal beach destination for those looking to stay a bit active as well as relaxing on a sun lounger with a cocktail or chilled beer in one hand and a book in the other.
Because of the relative proximity of the two countries, getting from one to the other is pretty easy, although it does still involve checking in for an international flight - but once you take off, you are only in the air for about an hour if you fly from Kruger's Mpumalanga Airport; or a little over 90 minutes if you fly from Johannesburg.
Especially if you are flying from the Kruger Mpumalanga Airport, you can wake up in your safari lodge, have breakfast, and then depart for the drive to the airport. Whilst you won't have time for a game drive before you head off, the early start can be forgiven as you arrive at your tropical beach paradise early afternoon - in time to catch a few hours of the afternoon sunshine before settling down with a sundowner to watch the sun set into the Indian Ocean. This is barefoot beach luxury at its very best and a wonderful way to end your holiday in Africa.
These holiday suggestions give you the opportunity to experience the best that South Africa and Mozambique offer, and go home fully refreshed, reinvigorated and wanting to return again. Whether you want to combine the bright city lights with a wildlife adventure and laid back beach life, or if you just want a safari and beach combo, we can help you create your perfect holiday.