Safaris & Tours

A safari in Africa is a very exciting and special experience! Africa is a big and diverse continent and the choices are many. Planning to get the best out of it is of utmost importance. We at Adventure to Africa breath, live and “work” the African bush and we would like to share our knowledge with you. Please see Our Story for more details.

The best way to start planning is by calling (1 703/665-1969), Skyping or emailing us. The longer ahead you plan, the more choices you will have as preferred safari destinations are small camps and book up quickly, especially during high season.

Or for a start you can browse our selections below but please be aware that this is only a very small selection available. We will tailor what Southern and East Africa has on offer to your particular interests. A tailor-made itinerary does NOT increase the price however. It just takes time from our side to find out what you are looking for and match you with the best itinerary and accommodation to provide you with overall guidance for your trip. We would also like you to be aware that our service fees are facilitated by the operators/lodges and whether you reserve and pay directly or take advantage of our services, the cost to you will generally be the same. When taking advantage of our service, you take advantage of being able to compare many different operators, lodges, countries and activities. We will also guide you on the differences of visiting a particular area in the wet or dry season, which activities you would like to take part in (walking, fishing, canoeing, hot air balloon rides, etc…), the different animals you are interested in, and many other options that entail your safari experience.

Our brides & grooms favorite honeymoons featuring discounts for brides and romantic treats are on our honeymoon page. Yet we would be pleased to check for honeymoon deals for any of the trips featured below.

For those of you that have more time please check out our Value Safaris and Tours .

Check out a typical day on safari here.

South AfricaBotswanaTanzaniaZimbabweZambiaNamibiaSeychellesMozambiqueRwandaUganda

Every country in the world displays some diversity, but South Africa, stretching from the lions in the Kruger National Park to the iconic Table Mountain in the Cape, takes some beating. Enjoy the Country’s sweeping valleys of the Winelands, Cape Town’s jumping nightlife, Namakwa’s springtime symphony of wildflowers or KwaZulu-Natal’s iSimangaliso Wetland Park which alone has five distinct ecosystems, attracting both zebras and dolphins – there is something here for any person with any interest of any age. Although the country has its fair share of problems, South Africans are some of the most upbeat, welcoming and humorous folk you’ll encounter anywhere, from farmers in the rural north who tell you to drive safely on those dirt roads, to Khayelitsha kids who wish you molo (‘good morning’ in Xhosa).

9 days Safari & Cape Town Beach Escape from US$2,684.-pp -

Explore Cape Town and surrounds from the Camps Bay Hotel. Relax on the beach or gaze at the ocean from you seaview balcony. Unqiue optional tours are available for you to choose from.

Spend your nights in a tree house overlooking the African bush during this safari in the Klaserie. This game park is part more information...

10 Days Active Kruger Safari & Bike Cape Town, Scenic Coast and Winelands from US$3,138.-pp -

This active exploration includes Greater Kruger National Park Safari with its “Big 5”, Cape Town and five days moderate to easy biking the scenic surrounds. Bike the Cape Peninsula and the Winelands and enjoy some of the best vineyards and fine cuisine in the country.

* Big-5 Safari in Greater Kruger National Park

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10 Day Family Safari and Cultural Experience from US$2,963.- adult, US$1,869.- child -

Create lifelong family memories on this safari – explore cultures and the vibrant and scenic Cape Town area.

Spend 3 days on safari in a malaria free area featuring the “Big-5”. Spend a day exploring the Cape Peninsula including the Cape of Good Hope the sailors feared so much. Watch penguins waddle up a nesting more information...

11 Days Active South Africa and Botswana US$5,330.- pp -

Active South Africa and Botswana is an epic experience combining hiking and biking – some of it in “Big-5 Territory” – kayaking with penguins with a traditional safari experience. Explore South Africa’s famous Greater Kruger Area, scenic Cape Town and surrounds as well as Southern Botswana’s Mashatu Game Reserve. This is a once-in-a-lifetime exploration to more information...

9 Days Cape town and Greater Kruger National Park Safari from US$2,584.-pp -

Enjoy an exciting safari in the “Big-5″ Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo and Rhino” Timbavati Private Game Reserve, one of South Africa’s undoubtedly best areas to observe wild life. Visit vibrant and colorful Cape Town where you stay at your luxury hotel within walking distance of the V&A Waterfront, Cape Towns most prominent tourist enclave. Visit more information...

7 Days Malaria Free Safari and Cape Town from US$3,135.-pp -

SUMMARY

Go on safari in customized open safari vehicle or watch game come to the waterhole right in front of your chalets private balcony. Madikwe Game Reserve is a malaria free area with the magnificent “Big-5” and a good chance to see the rare wild dogs. Visit local village and school. Walk to the more information...

16 Days Incredible South Africa, Botswana and Victoria Falls from US$9,375.-pp -

SUMMARY

16 Days Ultimate Southern Africa Fantasy that incorporates the best of the best, .including helicopter over the Victoria Falls and much more. South Africa Safari in leopard rich Sabi Sands, Cape Point and wine tasting tour, Botswanas Okavango Delta and Linyanti Marshes. All rounded off with authentic dinner and entertainment at “The Boma”.

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4 Days Cape Town US$642.-pp -

SUMMARY

Cape Town is a city like no other – a vibrant melting pot alive with creativity, colors, sounds and tastes. Choose from the many optional activities available to suit your taste. Your hotel is within walking distance of the V&A Waterfront, Cape Towns most iconic area. This tours easily lends itself before or after more information...

Pristine, wild with huge herds of game roaming unhindered by fences across the Kalahari’s plains and the waterways of the Oakavango Delta. This is what Botswana is known for. It is considered one of Africa’s top safari destinations. The diversity of habitat is astounding and private concessions with small lodges that limit visitor access assure that you don’t come across other visitors too often. You get what you pay for! Safaris in Botswana are top notch and so are the prices. But even so, there is a range of pricing depending what you are looking for. The public parks of Chobe National Park and Moremi Game Reserve have excellent wildlife viewing but you will share the area with other vehicles. Surrounding them are private areas that offer greater flexibility in regards to night drives and off-road driving to view game not near the track. Those private areas are very exclusive and you will only encounter other guests on game drives that are staying at the lodge with. You are in true wilderness!

Please have a look at the following itineraries which are examples only and can be adjusted to your interests and requirements.

10 Days Fly-In Wild Botswana & Victoria Falls by Bush Plane High Season US$5,763.-pp, Low Season US$5,393.-pp -

Explore the Okavango from an island deep within the Delta then continue onto Chobe’s revered Savuti Region. Followed by exploring the prestigious Selinda Reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site Victoria Falls.

Highlights:

Safaris by vehicle, boat and on foot Tour of Victoria Falls Boma dinner and drumming entertainment Bushflights throughout Explore 3 eco systems Stay more information...

12 Days Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls and Botswana -

Explore the heart of Africa – remote and off the beaten path Hwange National Park, gaze at the mystical Victoria Falls just as David Livingstone once did, followed by epic Northern Botswana safaris along the Chobe River.

This journey is a once-in-a-lifetime gem full of unique experiences.

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Safari in remote Hwange National Park, a more information...

11 Days Active South Africa and Botswana US$5,330.- pp -

Active South Africa and Botswana is an epic experience combining hiking and biking – some of it in “Big-5 Territory” – kayaking with penguins with a traditional safari experience. Explore South Africa’s famous Greater Kruger Area, scenic Cape Town and surrounds as well as Southern Botswana’s Mashatu Game Reserve. This is a once-in-a-lifetime exploration to more information...

16 Days Incredible South Africa, Botswana and Victoria Falls from US$9,375.-pp -

SUMMARY

16 Days Ultimate Southern Africa Fantasy that incorporates the best of the best, .including helicopter over the Victoria Falls and much more. South Africa Safari in leopard rich Sabi Sands, Cape Point and wine tasting tour, Botswanas Okavango Delta and Linyanti Marshes. All rounded off with authentic dinner and entertainment at “The Boma”.

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7 Days Fly-In Botswana Explorer from US$3,647.-pp -

SUMMARY Get to see the best of Botswana by visiting the famous Okavango Delta, Chobe and Magkadikadi National Parks. Flying from camp to camp gives you a unique overview of Botswana from the air. Accommodation type: Luxury PRICING

From US$3,647.- Jan – March and Dec 2017 From US$4,235.- April – June and Nov 2017 From more information...

7 Days Okavango and Linyante from US$3,984.-pp -

SUMMARY Visit three prime game viewing areas offering all types of safaris, from land to waterbased. Small aircraft transfers provide a unique over-view of the African bush veld. Explore remote Linyante Marsh. Accommodation type: Luxury PRICE

US$3,984.- March and Dec 2017 US$4,950.- April, June and Nov 2017 US$5,938.- July to October 2017 Price per person, more information...

13 Days Botswana, Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls Delight from US$5,856.-pp -

SUMMARY

Exciting itinerary offering safaris in both Botswana and Zimbabwes Hwange National Park. Areas visited in Botswana are deep in the Okavango Delta and Linyante which offer equisite game viewing in the remote African bush. Break your safaris with gazing at the magnificent Victoria Falls just as David Livingstone once did. This trip is a more information...

Wildlife, beaches, ruins, Mt Kilimanjaro, friendly people, fascinating cultures – Tanzania has all these and more wrapped up in one adventurous, welcoming package. Tanzania’s Indian Ocean coastline is magical, with tranquil islands and sleepy coastal villages steeped in centuries of Swahili culture. Wherever you go, opportunities abound for getting to know Tanzania’s people and cultures. Meet red-cloaked Maasai warriors. More than anything else, it is Tanzanians themselves – with their characteristic warmth and politeness, and the dignity and beauty of their cultures – who make a visit so memorable. More than almost any other destination, Tanzania is the land of safaris. Wildebeest stampede across the plains. Hippos jostle for space in muddy waterways. Elephants wander along seasonal migration routes and chimpanzees swing through the treetops. Throughout the country, there are unparalleled opportunities to experience this natural wealth.

 

10 Days Dive Zanzibar & Safari in Selous Game Reserve from US$3,269.-pp sharing -

Zanzibar and Mnemba Atoll burst with tropical marine life in crystal clear water and are considered a world top dive destination. Enjoy culture, history, diving coral reefs and white sand beaches followed by an African safari in remote Tanzania.

Your safari camp is located high up on the banks of the Rufiji River where more information...

10 Days Private Northern Tanzania Safari and Cultural Explorations US$5,341.-pp high season - Overview

This ultimate Northern Tanzania Journey explores the Serengeti, Unesco World Heritage Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Park. Visit an authentic Masaai Boma (Homestead) and learn about traditions and cultures. A guided tour of village is steeped in the local way of life, from school to church to planting the fields

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14 Days Classic Tanzania & Zanzibar -

This classic Tanzania safari explores four of Northern Tanzania’s excellent wildlife destinations – the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara. Continue on to an idyllic white sand beach on Zanzibar for relaxation and water sports.

Highlights:

*Safari in specialized vehicles with pop-up roof, all window seats

*Proper hotel rooms in the middle of the more information...

11 Days Tanzania Wildebeest Migrations and Gorilla Tracking in Rwanda from US$5,885.-pp plus US$1,500 gorilla permit -

8 Day Safari in Tanzania’s National Parks followed by Gorilla Tracking in Rwanda. Explore elephant and buffalo rich Tarangire National Park, scenic Lake Manyara and a safari at the UNESCO World Heritage Site Ngorongor Crater with the “Big 5″present. Continue to the Northern Serengeti where the migrations wildebeest and zebras are usually congregating before crossing more information...

9 Days Tanzania Beach Magic & Underwater Room from US$2.380.-pp -

Romantic and probably as far away from civilization you’ll ever get – It it’s serenity and close encounters with nature you crave than The Manta Resort offers just that. Float on your own little island and sleep under the surface watching the fish float by while dozing off. Continue on to land to discover the more information...

8 Days Indian Ocean Dive Special, Fundu Lagoon, Zanzibar Archipelago from US$2,998.-pp -

SUMMARY

Fundu Lagoon offers barefoot luxury on remote Pemba Island in the Zanzibar Archipelago with some of the best diving in the world. Recently voted Best Marine Safari Property in Africa! Fully inclusive resort is only accessible by boat and has relaxed atmosphere in safari style, tented bungalows.

Ideally combined with safari in Tanzania!

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4 Day Acclimatization Safari from US$1,862.-pp -

SUMMARY

Go on safari whilst acclimatizing to the altitude prior your Mt. Kilimanjaro climb. The Highlands Camp is a high altitude retreat located at a dizzying 2,710m/8891′ and ideal for your acclimatization whilst safaring in Ngorongoro Crater and going on hikes on the craters surrounding your camp.

ACCOMODATION STYLE: Luxury at The Highlands of Ngorongoro

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3 Day Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire and Lake Manyara US$1,580.-pp -

SUMMARY

Ultimate Safari to see the best in the area and ideal for your post Mt. Kilimanjaro Climb. Makes the best of short time available by flying back to Kilimanjaro to avoid back tracking and traffic through Arusha. Explore famous and game rich Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Park as well as Rift more information...

7 Day Private Tanzania Safari from US$2,895.-pp - Overview

Your private Safari includes the best of Tanzania, from a descent into Unesco Heritage Site Ngrorongoro Crater, elephant rich Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park and the famous wildebeest migration in the Serengeti for 3 nights round out this once in a life time journey.

HIGHLIGHTS:

Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Ngorongoro Crater Safari Mobile more information...

8 Day Tanzania Journey By Air from 6,450.-pp -

SUMMARY

The “Tanzania Journey By Air” is the ultimate safari experience – a bespoke blend of incomparable game viewing opportunities, luxuriant accommodations, and tailor-made experiences, all combining to create a series of unsurpassable and lifelong memories. You visit three of the best wildlife areas in Africa: Tarangire National Park, The Ngorongoro Crater and finally the more information...

Political turmoil has kept visitors out of Zimbabwe for the longest time. It is now regarded as a hidden gem for safaris that are taking place in pristine wilderness. Tourists are just starting to return for excellent game viewing with a budget that is very affordable in comparison to other destinations offering the diversity and density that Zimbabwe offers.

12 Days Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls and Botswana -

Explore the heart of Africa – remote and off the beaten path Hwange National Park, gaze at the mystical Victoria Falls just as David Livingstone once did, followed by epic Northern Botswana safaris along the Chobe River.

This journey is a once-in-a-lifetime gem full of unique experiences.

HIGHLITES:

Safari in remote Hwange National Park, a more information...

3 Days Victoria Falls US$590.-pp -

SUMMARY

Revel in the spray of the magic Victoria Falls , Mosi-oa-Tunya, The Smoke that Thunders, during your private, guided tour. While the Victoria Falls is neither the highest nor the widest waterfall in the world, they are classified as the largest, based on its width 5,604 ft and height of 354 ft resulting in more information...

13 Days Botswana, Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls Delight from US$5,856.-pp -

SUMMARY

Exciting itinerary offering safaris in both Botswana and Zimbabwes Hwange National Park. Areas visited in Botswana are deep in the Okavango Delta and Linyante which offer equisite game viewing in the remote African bush. Break your safaris with gazing at the magnificent Victoria Falls just as David Livingstone once did. This trip is a more information...

There are many treasures in store in Zambia, as it boasts some of the best game parks in Africa, providing an unmatched safari experience as well as the world’s biggest waterfall, Victoria Falls, or as we call it Mosi-oa-Tunya – the smoke that thunders, which spans the border to its neighbor, Zimbabwe. It is one of the seven natural wonders of the world! Zambia is unspoiled by mass tourism, and is rich in wildlife, superb forests and meandering rivers. South Luangwa, Lower Zambezi, Liuwa and Kafue are just some of the National Parks one can visit in Zambia.

While traditional wildlife safaris with great guiding are the mainstay of safari holidays in Zambia, the option of top-class walking safaris is an added bonus. Night drives are a further draw, permitted in all of Zambia’s national parks, and affording the opportunity to see a broader range of animals, from the amusing porcupine to the normally elusive leopard. And creature comforts come courtesy of many small safari lodges, many of them still owner run and highly individual.

8 Days Mobile Walking Safari & Game Drives in South Luangwa from US$5,286.-pp -

Mobile Walking Safaris have long been known as the best wilderness experience of the South Luangwa in Zambia. After a night at Nkwali, the party drives to the north of the park where they will walk for five days covering approximately 10km a day, following the Mupamadzi River. This clear river is a major tributary more information...

11 Days Safari in Zambia and Victoria Falls from US$5,343.-pp -

Combine the impressive Victoria Falls with safaris in two different areas of Zambia’s top safari destination – South Luangwa Valley. The unspoiled South Luangwa National Park is one of natural jewels in Zambia’s crown, and home to one of the most varied collections of wildlife on the planet. Many places claim to be “among the more information...

Climb the highest sand dunes in the world. Descend to the floor of the deepest canyon in Africa. Immerse yourself in the past at one of the Africa’s richest rock art sites, and watch wildlife shimmer against one of the most spectacular pans on earth. Explore the oldest, driest desert in the world and take time to listen to the silence and to your soul.

Namibia is home to vibrant cities where people are excited about the future, while remaining deeply connected to their rich, cultural past. Endless horizons that beckon you to explore define this country and its people.

This is Namibia, where you are sure to find adventure, and you may just find yourself.

10 Days Exciting Namibia from US$2,981.-pp -

SUMMARY

Exciting Namibia is a true adventure, taking in this vast country from Sossusvlei dunes to the Namib Desert, the Atlantic coast to the ancient Damaraland plains and Etosha’s wildlife. This Exploration takes in the soaring red dunes of Sossusvlei, the life-filled blue Atlantic Ocean, the desert and denizens of Damaraland, and the plains game more information...

13 Days Namibia Treasures from US$2,570.-pp -

SUMMARY

Namibia Treasures is the ultimate Namibia experience. The circular guided tour includes the Kalahari Desert, Fish River Canyon, Luderitz, Kolmankop ghost Town, famous Sossusvlei Dunes, Swakopmund, scenic Twyelfontein and last but not list, game viewing in Etosha National Park. You will be mesmerized by dramatic landscapes, spectacular vistas and game viewing that take your more information...

7 Days Classic Namibia from US$1,847.-pp -

SUMMARY

This tour is a true adventure, taking in this vast country from Sossusvlei dunes to the Namib Desert, the Atlantic coast to the ancient Damaraland plains and Etosha’s wildlife. As you journey between destinations the spectacular landscapes are revealed, completing this fantastic adventure.

Accommodation style: Comfort

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US$1,847.- Nov 1 2016 to June 30, more information...

With such a dreamlike setting, the Seychelles is unsurprisingly a choice place for newlyweds. But for those looking for more than a suntan or romance, this archipelago offers a number of high-energy distractions. There are jungle and coastal walks, boat excursions, and diving and snorkelling to keep you buzzing. Ecotourism is big – there are marine parks and natural reserves filled with endemic species that are easy to approach. So if you are suffering from visions of tropical paradise, here is your medicine.

If you are a honeymooner and have already made it all the way to Africa for a safari then continuing on to the Seychelles is a dream come true. The 115 islands scattered in the Indian Ocean ringed by powdery white sand, turquoise waters with granite boulders spread about are a sight to behold. It is honeymoon heaven, a true magical destination not just for opening a bottle of champagne but also a top spot for bird watching, meeting giant tortoises, hiking jungle trails or biking to remote beaches. Not to forget the superb diving or snorkeling in azure waters. The Seychelles is considered one of the most beautiful and luxurious beach destinations in the world. They are malaria free and offer year round summer climate.

Please contact us for pricing as it is depending on season, lenght of stay and we might be able to offer discount depending on your situation. The following islands and hotels are suggestions only and we are happy to find accommodation that suit your needs best.

6 Days Seychelled Le Domaine De La Reserve from US$1,147.-pp -

Le Domaine de La Réserve Hotel has a wonderful setting at the beautiful Anse Petite Cour on the island of Praslin in the Seychelles. The beach is essentially private with white sand, granite boulders at each end and views of Curieuse Island in the distance. This hotel provides great value on Praslin, a romantic destination more information...

10 Days Honeymoon Botswana Safari and Seychelles Island Villa from US$4,737.-pp -

Start the trip of your life time in the heart of the Okavango Delta at the beautifully located and architecturally unique Camp Okuti. Continue on to your tented safari base even deeper in the Delta where you can explore the Delta by mokoro (dug out canoe), walking and night drive safaris. Head to white sand, more information...

Silhouette Island - Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa

Discover the exotic haven of Silhouette Island from Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa, set on white sand beaches against the shores of the Indian Ocean. Situated on the Seychelles third largest island, the resort lies within a Marine National Park which is dedicated to environmental protection, and is more information...

Desroches Island - Desroches Island Resort

While privacy, exclusivity and isolation are the greatest attractions, Desroches Island is clothed in exotic island jungle that guests can explore by bicycle or discover the unique fauna and flora strolling the trails. Desroches Island is possibly one of the last islands of its size to offer both exclusive luxury and a more information...

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With a population of 6,500 people, Praslin is Seychelles’ second largest island. It lies 45km to the northeast of Mahé and can easily be reached by short domestic flight or 45 minute ferry. A leisurely tour around the island by car will take approximately 2 hours.

Praslin is the site of the fabulous Vallée de more information...

St.Anne Island - St. Anne Island Resort

Set on a private island surrounded by one of the largest marine parks in the Indian Ocean is one of the finest hotels in the Seychelles. Sainte Anne Resort & Spa blends seamlessly with nature. Lazy days can be spent discovering the island’s natural delights. On the pristine beaches, strewn with more information...

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Mahe is the largest island of the Seychelles archipelago, and home to about 80.000 people and the quaint capital city Victoria. Its mountainous interior is largely covered with dense cloud forest, whilst the coastline has beautiful, white powdered beaches, lovely coves and great beach retreats. Mahe also has a vibrant art scene – many artists more information...

Mozambique beckons with its coastline and swaying palms, its traditions, its cultures, its vibe and – most of all – its opportunities for adventure. This enigmatic southeast African country is well off most travellers’ maps, but it has much to offer those who venture here: long, dune-fringed beaches, turquoise waters abounding in shoals of colourful fish, well-preserved corals, remote archipelagos in the north, pounding surf in the south and graceful dhows with billowing sails. Add to this colonial-style architecture, pulsating nightlife, an endlessly fascinating cultural mix and vast tracks of bush populated with elephants, lions and birds galore. Discovering these attractions is not always easy, but it is unfailingly rewarding. Bring along some patience and a sense of adventure, and jump in for the journey of a lifetime.

Bazaruto/Benguerra Archipelago

VILANCULOS

The coastal town of Vilanculos acts as a gateway to Mozambique’s Bazaruto Archipelago – a chain of four main islands: Bazaruto Island, Benguerra Island, Santa Isobel and Santa Carolina (formerly known as Paradise Island). A marine national park covers most of the archipelago, protecting the exquisite marine life in these turquoise seas. A beach or dive holiday in these islands combines well with a safari to southern Africa. Bazaruto/Benguerra Islands are known as the ‘Pearls of the Indian Ocean’ and are perfect island escapes in the Indian Ocean just off the coast from Vilanculos. Vilanculos can now easily be reached by direct flight from South Africa’s Kruger National Park airport.

 

11 Days Dream Honeymoon South Africa Safari & Mozambique Beach Paradise from US$4,531.-pp -

SUMMARY

Most fantastic honeymoon comprising of luxury South Africa Safari in Madikwe Game Reserve and remote Mozambiquen beach resort in Bazaruto Archipelago. Get spoiled and take advantage of the free honeymoon goodies in both resorts. Luxury with great value! Watch the surrounding African bush through your secluded, glass fronted suite. Revel on white sand beach more information...

TOFO BEACH

This tiny traveller’s haven – and scuba mecca – 400km north of the capital Maputo is home to one of the largest concentrations of whale sharks in Africa thanks to a seemingly never-ending supply of plankton.

When to go: sightings of 50-strong congregations are not uncommon from October to March.

Bahia Mar Boutique Hotel

This new boutique hotel is located where the azure waters of the Indian Ocean touch the palm fringed beaches of Vilanculos on mainland Mozambique. It is the ultimate destination for visitors wanting to experience colourful local culture as well as the fabulous beauty of the Bazaruto Archipelago. Active travellers choose from diving, dhow trips to the islands, fishing, power boating, snorkelling, canoe trips, kite surfing, stand up paddle boarding, tuk tuk tours, beach horse rising, craft shopping and last but not least being pampered in the spa.

DETAILS:

12 air conditioned units with various amenities

New boutique hotel at excellent value and good ratings

Excellent choice of activities

BENGUERRA ISLAND

Azura Benguerra Lodge

Imagine and unspoilt island within a marine park, deserted beaches of pure white sand that extend for miles, sparkling turquoise seas crisscrossed by dhows plying their trade, sunny days and star studded nights….Villas are nestled along one of the last undiscovered stretches of beach in the world, with all the creature comforts you could wish for, sparkling private pools, fresh fish and seafood, diving, big game fishing, dhow sailing, snorkeling and more.

DETAILS:
• 16 beach villas with air conditioning, some with private pools
• Mozambiquen butler-host to look after your every need
• PADI 5* dive center with DAN recommendation equipped 24’ specialist catamaran
• Community based projects that benefit local islanders
• 10 minute helicopter flight from Vilanculos

Beyond Benguerra Island Lodge

An exquisite piece of paradise in the middle of the Indian Ocean, this resort is a magical destination where time stands still and legends come to life. Authentic African character and charm blend with the echoes of distant history in a lodge that cherishes the simplicity of tradition, while celebrating the Arabic influence of its past. Quaint casitas overlook silver sands lapped by turquoise waters where rare manatees call to life ancient tales of mermaids and mariners.

DETAILS:
• 13 cabanas with thatched roofs and vast wooden verandas
• Village tours and island expeditions
• One of the most pristine coral reefs in the world just lies offshore for snorkeling and diving trips
• Castaway picnic in the middle of soaring sand dunes
• Support of community project and eco friendly
• Short helicopter flight from Vilanculos
• Able to swim even at low tide

Quirimba Islands

The Quirimbas Islands lie in the Indian Ocean off northeastern Mozambique, close to Pemba, the capital of the province of Cabo Delgado. The archipelago consists of about 27 islands, including Ibo, Matemo, Medjumbe, Quirimba, Metundo, Quisiva and Rolas Island. Originally home to fishing settlements, the islands population grew around Arab trading posts and thrived under the Portuguese trading routes when it was known as the Ilhas de Sao Lazaro (Islands of St. Lazarus). Today, many of the islands are uninhabitated. These islands are known for their high-quality diving sites, including phenomenal drop-offs, some up to 400 meters. The Quirimbas National Park, spanning an area of 7 500 km², includes the 11 most southerly islands, which are partly surrounded by mangroves. The park was established in 2002.

Ibo Island Lodge

Imagine a remote Mozambican island lost in time and almost forgotten to the outside world for nearly a century. Picture grand, majestic architecture, some lovingly restored to their former glory while others have fallen into crumbling, marvelous ruins. Be whisked to an idyllic white sandbank beach and dive, snorkel or kayak  some of Africa’s richest coral reefs. The island is also one of the oldest and most romantic settlements in Africa and is nominated for World Heritage Status.

DETAILS:

14 unique rooms with a/c in restored 150 year old mansion oozing authentic Mozambique

Roof Deck Restaurant

Daily transfers to relax on sugarwhite sandbank under bedouin tent

3 swimming pools

Dhow Safari by Ibo Island Lodge:

Discover the subtropical Quirimbas Archipelago aboard a dhow, dive and snorkeling pristine reefs and lounging on white-sand beaches. Retire to mobile eco-camps on uninhabited islands to sleep under starry skies. Wind up with a visit to the once prosperous trading center of Ibo Island, with its ancient forts and pirate lore. Scheduled and private dates available.

Ibo Island Dhow Safari is listed on Nat Geo’s Best Tours in Africa 2015- Mozambique: Wild Archipelago

Vamizi Lodge

Crusoe invented castaway chic, but Vamizi Island Lodge defines it with impossibly romantic timber villas strung loosely along one of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Simply grand or grandly simple – this lodge isn’t about the usual five star luxury and all modern cons, it’s about the more rarified pleasures of exclusive island life. Imagine wafting through muslin and filtered sunlight, flopping straight from your room into a private ocean and enjoying elegant lunches with your toes in the sand… It’s hard to compete with the perfect desert island, so we don’t. We just take what comes on the breeze, and mold it into a more civilized form. Beneath the surface of the Vamizi Seas is an outstanding reef scape – mountains, valleys, plateau and cliffs- teeming with a bewildering amount of sea life, from whales, dolphins, turtles and reef sharks to gregorian corals and giant clams. Vamizi Island lies right by the point where the south equatorial current splits. The emergent cool and warm currents sustain unusually large amounts of microscopic plankton and krill, a major food source that supports a vast array of species – up to 46 types of coral and over 400 species of fish. Simply put, whether you want to dive, fish, swim or bob, this is the place. The miles of unpadded white sand and wild bushy interior are a sanctuary for samango monkeys, coconut crabs and the 112 bird species that have been recorded as either resident or visitors, as well as being a haven for the more land-based creatures amongst us. Like the 100 turtles that nest on Vamizi’s empty shores and are irresistibly drawn to its peace, solitude and perfect harmony year after year, intrepid travelers and rarified pleasure seekers find it’s just the place to rest their weary fins.

DETAILS:
• 12 barefoot luxury (not air-conditioned ) villas strung out on the shoreline
• Very private off shore island 5.5 miles by .5 mile
• PADI dive team to take you to one of the top ten dive sites on the planet
• Conservation oriented
• Transfer by helicopter to island

Medjumbe Private Island

True hedonistic pleasure awaits you at the romantic and exclusive island getaway of Medjumbe Private Island. Set like a jewel within the glittering Quirimbas Archipelago, this private island is only half mile long and 1500 feet wide. A perfect vista of endless white sand and translucent sea mesmerizes guests. Untouched marine environment allows for spectacular diving, fishing, snorkeling, sailing, kayaking or simply relaxing…..

DETAILS:
• 13 palm-thatched, air-con’d beach chalets just steps from the Indian Ocean offering seclusion and privacy
• Private plunge pool with stunning views
• 12 dive sites offer range of experience, accompanied by PADI dive team
• Private, small island for seclusion and romance
• Delicious seafood
• Transfer by helicopter from mainland (45 minutes)
• Discount for honeymooners and long stay

Azura Quilalea

Azura brings it’s trademark African-chic style to Quilalea Private Island, a private, wholly uninhabited island paradise surrounded by the pristine waters of the Quirimbas Archipelago marine sanctuary. Azura at Quilalea is a hidden gem, somewhere to retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life, with a relaxed and understated ‘Robinson Crusoe’ castaway style that belies the comforts and experiences on offer in the 9 seafront villas. Snorkel the island’s shores, dive from the main beach, kayak the mangroves or relax in a hammock beneath the giant baobabs on the island. Quilalea is the ultimate private luxury hideaway in a stunning undiscovered destination, an untouched paradise for the just a discerning few to discover.

DETAILS:
• 9 sea front villas with air conditioning
• Private, uninhabited island
• PADI 5* dive center with DAN recommendation equipped 24’ specialist catamaran
• Mozambiquen butler-host to look after all your whims
• Support of local community through Rainbow Fund
• Discount for honeymooners

ESCAPE TO SERENITY – JOIN IN TRADITION

Let the peace and calm of Rwanda surround you. Whether for a weekend or longer, let the fresh air and easy pace of Rwanda relax and renew you.

You’ll be greeted by the warmth of the Rwandan people as soon you arrive. Learn about traditions  and the rich diversity of Rwanda.

Rwanda’s tourism is best known for it’s gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park.  It’s hard to find the words to describe the sensation of looking into the eyes of a wild mountain gorilla standing so close you could touch it (but of course you won’t to avoid transmitting diseases). It’s a “bucket-list” experience not to be missed and Rwanda is a good place for doing it. Another fantastic primate-viewing area as well as a birders hotspot is Nyungwe Forst National Park.

If you like to find out more about gorilla trekking please visit our “gorillas” page for lots of information.

4 Days Best of Rwanda US$1,665.-pp, plus gorilla permit US$1,500 per trek - Overview

Remarkable Rwanda is a scenic landscape of green undulating hills and tea plantations. The northwest is dominated by the magnificent Virunga Mountain Range – a group of six towering volcanoes standting sentry along the border of Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda. Located inside the Volcanoes National Park is the home of more information...

11 Days Rwanda & Uganda Primates, Lions and Culture US$3,986.-pp -

SUMMARY

Get up close and personal with the best wildlife Africa has on offer – Gorillas, Chimps, Lions and other plains game in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Game Drives, Boat Cruises, Museums and Batwa Cultural Village.

PRICE

Luxury accomodation as shown on itinerary: US$3,986.- per person, double occupancy,

Standard accommodation*: US$3,608.- per person, double occupancy

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Uganda, the “Pearl of Africa”, has ten national parks displaying the best of East Africa. Their Rift Valley landscapes and tropical forests make dramatic backdrops to an extensive variety of flora and fauna.

Ugandas parks offer ‘traditional’ savanna safaris along with boat tours, forest hikes, mountain climbing and wildlife research activities. Uganda is unrivalled on the continent as a bird watching destination with over 1,000 species of birds – several of which are found nowhere else on the planet. It is also home to 13 types of primates including over half of the world’s endangered mountain gorillas; and our closest relative – the chimpanzee.

Explore the wild Kidepo Valley; spot Queen Elizabeth’s tree-climbing lions; trek up the Virunga Volcanoes; summit the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains; take on Bwindi’s “impenetrable forest”; learn ancient tribal traditions and crafts  – or just relax at your lodge surrounded by the wonderful sights and sounds of Africa’s most hospitable destination.

Ugandas gorilla trekking happens in one of East Africa’s most famous national parks, the World Heritage listed Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.   There is nothing in comparison to the thrill to observing these magnificent, peacefull apes in their native environment. But they aren’t the country’s only great apes. Humankind’s closest relative, the chimpanzee, is found in several of areas of Uganda.

If you like to find out more details about gorilla trekking please visit our “gorillas” page.

Here are trip examples but we would be glad to organize a specific trip to your liking.

6 Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking and Lion Safari from US$2,750.- pp plus US$600 permit on set dates -

This hosted FLY-IN Exploration takes in the best Uganda has on offer, Gorilla trekking and a safari in a short period of time. Stay in luxury lodges, meet gorillas face to face in the rain forest and go on safari for lions and other wildlife. You have an option for a second gorilla tracking (advance more information...

5 Days Uganda Gorillas, Chimps, Lions and Boat Cruise US$2,079.- plus US$750.- permit pp -

SUMMARY Experience gorilla and chimp trekking plus game drives and boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park in this action packed itinerary. Accommodation: Comfort Level PRICE US$2,079.- plus 750.- tracking permits, per person double occupany. US$2,079.- plus 600,- tracking permits, per person double occupancy during April, May and November.

BEST TIME TO GO Jan, Feb, more information...

7 Days Primates and Wildlife Safari from US$3,499.- plus US$750 Gorilla and Chimps permits -

SUMMARY

Uganda, the Pearl of Africa, has it all. Meet eye to eye with amazing gorillas and chimpanzees. Explore beautiful landscapes, safari searching for lions, spot rare and beautiful birds and encounter amazing culture. Then return by aircraft to Entebbe to see it all from above.

PRICE

US$3.499.- plus US$750 for gorilla and chimp permit, more information...