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African Safari & Island Romance

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African Safari & Island Romance 2017-02-22T02:55:53+00:00

Ideal for honeymoons, this African safari and beach holiday combines luxury big five game drives with snorkelling along untouched island reefs.

African Safari | Tours | Holidays: African Safari & Island Romance

Combine sea and safari on a journey from some of South Africa’s best known game reserves to the golden sands of Mozambique’s Bazaruto Archipelago. Track the Big Five in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve or &Beyond Ngala Private Game Reserve, both of which share unfenced borders with the famous Kruger National Park, allowing them to benefit from the high wildlife numbers in this renowned park.

After your wildlife adventure, pamper yourself with some rest and relaxation in the tropical climate and sunshine of &Beyond Benguerra Island. Explore the warm waters and marvel at the marine life of the island’s coral reefs on scuba diving expeditions, enjoy the thrill of deep sea fishing or simply explore the magical setting and soaring dunes of Benguerra.

Itinerary

7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS

This tour has been carefully designed to give you a taste of the exciting, endless possibilities and can be tailored to suit your exact preferences.

DAY 1, 2 & 3: NGALA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE
On arrival at OR Tambo International Airport you will be warmly welcomed by an &Beyond Representative, who will assist you onto a shuttle to the Federal Air Hangar, where you will board a light aircraft flight to &Beyond Ngala Private Game Reserve.

Located on the boundary of the world-renowned Kruger National Park, &Beyond Ngala Private Game Reserve is well known for high densities of elephant, buffalo and rhino, as well as for African wild dogs. Ngala was the first private game reserve to be incorporated into the Kruger National Park and it has exclusive traversing rights on almost 15 000 hectares (37 000 acres) of some of the richest wildlife land on the African continent. With more open bush than the nearby Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Ngala guarantees exclusive game viewing opportunities guided by expertly trained &Beyond rangers.

Spend three nights at &Beyond Ngala Tented Camp. Accommodation is in an air conditioned cottage with an ensuite bathroom (shower, twin hand basins, w.c. and a bath) and an intimate veranda. Your stay includes three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, emergency medical evacuation insurance, laundry and daily lodge activities.

DAY 4, 5 & 6: BENGUERRA ISLAND
After a mouth-watering breakfast, you will be driven to Skukuza Airport or Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, where you will board a flight to Vilanculos International Airport. On arrival at Vilanculos International Airport, you will be assisted onto a helicopter flight to &Beyond Benguerra Island.

The second largest island in the Bazaruto Archipelago, Benguerra offers exceptional marine life and an abundance of island adventures. Characterised by its towering sand dunes, inland lakes and idyllic beaches, Benguerra was declared a National Park in 1971. It is home to over 140 bird species and the pristine waters surrounding the island, as well as the entire archipelago, are home to the rare dugong and one of the most pristine coral reefs in the world. Guests visiting the island can awaken to the sounds of fishermen trading their daily catch from their traditional sailing dhows and embark on a series of adventures, including dhow cruises, diving, snorkelling and exhilarating catch-and-release deep-sea fishing.

Warm and intimate, with a distinct East African feel, &Beyond Benguerra Island is a tropical paradise tucked into a lush indigenous forest and looking out onto a picturesque crescent of sandy beach. Set among swaying palm trees, ten casitas and two cabanas peep out directly onto ocean vistas, while a spacious Family Suite ensures privacy and exclusivity. Whether staying in a cabana, a casita or the family suite, the lodge’s colourful beach bar, sheltered by swaying palm trees, is the perfect setting to admire the African sunset while sipping an exotic cocktail.

Spend three nights in a casita at &Beyond Benguerra Island. Your stay includes the services of a Mozambican butler, a non-alcoholic welcome cocktail on arrival, all meals, all drinks (including soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers and bottled water), snacks (including private beach dinners and private meals on decks), teas, coffees and standard included activities.

Adventures include sea kayaking, sunset dhow cruise, scheduled snorkelling trip, castaway picnic, island expedition and local village tour.

DAY 7: DEPARTURE
After a mouth-watering breakfast, we wave a fond farewell as you board a helicopter for your flight back to Vilanculos International Airport, where you will catch a scheduled flight to OR Tambo International Airport.

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WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Welcome and assistance at OR Tambo International Airport and Vilanculos International Airport
  • Road transport
    • Ngala Tented Camp to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport
  • Scheduled flights
    • OR Tambo International Airport to Ngala Airstrip
    • Ngala Airstrip to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport
    • Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport to Vilanculos International Airport
    • Vilanculos International Airport to OR Tambo International Airport
  • Helicopter flights
    • Vilanculos International Airport / &Beyond Benguerra Island / Vilanculos International Airport
  • Accommodation as specified above
  • Meals and beverages as specified above
  • Laundry
  • Adventures at &Beyond Benguerra Island include:
    • One per day: sea kayaking, sunset dhow cruise and scheduled snorkelling trip.
    • One per stay: castaway picnic, island expedition & local village tour.
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • Administration fee
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