This month’s article by The Luxury Safari Company explores some different ways to combine spotting wildlife in the African bush with a relaxing holiday by the sea.

Indian Ocean holiday - Luxury Safari Company

Indian Ocean holiday

The luxury African safari and beach combination …

has provoked much debate.  Of course there are hundreds and hundreds of amazing combinations out there and there is certainly something to suit everyone.  Africa is famous for having the best luxury safaris in the world, as well as some of the most remote and beautiful beaches. White sand and turquoise water is never far away and what better way to finish your safari than on one of these amazing beaches. Here are three of the top luxury African safari and beach combinations.

1          The Selous & Mozambique

Tanzania Luxury Africa safari camp

Tanzania luxury Africa safari camp

The Selous in Southern Tanzania is often overlooked in favour of tours to the Serengeti and Northern Tanzania, when in fact it has just as much to offer when it comes to game viewing, but also offers some of the best walking safaris in business and boat safaris which take you onto any number of the Selous's great lakes or the rivers there. The Selous also boasts some of the most incredible luxury safari lodges and camps in the business including Sand Rivers Selous, Siwandu and Azura Selous. You can then fly easily via Dar es Salaam to the northern part of Mozambique known as the Quirimbas Archipelago.

Vamizi, Mozambique, Africa luxury safari camp

Vamizi, Mozambique

Here you will find private islands dotted throughout the warm Indian Ocean – the diving and fishing is amazing, as are the beaches which are exclusive, private and truly a paradise on earth.

 2          South Africa & Mauritius

South Africa Luxury Safari camp

South Africa Luxury Safari camp

 South Africa boasts too many wonderful attributes to note them all down here but they include some of the most luxurious safari lodges in the world, all with exquisite food and the best guides, and access to some of the most dramatic game viewing in Africa… all of this is also costed in rand which means it is exceptionally economic to stay at the best places.

Apardise Cove, Mauritius beach resort Africa

Apardise Cove, Mauritius


You can then easily fly onto Mauritius, which is another tropical paradise in the Indian Ocean – some of the world's most impressive luxury hotels reside here and you will not be disappointed.

3          Kenya & Seychelles

Saruni Samburu camp, Kenya Africa - Luxury Safari Company

Saruni Samburu camp, Kenya

Despite everything going on in Kenya at the moment, we still strongly believe that this country reigns on high as the top luxury safari destination in Africa,  Of course, when on your luxury safari you wouldn’t go anywhere near danger and you would be out in the pristine safety of the wilderness in no time.  In Kenya, the landscapes and game species vary so much that you can feel as if you have been to two different countries in less than a day.

On the beach in the Seychelles

On the beach in the Seychelles

It’s then easy to fly onto the Seychelles which is made up of boutique hotels on small paradise islands.  Yes,  it comes with a luxury price tag,  but it is often hailed as the most beautiful group of islands in the world.  So here you are, some magical places to combine adventure on a luxury African safari with a truly relaxing beach holiday.

Sheba the cheetah at Sirikoi Lodge, Kenya - image Luxury Safari Company

Sheba the cheetah at Sirikoi Lodge, Kenya

Written by people passionate about wildlife in Africa, you can find out more and book your holiday with the Luxury Safari Company, bringing you only the best.