More bang for your buck on Africa’s beaches

March 6th 2020  |   Christmas Safaris and Holidays, Miscellaneous  |  by   Charlotte Opperman
Africa’s beaches -Miavana

The beaches running along the Southern and East African coastline rival any of the best beach hotspots around the rest of the world. Whether you want to go for a fly and flop holidayor are keen to add some R&R to your safari there are options a-plenty. We’ve picked out some great offers from some of our favourite spots.

Zanzibar charm – 20% off

A small enterprise which has blossomed from a simple beach bar to a wonderful boutique hotel, Shooting Star is a magical place; simple, tranquil, barefoot luxury at its best. Accommodation spans villas with pools to comfortable cottages, the restaurant has a long-standing reputation for fine food and the beach is simply picture perfect. It’s owner-run too – by the couple who founded it in the early 1990s – and guests are treated like family at this beautiful slice of paradise.

Pool overlooking the beach at Shooting Star, Zanzibar

Pool overlooking the beach at Shooting Star Lodge, Zanzibar

Offer: stay four nights and receive 20% discount. October to 14 December and March to June.

Beach and bush classic – save £1,000

Combining safari and beach is an absolute safari classic and this one, partnering an unspoilt natural wilderness and a Robinson Crusoe experience, is a corker. You don’t have to stray far from Siwandu Camp in southern Tanzania’s Nyerere National Park (formerly Selous Game Reserve) to spot elephant, hippo, lion, buffalo, myriad birds and a wealth of plains wildlife. Swapping land for sea, the palm-fringed, powder-white sand of Fanjove Island hosts just six bandas. Stylish, simple and comfortable, they are completely in keeping with the unpretentious vibe and the perfect base from which to explore the island, its shores and seas.

The lighthouse, main beach and mess area at Fanjove Island

The lighthouse, main beach and mess area at Fanjove Island

Offer: Special seven night offer combining three nights Siwandu and four nights Fanjove Private Island. Valid all season.

Enchanting Mozambique – have a night on us

Island lovers will be captivated by the deserted beaches, sunny days, glittering seas and star studded nights at Azura Benguerra. Just 20 villas with chic interiors and private pools hug the shoreline, and the dedicated team are on hand to organise everything from diving and snorkelling to tailored menus and spa treatments. Combines brilliantly with a safari in Southern Africa.

Beachfront setting at Azura Benguerra

Beachfront setting at Azura Benguerra

Offer: Stay six nights and pay only five. Reduced rated for children (ask us for details). Valid until 15th December.

Lakeside luxury – 20% off

Pumulani’s ten villas nestle in lush bush on a hillside overlooking twinkling Lake Malawi. Those after relaxation can doze by the lakeshore or stylish infinity pool, while activity-seekers can water-ski, sail, kayak, snorkel, scuba dive on the lake, or take to the walking trails in the surrounding hills. It’s a perfect addition to a safari in Zambia.

Sundowner dhow cruise at Pumulani

Sundowner dhow cruise at Pumulani

Offer: Stay four nights and receive 20% discount. Reduced rates for children (ask us for details). Valid July to October.

Exotic beach and wildlife – save over £4,000

If you’re looking for out-of-the-ordinary then Miavana will fit the bill. Underwater, overwater, on land, or by sea, this Madagascar lodge thrills at every turn, deserving all the accolades lauded on it. Not simply an exquisite beach lodge on an untouched island, activities focus on whale and turtle watching, snorkelling, scuba diving, kite surfing, and world class fishing. Crowned lemurs can be spotted on the island and trekking further lemur  species and rainforest walks are also available on the mainland. Luxury on this scale is a first for Madagascar.

Miavana scenery

Miavana scenery

Offer: Stay seven nights and pay six, complimentary helicopter transfers from Nose Be. Valid until 27 December.

Any questions?

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What next?

We would be delighted to help you plan a holiday, or answer any questions if you’re at an earlier stage. Our team of experts have travelled widely throughout Africa. They can offer expert advice on every type of safari from family and beach holidays to riding and primate safaris.  If you would like to talk to someone who has been there and done it, please just send us an email or give us a call.

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