Combine sea and safari for a romantic escape to one of South Africa’s best-known game reserves and the sandy beaches of Mozambique’s Bazaruto Archipelago.
South Africa & Mozambique – With Love From Phinda & Benguerra
South Africa and Mozambique, combine sea and safari for a romantic escape to one of South Africa’s best-known game reserves and the sandy beaches of Mozambique’s Bazaruto Archipelago. Track the Big Five in Phinda Private Game Reserve, a place of extraordinary adventure, where myriad possibilities create breath-taking thrills around every bend. After your wildlife adventure, pamper yourself with some rest and relaxation in the tropical climate and sunshine of 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.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE ITINERARY:
- Exceptional wildlife sightings
- Listen to the sounds of the African bush
- Long walks on a sandy beach
- Sipping a cocktail while feeling the sand between your toes
MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR ADVENTURE:
- Enjoy a specialist walking safari with an expert ranger who will guide you through Phinda’s seven unique habitats.
- Track one of Africa’s rarest large mammals, the highly endangered black rhino, on foot.
- Enjoy an amazing castaway picnic in the beautiful sand dunes of Benguerra Island.
- Sail away into the sunset on a romantic dhow cruise.
Day 1 – 4 : AndBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve
Upon arrival at OR Tambo International Airport, you will be met by a Brothers Safaris Aviation representative and assisted through customs and immigration. You will then be assisted with check-in procedures for your onward flight. On arrival at the airstrip you will be met by a Brothers Safaris team member and transferred to the lodge.
Rejuvenate during your 3-night stay at Phinda Mountain Lodge / Forest Lodge / Zuka Lodge in a suite with ensuite bathroom. Your stay includes three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, scheduled safari activities, refreshments on game drives, a 1-hour nature walk, emergency medical evacuation insurance and laundry.
Included activities are Game Drives; Interpretative nature walks; Recommended activities (at additional cost); Maputaland Beach Adventure; Indian Ocean Scuba Safari; Black Rhino Tracking On Foot; Turtle Nesting Adventure; Zulu Village Tour; Luxury Walking Safari; Tracking Adventure; Private Safari; Photographic Safari; Specialist Birding Safari; Family Safari; A Night Under the Stars; Ocean Safari; Rhino Notching – Black Rhino and Scuba Dive Refresher.
Enjoy a specialist walking safari with an expert ranger who will guide you through Phinda’s seven unique habitats; track one of Africa’s rarest large mammals, the highly endangered black rhino, on foot.
Day 4 – 8 : And Beyond Benguerra Island
After a mouth-watering breakfast, you will be driven to the airstrip for your flight to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, where you will board a flight to Vilanculos International Airport.
A Brothers Safaris representative will meet you at Vilanculos Airport and assist you, and fellow guests, onto your helicopter flight to Benguerra Island. As the second largest island of the Bazaruto Archipelago, Benguerra offers exceptional opportunities to witness a slice of the very best of Mozambique’s exceptional marine life. (Approximately 10 minutes)
Put your feet up at Benguerra Island for your 4-night stay in a casinha with ensuite bathroom and outdoor shower. Your stay includes three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, laundry, emergency medical evacuation insurance, transfers to and from the lodge airstrip.
Included activities are Scuba Diving Scuba Diving – max 2 dives per day (tide-dependent) – full PADI certification required; Snorkelling; Castaway Picnic; Dhow Cruise; Island Drives and Horse Riding Safaris.
Recommended activities at additional cost are Fishing and Helicopter Sightseeing.
A tropical paradise tucked into a lush indigenous forest and looking out onto a picturesque crescent of sandy beach, Benguerra Island has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment to become the quintessential luxury island retreat. Boasting a fresh island feel, the lodge’s welcoming guest areas offer views of the lush tropical garden and the ocean beyond. Set deep in cleverly created patches of shade, comfortable loungers beckon guests to relax around the rim flow swimming pool while drinking in the ocean views. Closer to the water’s edge, the lodge’s colourful beach bar is the perfect setting to relax or enjoy open-air meals right on the sand. Ten casinhas and two cabanas peep out directly onto ocean vistas, while a spacious Casa Familia ensures privacy and exclusivity.
Request one of their amazing castaway picnics, set in the beautiful sand dunes; sail away into the sunset on a romantic dhow cruise; or ask your hosts when the rare and mysterious dugong were last spotted – who knows, you might get lucky!
Day 8 : transit
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 O.R Tambo International Airport.
- Welcome and assistance at O.R Tambo International Airport and Vilanculos International Airport
O.R Tambo International Airport to Phinda airstrip
Phinda airstrip to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport
Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport to Vilanculos International Airport
Vilanculos International Airport to O.R Tambo International Airport
- Helicopter flights: Vilanculos International Airport / Benguerra Island / Vilanculos International Airport
- Accommodation as specified above
- Meals and beverages as specified above
- Park fees:
Munyawana Conservancy fee
Benguerra Island Conservancy fee
- Emergency medical evacuation insurance
- Administration fee
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