3 Luxury Bush and Beach Escapes in Africa
Kenya and the Kenyan coast
Kenya is home to the original safari holidays and is one of the most exciting travel destinations in Africa. With spectacular scenery and a wide variety of animal and bird species, Kenya is home to the famous Masai Mara, perhaps the most famous game reserve in Africa. With its gentle savannah plains and shallow acacia, the Mara is one of the best places to watch Big Five, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo. Kenya also has the advantage of a beautiful coastline, the Kenyan coast, with superb beaches and many small hiding places to relax. Lamu Island is one of the hidden gems of the coast and the oldest living city in Kenya. A place of relaxation and next to historical sites, you will find white sand beaches and a variety of water sports.
Tanzania and Zanzibar
Tanzania is the largest country in East Africa and the best place for a long distance safari. It has the largest variety of landscapes and wildlife and is home to many of Africa’s most famous sites, including the Serengeti, Ngorongoro crater, Kilimanjaro and the Rift Valley. One of the most fascinating shows on the Tanzania safari is the migration of big wildebeest in the Serengeti. This is a spectacular natural event that takes place every year as more than two million wildebeest, zebra and antelope migrate clockwise between the plains of Serengeti and Masai Mara in Kenya. In addition, the county is home to Spice Island and Zanzibar Beach. The island has a fascinating history that can be discovered in the old town through its remarkable buildings and markets. You’ll also find some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, alongside warm, crystal-clear waters and coral reefs.
Botswana and Mauritius
Botswana is Africa’s most luxurious safari destination and is ideal for those looking for an authentic safari, but make no compromises on luxury. Much less developed than other African countries, it offers some of the world’s most isolated and untouched reserves, where animals can roam freely and where camps and lodges are exquisite. The main objective of a safari experience is in the wilderness. You will find many unique attractions such as the Okavango Delta, Makgadikgadi Saltworks and Chobe National Park. Botswana is often called “elephant country” because of its high concentration of elephants in all major safari areas. The country combines perfectly with a beach holiday on the tropical paradise island of Mauritius. Its mountainous interior and long stretches of powdery white sand lead to azure clear water bays and beautiful coral reefs that provide the perfect setting for a relaxing beach holiday.
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