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African Safari & Beach Holidays

Combine a visit to the best beaches in Africa with your own private safari tour package. Get expert Africa travel advice to help you plan.

African Safari
& Beach Holidays

Combine a visit to the best beaches in Africa with your own private safari tour package. Get expert Africa travel advice to help you plan.

Africa may be the home of big five tours and safaris, but those wanting to walk on pristine beaches, snorkel coral reefs and savor fresh seafood may also want to combine their African safari tour with a visit to a luxury African beach resort.

For those wanting the best family beach holidays in Africa, or a romantic safari and beach honeymoon, New African Safaris recommends visiting the beaches of these African and Indian Ocean island countries.

If you’d like travel advice from an African travel agent who has done more than 60 tours of Africa, learn more about our complimentary personal safari planning services.

Kenya Beaches

Those looking for places to visit in Kenya likely know about Masai Mara safaris and climbing mount Kenya, but did you know that Kenya also has a truly dazzling coastline?

The white sands of Diani beach are situated in the white and blue coastal city gem of Mombasa, and provide the perfect vacation spot where you can enjoy cuisine fresh from the ocean.

Visiting the best Kenya beach resorts, or hopping across the seas with a Kenya safari and Mauritius package, can be the best relaxing end to your African safari tour.

Tanzania Beaches

Tanzania is famous not only for iconic Lion King style safari scenes found in Nyerere National Park (formerly Selous) and majestic Mount Kilimanjaro but for Zanzibar – its archipelago. With the right planning, it’s easy to combine an East African safari with a Zanzibar beach resort stay when building your own private African safari package.

Visit Nungwi Beach to see traditional dhow builders and turtles and enjoy one of the many Zanzibar boat trips available to tourists. Book a Stone Town walking tour to see spice markets and friendly locals against a backdrop of cerulean waters and palm tree silhouettes. The more adventurous and active can enjoy kite surfing and snorkeling in Paje.

Popular Tanzania safari and beach trip packages include a safari in Selous with Zanzibar, a Mount Kilimanjaro safari and Zanzibar, or even, at the right time of year, a viewing of the great wildebeest migration in the Serengeti followed by a relaxing stay at a reef and beach resort in Zanzibar.

Mozambique

What better way to end a Southern Africa safari tour than with white beaches, warm waves, and fresh seafood? A Mozambique beach vacation has all this to offer, and more.

View turquoise waters from above while paragliding near Bazaruto Island, Mozambique, swim with wild dolphins from Ponta do Ouro in southern Mozambique, or engage with the locals by heading into the bustling Central Market of Maputo.

A Mozambique beach visit can be added easily into your southern African safari package as it is not far from South Africa’s Kruger National Park, or the breathtaking Victoria Falls on Zambia and Zimbabwe’s borders. Those wanting to visit Botswana’s Okavango Delta or Chobe National Park may also want a glimpse of Africa’s beaches, seeing as Botswana is a landlocked country, and so Mozambique would be a great addition to your African itinerary.

Seychelles

Those wanting to add the variety of white sand beaches, mountain rainforests to their private African safari tour should chat to us about one of our custom-made African safari and Seychelles packages.

Lying past the horn of Africa out in the warm Indian Ocean, a trip to the Seychelles makes a natural addition to your East African safari tour itinerary.

Simply relax on a private beach, snorkel coral reefs, or charter a yacht and explore some of the 115 islands that make up the archipelago, rich with nature reserves and hiking trails.

As a paradise on earth, a Seychelles honeymoon is the stuff dreams – and the most iconic travel magazine images – are made of.

Speak to Pierre to start planning your ideal private safari and Seychelles package today.

Mauritius

Mauritius is one of the best Indian Ocean islands to visit for those looking to enjoy a rich diversity of culture along with their white sand beaches and cocktails!

This volcanic island is populated by locals of African, Franco-European, Indian and Chinese descent, and this is reflected in a variety of cuisine that satisfies adventurous foodies from around the globe.

Grab a simple dish of pineapple with chili salt as a refreshing beach snack, or enjoy a hiking tour with a creole picnic for lunch.

Situated in the Indian Ocean off the coast of East Africa, New African safaris can build you your perfect romantic safari and Mauritius honeymoon package, or a private Kenya safari and Mauritius package your whole family will enjoy.

Another popular choice for visitors to Southern Africa is a Kruger safari and Mauritius tour, often stopping at Cape Town or Victoria Falls.

South Africa Beaches

South Africa has the most developed economy in Africa, and this is very much reflected in its tourism industry.

At its southernmost tip lies Cape Town, where you can experience city nightlife and world-class restaurants at a fraction of international prices.

Go beach horse riding on Cape Town’s Long Beach, or head out of town on a wine tour leaving from Cape Town taking you into the nearby winelands and visit wineries established in the 1600s.

Get up close with South Africa’s great white sharks, either with shark cage diving or with a boat tour to Seal Island. South Africa’s western cape also offers viewing of gentler creatures, such as the penguins nesting at Boulders Beach, or whales which can be viewed either from the coast or by boat trip, in the right season.

Also popular is a drive down the Garden Route through the Tsitsikamma forests to the surf-ready beaches of Plettenburg Bay, with unspoiled beaches and estuaries you can explore by canoe all the way along the coast.

Last but not least is KwaZulu-Natal (or KZN), where the warm Indian Ocean currents and mild winters make their jungle-lined coast and beaches pleasant to visit all year round.

Visitors cam swim in the same waters as penguins, dive with great whites and marvel at the Southern right whales as they migrate. Or head to the East coast to swim in warm Indian Ocean currents all year round.
Whether you’re looking to immerse yourself in one destination, visit a couple of shores, or combine a beach trip with a safari tour, we tailor-make an itinerary that lets you discover Africa your way.

Kenya Beaches

Those looking for places to visit in Kenya likely know about Masai Mara safaris and climbing mount Kenya, but did you know that Kenya has a truly dazzling coastline?

The white sands of Diani beach are situated in the white and blue coastal city gem of Mombasa, and provide the perfect vacation spot where you can enjoy cuisine fresh from the ocean.

Visiting the best Kenya beach resorts, or hopping across the seas with a Kenya safari and Mauritius package, can be the best relaxing end to your African safari tour.

Tanzania Beaches

Tanzania is famous not only for iconic Lion King style safari scenes found in Nyerere National Park (formerly Selous) and majestic Mount Kilimanjaro but for Zanzibar – its archipelago. With the right planning, it’s easy to combine an East African safari with a Zanzibar beach resort stay when building your own private African safari package.

Visit Nungwi Beach to see traditional dhow builders and turtles and enjoy one of the many Zanzibar boat trips available to tourists. Book a Stone Town walking tour to see spice markets and friendly locals against a backdrop of cerulean waters and palm tree silhouettes. The more adventurous and active can enjoy kite surfing and snorkeling in Paje.

Popular Tanzania safari and beach trip packages include a safari in Selous with Zanzibar, a Mount Kilimanjaro safari and Zanzibar, or even, at the right time of year, a viewing of the great wildebeest migration in the Serengeti followed by a relaxing stay at a reef and beach resort in Zanzibar.

Mozambique

What better way to end a Southern Africa safari tour than with white beaches, warm waves, and fresh seafood? A Mozambique beach vacation has all this to offer, and more.

View turquoise waters from above while paragliding near Bazaruto Island, Mozambique, swim with wild dolphins from Ponta do Ouro in southern Mozambique, or engage with the locals by heading into the bustling Central Market of Maputo.

A Mozambique beach visit can be added easily into your southern African safari package as it is not far from South Africa’s Kruger National Park, or the breathtaking Victoria Falls on Zambia and Zimbabwe’s borders. Those wanting to visit Botswana’s Okavango Delta or Chobe National Park may also want a glimpse of Africa’s beaches, seeing as Botswana is a landlocked country, and so Mozambique would be a great addition to your African itinerary.

Mozambique has its own archipelago gems including Quirimbas and Bazaruto islands; Manyikeni ruins, scenic diving, mangrove forests, and marine parks.

Seychelles

Those wanting to add the variety of white sand beaches, mountain rainforests to their private African safari tour should chat to us about one of our custom-made African safari and Seychelles packages.

Lying past the horn of Africa out in the warm Indian Ocean, a trip to the Seychelles makes a natural addition to your East African safari tour itinerary.

Simply relax on a private beach, snorkel coral reefs, or charter a yacht and explore some of the 115 islands that make up the archipelago, rich with nature reserves and hiking trails.

As a paradise on earth, a Seychelles honeymoon is the stuff dreams – and the most iconic travel magazine images – are made of.

Speak to Pierre to start planning your ideal private safari and Seychelles package today.

Mauritius

Mauritius is one of the best Indian Ocean islands to visit for those looking to enjoy a rich diversity of culture along with their white sand beaches and cocktails!

This volcanic island is populated by locals of African, Franco-European, Indian and Chinese descent, and this is reflected in a variety of cuisine that satisfies adventurous foodies from around the globe.

Grab a simple dish of pineapple with chili salt as a refreshing beach snack, or enjoy a hiking tour with a creole picnic for lunch.

Situated in the Indian Ocean off the coast of East Africa, New African safaris can build you your perfect romantic safari and Mauritius honeymoon package, or a private Kenya safari and Mauritius package your whole family will enjoy.

Another popular choice for visitors to Southern Africa is a Kruger safari and Mauritius tour, often stopping at Cape Town or Victoria Falls.

South Africa Beaches

South Africa has the most developed economy in Africa, and this is very much reflected in its tourism industry.

At its southernmost tip lies Cape Town, where you can experience city nightlife and world-class restaurants at a fraction of international prices.

Go beach horse riding on Cape Town’s Long Beach, or head out of town on a wine tour leaving from Cape Town taking you into the nearby winelands and visit wineries established in the 1600s.

Get up close with South Africa’s great white sharks, either with shark cage diving or with a boat tour to Seal Island. South Africa’s western cape also offers viewing of gentler creatures, such as the penguins nesting at Boulders Beach, or whales which can be viewed either from the coast or by boat trip, in the right season.

Also popular is a drive down the Garden Route through the Tsitsikamma forests to the surf-ready beaches of Plettenburg Bay, with unspoiled beaches and estuaries you can explore by canoe all the way along the coast.

Last but not least is KwaZulu-Natal (or KZN), where the warm Indian Ocean currents and mild winters make their jungle-lined coast and beaches pleasant to visit all year round.

South Africa has a range of safari resorts as well as beach and city attractions for tourists. Their airports also offer regular flights throughout Africa, meaning we can easily add it to your own personal multi-country African safari and beach package.

Whether you’re looking to immerse yourself in one destination or visit a couple of shores, New African Safaris can tailor-make a private African safari and beach holiday package that lets you discover Africa your way.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best time of year to visit African islands and beaches?
The beaches on the East Coast of Africa all have tropical climates which make them perfect for almost all-year travel. Cape Town is warm during the summer months (December to mid-March) but cold and rainy from June to August, which is great for the winelands but less so for the beach.

South African east coast beaches are more likely to offer warm daytime temperatures in winter.

What are the top attractions on African islands and beaches?
The pristine beaches, warm weather and crystal waters are the top attractions.
What kind of animals can I see in African islands and beaches?
You can expect to see a colourful palette of fish as well as flying foxes, giant tortoises, seals, turtles, manta rays, dolphins, whales and penguins.
Are African islands and beaches family-friendly destinations?
Yes, there are plenty of activities, attractions and accommodation for children and families.

Meet your Africa travel expert

Pierre Burden - New African Safaris

Pierre Burden, Founder of New African Safaris

Pierre is a specialist Africa travel agent with over 20 years experience. His deep love of Africa has taken him on more than 60 African tours.

He has visited diverse destinations, camped, stayed in luxury lodges, and participated in a range of activities across Africa.

Get the best tour for your budget and unique requirements, with New African Safaris’ personal safari planning services for safari tours, by Pierre.

Custom travel itineraries can include Southern AfricaEast Africa, and African beach destinations that can be combined with a safari.

Why travel with New African Safaris?

Kenya walking safari with a guide
Zanzibar shoreline
African safari guide examining footprint
African photographic safari
24/7 Support
24/7 Support

We don't just plan your African safari vacation. We are always a call or instant message away, so that you feel safe and supported while you're on a trip of a lifetime.

We don't just plan your African safari vacation. We're there for you throughout your journey so that you feel safe and supported while you're on a trip of a lifetime. We are always a call or instant message away.

Tailored Itinerary
Tailored Itinerary

Your travel style is unique! We tailor-make each trip to fit each client's desires, needs and budget. We want our travelers to experience Africa like no one else.

First-Hand Expertise
First-Hand Expertise

We don't just travel to Africa, we live here! Our clients get the best recommendations based on first-hand knowledge of safari lodges, beach resorts and African hotels we've actually visited, and tour operators we trust. We're also the first to hear about deals.

Personal Service
Personal Service

A personal understanding and connection with clients is how we create their perfect holiday combination of African beaches, safaris and cities. We take care of the full travel experience.

We strive to develop a personal understanding and connection with clients so we can create their perfect holiday combination of African beaches, safaris and cities. We take care of the full travel experience and make sure that every detail is perfect.

It's Free!
It's Free!

Our incentives come from our safari lodge, beach resort and city hotel partners and not our travel guests. You get your own travel concierge for free!

Our planning service doesn't cost you a cent as our incentives come from our safari lodge, beach resort and city hotel partners and not our travel guests. You get your own travel concierge for free!

All-Inclusive Packages
All-Inclusive Packages

We offer financial peace of mind by offering you an all-inclusive safari package price and informing you of any extras you may want to budget for. Our clients don't have to worry about regional and domestic flights, transfers, accommodation or other transport.

24/7 Support
24/7 Support
Tailored Itinerary
Tailored Itinerary
First-Hand Expertise
First-Hand Expertise
Personal Service
Personal Service
It's Free!
It's Free!
All-Inclusive Packages
All-Inclusive Packages
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Pierre from New African Safaris has been on over 60 tours of Africa. Talk to him and start planning your perfect African safari and beach holiday.