Safari & Beach

Holidays are a precious commodity so often it’s a real battle between choosing to spend said precious holiday time relaxing on a beach and getting away from it all, or doing something a little more action-packed, like a safari.

Well, why not have the best of both worlds: a safari and beach holiday? Experience jaw-dropping wildlife before jetting off to the beach for some much-needed R&R; like jeans and a white shirt, fish and chips, wine and cheese, Ron and Hermione (controversial), an African safari and beach holiday is a match made in heaven.

One of the ultimate bush and beach destinations is Tanzania; see jaw-dropping wildlife in some of Africa's best national parks and reserves (wildebeest migration in the Serengeti, anyone?) before heading to the tropical idyll of Zanzibar, where you'll find pristine beaches and a selection of excellent hotels. Kenya is also a great option for combining with the beaches in Tanzania. With over 50 national parks and reserves there's no shortage of magnificent beasties on show, in fact the Masai Mara is home to one of the densest concentrations of wildlife anywhere on earth

Several members of the team here have either lived, worked or were brought up in Africa, and we revisit our existing properties and new lodges on a regular basis and work with only the very best guides to bring you the ultimate beach and safari holidays.

Isabel, Original Traveller

Where to go

Selous Elephants

The Selous & Ruaha National Parks

Tanzania boasts not one, but two, of Africa’s best kept secrets.

Tanzanian Coast Fish

Spice Islands & the Tanzanian Coast

The coast of Tanzania, along with the spice islands offshore, make a great destination either in their own right, or in combination with a safari.

Lion in Kruger

Kruger National Park & Sabi Sands

The Kruger is South Africa’s oldest and largest nature reserve, covering an area of 7,700 square miles, roughly the same size as Wales.

Southern Mozambique & Bazaruto Archipelago

Southern Mozambique & Bazaruto Archipelago

The most striking feature of the Bazaruto Archipelago in Southern Mozambique is its remote untouched beauty.

Aerial view of Mauritius


This tiny Indian Ocean island has long set the standard for tropical luxury holidays.

View over Kalaharis

The Kalahari & Makgadikgadi Pans

Botswana's Kalahari is a semi-arid desert and the most species rich in the world.

Northern Mozambique & Quirimbas Archipelago

Northern Mozambique & Quirimbas Archipelago

The remote Quirimbas Archipelago is one of the last untouched wilderness areas on Africa’s Indian Ocean coast.

Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater & Northern Tanzania

Look beyond the (admittedly mind blowing) Serengeti, and there's so much more to Northern Tanzania, from volcanoes to flamingoes and everything in between.

Zanzibar Beach Boat


Pristine beaches, vibrant corals and idyllic hotels - Zanzibar is the definition of island paradise

Colourful lizard in Madagascar


Bizarre beasties and loco landscapes put the 'mad' in Madagascar.

Birds of the Seychelles


An ideal choice for anybody looking for lower-key beach time than is provided by the glitzier Maldives or Mauritius.

We felt like we were Original Travel's only clients - the service was completely personalised and all questions were answered instantly. They actively listened to our priorities and created a package that completely suited our needs. Throughout the process they will surprise you with their attentiveness and most importantly, they will not forget about you once you come back from holiday.

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