A classic 10 day African bush & beach vacation. Arriving in Johannesburg you board a flight to Kruger International. Transfer to the authentic Nottens Bush Camp in the heart of the Sabi Sands Reserve. A 4 night stay with twice daily game drives means great opportunity for Big 5 sightings. Fly back to Johannesburg and connect to a flight to Vilanculos, Mozambique. Enjoy a scenic boat transfer to andBeyond Benguerra Island for a 5 night stay in this tropical paradise.
• Amazing Big 5 and wildlife sightings in South Africa’s famous Sabi Sands
• Relax in one of the finest family run lodges in Africa
• Soak up the paradise of an Indian Ocean tropical island off the Mozambique Coast
• Dive and snorkel in spectacular marine reefs or fish like the locals
Day 1 : Nottens Bush Camp
You arrive in Johannesburg and immediately go through to boarding for a flight to the Kruger International Airport. This short flight gets you straight to the African Bush and you will be met at the airport and transferred to your lodge.
Day 2 : Nottens Bush Camp
A 4 night stay at the authentic, family-run Nottens Bush Camp will settle you into Safari life. This is a small and intimate lodge with only 8 suites. Private game viewing decks, lovely big open plan bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms, paraffin lamps and candles to add to the atmosphere of your Safari experience.
Day 3 : Nottens Bush Camp
The lodge is situated in the Private Sabi Sands Reserve which is well known for its exceptionally high concentration of animal and bird life and particularly sightings and close encounters with the Big 5. At Nottens early morning and evening game drives in open land rovers, with highly skilled rangers, help you track the Big 5 for those amazing encounters and photo opportunities.
Day 4 : Nottens Bush Camp
Day 5 : andBeyond Benguerra Island
Today you will leave the African bushveld behind and make your way on the next stage of your adventure. Direct flights from the Kruger International Airport to Vilanculos in Mozambique make this journey a pleasure.On arrival in Vilanculos you will be transferred by small plane to andBeyond Benguerra Island.
Day 6 : andBeyond Benguerra Island
andBeyond Benguerra Island offers pristine beaches, unspoiled coral reefs teeming with marine life and excellent fishing opportunities. Simple, yet elegant, ten casitas and two cabanas are tucked into a shady forest on the edge of a pristine beach. Private decks boast cool plunge pools and sheltered gazebos.
Day 7 : andBeyond Benguerra Island
Day 8 : andBeyond Benguerra Island
Enjoy stunning sea views and only a few steps to the white sands of the beach. Enjoy dinners or breathtaking sunsets from your veranda. Idle the days away or partake in some of the many experiences on offer from diving and snorkeling, fishing, sailing and picnics to restoration and reawakening at the spa.
Day 9 : andBeyond Benguerra Island
Here you will find some of the world’s best scuba diving. Go looking for dugong’s, turtles, whales and dolphins. Anglers will love the deep sea fishing excursions. Try your hand at windsurfing, water skiing and wake boarding. The higlight of your stay will be setting sail on a traditional dhow boat at sunset.
Day 10 : andBeyond Benguerra Island
DEPARTURE DAY - It will be hard to leave this sanctuary but a scenic boat trip to the mainland brings you slowly back to reality. In Vilanculos take a direct flight back to Johannesburg where you will connect with your International flight home.