East African Safari and Beach

The best of both worlds

The Beasts and the Beach

Nothing soothes away the bumps, potholes and early mornings of an African safari quite like combining it with a few nights on the beach. We can’t think of anywhere better to shake off the safari dust!

Your options:


There are scheduled charter flights from most destinations within Tanzania to Zanzibar on a daily basis.  There are direct flights from Wilson Airport in Nairobi to Zanzibar on a Monday / Thursday / Saturday and Sunday, which means with some careful tour planning we are able to combine a Kenyan or Tanzanian Safari with time on the beach in Zanzibar.

Kenyan Coast

There are some beautiful places to stay on the Kenyan Coast, and daily direct flights from the Masai Mara to Ukunda make this very doable and remove any need to travel via Nairobi.


This seems to be a very popular combination this year. Flight times usually mean that you need a mandatory night in Nairobi before heading to the Seychelles. If your budget permits, consider a charter flight from your safari airstrip to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport which means you’ll be able to fly onto the Seychelles without the night in Nairobi (this is also worth considering if you’re a family of 4 or more).

Once on the main island of Mahé you have a number of options. You can stay put in one of Mahé’s resorts or fly onto Praslin. If you are looking to escape to North Island, Fregate Private Island or the new Four Seasons Desroches Island, then you need to factor in a night in Mahé to make it work.


Heading to Mauritius is another option. Flight times do also require a night in Nairobi or a charter flight out of your safari destination. 

Think outside the box!

Relaxing breaks and unwinding are not restricted to the beach. We love the exotic oasis that is Segera and the epic views at Ol Lentille. And at Sasaab in Samburu, northern Kenya, spa treatments are served with a generous side order of river views. Over at Lupita Island on Tanzania’s Lake Tanganyika, the focus is firmly on chilling out. 

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