April to October
south-east Africa Bush & Ocean Safari
SOUTH AFRICA – ZIMBABWE – MOZAMBIQUE – SWAZILAND
A perfect combination of wilderness and marine safari, in the most untouched regions of South-East Africa.
From bush to the ocean the wildest and most pristine places in South-east Africa.
Southern Africa is an astonishingly diverse region fused by its prolific wildlife, breathtaking sceneries and stretches of untouched coastline.
From the desert to the beach, we will travel through many different types of landscape and ecosystems, hosting not only a huge diversity of plants and animals but also an incredible diversity of peoples, cultures and local traditions and languages. Among this astonishing diversity, there’s a common factor: the wilderness! Prepare to travel through some of the most remote places in Africa.
KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. It is the largest South African National Park and one of the largest game reserves in Africa covering an area of 2 million hectares of unrivalled diversity of life forms. This is the land of baobabs, fever trees, knob thorns, marula and mopane trees underneath which lurk the Big Five, the Little Five, the birding Big Six and more species of mammals than any other African Game Reserve. The park was initially created to control hunting and to protect the diminished number of animals in the park and it’s a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies.
GONAREZHOU NATIONAL PARK
Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe’ssecond-largest National Park, covers just more than 5,000 km² of some of the most spectacular scenery in the region incorporating the iconic Chilojo Cliffs, sandstone cliffs reaching 180 meters high and running for some 20 kilometres along the south bank of the Runde River. Due to its vast size, rugged terrain and its location away from main tourist routes, Gonarezhou remain as a pristine wilderness, boasting an amazing diversity of landscapes, features, and growing wildlife populations. Home to about 11 000 elephants, the Gonarezhou truly deserves its name as ‘Place of Elephants’.
MATOBO NATIONAL PARK
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is known for the Matobo Hills, a range of rock formations created by the erosion of the granite plateau where many examples of Stone Age rock art can be found. This small national park contains some of the region’s most arresting scenery. The Park is home to a wide range of game, including Africa’s largest concentration of leopard and a record density population of black eagles. The black and white rhinos can reliably be tracked on foot. There are no lion or elephant, meaning that you can walk freely amongst the hills. Due to the high population of unique and endangered animals, the park is designated as one of the country’s Intensive Protection Zones.
LIMPOPO NATIONAL PARK
Together with South Africa’s Kruger National Park and Zimbabwe’s Gonarezhou National Park, Limpopo National Park forms part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park and it is a fairly new and upcoming safari destination. Home of spectacular sunsets and surreal scenery, after suffering from decades of poaching and habitat desecration, the reserve is quickly returning to its former splendour and natural glory. From towering mountains to flowing rivers and grassland plains, the Limpopo National Park has everything you want in a safari destination. The Big Five roam free throughout the land, along with many other animal species who make their homes in the different habitats the park provides.
ROYAL HLANE NATIONAL PARK