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This season's 'must do' safaris

25th July 2011 Print
This season's must do safaris

Launching their new brand identity under the banner, ‘Exceptional journeys across Africa’, The Zambezi Safari and Travel Company has selected this season’s must do safaris. 

From sand-dune surfing in Namibia to shadowing the Great Migration by mobile camp and horse-riding in South Africa before flopping on a pristine beach, these top trips represent some of Africa’s most exceptional experiences for adventurous spirits.

Remote Mozambique Safari and Beach, 9 nights for the price of 8 from £1,900 – Spend five nights in the remote Gorongosa National Park exploring on foot and by vehicle, discovering its remarkable wildlife and diverse scenery.  Then for a truly authentic eco lodge experience, spend four nights at Nuarro, situated in a private bay adjacent to the beautiful Baixo do Pinda with its unbelievable diving and pristine beaches.

Price includes: Accommodation in mobile safari tents, all meals, drinks, all activities, laundry and tax in Gorongosa; full board accommodation, all meals including tea/coffee, bottle of wine on arrival, half hour back massage, non motorized activities (including bike rides and eco trails), community bed levy and tax at Nuarro.

Offbeat Zambian Safari, 6 nights from £2,518 – This trip combines the lesser visited Kafue National Park, taking in two authentic bush camps and changing scenery on this amazing floodplain, with iconic Victoria Falls, staying away from the hustle and bustle in a luxury bush camp on the banks of the Zambezi River.

Price includes: Full board accommodation, light aircraft transfer from Livingstone or Lusaka, all meals, daily activities, laundry and drinks (excluding premium import brands), road transfer to the airport at the end of your stay in Livingstone.

Ultimate Serengeti Migration Safari in Tanzania, 5 nights from £2,540 – This short mobile safari offers the ultimate way to see the Great Migration in the legendary Serengeti.  Accommodation is provided in lightweight mobile camps, getting you into the very best spots to catch the migration, a million miles away from everyone else with some of the best guides in East Africa.

Price includes: Return light aircraft transfer from Arusha, accommodation, meals, activities, park fees, inter camp road transfers, Flying Doctor cover.

The Spirit of Zimbabwe, 11 nights from £3,039 – The safari starts in Victoria Falls and ends in Harare, visiting three of Zimbabwe's prime game viewing areas plus two World Heritage sites on a journey through southern Africa’s original safari Mecca.  You'll see all the big game species you'd expect to find in a safari of this quality including wild dog, elephant, lion, leopard, black rhino, buffalo and giraffe.

The price includes: All accommodation, food and drink, laundry, activities and inter-camp transfers throughout.

Kenya Family Safari, 11 nights from £3,223 – With 480km of tropical, white and golden sand beaches lapped by the azure waters of the Indian Ocean, Kenya is the perfect country for beach and bush safaris. This itinerary combines the famous, game-rich Masai Mara with beautiful and tranquil Galu beach for the best of both worlds, ideal for families.

The price includes: All accommodation, all meals, conservation fees and activities in the Masai Mara; all meals, local drinks and selected activities at the beach and inter-camp transfers throughout.

Classic Namibia Fly In Safari, 8 nights from £3,512 – The adventure starts with a visit to the breath-taking dunes and pans of Sossusvlei, staying in a tranquil homestead that lends to the quiet charm of the region.  Then it’s off to Damaraland, to the delicate ecosystem of Twyfelfontein, renowned for its rock engravings.  The journey culminates with a visit to Etosha National Park, one of the highlights of travelling to Namibia.

The price includes: Accommodation throughout on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis, inter –camp flight transfers.

South Africa and Mauritius Honeymoon Safari, 14 nights from £4,168 – This once in a lifetime trip begins with close encounters with a special herd of elephant in the Kapama Private Game Reserve.  Next up, a flight to the Waterberg region to enjoy the wildlife on horseback, followed by a few nights living the high life in Cape Town.  Finally, spend five nights relaxing at the Emeraude Beach Hotel in Mauritius.

Price includes: Full board accommodation (bed/breakfast in Cape Town), airport transfers, two game activities a day on safari, park fees and air transfers.

All prices exclude international flights.

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This season's must do safaris