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Why Bush and Beach Safari is the Ultimate African Getaway Combo

traditional boat in Zanzibar

When visiting Africa, it is almost a reflex to think of going on a safari to see animals in their natural habitats. From the world-famous Big Five to the fierce big cats to the stupendous display of hooved animals during the Great Migration and even down to the world’s most endangered species, Africa is loaded with these. What some people don’t know is that Africa is more than just an animal kingdom. It is also a tropical paradise! So when going to this wildly exotic continent, why not explore the wilderness and hit the beach at the same time? Here are 5 reasons why bush and beach safari is the ultimate African getaway combo

Reason 1: You get to see two different worlds in one trip.

Bush and Beach Safari: elephants in Serengeti

Imagine being in the midst of the wilderness — lions roaring from a distance, elephants stomping on the savannas with their herd, zebras eating fresh grazes along with wildebeests, gazelles, and antelopes, and hyenas hunting for preys to bring home to their children. You traverse across golden plains until you spot some giraffes scanning the trees, then you drive past many gorgeous sights until you see some more animals. While game driving doesn’t always guarantee which animal you can see when the feeling of tracking them is really an adventure you can’t easily forget.

Africa holds many different accommodation options and safari itineraries, all designed to suit your needs (and wants). But after a bush experience, imagine experiencing one or some of Earth’s most sought-after tropical paradises! No, there won’t be lions roaring or zebras eating grasses; there won’t be golden savannas that stretch out to the horizon; and there won’t be greenery backdropped against a gorgeous African sunset. But there will be sun, sand, and crystal clear beaches. It’s like seeing two distinct parts of the world in one trip!

Bush and beach safari: Zanzibar, Tanzania

Reason 2: You get to relax in a beachfront after an exciting wild adventure.

After the spine-tingling moments you encounter in the bush, how does capping your great adventure with a beach escape sound?

Africa is home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. White sand, clear, turquoise waters, and a magnificent coral reef display. Many fishes can also be seen especially if you dive. Aside from basking under the sun and casually swimming in the beach, you can also surf, kiteboard, snorkel, parasail, water-ski, wake-board and even swim with dolphins!

Reason 3: You get to experience varied activities — land, water and even air!

On a safari, activities do not only limit to game driving. You also have options to go on a walking safari (depending on the park), have a picnic in the wild, partake a bush breakfast or dinner and for some parks or conservancies, horse riding and ATV riding are also offered! But that’s not all… You can also enjoy a hot air balloon ride where you get to revel in a 360-degree panoramic view of the wildlife-ridden plains and the spectacular scenery from up high.

If you go on a bush and beach safari, not only will you be able to enjoy the exhilarating experiences mentioned, you will also enjoy beach activities including dhow rides.

Bush and beach safari: kite boarding in Africa

Reason 4: You will surely get your money’s worth.

Hitting two birds with one stone definitely makes for a more spend-worthy deal. Price may be a bit higher depending on the package you are getting but they are typically “affordable” if you look at separate bush safaris and beach getaways. Besides, having one operator arrange your entire trip is more convenient and can be a lot more organized, too.

Reason 5: Bush and beach safari can be experienced in the same country.

If you imagine Bush and beach safari to be on different countries, here’s the thing: Bush and beach safari are offered for the same country (example: Tanzania wildlife parks and then Zanzibar beaches, or Kenya wildlife parks and then Kenyan coastal beaches) UNLESS you specify with your operator that you want to go to this place for a safari and then go to this particular beach.

A bush and beach safari is a fail-proof African getaway that provides an experience like no other. You don’t only get to have a taste of the wild, which cannot be found anywhere else in the world but Africa, but you also get to relax in a tropical African beach with an umbrella-decorated drink in hand.

Here’s a sample itinerary for best bush and beach safaris: 10 Days 9 Nights Tanzania Safari Beach Holiday. Contact us for a more tailored safari.

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