If ocean dips, hammock naps, and lantern-lit meals are the cornerstone of your ideal post-safari getaway, the A2A Safaris® team knows how to plan the ultimate trip to a sunny African shore. Whether you’re craving a private island stay on a deserted oasis where white-sand beaches and scuba diving adventures abound or you’re eager to explore an ancient African city’s ethereal cobbled streets and bazaars, we can help you plan the ultimate respite in Mozambique, Zanzibar, the Seychelles and beyond.
Nestled on mainland Mozambique in the coastal town of Vilanculos is Santorini Mozambique, a property situated above the red cliffs of Kingfisher Bay. Positioned at the gateway of the Bazaruto Archipelago—an island chain and national marine reserve—savor unobstructed views of the archipelago while enjoying a stay in what feels like a small Greek village in the heart of a raw African landscape. After a safari holiday, enjoy one of the property’s whitewashed villas surrounded by olive trees and bougainvillea before diving into the Indian Ocean on a snorkeling or scuba excursion to swim with dolphins, whale sharks, and the elusive dugong. Or opt for a stay in a private beach bungalow at the new Kisawa Sanctuary on the nearby island of Benguerra, a nearly 750-acre property set within the island’s sprawling beaches, dunes and pine forests, or at &Beyond Benguerra, a retreat with 13 beachfront cottages and a beach bar fashioned from a traditional dhow sailboat.
In neighboring Tanzania, find respite off the northeast coast of Zanzibar on Mnemba Island, an ethereal paradise set near Unguja, the largest island of the Zanzibar Archipelago. At &Beyond Mnemba Island, twelve rustically chic beachside bandas await, where you can relax and unwind on your own stretch of beachfront nestled near unblemished sands and the casuarina pine forest. After enjoying private, thatched-roof dining and spectacular diving encounters with indigo Napoleon fish and green blocked turtles, take a trip to Stone Town. Steeped in culture and history, this historic African city is rife with winding cobbled streets, bazaars, churches and mosques, forming a multi-cultural mix of architectural influences, including 19th century coral- stone buildings, an old Arab fort, and a diverse collection of Swahili façades.
For an even more remote adventure, your itinerary can take you off the east coast of Africa to the Seychelles, a 115-island archipelago in the heart of the Indian Ocean. On North Island, set foot on your own private island where the embrace of lush tropical palms and giant granite peaks shade this 11-villa oasis, a true barefoot-luxury escape. With infinite opportunities for relaxation and rejuvenation, a stay here is about the balance of the finer things, from exhilarating adventures like scuba diving, fishing, kayaking, and hiking to holistic spa treatments and intimate experiences like private picnics on deserted beaches.
No matter the sunny stretch of shoreline you desire to explore, the A2A Safaris® team will plan the ideal post-safari holiday for you.