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Enjoy the best of both worlds on this 12-day holiday as you combine wild destinations and superb game viewing with an extended retreat on a private island just off Mozambique's beautiful coast.

Spend the first days of your tour in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve where you'll have the chance to search for the Big 5 before moving on the Medjumbe Private Island in the Quirimbas Archipelago for seven nights in an uninhabited tropical island paradise.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Spot the Big 5 in Sabi Sands
  • Stay on a secluded, uninhabited island
  • Luxury accommodation
  • Romantic bush & beach dinners
  • Pampering spa treatments

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Sabi Sands

Arrive at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg and board your connecting charter flight to Lion Sands Ivory Lodge in the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve. Relax and settle in at this exclusive safari lodge before sitting down to a delicious 3-course dinner of African delicacies beneath a large mahogany tree.

Days 2-4

Search for the Big 5

Set out in an open vehicle in search of the abundant wildlife in this private reserve. Enjoy sightings of the Big 5 on day and night game drives, or opt for a guided bush walk for a different experience of this wilderness.

When you're not out spotting wildlife, treat yourself to a revitalising spa treatment in the privacy of your room, or take a refreshing swim in the pool. 

Day 5

Spend a night in Johannesburg

After breakfast, return via charter flight to OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. On arrival, you'll be met and transferred to The Peech Hotel for the night. 

Enjoy a delicious meal at the bistro-inspired restaurant before turning in for a good nights's rest.

Days 6-10

Enjoy island living

An early start will see you on your way back to OR Tambo International Airport for your charter flight to Pemba. From here, a short flight will take you to the exotic Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort & Spa.

Spend your days in sheer paradise, lazing in a hammock or taking a walk along the beautiful, unspoilt stretch of beach. Slip into some scuba gear and explore the turquoise waters or go snorkelling on the pristine coral reefs. A host of water-based activities will keep the more active-minded happy as they can indulge in windsurfing, waterskiing, fishing and sailing.

Make the most of life on this remote and uninhabited island as you enjoy quiet picnics and private dinners with your table at the ocean's edge and your feet in the water. At only 1km long and 500m wide, this island is the perfect secluded escape for the last week of your adventure.

Days 11

Say goodbye to paradise

Enjoy one last breakfast on the island before transferring by charter flight to Pemba, and your own onward arrangements.


  • 4 nights at Lion Sands Ivory Lodge on a fully inclusive basis
  • 1 night at The Peech Hotel on a bed and breakfast basis
  • 5 nights at Anantara Medjumbe Private Island Resort & Spa on a fully inclusive basis
  • Return charter flight from OR Tambo International Airport to Lion Sands Ivory Lodge
  • Flight from OR Tambo International Airport to Pemba
  • Return charter flight from Pemba to Medjumbe


  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

Additional Tour Notes

Please note that Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort & Spa is closed from 1 August - 30 November for refurbishment.

Tour Rates

  • dates rates from
  • 01 Dec 2015 - 31 Dec 2015 $8310

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Liesel van Zyl

Liesel van Zyl

Product Manager

"An unforgettable luxury safari and private island experience for a special occasion."



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