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Take a trip in the relaxing slow lane with this 10-day safari and beach holiday that takes in the private reserve, Sabi Sands, and a Quirimbas private island getaway.

Begin with three days of excellent game viewing in the private and exceedingly beautiful Sabi Sands and home to the luxurious safari lodge, Chitwa Chitwa.

Then, leave the bush behind and fly out to Medjumbe Private Island, a tiny romantic getaway situated in the turquoise waters of Mozambique's Quirimbas Archipelago where you'll swim in the warm tropical waters of the Indian Ocean and walk along empty white-sand beaches.

This customized package is aimed at safari-goers, romantics or honeymooners looking for something more remote and experimental, but which still captures the essence of a game viewing and beach combination holiday.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Explore the spell-binding Sabi Sands
  • See rare bird species & breathtaking scenery
  • Enjoy game drives & guided bush walks
  • Snorkel & scuba dive untouched coral reefs
  • Enjoy a romantic picnic on a uninhabited island
  • Experience the slow, easy pace of island life

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1

Fly to the exquisite Sabi Sands

Set out on your adventure by flying from Johannesburg to the northern part of the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve. Settle in, take stock of your new surroundings and plan the next couple of days ahead - you may also have time for an afternoon game drive.

Days 2-3

Follow the Big 5 in the Sabi Sands

Chitwa Chitwa Lodge is a well-appointed safari lodge situated in the Sabi Sands. It's an area famous for spoting the elusive leopard, elephants and buffalo as well as lion prides and other big cats.

Set out and explore this beautiful area on expertly-led game drives and guided bush walks, and further marvel at the anthropological and geological history of the region. The fact that you are on a private game reserve means greater freedom during game drives and rangers will conduct evening drives to spot the Kruger's elusive nocturnal animals.

Day 4

Fly to Johannesburg

Leave the Kruger behind and fly back to Johannesburg for a night at the City Lodge OR Tambo. Situated right at the airport your hotel will offer a relaxing chance to take a break from your travels. Enjoy the swimming pool, check your emails, or grab a taxi and head to one of Johannesburg's affluent neighbourhoods for dinner.

Day 5

Fly to the beautiful Quirimbas Archipelago

Return to the airport after breakfast for a flight to Pemba, a cosmopolitan coastal town in Mozambique.

Catch a connecting flight in Pemba to the private island of Medjumbe, located in the heart of the spectacular Quirimbas Archipelago. This short flight offers an incredibly scenic and memorable experience as you fly over the translucent, aquamarine Indian Ocean.

Days 6-9

Relax in a private island paradise

Medjumbe is a tiny and romantic private island - just 1km long and 500m wide - and is surrounded by warm clear waters and spectacular coral reefs.

Enjoy the peace and tranquility of being away from the holiday crowds as you relax and rejuvenate, tropical-island style. Slip on scuba gear and explore the beautiful reefs with their many tropical fish - Medjume offers some incredible diving but the snorkelling is equally rewarding.

If you're keen for more activity, then Medjumbe offers fishing, sailing, water-skiing, wind surfing, kayaking and sunset dhow cruises. Honeymooners and romantics will enjoy a romantic picnic on a beautiful uninhabited island nearby.

Get into the slow pace of life with fresh seafood dinners served with soft white sand under your feet, a plunge pool on your private deck and breathtaking ocean views.

Day 10

Fly back over turquoise waters

Today your African getaway ends as you board a light aircraft for your flight back to Pemba. Enjoy one last look of the beautiful Indian Ocean before catching your connecting flight back to Johannesburg and your onward travel arrangements.


  • 3 nights at Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge on a fully inclusive basis
  • 6 nights at Medjumbe Private Island on a fully inclusive basis
  • Return charter flight from Pemba to Medjumbe
  • Transfers
  • Return scheduled flights from Johannesburg to Chitwa Chitwa
  • 1 night at Fairlawns Boutique Hotel on a bed and breakfast basis


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

Tour Rates

  • dates rates from
  • 06 Jan 2015 - 31 Jan 2015 $8615
  • 01 Feb 2015 - 28 Feb 2015 $8615
  • 01 Mar 2015 - 31 Mar 2015 $8615

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.

Carlien Parsons

Carlien Parsons

Product Manager

"This trip is all about getting away, experiencing wild untouched areas. A great second-time trip option."



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