Experience the best of both worlds with this 8 night tour, starting at Londolozi, in the Big 5 territory of the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve before moving on to the remote, tropical waters of Mozambique and the exclusive retreat of Vamizi Island. Blessed with a tropical climate and offering immaculate powder-soft beaches that rival those of the Maldives. Seemingly endless stretches of wild, deserted beaches lend themselves to quiet hour-long walks, as pristine Indian Ocean waters lap along the coastline, enticing snorkellers and scuba divers to explore its kaleidoscopic reefs.
Fly from Johannesburg Airport to the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve where you’ll be transferred to Londolozi. Spend 3 nights in the luxurious Private Granite Suites on a fully inclusive basis. You’ll go on exciting Big 5 game drives and dine under the African skies.
The lodge is flanked by an extrusion of granite rocks, an effect echoed by the décor’s bold materials and silver, charcoal and elephant grey palette. The suites convey Africa’s raw essence with a contemporary and elegant flavour. At Granite, the emphasis is on space, light and privacy. The Suites blend the boundaries between inside and outside, creating a seamless integration with nature with large doors and windows opening directly onto the Sand River. Each Suite has a private, heated swimming pool. This luxury safari lodge is for the discerning traveller who appreciates the finer details.
Go on majestic Big 5 game drives, treat yourself to time in the Spa, enjoy delicious meals under the African sky and relax in your spectacular suite.
No two days are the same at Londolozi and the experience is tailored to suit individual preferences and expectations. Still, there is a certain rhythm and pace to the experience that stirs a sense of homecoming on repeat visits and a pleasing sense of order for first time bushveld visitors.
Getting into step with the rhythm of nature is the first order of business. Witnessing the start of the day in the African bush is like being invited to partake in a daily miracle. A dawn chorus of birdsong and the haunting calls of fish eagles, the air rich with the night flowers’ perfume and delightfully cool. By 7:30am the magic hours have passed, and soon the animals will sink into the torpor brought on by the midday heat.
On returning from the drive and fortifying yourself with breakfast you can either retire to the cool sanctuary of your chalet or indulge a myriad of bushveld activities which include the following: Between Game Drive Optional Activities: Bush Walk/Photographic Studio/Village Experience/Massage/Good Work Foundation Community Experience/Inclusive Yoga Class/Boutique Shopping.
On your last day you will be transferred back to the airstrip for a flight from the Sabi Sand to Johannesburg.
In Johannesburg you will spend 1 night at The Residence, a luxury boutique in the historic suburb of Houghton. During your short time here you can enjoy a game of tennis or take a dip in the swimming pool. Enjoy a champagne breakfast or take evening cocktails in The Sky Bar, complete with stellar views of the surrounding suburbs and Johannesburg’s renowned urban forest.
You will fly to Pemba Airport from Johannesburg and then transfer by air to Vamizi for 4 spectacular nights on an exclusive island in the Quirimbas Archipelago. Spend your days diving among the colourful corals and tropical fish or try your hand at deep-sea fishing.
Seemingly endless stretches of wild, deserted beaches lend themselves to quiet hour-long walks, as pristine Indian Ocean waters lap along the coastline, enticing snorkellers and scuba divers to explore its kaleidoscopic reefs. Tuck into a mouth-watering castaway picnic, toast the sunset from a traditional dhow, try your hand at deep-sea fishing and welcome the seasonal arrival of baby green turtles as they hatch from protected sites along the island. This is a destination to be explored at your own pace. A setting to not only reconnect with loved ones but with yourself, and the opportunity to enjoy island living at its finest.
The waters surrounding &Beyond Vamizi Island boast some of the most significant and endangered habitats and wildlife in the western Indian Ocean, with over 180 species of pristine coral and over 400 species of reef fish. They have been deemed one of the healthiest coral reef ecosystems in the world, drawing in diving enthusiasts from around the globe – most notably to Neptune’s Arm, which features as one of the ultimate dive sites to explore. The island is also a sanctuary for mangrove forests, one of the earth’s most threatened habitats.
Sit back and enjoy ice-cold cocktails on this idyllic tropical island holiday. On your last day you will transfer by air to Pemba Airport for your flight back to Johannesburg.