What’s the ultimate African holiday? How about a “Bush to Beach” circuit that includes Victoria Falls, Kruger National Park, and an Indian Ocean paradise island?
With Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg as your gateway, the first leg takes you to Anantara’s Bazaruto Island Resort off the coast of Mozambique.
From your luxury beach or poolside villa, sample all sorts of adventures — scuba diving the pristine marine reserve, watching humpback migrate along the coast, visiting with local fisherman, watching sunset from the crest of a giant sand dune, and then relishing the resort’s mouthwatering blend of local and global flavors.
From nearby Vilanculos Airport, it’s a short flight (1.5 hours) to Nelspruit airport in Mbombela on the southern edge of the Kruger.
Rent a vehicle and explore one of the world’s leading national parks on your own or bivouac at one of the luxury tented camps that surrounded the giant game reserve. Although it boasts more than a thousand animal species, Kruger is best known as a refuge for the Big Five.
Last but not least — Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River — and a stay at Anantara’s posh Royal Livingstone Hotel on the Zambia side of Africa’s greatest water wonder.
Spike your heart rate with a helicopter or microlight flight over the falls, a bungee jump from the towering Vic Falls Bridge or a roller-coaster whitewater rafting trip through the Zambezi Gorge before a riverside massage and a romantic al fresco meal at the Royal Livingstone.