Rest and Relaxation options to combine with your Safari
An African Safari offers an exciting and active holiday with twice daily game viewing activities the normal routine and early starts a ‘must do’ in order to maximise your chances of seeing predators. Wonderful as this is it can also be tiring and for some, a safari is best combined with some downtime to process all that you have seen and to truly return home to busy lives rested.
Bodies of water always seem to relax whether it is the sea or the Zambezi. In Zimbabwe, the massive man-made lake- Kariba offers game viewing in a relaxed fashion from the sun deck of a luxurious houseboat or game lodge. While away the long warm days fishing, swimming in a pool or simply reading a book while the call of an African Fish-eagle or a hippo gently echoes across the lake.
In Zambezi National Park lodges along the river are similarly restorative with many offering plunge pools or decks overlooking the Zambezi, fishing, canoeing and gentle game drives available.
If time allows go further afield and enjoy the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean in Mozambique or Zanzibar. Flights easily connect Zimbabwe with Zanzibar from Harare or go via Johannesburg to reach Mozambique. Both destinations offer soft white sand, palm trees and warm waters full of tropical fish.
If vibrant city life interests you more then snorkelling then Cape Town is a perfect choice- the water certainly isn’t warm but the people are! One of the world’s best destinations for ‘foodies’ the city offers a plethora of restaurants, markets, exhibits, museums and shopping surrounded by beautiful mountains and Winelands. The trick here is to choose wisely as there is so much on offer.
Ask us where you should go dependant on the time of year, your family dynamics, preferences and budget and we can ensure you will enjoy your time pre or post safari with accommodation and activities that will make your holiday a memorable one for years to come.