BEACH HOLIDAY

Africa’s glorious Indian Ocean coastline stretches from the Eastern Cape in South Africa, through Mozambique, Tanzania and Kenya before finally coming to an end around the horn of Africa. Many of the beaches and exotic islands found here are among the best in the world and offer anything from five-star luxury to bare foot escapism.

South Africa, the Seychelles and Mauritius are probably the best known for sophisticated luxury, where elegant hotels sit side by side with glamorous resorts. The island properties scattered off the Mozambique, Kenya and Tanzania coasts offer some truly wonderful options where thatched Cottages, just metres from the sea, provide the ultimate in laid back relaxation. Today you will enjoy a tour of the backstreets of Stone Town, a wonderful introduction of Zanzibar that gives you the feeling of the rich cultural heritage. Magnificent architecture, narrow alleys, sand and stone ancient built houses where some of them are over 200 Years old that have Arab/Indian carved wooden doors. We begin this tour at the main City market, which was opened in 1904, where tropical fruits, vegetables, spices and fresh fish from the island are sold. Our next stop will be at the Anglican Church of Christ built by Bishop Steers in 1873 on the site where slaves were being auctioned. Other highlights include the Sultan’s Palace, House of Wonders, The Africa House, Jamituri Gardens and a visit to the Old Fort.

 TRAVEL TIPS

  • Take some entertainment for down time in safari camps – smartphone games, iPad apps, books, colouring stuff, playing cards, etc.
  • Pack a small rucksack for each child to use as a day pack, great for taking in vehicles or planes.
  • Be adventurous, children are more robust than you think and families often really enjoy simple fly camping and walking.
  • Don’t rush – we advise at least three nights per safari camp – and don’t try to do too much on one family holiday.
  • Do combine a couple of safari camps, you get to see different habitats and experience more of the country.
  • It is very easy to arrange a wonderful family safari without the need to take anti-malarial tablets. See our Malaria free safari fact sheet here.

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