Outposts Travel Africa recently arranged a multi-generational holiday for a lovely American family who longed to visit Africa together. We organised an itinerary that encompassed South Africa and Mozambique to give them the ultimate Bush and Beach experience.
They spent 3 nights at Tswalu Kalahari, South Africa’s largest private game reserve followed by 3 nights at Singita Lebombo Lodge in Kruger National Park. They ended their holiday with 3 nights at &Beyond Benguerra Island Lodge located off the coast of Mozambique.
"We wanted to thank you again for organizing an amazing trip for our family to Africa. We had a great trip, every part of it special in its own way and no hitches along the way.
We'd like to share their feedback on the locations they visited during their holiday:
"This is truly a special place as the Oppenheimer family owns a huge private reserve and there are literally no other vehicles out there other than yours and maybe one or two others. We were able to see a ton of game on the drives we went on here. E.g., we went on a hunt with wild dogs for a couple hours while they chased different warthogs, a wildebeest and an antelope, we saw many different black-maned lions and their families including one time where they fanned out in hunt formation to go after some hartebeest, we saw a black rhino with its baby, we were up and close with the meerkats (including one instance where one was pecking at our son’s shoe), we saw cheetahs, an aardvark and so many other animals. It is such amazing scenery there in the desert and that property in particular. And our guide and tracker were just great. The only downsides to the camp were that the food was just ok and the rooms were a bit antiquated (they are being renovated next year). But overall this is really a special place and one that we would highly recommend."
"The resort itself is stunning and the service was probably the best we’ve ever had at a resort/hotel. Within a day of us being there they knew all of our preferences and every detail was attended to perfectly. I’m not sure if staying in a regular room would be the same as we had our own dedicated staff at the private villa. But wow the service was exceptional. The food was similarly great – definitely the best food we had the entire time. The guide and tracker were similarly great – a bit more reserved than in Tswalu but still really amazing and trying to go the extra mile to find us a leopard (which we found at the very end of our time there). The landscape in Kruger is a bit harder to spot animals because of the taller grass but we found a ton here as well – hyenas with babies, tons of black-maned lions (including one roaring straight out of an MGM intro to a movie), a leopard, elephants, etc. No downsides to Singita at all – really a special place as well."
"The helicopter ride to this place over the sand flats was one of the coolest sceneries we’ve ever seen. The resort wasn’t top notch though. You were probably right that we should have stayed at the Azura – our bad on this one."
"Also the charters were really great – just made the trip so efficient as we weren’t wasting time getting from place to place. So overall we had just a great trip. Both Tswalu and Singita were special in their own way. And we’re already thinking about where to go next!"
At Outposts Travel Africa, we offer a tailor-made service to ensure your holiday is designed to suit you. If you are considering a family holiday to Africa, we do not sell 'package holidays' and instead prefer to tailor any itinerary to suit your requirements. Simply contact us to discuss your ideas or request an enquiry form and we'll get back to you.