Marine safaris

Escape to paradise

When you think of Africa you think of deserts, savannah and forests, but you should also think about crystal clear waters, tropical islands lined with palms and coral reefs teeming with life. The Indian Ocean and Lake Malawi wash wonderfully wild beaches, painted with bright colours together with all the energy of Africa.

From now on, when you think of Africa, imagine all the shades of blue, long white beaches, adrenaline water sports and the privacy of exclusive retreats in small heavenly hideaways. For your honeymoon, for a family beach holiday, to end your safari with a relaxing break or to live one more exciting adventure in Africa.

Sit back and relax

From Lamu Archipelago to the South coast of Kenya, through Zanzibar and the exclusive Mnemba Island, and then down to the Quirimbas Archipelago and the beaches of Mozambique, the East coast of Africa is bathed by the clear, warm waters. And so are the shores of Lake Malawi, alternative and surprising beach destination. In these places facing dream beaches there are small retreats and private villas equipped with every comfort. They are the perfect location for relaxing and being pampered, after a dip in the blue and before a candlelight dinner, or for enjoying the many water activities on offer. Here you can live in a suspended time, caressed by the breeze and the waves, far away from the crowds and in absolute peace.

The big blue

A safari is a long journey that does not end on the mainland, but continues up to the sea. The Indian Ocean is an adventurous sea, out of the ordinary, to be explored both on the surface and in its depth. The East coast of Africa together with its remote islands are destinations for real boat safaris: adventures that remind of Robinson Crusoe through sandbanks and coral atolls, and expeditions to discover the rich underwater life. Manta rays, whale sharks, humpback whales, dolphins, marine turtles and hundreds of fish species, as well as rare dugongs live in these waters, protected in marine reserves and sanctuaries. The wonder and the emotions arising from the contact with nature represent the fil rouge that connects classic safaris to these unusual marine safaris.

Marine safaris: our favourites
Marine safaris: our favourites

Island hopping dhow safari Quirimbas Archipelago (Mozambique) - From € 360 per person per night

From € 360 per person
A dhow cruise between small tropical islands, dense mangrove forests and coral reefs teeming with life, to explore on foot, on kayak or with mask and fins.

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Snorkeling with whale sharks Tofo (Mozambique) - From € 125 per person per night

From € 125 per person
A real marine safari in search of the whale shark, the largest fish in the world, giving the opportunity to dive and swim alongside this gentle sea giant.

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