Have you ever considered seeing wild animals in the interior of South Africa after an idyllic beach holiday on the islands of Mozambique? As the crow flies, the Kruger National Park is not that far from the Quirimbas Archipelago so a beach-bush safari combination of the two destinations should work!

Pack your walking shoes and khakis alongside your swimming costume and sarong. It is time to adventure into two contrasting ecosystems and enjoy wonderful accommodation and service in both countries.

Combine Ibo Island with Kruger: a tiny spot of land sitting in the huge Indian Ocean, surrounded by incredibly diverse marine wildlife including turtles, crab plovers and migratory birds contrasting to a huge mainland game reserve stretching two million hectares!

The Quirimbas Archipelago is also known as an important nursery area for bottlenose and humpback dolphins and whales. Diverse corals grow in the National Park and mangroves, seagrasses, sandy and rocky shores all have high biodiversity value here.

In the famous South African Kruger National Park – you will be blown away by the daunting biodiversity that fuses with historical and archaeological sites – this is real Africa. The wildlife you experience here you will never forget. This huge park is the flagship of the South African national parks and home to an impressive number of species: 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals.

There is also rich evidence of humans living here over many centuries – from bushman rock paintings to majestic archaeological sites like Masorini and Thulamela, they too are preserved.

Game drives in the Kruger National Park are therefore not only about seeing the Big Five although these animals are plentiful and very exciting to view. Imagine coming across the estimated 1,500 lion, 12,000 elephant, 2,500 buffalo, 1,000 leopards and 5,000 rhino (black and white). Don’t forget to enjoy the hippopotamus, giraffe, zebra, buffalo, warthog and many antelope species. Stalking these prey are large carnivores such as cheetah, wild dog and spotted hyena!

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