– Best Bits of Africa – Best of Africa Travel Packages –
Our longest standard itinerary package, and definitely not a trip for the faint of heart, our Best Bits of Africa package is for those who want to experience the African coastline, wild- and marine-life in all their natural, resplendent glory; like a local, and all in one go!
An action-packed trip that runs just short of two weeks, this trip departs once a month with Saturday arrivals, so you will need to book accordingly. A specialized package designed for those whose love of adventure and the outdoors simply cannot be sated, we present the Best Bits of Africa Package!
For more info on what you’re in for on this 12 Day/11 Night trek, keep reading!
Day One: Your included airport transfer shuttle will be waiting for you upon your arrival at King Shaka Airport in Durban.
You will then be transported to “32 on Harvey”, ScubaCo’s very own Guesthouse in Umkomaas, which will be your home away from home for about half of your trip. You will have some time to relax and unpack while surrounded by gorgeous tranquil setting, before starting your diving adventures tomorrow.
You’ll need the rest and soon be grateful for some down-time as Days Two through Six are simply jam-packed with oceanic exploration!
Day Two – Six: Dive the Aliwal Shoal
Pro Tip: Have specific Aliwal Shoal dive sites in mind that you simply must visit on this trip?
Get in touch with us and let us know and we can tailor the Aliwal Shoal Dive Package to suit your needs! Don’t want to bother with the research?
Or simply want the experts to tell you where to be and when for the best underwater exploration experience?
Let us know and we’ll fill days 2 through 6 for you ourselves with some of the best dives the Aliwal Shoal has to offer!
Day Six: The adventure is only just beginning!
On day six we whisk you away to St. Lucia for a night at the Elephant Lake Hotel on the shores of the St. Lucia Estuary. Here you will be treated to a relaxing boat ride, and will have the opportunity to recuperate from your week spent scuba diving by relaxing in the stunning accommodation options provided.
Day Seven: Day Seven starts with an early morning transfer to the Falaza Game Reserve which neighbours the world-renowned Hluhluwe-Imfalozi Game Park, which is home to Africa’s land Big Five, just like the Aliwal Shoal is home to our country’s marine Big Five!
On Day Seven you will have the opportunity to take part in two game activities where you will be able to spot a variety of wildlife, including the Big Five, a wide variety of buck, zebras, giraffes, and so many more creatures and critters alike!
By the end of Day Seven, we depart for Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique! Famous for its pristine beaches and warm water, you will have the opportunity to get settled in at the Coco Rico Resort before exploring everything this stretch of coastline has to offer.
Day Eight – Eleven: Explore the crystal clear waters off Mozambique.
Day Twelve: Sadly, all good things must come to an end, and on Day Twelve we depart for Durban again, where you will be transferred to King Shaka Airport in plenty of time to catch your flight home.
If I land up on this tour, what will I see?
The Aliwal Shoal is home to a wide variety of marine life, including the Aliwal Shoal Big Five! If you’re keen to spot Tiger Sharks, Ragged Tooth Sharks, Black Tip Sharks, Humpback Whales and the Brindle Bass, this is the dive trip for you!
The Hluhluwe-Imfalozi Game Park and its neighbour, the Falaza Game Reserve are home to the Big Five; Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Rhinos and Buffalo – as well as many other fascinating creatures and critters, including a wide variety of bird and insect life as well as other land mammals, such as giraffes and zebras!
– Return King Shaka Airport Transfers
– All Transportation to and from Included Activities / Accommodation
– 4 Nights’ Dinner, Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Umkomaas
– 1 Night’s Accommodation at Elephant Lake Hotel incl. Breakfast
– 1 Boat Cruise at St Lucia
– 2 Nights’ Accommodation at Falaza Game Reserve incl. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
– 2 Falaza Game Activities
– 4 Nights’ Accommodation at Coco Rico Resort in Ponta do Oura, Mozambique incl. Breakfast
– 7 Diving Days incl. Cylinder & Weights