Mahe Beach with hammock

Dubai, Seychelles & Safari

So few holidays have such a superb mix of experiences to satisfy even the most demanding, but this really does have it all. Enjoy time in glitzy Dubai, island hopping in the Seychelles and then a safari in South Africa all in indulgently luxurious accommodation.

Our insight

Our insight

It can be difficult to balance your time away, having a mix of excitement and relaxation, peaceful moments to reflect and the unforgettable sights that make the stories you'll share on your return. And to fit all of this into an itinerary that also doesn't leave you exhausted is even harder. So we've created a programme that has everything, and delivers a level of luxury that will create the holiday of a lifetime.

Escape the grey winter between mid-January and March and begin your journey with a short stay in Dubai to see a city that has sprung from the desert sands of the Empty Quarter. For some, Dubai is the ultimate glamorous destination, boasting amazing high rise buildings and extraordinary attractions, whilst demonstrating a mastery over the natural environment. For others, if you search hard you will find the old souk-like centre around Dubai Creek where you can take a traditional dhow, and begin to understand the magic of Arabia. No matter your interest the warm winter sun offers pleasant temperatures from the low to high 20s making it the best time of year to visit.

Then fly to the Seychelles, one of the world's most pristine and picturesque archipelagos, which can only truly be discovered by ship - and this magical opportunity on the tiny Crystal Esprit is the perfect way to experience a veritable feast of natural world wonders, with beautiful tropical scenery and incredible wildlife including rare and endemic species. See the giant tortoises and an amazingly prolific collection of birds. Over the next seven days you'll hop from one magical island to another on an in-depth itinerary experiencing the outstanding beaches, seeing the wildlife, enjoying excellent snorkelling and exploring the famously beautiful bays.

Finally fly on to South Africa for a luxury safari in the Madikwe Game Reserve, a 75,000 hectare malaria-free reserve along the Botswana border. After a night in Johannesburg take the short flight to the Madikwe Safari Lodge which offers three luxury camps, offering something suitable for groups of friends, families or couples. The vast reserve is a rich and undulating landscape punctuated by enormous volcanic intrusions and the unique topography reveals astonishing wildlife sightings. Spot lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo, catch, spotted hyena, giraffe, antelope and the endangered Cape hunting dog as well as over 300 resident and migrant bird species.

Departures operate from January to March. In the Seychelles the prevailing winds at this time are from the north west and are light making it the best time of year for calm seas. The rainfall in January is high but drops in February and again in March. In Madikwe reserve this is also the case so you may experience a dramatic afternoon storm to make the game viewing more exciting! Expect temperature to be around 30 degrees.

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Call us on 020 7399 7670 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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