For the active safari seeker, a blue safari opens up a sea of different activities for the beach and bush lover. With sea- and land-based activities to keep fit on your travels, Africa’s coastlines have plenty to offer. From opalescent ocean to the fine sand of beautiful beaches, a blue safari is paradise found for the active adventurer.

It is a nature wonderland and truly unique in activities

Trail-running, kite-surfing between islands, stand-up-paddling, water-skiing, or sea-kayaking as far as you wish to go. Time + Tide Miavana on Madagascar’s Nosy Ankao has it all. “It is a nature wonderland and truly unique in activities.” Indeed, from incredible landscapes and a host of wildlife, birds, and marine life to discover, a blue safari is a tempting choice for the adventure-seeker. Fishing and water sports, hikes and extraordinary trails, intersperse your active itinerary with boat or beach relaxation, whale-watching, or snorkelling gently in the shallows.

Whether you are looking for total remoteness in a luxury beach utopia or a rustic beach setting to set the pace of your days, there are destinations to suit every traveller to Africa. However you choose to spend your day, a blue safari is a satisfying option for those looking to experience the continent in as many ways as possible. With many locations channelling Robinson Crusoe or the deserted islands of your imagination, many are also rich in biodiversity, providing a unique bird-watching, scuba-diving, game-viewing opportunity.

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Shop the bush and beach essentials for him

For the team at Time + Tide Miavana, binoculars and a camera are essentials for a blue safari. We combined their expert advice with our packing know-how to come up with the following list. Click on the images below to shop the blue safari packing essentials and download your comprehensive safari packing list before you leave.

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Shop the bush and beach safari essentials for her

For between activities on a blue safari, Time + Tide Miavana recommends you settle in with a good book. Click on the images below to shop the blue safari packing essentials and get your click herecomprehensive safari packing list before you go.

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Discover more active safaris

Plan your next safari by exploring the different active safari options below and get expert advice on what to pack to get the most out of every experience.

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