Take dad out to Africa


If money is no option then these Africa trips – from the ultimate fishing escape on the Zambezi to adventuring in Mozambique – are sure to make your old man feel like the best dad in the world.

Tackling the mighty Zambezi River in Zambia has to come close to the top of the list for a truly adventurous boy’s own escapade. Aspiring anglers can head to Royal Zambezi Lodge (www.royalzambezilodge.com), one of Africa’s top spots for hooking a prize tiger fish. Set in a prime location on the banks of the vast Zambezi, the lodge provides the ideal base for game fishing and canoeing the game-rich waterways as well as heading out on day and night drives or walking safaris.  

James Bond wannabes should check in to Azura (www.azura-retreats.com/benguerra) on Benguerra Island in southern Mozambique for more water-based machismo, including deep sea fishing, snorkelling, scuba diving and dhow sailing. The luxury eco retreat affords access to some of Africa’s best deep sea fishing and most beautiful marine environments, with a fully equipped PADI Dive Centre. Divers can look out for bull sharks, black tip reef shark and devil rays, and try and spot the elusive dugong.

A 10 night trip combining Royal Zambezi Lodge with Azura costs from £5,290 per person, including return international and regional flights from London, four nights at Royal Zambezi Lodge (with all meals, local drinks, park fees, scheduled game viewing activities), one night at an airport hotel in Johannesburg (with breakfast and complimentary shuttle) and five nights at Azura Benguerra (with all meals, butler service; Half hour back & neck massage on arrival at the Azura Spa; local soft drinks, house wines, local beers and spirits, sunset cocktail of the day served to Sala, an Island drive and a Sunset Dhow).

Click here to book with imagineafrica.co.uk