This Mozambique tour is a perfect combination between a bush and beach experience, from the Big 5 in Kruger Park and Swaziland to the tropical waters of Bazaruto Island and Tofo!

Mozambique tourPRICE: R 14 450.00
ACTIVITY PACKAGE: R 2 250.00 (Optional if you want to include all your activities)

Single Supplement : R990
Accommodation: Twin Share Camping
MEALS:
Breakfast: 13
Lunch:      12
Dinner:      12
Departure Point:  Johannesburg
End Point:   Johannesburg
Highlights: Swazi Nation, Diving, Bazaruto Island, Kruger National Park, Blyde River Canyon
Countries Visited : South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique

Activity Package
This is an optional payment that covers what we consider to be ‘essential activities’ on our Mozambique tours. Ideally we would include all of these, but not everyone can afford this. This payment is 100% transparent and is listed below. The Activity Package can be pre-purchased prior to your arrival or through your guide on day 1 of your tour.

Activity Country
Full day 4×4 Game Drive South Africa
Morning Bush Walk – Nkambeni Reserve South Africa
Bazaruto Day Trip Mozambique
Whale Shark Educational Evening Talk Mozambique
Maputo City Tour – Half day Mozambique

Day 1 – South Africa – Panorama Route

This Mozambique tour leaves Johannesburg towards the Panorama Route, one of South Africa’s most scenic drives. The Panorama route consists of Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the Blyde River Canyon including God’s Window and Three Rondavels. This evening we will enjoy a traditional Shangaan Dinner with dancing.

Meals Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Timbavati Safari Lodge http://www.timbavatisafarilodge.com
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Johannesburg to Timbavati ±480 km
Included Highlight South African Dinner & Traditional Dancing, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window

Day 2 – Kruger National Park

This morning we pack up and head towards the world famous Kruger National Park and immediately begin our first game drive in our truck. Truly the flagship of the South African national parks, Kruger is home to an impressive number of species: 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals. We will spend the day driving through the park in our Nomad truck, which gives us an elevated view and increases our chance to spot the animals.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Nkambeni Reserve http://www.nkambeni.com
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Timbavati Lodge to Kruger National Park ±95 km
Activity Package Full day 4×4 Game Drive
Included Highlight Afternoon game drive in Nomad truck (For Non AP clients only)
Optional Activity Evening Game Drive – Nkambeni Reserve in open 4×4

Note: The Full day 4×4 Game Drive may happen on the following day

Day 3 – Kruger National Park

We will make the most of our day travelling through the Kruger National Park in search of wildlife. Today you have the opportunity of experience Kruger in an optional open 4×4 safari vehicle.

Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Nkambeni Reserve http://www.nkambeni.com
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Activity Package Morning Bush Walk – Nkambeni Reserve
Included Highlight Kruger Game drive in Nomad truck
Optional Activity Evening Game Drive – Nkambeni Reserve

Day 4 – Swaziland

We wake up early and enjoy our final game drive as we make our way out of the Kruger National Park and onto Swaziland. At over 30000 hectares Hlane is Swaziland’s largest protected area. Originally the private hunting area of the Swazi Royal family the area is now held in a trust and managed by Big Game Parks. As the lions are housed in a fenced enclosure it is possible to hike inside the park.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Hlane http://www.biggameparks.org/hlane/
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Kruger NP to Swaziland ±310 km
Border Post South Africa: Mananga, Tel: +27 (0) 13 793 7075 Open: 07h00-18h00.
Swaziland: Mananga, Tel: +268 323 2137, Open: 07h00-18h00.

Day 5 – Swaziland – Bilene

Today we cross into Mozambique. Travelling north you can’t help but be captivated by the beautiful coastal scenery before arriving in Xai-Xai, a bustling town with markets, shops, restaurants and bars. Our accommodation is situated amongst coastal dunes and inland lakes. This combination offers unique opportunities for bird watching, quad biking, snorkelling, swimming. Take time to explore the massive coral reef that runs parallel to the shoreline.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Palmeiras http://complexopalmeiras.blogspot.com/
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Swaziland to Bilene ±390 km
Optional Activity Sunrise Game Drive in Hlane Royal National Park
Border Post Swaziland: Lomahasha, Tel: +268 323 6026, Open: 07h00-20h00,
Mozambique: Namaacha, Tel: not available, Open: 07h00-20h00

Day 6 – Inhambane

Departing early, we say farewell to Bilene and travel further north through coconut plantations to the old Portuguese settlement of Inhambane. This coastal region is very relaxing and boasts incredible beaches. We spend the next two nights in our accommodation right at the beach.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Two Per Room: Bay View Lodge http://www.bayviewlodgemoz.com
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Bilene to Inhambane ±360 km

Day 7 – Inhambane

You have the entire day at your own leisure, to participate in one of many activities available here.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Two Per Room: Bay View Lodge http://www.bayviewlodgemoz.com
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Optional Activity Inhambane Snorkelling, Ocean Safari – Snorkelling with Whale Sharks

Day 8 – Vilanculos

Bazaruto Island is Mozambique’s premier destination and it’s not hard to understand why. A protected area, the sea-life here is spectacular and snorkeling at one of the reefs is one of the best ways to enjoy it.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Two Per Room: Golden Sands http://www.casa-rex.com/
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Inhambane to Vilanculos ±300 km

Day 9 – Bazaruto Excursion

The Bazaruto is one of Southern Africa’s largest marine parks and we will spend the day exploring the area where you will have the opportunity to snorkel, swim and explore the island. We depart from Vilanculos in the morning on a speedboat and will head to 2 Mile Reef for some snorkelling followed by lunch on Bazaruto. After lunch, we will head back to the mainland, arriving in the early afternoon. You will have a short time to freshen up before heading out on a sunset cruise on the traditional sailing vessel of the African East Coast, the Dhow. In the event of high tide in the morning, you will first go to Bazaruto, followed by 2 Mile Reef and lunch will be enjoyed on the Benguera island, followed by the dhow sunset cruise in the evening.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Two Per Room: Golden Sands http://www.casa-rex.com/
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Activity Package Bazaruto Day Trip

Note:In the event of adverse weather conditions, we will visit Magaruque Island instead of Bazauto Island.

Day 10 – Inhambane

In season Tofo is one of the world’s best sites for the viewing of the world’s largest fish, the Whale Shark. Historically a small coastal fishing village, Tofo has grown into a foreign tourism centre. This evening you will have the opportunity to partake in a presentation by the Marine Megafauna Foundation, which was created in 2009 to research, protect and conserve the large populations of marine megafauna found along the Mozambican coastline. “Megafauna” are large marine species such as sharks, rays, marine mammals and turtles.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Two Per Room: Albatroz Lodge OR Bayview http://www.albatrozlodge.com http://www.bayviewlodgemoz.com
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Vilanculos to Inhambane ±300 km
Activity Package Whale Shark Educational Evening Talk

Day 11 – Inhambane – Praia do Tofo

This entire day is free so that you can go scuba diving, participate in the ocean safari or just relax on the beautiful white sandy beach.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Two Per Room: Albatroz Lodge OR Bayview http://www.albatrozlodge.com http://www.bayviewlodgemoz.com
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Included Highlight Day Tour Tofo
Optional Activity Scuba Diving – Praia do Tofo, Ocean Safari – Snorkelling with Whale Sharks

Day 12 – Maputo

We bid farewell to the sandy beaches of Tofo and head towards Maputo, known as Lourenco Marques before independence. Maputo is the capital & largest city of Mozambique, often described as Africa’s “Latin” city, is truly an African capital like no other. Tonight we will stay in this vibrant city and will enjoy a meal out together.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation Two Per Room: Southern Sun Maputo http://www.tsogosunhotels.com/hotels/maputo
Facilities En-suites Per Room
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Praia do Tofo to Maputo ±480 km
Activity Package Maputo City Tour – Half day
Optional Activity Dinner Out Maputo

Day 13 – Maputo – Graskop

This morning you will have the opportunity to participate in a tour through Maputo, taking you through the historical Baixa area, the magnificent CFM train station (which was featured in Leonardo Di Caprio’s Blood Diamond) and whose dome is designed by Gustav Eiffel, Independence Square, the old fort, the botanical gardens and the Maputo Cathedral. After the city tour, we depart Maputo and return to South Africa and overnight in the town of Graskop. En route, we will stop in Pilgrims Rest to explore this unique town. The entire town of Pilgrims Rest was declared a national monument in 1986 as a living memory of the early gold rush days in South Africa.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Summit Lodge http://www.summitlodge.co.za
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Maputo to Graskop ±290 km
Border Post Mozambique: Lebombo: Tel: +27 13 793 7201, Open 24 hrs
South Africa: Komati Poort: Tel: +27 13 793 7201, Open 24 hrs

Day 14 – Johannesburg

Our final day of our tour, we will head back towards the hustle and bustle of Johannesburg. Your tour ends upon arrival in Johannesburg at Belvedere Estate. Belvedere Estate offers travellers a wonderful opportunity to spend the last evening in South Africa, enjoying a traditional “braai”, served by the Estate. This is an optional meal which you can book via your guide.

Meals Breakfast
Accommodation Own Arrangements / Post tour accommodation can be booked through Nomad.
Route Graskop to Johannesburg ±390 km
Optional Activity Dinner Out Johannesburg

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