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Discover Mozambique – 14 days

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Walk with rhinos and on deserted beaches on our 14 Day Discover Mozambique in comfort tour. We will whisk you away from Johannesburg to the surfing mecca of Tofo where you can swim with whale sharks and dive with manta rays. On the way there we travel through emerald-hilled and game rich Swaziland. Once we’ve passed Tofo, we continue to the Bazaruto archipelago in Mozambique where you will take an overnight dhow safari and snorkel in aquarium like conditions. Don’t forget to gorge yourself on ocean fresh seafood while sitting on a white sand beach. Heading south, we catch up with the big five in Kruger National Park.

 

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Discover Mozambique

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Day 01
South Africa – Panorama Route

Leaving Johannesburg we travel 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.

Distance – ±480km
Route – Johannesburg to Timbavati

Places
Johannesburg
Panorama Route

Included Activities
South African Dinner & Traditional Dancing
Bourke’s Luck Potholes
Blyde River Canyon
God’s Window

Day 02
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 overland truck, which gives us an elevated view and increases our chance to spot the animals.

Distance – ±95km
Route – Timbavati Lodge to Kruger National Park

Places
Kruger National Park

Included Activities
Afternoon game drive in overland truck

Optional Activities
Evening Game Drive – Nkambeni Reserve

Day 03
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.

Activity Package
Full day 4×4 Game Drive

Optional Activities
Morning Bush Walk – Nkambeni Reserve

Day 04
Swaziland

We wake up early to enjoy our final game drive through the Kruger National Park, before heading across the border into 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.

Distance – ±310km
Route – Kruger NP to Swaziland

Optional Activities
Guided Mountain Bike trail (2hrs)
Sunset/Sunrise Game Drive in Hlane Royal National Park
Guided Game Walk in Hlane Royal National Park

Day 05
Swaziland – Bilene

Today we cross into Mozambique. Travelling north you can’t help but be captivated by the beautiful coastal scenery before arriving in Bilene. Located on a lagoon, you will have the opportunity to take a swim or stroll along the lagoon beach.

Distance – ±300km
Route – Swaziland to Bilene

Day 06
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.

Distance – ±360km
Route – Bilene to Inhambane

Day 07
Inhambane

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

Optional Activities
Inhambane Snorkelling

Day 08
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.

Distance – ±300km
Route – Inhambane to Vilanculos

Day 09
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.

Activity Package
Bazaruto Day Trip

Places
Bazaruto Archipelago National Park

Day 10
Praia do Tofo – 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.

Distance – ±300km
Route – Vilanculos to Inhambane

Activity Package
Whale Shark Educational Evening Talk

Day 11
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.

Optional Activities
Quad Biking
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.

Distance – ±480km
Route – Praia do Tofo to Maputo

Optional Activities
Dinner Out Maputo

Places
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.

Distance – ±290km
Route – Maputo to Graskop

Activity Package
Maputo City Tour – Half day

Day 14
Johannesburg

Our final day of our tour, we will head back towards the hustle and bustle of Johannesburg. The tour ends on arrival in Johannesburg and most clients will get to enjoy a final meal together.

Distance – ±390km
Route – Graskop to Johannesburg

Optional Activities
Dinner Out Johannesburg

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