MOZAMBIQUE EXPEDITION SAFARIS

MOZAMBIQUE BEACH & BUSH SAFARI

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A 14 day small group accommodated safari through some of the best wilderness areas in Mozambique and South Africa, offering a perfect blend of tropical bliss and Big Five game viewing.  

You will visit the ecologically diverse Zululand region, and then move on to the world acclaimed Kruger National Park, and picturesque Swaziland. In Mozambique you will find the bustling city of Maputo, famous for its seafood, and Inhambane, where white beaches stretch for miles, and the diving is excellent. 

ITINERARY

​Day 1, 2 & 3: JOHANNESBURG to ZULULAND (Zululand Lodge)
Zululand, home of the nation forged by King Shaka Zulu – from the warm Indian Ocean, across the rolling green hills to the Drakensberg Mountains. We depart Johannesburg at 06:30am, travelling across the Highveld before descending into the heart of Kwazulu Natal known for its rich culture and spectacular wildlife. Our lodge for the next 3 nights is situated on a private reserve.

We explore the natural serenity of the bush on a morning walk followed by an exciting afternoon game drive in Mkuzi Game Reserve. Mkuzi plays a key role in the preservation of the endangered black and white rhino and we look forward to watching from a hide overlooking a waterhole, as the animals quench their thirst.

On the third day we explore Hluhluwe Game Reserve, and in the afternoon get to know the people of the area as we visit a local Zulu village and our guides interpret the history, culture and traditions of the Zulu nation.
Included meals: breakfast x3, lunch x3, dinner x3

Day 4 & 5: KOSI BAY (Utshwayelo Lodge)
Kosi Bay Nature Reserve covers a region of fertile estuaries, mangroves, dune forest and tidal lakes. We explore this amazing eco-system on foot and also snorkel at the estuary mouth. A special feature of the Kosi Bay estuary is the traditional practice of subsistence tidal trap fishing. Leatherback turtles and loggerhead turtles lay eggs on the beaches at night (November – January) and an excursion can be arranged to view this beautiful natural occurrence (own expense).
Included meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 6: SWAZILAND (Hlane Game Reserve)
Hlane Game Reserve is Swaziland’s is largest national park.  We will bed down in chalets surrounded by beautiful African bushveld, made up of knobthorn, leadwood and tamboti trees.

In front of the camp is a waterhole where rhino and other wildlife often come to drink. The area is also well known for its exceptional bird life.  A local ranger will take us out on a bushwalk, demonstrating his expert game tracking skills .
Included meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 7: MAPUTO (Cardoso Hotel)
On day seven of the tour we enter Mozambique at the Namaacha border post and travel to Maputo. Situated on a natural harbour, Maputo is the economic hub of Mozambique, and a buzzing city where Portuguese and African cultures collide.

You’ll get a taste of this exciting, vibrant city, and sample the excellent seafood that Maputo is known for (own expense).
Include meals: breakfast & lunch

Day 8, 9 & 10: INHAMBANE (Palm Grove Resort)
Travelling north along the Indian Ocean coastline, we drive through mango and cashew nut plantations on the way to the seaside town of Inhambane.

Arab influences are strong in Inhambane, dating back to when slaves, ivory, gold and spices were traded. We will explore this picturesque, fascinating town, visiting its 200 year old cathedral and the enchanting fresh produce market.

We finish day eight at beach paradise of Praia de Barra, our home for the next two nights. This is the perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy the warm sea and expansive white beaches. For the more energetic, there are optional activities such as dhow rides, excellent scuba diving and snorkelling, fishing and surfing (own expense).
Included meals: breakfast x3, lunch x3, dinner x2

Day 11: BILENE (Laguna Camp)
We turn south along the coast to the town of Bilene situated on the shores of the crystal clear Uembje lagoon. The lagoon is 8km wide and 27km long with white, sandy beaches, and is separated from the Indian Ocean by a narrow strip of sand dunes.

We spend the afternoon exploring the lagoon, and you will be able to kayak and snorkel (own expense), or enjoy a dip in the shallow, calm waters. Dinner is at a local restaurant overlooking the lagoon (own expense).
Included meals: breakfast & lunch

Day 12 & 13: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK (Kruger National Park & Ilkley Safari Lodge)
Leaving the Indian Ocean coast, we travel through the Limpopo Transfrontier Park and enter Kruger National Park, South Africa. An icon of nature conservation, Kruger is big game country! As we make our way to our camp, we enjoy an exciting game drive and hope to spot lions, giraffe and the mighty elephant among others.

The following morning we are up early and we spend the day exploring the national park before we leave and head to our private game lodge. Relax around the camp fire on our final evening in the tranquil African wilderness.
Included meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 14: JOHANNESBURG – TOUR ENDS
After one last early morning game drive we return to Johannesburg in the evening. The tour ends at approximately 6pm back at your hotel.
Included meals: breakfast 

Prices:
2019: € 2 080.00 per person sharing
2018: € 1 980.00 per person sharing

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€1 980 pps

14 days

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Game drives in the famous Kruger National Park

  • Game drives & cultural walks in Zululand

  • Snorkelling & walks in Kosi Bay

  • Bush walks in picturesque Swaziland

  • Delicious seafood meals in Maputo

  • White beaches, snorkelling & scuba diving in tropical Inhambane

PRICE INCLUDES

  • 13 nights accomodation (guest house/casitas/chalet)

  • Park entrance fees

  • Transport in minibus or safari truck

  • Meals as per itinerary

  • Professional guide

  • Kosi Bay boat excursion

  • Kruger National Park game drives

  • Included activities as per itinerary

This safari has set departure dates:

2018
04Nov18 – 17Nov18
11Nov18 – 24Nov18
16Dec18 – 29Dec18 (German)

2019
17Mar19 – 30Mar19 (German)
14Apr19 – 27Apr19
05May19 – 18May19 (German)
09Jun19 – 22Jun19
30Jun19 – 13Jul19
14Jul19 – 27Jul19  (German)
21Jul19 – 03Aug19
28Jul19 – 10Aug19 (German)
04Aug19 – 17Aug19
11Aug19 – 24Aug19
25Aug19 – 07Sep19
01Sep19 – 14Sep19
15Sep19 – 28Sep19
29Sep19 – 12Oct19 (German)
13Oct19 – 26Oct19
20Oct19 – 02Nov19
03Nov19 – 16Nov19
10Nov19 – 23Nov19
15Dec19 – 28Dec19 (German)

Bold dates: guaranteed to depart

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