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Escape to Mozambique - 14 Days

Escape to Mozambique is an adventure tour that combines safari and beach life. This Tour starts in Johannesburg, travels through Swaziland and Mozambique and finally back to Johannesburg. Kruger national park is famous for its diversity in fauna and flora. It is the biggest national park in Southern Africa and has all the big five game.

Swaziland borders with South Africa and Mozambique on the north. Beautiful in many ways, the landscape, vegetation, the rivers and indeed the people. With sub-tropical climate and so much rain, this rich and fertile valley is fed by countless streams and rivers. In the hot humid low lying areas there is extensive sugar cane fields and production. Maize, rice and wheat are among successful crop farming in Swaziland. Moreover it’s natural resources are enhanced by some outstanding wildlife reserves. Prominent 3 wildlife reserves are Hlane, Mlilwane and Mkhaya game reserves. Local markets sell a fine selection of crafts on the roadside markets.

Escape to Mozambique

Escape to Mozambique to Maputo the capital city. Mozambique is best known for its magnificent beaches, abundant seafood and spectacular diving. Whale sharks, manta rays and dolphins are some of the marine life you would encounter on ocean safari.

The city of Maputo is a thriving city with a checked past. Designed as a city with broad tree-lined avenues, parks and view sites. In years it had contrasting cultural influences, selecting the finest of Portuguese traditions while giving them its own African flair. The local markets overflow with desirable local art and craft.

Mozambique has kilometres of unspoiled coastline, a diverse landscape and a fascinating history. Inhambane on the peninsula protecting the spacious bay, was the most visited by Arab traders. Today it still has that strong Muslim influence. Tofo bay just 30 km from town has a great scuba diving and is one of Mozambique’s few surf destinations.

Overview

Escape to Mozambique Tour starts from Johannesburg South Africa. You head straight to Kruger national park the biggest national park in South Africa. You’ll have a game drives in Kruger and walking safari accompanied by park rangers. Kruger has the big five game namely the elephant, rhino, lion, leopard and buffalo. There is more than 500 species of birds including the vultures and eagles. It’s vegetation varies from northern sandveld on the north of Kruger, mopaneveld stretching from Olifants river to the Luvuvhu valley, on the south is the savanna grasslands. This diversity of in vegetation attracts also different species of wildlife.

From Kruger to Mlilwane game reserve in Swaziland. You have a day of to explore the game reserve either on horse back, mountain bikes or o foot. The abundant bird life includes the black, crowned and fish eagles, the purple crested lourie and nested water birds.

From Maputo Mozambique you head the coast to Inhambane. The warm weather, the beach and surfing or scuba diving are popular things to do in Tofo.  Visit the Bazaruto archipelago and go try the ocean safari for whale shark watching.

Kruger National Park

  • Mlilwane game reserve
  • Maputo
  • Inhambane and Tofo

Itinerary

Jour 1
Kruger Sundowner

First day of the Tour we meet at Dove’s Nest lodge just outside OR Tambo international airport at 08h00. Our first briefing here highlights how we going to run the Tour, giving you tips on safe traveling and know your guides.

You’ll have a stop in a town along the way to buy essentials like toiletries and withdraw money if you should need an cash.

You arrive at Kruger by lunch time. check in or set up camp depending on your booking. This Tour can mix campers and those who wish to be in lodges and Safari tents.

In the afternoon you go on a sundowner in Kruger national park. You’ll have wine at sunset as you view wildlife as the sun goes down.

Accommodation: Nkambeni Safari Camp

Meals: lunch, Dinner

Jour 2
Kruger national park

Today you explore the Kruger national park. Good luck on game viewing. There is a lot of animals here but the park is big. The big five game and 15 more species of big mammals. The big cats and the big birds including vultures and eagles. You’ll drive through the park to waterholes past hills and rivers.

Some time in the day you stop for lunch at one of the safari lodges and have a break. You proceed with game viewing until sunset.

Accommodation: Nkambeni Safari Lodge

Meals: B-L-D

Jour 3
Panorama Route

The morning kicks off quite early at sunrise as you go on walking safari in the national park. Good opportunity to see birds and more wildlife at day break. You’ll be back at camp just after 08h00 hours , have breakfast and off to Graskop.

The panorama route is the most scenic route in South Africa. Graskop Town has a long history from the discovery of gold in Pilgrims Rest. In the Drakensburg escarpment, the Blyde River Canyon has a magnificent sight from a vintage over looking the 3 rondavels. This eastern province Mpumalanga has the mountainous terrain and valleys like the God’s Window you would fall love with.

Accommodation: Nkambeni Safari Lodge

Meals: B-L-D

Jour 4
Hlane National Park

Today we head to Swaziland in the morning soon after breakfast. You will have an afternoon game drive in Hlane national park. This is the biggest national park on Swaziland and has so much to see. Just in front of the restaurant and bar there is a waterhole that is frequented by wildlife especially rhinos.

The chalets here have a touch of Africa and the camping grounds usually have wildlife roaming around.

Jour 5
Mlilwane game reserve

Mlilwane game reserve is the pioneer conservation park in Swaziland. The park can be explored on horseback, mountain bikes, 4×4 vehicles or just on foot. The endangered black rhino is in the park and so are zebras, nyala, kudus and many other antelopes. There is a wide variety of birds also from the crowned and fish eagles to the water birds.

Even more in the afternoon you’ll visit the chief’s village for an insight on the culture of Swaziland. The people here are so warm and friendly. Have a try on the roadside market and try negotiating a good prize for a fine art.

Accommodation: Mlilwane

Meals: B-L-D

Jour 6
Maputo

In the morning we pack our bags, have breakfast and drive across Swaziland to Mozambique. The drive is stunning viewing the countryside settlements of Swaziland and Mozambique through the sugar cane fields. Once in Mozambique the spectacular sea extends way inland with swamps and wetlands supporting farming for the local crop farming. But just hold on we are heading to Maputo.

You check in at your hotel in Maputo, take a walk on the seaside and relax before you have diner of your choice on restaurants on the beach.

Accommodation: Maputo Sun

Meals: B-L

Jour 7
Maputo

After breakfast we head for the City tour of Maputo. Visit interesting landmarks of Mozambique, and get to understand the history of Maputo. The City Tour usually takes up to 3 hours and quite exciting way to mingle with the locals as well going on their daily business.
In the afternoon you have time again at the beach oh a swim on the warm water of the Indian Ocean. There is a lot more optional activities you can do in the afternoon or just be in town or visit the museum.

Accommodation: Maputo Sun Hotels

Meals: B

Jour 8
Inhambane - Barra beach

Setting out for the Inhambane District we travel the northern road along the coast. While it is a long day on the road there is much to see as we pass the many villages and plantations of coconuts, cashews and sugar cane. Our journey will bring us to the palm lined beaches for two days of relaxation and ocean fun.

Jour 9
Inhambane

With two days of beach time we have an opportunity to relax and enjoy the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, the more adventurous can sign up for a variety of optional activities. While the beaches at Barra are safe for swimming, the reefs on this stretch of coast offer excellent opportunities for diving or snorkeling.

Jour 10
Inhambane

Today we make the short drive to Tofo to spend the day enjoying yet another of Mozambique’s iconic beach destination. With safe swimming, a charming market and a number of popular beach bars, Tofo is perfect for a day’s outing. A second day not only ensures that you have the opportunity to make the most of the activities on offer; it also allows us some flexibility to adapt to the weather.

Jour 11
Vilanculos

This morning we make a stop in Inhambane where you will have the opportunity to explore the market and the historic streets of this former slave trading port. This 11th century city is surrounded by magnificent beaches and numerous coconut palms. This city was also well known as a major centre for ivory trade, as well as for whaling. Inhambane is located on a bay and you will have the chance to rest and have a drink at one of the many sidewalk cafes. After spending time in Inhambane, we travel north to our next stop at Vilanculos.

Jour 12
Bazaruto

We board a traditional dhow this morning and set sail to the islands of the Bazaruto Archipelago, one of the largest Marine reserves in Southern Africa. We spend the day exploring the islands, snorkeling and enjoying the beaches of this island paradise. Be sure to keep your sunblock handy as today is filled with sun, sea, sand and exploration. We return in the afternoon and enjoy a well-earned night of rest.

Jour 13
Xai Xai District

Well rested we set course for the Xai-Xai district, arriving in the late afternoon we have time for a walk on the beach or a sundowner to bid farewell to the Indian Ocean and the pristine beaches of Mozambique.

Jour 14
Johannesburg

We drive back to South Africa through Maputo. We should arrive in Johannesburg late in the afternoon.

Tour Ends!!

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
  • Transportation to and from!!
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in lodges/hotels with family environment
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • First Aid Medical Kit
  • All the required permits and paperwork

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Johannesburg, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Johannesburg
  • International vaccinations and inoculations
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.

Frequently asked Questions

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How fit do I need to be?

Fitness is not a requirement. Everyone can go on this Tour.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes charging system and hot shower readily available in all facilities.

Are there ATMs on the way?

Yes ATMs are available in all towns we travel through. You’ll have opportunities to do your shopping for your essentials for the tour.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems but we can safely say in most times the wi-fi at the facilities would work. When on the road or on safari there will be no wi-fi connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides?

Not at all, our Tours are run by professional Guides.

How much do guides and porters cost?

We would encourage you to tip Guides from as little as $3 per day for this tour. More will be greatly appreciated.

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Escape to Mozambique
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Faits au sujet du voyage

  • 1-12 people
  • lodges and campsites
  • Johannesburg
  • Moderate
  • All year
  • As indicated on itinerary
  • Guides available through out the tour
  • Lodges and camping options