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Discover Mozambique

This tour forms part of our Scheduled & Overland tour collection.

Spend two weeks exploring the unspoilt coastline of Mozambique before heading to South Africa to search for the Big 5 in the Kruger National Park.

From a relaxing start viewing wildlife in the Hlane Royal National Park in Swaziland, you head up to the Mozambican border. You’ll spend a week exploring this beautiful coastline and the picturesque surrounding islands.

After sunning and relaxing, your trip takes you to the world-renowned Kruger National Park for some impressive Big 5 game viewing.

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Highlights

  • See white rhino in Hlane Royal National Park
  • Dive and snorkel in the reefs of Mozambique
  • Visit the premier destination of Vilanculos
  • Explore the idyllic Bazaruto Island
  • Lounge on unspoilt beaches
  • Go Big 5 game viewing in Kruger

Summary

  • Tour Duration: 14 Days

Accommodations Visited

Camping

13 Nights
Detailed breakdown

Days 1-2: Visit the Hlane Royal National Park | 13 Nights

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Depart Johannesburg and travel through the scenic province of Mpumalanga until you reach the border to the Kingdom of Swaziland. Crossing the border, drive through the countryside to Hlane Royal National Park, home to lion, elephant, white rhino and exceptional birdlife.

This 30 000ha nature reserve offers a wide variety of optional activities and excursions and you can spend the next day enjoying game drives, hikes and a rhino walk. Sit back and watch traditional Swazi dancing before you enjoy dinner.

Days 3-4: Explore the waters of Praia do Tofo

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Leave Swaziland behind as you cross into exotic Mozambique. Travel north along the ocean and admire the beautiful vistas of the Mozambique coast. Arrive at your camp in Praia do Tofo in the evening and spend the next day taking in and experiencing these idyllic surrounds.

If you’re not swimming in the clear blue Indian Ocean or relaxing on the pristine beaches, you can spend your time taking a closer look at the reefs as you go snorkelling and diving in these magnificent waters. Tofo is the ideal place from which to view the whale shark (seasonal) – the world’s largest fish.

Days 5: Explore Vilanculos

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Continue your journey north, stopping at a local craft market for a bit of souvenir shopping before reaching the premier destination of Vilanculos. Spend the night in this vibrant town before heading off to the world-renowned Archipelago in the morning.

Days 6-7: Explore the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park

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Sail out to the beautiful islands in this magnificent area on a traditional dhow and keep your eyes peeled as you may spot dolphins on the way. Spend your days snorkelling, swimming, and relaxing in these idyllic surroundings. The evening of day 6 will be spent at a restful camp on the mainland. On day 7 after some more snorkelling you will return to Vilanculos.

Days 8-9: Laze in the sun at Barra.

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Continue your journey as you head through the spectacular coconut plantations to the old Portuguese settlement of Inhambane. With a rich history of slave trade, this coastal town offers a much quieter holiday experience, giving you the next two days to lounge on these tranquil, white beaches. Your campsite opens directly onto the sand, making it the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate.

Day 10: Head to the capital of Maputo

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Today you will travel south to the capital of Maputo. Sights worth visiting here include the Fort of Nossa Senhora da Conceicao and the Central Railway Station. Return after your tour to the campsite which is situated outside of Marracuene, a small village to the north of Maputo.

Days 11-12: Spot the Big 5 in Kruger

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Return to South Africa today as you cross the border and make your way to the world-renowned Kruger National Park. Spend the next two nights in this premier conservation area and go in search of Africa’s Big 5. Early morning and afternoon game drives will bring you to the animals when they are at their most active, while optional night drives will give you the opportunity to see some of the nocturnal animals.

Day 13: See wildlife rehabilitation in action

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Explore the greater Kruger area today and pay a visit to the Mohololo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre where orphaned and injured animals are nurtured back to health and strengthened before they are released back into the wild.

Day 14: See the Blyde River Canyon

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Round off your journey with a beautiful drive through the scenic Panorama Route. Stop at the Blyde River Canyon and Bourke’s Luck Potholes for a few magnificent photo opportunities. Arrive in Johannesburg where your adventure comes to an end.

Inclusions

Evening song and dance with traditional South African cuisine
Full day game drive in Kruger National Park in our Nomad truck
Panorama Route: God’s Window, Blyde River Canyon, Bourkes Luck Potholes
Traditional dancing after dinner

Exclusions
International flights
Airport taxes
All meals and drinks not specified
Tips and gratuities
Items of a personal nature

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