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14 Day Mozambique and Kruger Overland Tour (Comfort)

R20,450

+ Single Supplement ZAR 4250

+ Optional Activity Package ZAR 3450


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  • Departing: 12/06/2017 | 10% discount | Tour price: ZAR18,405
  • Departing: 25/08/2017 | 10% discount | Tour price: ZAR18,405
Tour Style Accommodated Top Seller
Countries Visited South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique
Starts Johannesburg
Ends Johannesburg
Group Size Max 20
Age Range 16 – 65 Years and older

This Mozambique Overland and Kruger Safari allows you to discover Hlane Royal National Park, Vilanculo Bazaruto Archipelago, Maputo and Kruger National Park.

 

 

Tour Overview

Departing from Johannesburg
Ends in
Johannesburg

White sandy beaches, warm ocean, dolphins in the surf, manta rays and whale sharks, are just a few of the sightings you can expect on this Mozambique adventure. Experience it all in the comfort of traditional chalets and bungalows. Enjoy the great tasting local cuisine: giant prawns, crabs, lobster and fish which are in abundance - washed down with excellent local beers. Discover Hlane Royal National Park, Praia do Tofo, Vilankulo Bazaruto Archipelago (optional), Inhambane, Maputo, Kruger National Park, Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window and Bourke’s Luck Potholes on this great adventure.

Included

  • Meals 13 Breakfast   8 Lunch   12 Dinner
  • Accommodation
  • Registered guides
  • Transport

Excluded

  • International Airfares
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Personal spending money
  • Visa costs
  • Border taxes
  • Passports
  • Vaccinations
  • Personal taxes (including departure and border taxes)
  • Activity Package and Optional Activities
  • Unscheduled or optional national / game parks and other activities
  • Gratuities
  • Sleeping bag if needed
  • Restaurant meals (other than those listed)
  • All drinks - Alcohol, Soft Drinks, Bottled Water
  • Snacks
  • Souvenirs
  • Tips
  • Laundry
  • Other items of a personal nature

SKU: ACS0473
 

Itinerary

Day 1

Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa

We begin the day heading towards the world-renowned Kruger National Park where we seek out Africa’s Big 5 (lion, elephant, rhino, leopard and buffalo). Three evenings are spent in this incredible area, taking in the beautiful wilderness of Africa. 

Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Two Per Room  Nkambeni Reserve
Facilities: En-suites per tent Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Johannesburg to Greater Kruger National Park ±480 km
Optional Activity: Sundowner game drive

Day 2

Kruger National Park, South Africa

The Kruger National Park is the most well-known nature conservation region in the world. Educational morning game walks and game drives led by a ranger are available as an optional extra. The 4×4 safari vehicles allow for a better chance of spotting animals on the game drives. For those not taking part in the 4×4 game drive, you will enjoy a game drive through the park in one of the trucks.

Formed in 1898 to guard the wildlife of the South African Lowveld, this National Park of almost two million hectares is unmatched in the variety of wildlife it boasts. The Kruger Park is also a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies. About 145 mammal species, including the big Five, more than 500 bird species, some of which cannot be located anywhere else in South Africa, and 336 tree species can be found in the Kruger National Park. When the very first tourist vehicles drove through the Park in 1927, they created their own camps in thorn-bush enclosures and were required to be armed with weapons in order to guard themselves from predators. During WWII, the Park was closed to the public and was then opened again in 1946, but under new management. Currently the Park is one of the most renowned safari destinations in the world with all the facilities you could expect from a top-notch holiday destination. However, it has thankfully maintained its wild, untouched environment that allows you to experience true Africa.

Accommodation: Permanent Tents: Nkambeni Reserve 
Facilities: En-suites per tent Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route: Nkambeni to Kruger National Park ±95km
Included Highlight: Afternoon game drive
Activity Package: Full day 4×4 Game Drive
Optional Activity Evening Game Drive – Nkambeni Reserve, Note: The full day 4×4 game drive may take place the following day

Nomad Kruger National Park

Day 3

Kruger National Park, South Africa

Today we journey along the Panorama Route, making a stop at the beautiful Blyde River Canyon and the incredible Bourke’s Luck Potholes. This evening will be your last chance to participate in an optional game drive.

The Panoramic Route found in Mpumalanga follows the rim of the Blyde River Canyon and encompasses some awe-inspiring views of the majestic Three Rondavels, Bourke’s Luck Pothole and the Pinnacle. Blyde River Canyon is the third biggest canyon in the world and acquired its name in 1840, with ‘blyde’ meaning ‘joyful’, from the Voortrekkers who passed through en route to Lorenzo Marques, which is now famously known as Mozambique. It is one of the most magnificent canyons in all of Africa, with cliffs towering up to 800 metres high. Perhaps the finest view in the entirety of the Blyde River Canyon is that of the Three Rondavels – three enormous rock spirals jutting out of the distant wall of the canyon. Their summits look like the rounded roofs of huts, which is where theAfrica Tours – Budget Safaris Packages |…y got their name. They are each individually named too, one after each of the Swazi Chief Maripi’s wives. From lowest to highest, they are named Magabolle, Mogoladikwe and Maserote.

Accommodation: Permanent Tents Nkambeni Reserve
Facilities: En-suites per tent Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Included Highlight: Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window
Optional Activities: Morning Bush Walk – Nkambeni Reserve, Evening Game Drive

Day 4

Swaziland, South Africa

Today we will have our final game drive through Kruger, before we head towards Swaziland and make our way into Hlane Royal National Park – an enormous nature reserve that houses lion, elephant and white rhino, to name a few.

The smallest country in the southern hemisphere and one of the remaining monarchies in Africa, the Kingdom of Swaziland has been independent from the Commonwealth since the year 1968. Swaziland is ruled by a King who is appointed in accordance with Swazi tradition, and if he is not able to fulfil his duties for whatsoever reason, the Queen Mother will then take over as ruling party. In the 1980s, this small country made international headlines when it was ruled by two Queens, one after the other. After the passing of King Sobhuza II, the Queen Dzeliwe Shongwe reigned from 1982-1983, and just a few months later, Ntombi Twala rose as the country’s second female Head of State since the country’s independence. Swaziland is surrounded on all sides by South Africa with the exception of 100 kilometres of border with Mozambique in the east, making it a landlocked country. Its natural resources are used sustainably and regardless of the size of the country, it contains some of the finest game reserves and national parks in southern Africa. Animals such as elephant, lion and rhino have been restored to the region after their disappearance that occurred due to hunting. It is renowned for its stunning, abundant bird life.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Hlane or Mbuluzi Game Reserve
Facilities: En-suites per room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Kruger National Park 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

Nomad - Hlane Accommodation

Day 5

Umphakatsi Experience – Swaziland, South Africa

Enjoy a cultural experience in the Hlane Umphakatsi village this morning. Later in the afternoon there are optional activities available to participate in.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Hlane or Mbuluzi Game Reserve
Facilities: En-suites per room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Included Highlight: Umphakatsi Cultural Experience
Optional Activity: Sunrise Game Drive in Hlane Royal National Park

Day 6

Maputo – Mozambique

Previously known as Lourenzo Marques until independence in 1974, Maputo is Mozambique’s capital and biggest city. Making your way on foot around some of the famous landmarks of the city before enjoying a delicious meal out this evening.

A hub to the Indian Ocean, its economy is focused around the harbour. There is much to do and see here. The city is encircled by the province of Maputo, but is administrated as its own province. The city is located on the west side of the Maputo Bay, at the Tembe River mouth.

There are two beautiful islands, Inhance and Portuguese Island, that are situated just off Maputo’s coast. Under the influence of the Portuguese, Maputo transformed into one of the most gorgeous and trendy cities with a remarkable skyline of high buildings and a multicultural Portuguese/African atmosphere. Areas such as the Polana Hotel bustled with the chatting of socialites and nightclubs pumped music until the early hours of the morning. However, the Civil War during the 1970s and 1980s altered all of this. When peace eventually arrived, the once proud city was in ruins. Countless immigrants filled the buildings, litter was strewn all over the streets and primary services such as electricity, water and garbage collection were out of commission. Presently, the city is slowly being restored to its previous state. The elite can once more be found in the five-star Polana Hotel with its fantastic view overlooking the harbour, its tea gardens and its antique Victorian elevator.

There are various historical sites and buildings to visit here. Maputo’s most significant landmark is the Fort of Nossa Senhora da Conceiao (Our Lady of Conception) which was the centre of the original settlement. Another magnificent structure is the Central Railway Station, a massive building that appears as more of a palace for kings and queens rather than a transport hub for commuters. There are also some fantastic restaurants where you can indulge in tasty local beers and sumptuous fresh prawns.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Southern Sun Maputo
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Optional Activities: Dinner Out Maputo
Border Post:Swaziland: Lomahasha, Tel: +268 323 6026, Open: 07h00-20h00 Mozambique: Namaacha, Tel: not available, Open: 07h00-20h00

Day 7

Inhambane – Barra Beach, Mozambique

Today we journey through the dense coconut plantations to Inhambane, an old, Portuguese settlement. This coastal area is very refreshing and contains amazing beaches. There are various Optional Activities in which to take part in, ranging from fishing to horse riding. The following three nights accommodation are spent at the beach.

Accommodation: Two Per Room:  Bay View Lodge
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route: Maputo to Inhambane ± 469 km
Included Highlight: Traditional Mozambique Dinner

Day 8 - 9

Inhambane, Mozambique

The following two days can be spent unwinding on the pristine beaches or pay a visit to some of Africa’s most incredible diving and snorkelling areas. Your guide will take you on a drive to Tofo where you are free to enjoy the local market and seaside villages. In your free time make sure you join in on the optional activities available.

Accommodation: Two Per Room:  Bay View Lodge
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Included Highlight: Visit to Tofo
Optional Activity: Snorkelling, Ocean Safari

Day 10

Vilanculos, Mozambique

Enjoy a brief guided walk of of Inhambane before making our way to the next destination. En route to Vilanculos we will make a stop at a local craft market to shop for souvenirs and curios.Upon arrival you will be briefed on the following days excursion. The Bazaruto Archipelago is Mozambique’s leading tourist destination. It is a guarded area containing spectacular sea life, with snorkelling in the reefs being one of the finest ways to enjoy it.

Vilanculos is a coastal town located in Mozambique, situated in the Vilanculos District in the province of Inambane. Vilanculos was named after Gamala Vilankulo Mukoke, a local tribal chief, and some of the suburbs (bairros) are named after his sons. The town has been developing rapidly over the past decade and has received large amounts of investment into its tourism infrastructure. It is the gateway to the Bazaruto Archipelago and dhows (local boats) often journey between the town and the Archipelago. The town itself is only 5 kilometres in length and contains various market, shops and other conveniences.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Golden Sands
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Inhambane to Vilanculos ±300km
Included Highlight: Explore Inhambane on foot (self-guided walk)

Day 11

Bazaruto Excursion, Mozambique

The Bazaruto trip takes place on a traditional dhow. We glide out to the islands where we have the chance to snorkel, swim and unwind during the day. The Bazaruto is one of Southern Africa’s biggest marine parks. We depart from Vilanculos in the morning on a speedboat and will head back to the mainland after lunch to get ready for our sunset cruise on the traditional sailing vessel, the dhow.

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

The Archipelago was established as a National Park in the year 1971. It is comprised of six islands, the four primary being Bazaruto, Benguerra, Magaruque and Santa Carolina, or ‘paradise island’. The islands were created by sand deposits from the Limpopo River which has since changed its route. The three bigger islands formed part of a vast sand-pit peninsula that was once joined to the mainland, but has since parted as the continent sank into the Indian Ocean over the past millennia. Only Santa Carolina is a genuine Rock Island and is therefore encircled by deeper water than the rest. Because of their protected status, the Archipelago is an untouched gem that hosts over 180 species of bird life, butterflies and even suni Antelope.

The islands are covered by massive sand dunes and freshwater lakes which are home to crocodiles and are the nesting ground for stunning black-winged flamingos. The beautiful coral reefs that encircle the islands contain more than 2,000 fish species as well as whale and dolphin. A wide range of coral forms ideal diving spots, regarded as some of the finest locations in the world. The five types of turtle living in the Indian Ocean can all be found here, using the pristine beaches as their grounds for breeding. Dugong (sea cows), game fish and giant lobster can also be spotted in these guarded reefs. All of the islands sustain many traditional fishermen and their families, majority of whom are not permanent residents and may drift between the Archipelago and the mainland in search of abundant fishing waters.

For over two thousand years, lateen rigged dhows have sailed the Indian Ocean, joining economies and people and forming a cosmopolitan maritime Indian Ocean culture. For ages, Arab shipwrights fashioned boats using sewn construction – sewing the boards together using coconut fibre cord. However, this skill has pretty much disappeared and been replaced by modern nail construction.

Dugongs are the only members of the order Sirenia, from the family Dugongidae. Dugongs are one of the most threatened mammals in Africa and are among the most endangered mammalian species in the Western Indian Ocean. They are located in the Western Indian Ocean with a minimal occurrence on Southern Africa’s east coast. The Bazaruto Archipelago and coast of Mozambique are one of the most crucial environments for dugongs in the Western Indian Ocean. They are only found in certain areas due to their specific living requirements – sea grass meadows growing in shallow, covered lagoons guarded by reefs and islands, in particular. Your best chance at seeing one of these magnificent creatures is in the Archipelago’s sea grass meadows. The primary causes of their disappearance are hunting and unintended entanglement in fishing nets, specifically gill nets. Extrapolation of a recent survey showed an estimated total population of a mere 104 animals still living in the region surrounding the Bazaruto Archipelago.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Golden Sands
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Activity Package: Bazaruto Day Trip

Day 12

Xai Xai District, Mozambique

We make our way into Mozambique today, and journeying through the picturesque coastal views before reaching the busy town of Xai Xai. Our accommodation this evening will be at a truly unique Mozambique lodge.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Sunset Beach Lodge
Facilities: En-suites per room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Bazaruto to Xai Xai

Day 13

Crocodile River – Mpumalanga Province

Leaving Mozambique we make our way back to South Africa, to the province of Mpumalanga. We visit the Crocodile River which forms the full southern border of the Kruger Park and we will spend our final night in the area close by. Keep an eye out for the elephants at the river.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Paradise Creek
Facilities: En-suites per room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Xai Xai Distict to Crocodile River ± 310 km
Border Post: Mozambique: Lebombo, Tel: +258 2155 0010, Open: 06h00-18h00 South Africa: Komatipoort, Tel: +27 (013) 793-7201, Open: 06h00-18h00

Nomads - Paradise Creek, Mpumalanga

Day 14

Johannesburg, South Africa

Today we will head back to Johannesburg where our tour will come to an end. Johannesburg has a great nightlife and many excellent restaurants and the group often spend this evening together.

Accommodation: Own Arrangements / Post tour accommodation can be booked
Route: Crocodile River Area to Johannesburg ± 472 km
Optional Activity: Farewell Braai at Belvedere Estate

Tour Ends

 

Activities

The Activity Package  (optional on this trip) includes the following:

  • Bazaruto Island day excursion ZAR2700
  • 4x4 Game drive in Kruger National Park ZAR750


Other Activities

  • South Africa Greater Kruger Morning bush walk excl conservation fees ZAR830 - ZAR900
  • South Africa Greater Kruger Evening game drive excl conservation fees ZAR760 - ZAR820
  • South Africa Johannesburg Farewell Braai ZAR75 – ZAR130
  • Mozambique Maputo Dinner out ZAR150 – ZAR250
  • Mozambique Barra Ocean Safari 1500 -2000MTS
  • Mozambique Barra Snorkeling from 1000 MTS
  • Swaziland Hlane Royal NP Sunrise /Sunset game drive ZAR335 - ZAR350

 

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R20,450

+ Single Supplement ZAR 4250

+ Optional Activity Package ZAR 3450


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R20,450

+ Single Supplement ZAR 4250

+ Activity Package (Optional) ZAR 3450

Small Group Departures ZAR 26650

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