Mozambique Transfrontier

Johannesburg to Johannesburg

       

Mozambique Transfrontier

Safari Quick Facts

Safari Price: Euro 1,525 Email: Bookings & Enquiries Email

Safari Starts: Johannesburg

Safari Ends: Johannesburg Number of Days:17
Countries visited: South Africa, Mozambique
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Safari Price Includes:

Transport
Food (unless otherwise specified)
Accommodation
Permits and park entry fees
Group equipment

Safari Price Excludes:

Alcohol
Soft drinks
Tips
Curios
Optional extras

Mozambiqu Safari

This tour combines the well-known attractions of Kruger and Hluhluwe National Parks - where animals abound, living in their natural environment, with the recently initiated Transfrontier Peace Park, Banhine / Zinave wilderness and Maputo Elephant Reserves in Mozambique.

Mozambique Transfrontier Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Johannesburg - Bush Camp Cabin Dinner

Departing at 06h30 from Johannesburg, "City of Gold", we head for the spectacular scenery of the Mpumalanga province. We will visit numerous sights including the pioneer gold mining village of Pilgrims Rest and the Three Rondavels that tower over the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve. Late in the afternoon we descend from the escarpment to the Lowveld area where we overnight in comfortable accommodation within the Balule Game reserve part of the Greater Kruger National Park. After dinner we will enjoy an open vehicle night game drive


Day 2: Bush Camp - Kruger National Park Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Arising with the African sun, we set out on foot in this "Big 5" reserve for a lengthy walk. Our tracker will attempt to show us animals in their natural habitat and to give us some insight into the art of tracking. We return to camp for a healthy brunch and a swim before packing up and moving on to the world-renowned Kruger National Park – widely acclaimed as being Africa's most successful Nature Reserve. We will spend our time here game driving in search of the many animal and bird species that inhabit the area, and will camp two nights in the Park's rest camps.


Day 3: Kruger National Park Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This entire day is for viewing animals in the Kruger Park from our well-equipped vehicle. We will search for the "Big 5" today. Camp the night.


Day 4: Mozambique Transfrontier Park Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning, we cross the border into Mozambique. At this point the road becomes a bush track which we will follow, venturing into the heart of the wilderness. The area that we traverse over the next days is the Mozambique side of the Transfrontier Peace Park and is privileged to have remained virtually unexplored by humans. The bush is exceptional, and offers areas of exquisite natural beauty and wildlife. The diversity of the flora ensures some of the finest birding in Africa. We will spend two nights camping wild, exploring both on foot and by vehicle, and enjoying the serenity of the wilderness. Road conditions are rough and river crossings numerous, clients will be expected to assist in difficult sections, but for those seeking true adventure and unspoiled Africa, there are few areas that compare with this.


Day 5: Mozambique Transfrontier Park Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

See day 4 for Itinerary


Day 6: Banhine / Zinave Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Leaving the Transfrontier Park, we make our way across the Limpopo River and into the heart of the Banhine/Zinave wilderness region where we will spend two nights wild bush camping. We will attempt to traverse some of the Zinave Park, once renowned for its abundant wildlife. Few people have visited these areas in the last two decades.


Day 7: Banhine / Zinave Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

See day 6 for Itinerary


Day 8: Vilanculos Cabin Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Leaving the wilderness behind us, today we pass through the many vibrant and bustling villages en route to the coast. Our next stop is Vilanculos - on the shores of the warm azure Indian Ocean, overlooking the Idyllic Bazaruto Archipelago. We spend two nights here in Casitas, situated literally on the beach. We will enjoy a traditional Dhow trip to the islands and will have the opportunity to snorkel along a reef in this marine reserve (this trip is dependant on weather conditions). One night we will enjoy a meal at a local restaurant. (Own expense)


Day 9: Vilanculos Cabin Breakfast, Lunch

See day 8 for Itinerary


Day 10: Inhambane Cabin Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Moving south along the coast, our next stop is the ancient trading port of Inhambane. Clients will enjoy a trip across the bay on a traditional Dhow while the guide drives around to meet them in town. We spend some time exploring and visiting the bustling local market before continuing to our accommodation under the Coconut Palms on the beach. We will enjoy three nights in relative comfort, staying in Casitas at this camp. During our time here we will relax, snorkel, and soak up the sun whilst exploring the deserted beaches that Mozambique is so well known for. On the last night we enjoy a catered meal (own expense). Those who wish to have the options of scuba diving or horse riding on the beach (own expense).


Day 11: Route Cabin Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 12: Route Cabin Breakfast, Lunch

See day 10 for Itinerary


Day 13: Maputo Inn Breakfast, Lunch

Well relaxed and sun-drenched, we continue down the coast to the capital Maputo where we spend some time driving around and exploring this once grandiose city. Maputo boasts a Latino culture of street cafés, music and bustling markets. We spend the night in a comfortable hotel. Tonight we will eat in a local restaurant, sampling some of the local seafood (own expense). For the brave, Peri–Peri is a must.


Day 14: Elephant Reserve Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

It is with new excitement that we venture back into the bush. Driving on sandy tracks we wind our way south to the Elephant reserve where we will spend the entire afternoon exploring the coastal flood plains and surrounding forests in search of these larger than average African elephants. Somehow, during the war years these elephants survived by moving down the Futi channel into South Africa, it is one of nature’s miracles that they have now returned in large numbers. We will camp the night.


Day 15: Zulu Land Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Returning to South Africa today via the Ponta do Ouro border post, we enter the area once ruled by the famed Shaka Zulu. We will spend two nights at a rustic camp in the sand forest on our private reserve adjoining Lake St Lucia near Hluhluwe. During our stay we will enjoy game walks through the forest, experience an open vehicle game drive in Hluhluwe National Park and will visit a rural Zulu school which Drifters sponsors through the benefits of tourism.


Day 16: Route Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

See day 15 for Itinerary


Day 17: Johannesburg   Breakfast

Our journey today takes us through the heart of Kwazulu - Natal, we will pass many rural Zulu villages and some spectacular scenery en-route back to Johannesburg. We arrive back in the late afternoon.



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Mozambique Transfrontier Departure Dates

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14 January 2010

4 February 2010
25 February 2010

18 March 2010

8 April 2010
29 April 2010

20 May 2010

10 June 2010

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1 July 2010
13 July 2010
22 July 2010

12 August 2010

2 September 2010
23 September 2010

14 October 2010

4 November 2010
25 November 2010

16 December 2010

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