Our 14 day Mozambique tour offers a great combination of Big 5 Safaris, spectacular Nature, diverse Cultures and stunning white beaches!
On this overland tour we visit South Africa, Swaziland and Mozambique. Highlights include the Kruger National Park, Hlane Royal National Park, Bilene, Inhambane, Vilanculos, Praia do Tofo to name just a few.
On this tour there will be time for scuba diving and snorkelling. If you travel between October and March, you might even be lucky enough to snorkel with Whale Sharks! Click map to enlarge.
This tour is offered in two travel styles:
1. Camping: Clients mostly overnight in comfortable two-man dome tents, with built in mosquito nets and of course a mattress… and a couple of nights are upgraded to budget rooms.
2. Accommodated (hotels/ lodges): Clients overnight in a comfortable twin rooms or permanent safari tents, mostly with en-suite bathrooms.
|Camping option||How much|
|Tour price||ZAR 18 350|
|Single supplement||ZAR 2260|
|Optional activity package||ZAR 3600|
|Hotel/ Lodge option||How much|
|Tour price||ZAR 22 750|
|Single supplement||ZAR 4250|
|Optional activity package||ZAR 3600|
|How long||14 days|
|Group size||20 clients max|
|Start point||Johannesburg, South Africa|
|End point||Johannesburg, South Africa|
|Meals||Breakfast x 13, Lunch x 8, Dinner x 12|
|Countries||South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique|
Included: Accommodation and meals as indicated in the itinerary, transport, registered guides and selected activities as per itinerary.
Excluded: Optional activity package, flights, all items of a personal nature, alcohol, snacks, souvenirs, tips and optional activities etc.
Day to day description l Discover Mozambique Tour
When you book the optional activity package, the tour will run as follows:
Day 1 Johannesburg - Greater Kruger National Park
The Mozambique tour conveniently departs and ends in Johannesburg, South Africa. This international group tour begins as we depart from Johannesburg and head towards the Kruger National Park region. Our journey today follows in the footsteps of the old trade-routes to the Lowveld and the Kruger National Park. This afternoon there will be an opportunity to join an optional sundowner drive. Your guide will assist on departure this morning.
Optional Activity: Sundowner game drive (safari around sunset).
Day 2 Kruger National Park
Truly the flagship of the South African national parks, the Kruger National Park is home to an impressive number of species: 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals. Today you will have the opportunity to participate in a full day 4×4, open safari vehicle game drive (safari) through the park. If you do not participate in the 4×4 game drive, your guide will take you on a game drive through the park in the overland truck. The overland truck gives us an elevated view and increases our chance to spot the animals.
Activity Package: Full day 4×4 game drive (safari) Kruger National Park
Included Activities: Afternoon game drive in overland truck
Optional Activities: Evening Game Drive – Nkambeni Reserve in open 4×4
Day 3 Kruger National Park/ Panorama Route
While those who choose to do the optional morning walk will have an earlier start, we set out a little later today and travel the short distance to the Panorama Route. Strung along the escarpment that divides the central plateau and low-lying bushveld of the Kruger, the sights of the Panorama route offer us a day of scenic delights. We will visit the highlights of Bourke’s Luck Potholes, the Three Rondavels and God’s Window before returning to camp in the late afternoon.
Optional Activities: Morning bush walk, evening game drive (safari).
Day 4 Swaziland
We wake up early and enjoy our final game drive (safari) as we make our way out of the Kruger National Park and onto Swaziland. At over 30000 hectares Hlane is Swaziland’s largest protected area. Originally the private hunting area of the Swazi Royal family the area is now held in a trust and managed by Big Game Parks.
Day 5 Swaziland
Our stay in Swaziland presents us with an opportunity to enjoy one of the optional morning game drive activities in Hlane Game Reserve. Hlane offers a selection of activities and the Rhino Game Drive is highly recommended. No visit to Swaziland would be complete without an introduction to the rich culture of the Swazi people, this afternoon we are invited by the Chief to visit his village and learn more about the traditions of this proud nation.
Optional Activities: Sunrise Game Drive in Hlane Royal National Park
Day 6 Swaziland - Maputo (Mozambique)
With the beaches of the Indian Ocean beckoning we enter Mozambique and make our first stop in Maputo, the capital city offers a vibrant and eclectic mix of cultures. After checking-in at our hotel and enjoying a lunch out at a popular local restaurant, we explore the city sights on a walking tour with our guide. Maputo offers interesting and varied architecture and no visit to the city would be complete without a browse through a market. Tonight we eat out and get a chance to experience the night-life of this intriguing city.
Included activities: Explore Maputo on foot (self-guided walk).
Optional activities: Dinner out.
Day 7 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. Tonight we are welcomed with a traditional Mozambique dinner.
Included Activities: Traditional Local Dinner
Day 8 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 snorkelling.
Optional activities: snorkeling, scuba diving, quad biking, ocean safaris, snorkeling with Whale Sharks (between October and March).
Day 9 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.
Included activities: Visit to Tofo
Optional activities: snorkelling, scuba diving, quad biking, ocean safaris
Day 10 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. For those who enjoy a good adventure, your guide will arrange one of the famous Dhow ferries to sail you across the bay. These sturdy old boats have plied the East Coast of Africa for centuries and the trip across the bay is a truly local experience. Should you prefer, you may remain with the truck for the trip to Maxixe on the far side of the bay. Reunited with our truck we travel north to our next stop at Vilanculos.
Included activities: Traditional dhow trip to Maxixe (Not Compulsory), explore Inhambane on foot (self-guided walk)
Day 11 Bazaruto Excursion
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, snorkelling 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.
Activity package: Bazaruto Island day excursion
Day 12 Xai Xai district
The town of Xai Xai lies just north of Maputo, situated on the banks of the Limpopo river. It is a bustling town with markets, shops, restaurants and bars. We will spend our final night in Mozambique in the Xai Xai districy, preparing for our journey back into South Africa.
Day 13 Malelane Region (South Africa)
Those who wake up early can enjoy the sunrise on the beach before we depart today. We pass through Maputo and continue to the border, returning to South Africa and our final night near the town Malelane.
Day 14 Johannesburg
On your final day of our tour, we will head back towards the hustle and bustle of Johannesburg. Your tour ends upon arrival in Johannesburg at the Belvedere Estate. Belvedere Estate offers travelers a wonderful opportunity to spend the last evening in South Africa, enjoying a traditional “braai”, served by the Estate. This is an optional meal which you can book via your guide.
Optional Activities: Dinner out in Johannesburg.
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Before and after the tour services
To help with the planning of your trip, you are more than welcome to book these hotels before and/ or after your tour through us. These hotels are either the starting or end point of your tour, or it will be conveniently close to it. These hotels also offer airport transfers. For information on prices, just click "Hotels and Transfers" at the bottom of this page.
The Belvedere Estate is located close to Johannesburg and the OR Tambo International Airport. This 4 star hotel/ lodge is set on 2.5 hectares of lush gardens with 15 en-suite, fully equipped, self-catering rooms, a sparkling swimming pool, braai (BBQ) boma, bar, lounge…