This tour takes you from Kruger National Park to Mozambique in 14 days. Grab the Tour Dossier PDF .
Discover Mozambique 2018 [10% OFF]
This Mozambique tour is a perfect combination of a bush and beach experience, from the Big Five in the Kruger Park and Swaziland to the tropical waters of Bazaruto Island and Tofo!
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White beaches and clear blue waters form the backdrop on our 14 Day Discover Mozambique tour. We will whisk you away from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park. Experience the thrill of being on safari, observing the big five as well as zebras, giraffe, and rhinos and be inspired by an authentically African atmosphere in the largest game reserve in South Africa. On our way to Swaziland, we first enjoy the sights of the Panorama route and we will visit the highlights of Bourke’s Luck Potholes, the Three Rondavels and God’s Window. Enjoy an epic game drive 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. We make our way to the surfing paradise of Tofo, where you can swim with whale sharks and dive with manta rays. We continue to the Bazaruto Archipelago in Mozambique where you can take a dhow safari and snorkel in aquarium-like conditions. Don’t forget to gorge yourself on ocean-fresh seafood while sitting on a white sandy beach soaking up the sun. Our final road trip takes us back to Johannesburg.
Our tours come with an "Optional Activity Package". You will need to purchase this package if you would like to partake in what we consider to be "essential activities" on our tours. The Activity Package has been written into the itinerary of the tour so please keep this in mind as if you don't book the package, the activities won't be included. We suggest that you pre-book and prepay for your Activity Package to ensure availability.
A day-by-day breakdown of what to expect and where you'll be staying.
Day 1, Johannesburg to Kruger National Park
Leaving the city of Johannesburg behind as you make our way east through the coalfields of Mpumalanga.
Your 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, booking is essential and your guide can assist on departure this morning.
Day 2, Kruger National Park
Rising early this morning you enter the Kruger National Park to enjoy a full-day of game viewing.
The abundance of wildlife presents you with opportunities for excellent sightings, while the Kruger is also home to the famed members of Africa’s Big Five.
Your activity package offers the added excitement of experiencing the park from an open-sided 4×4 vehicle. This evening there is a second opportunity for the optional Sundowner Drive.
Day 3, Panorama Route
While those who elect to do the optional morning walk, others will 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 will offer you a day of scenic delights.
You will visit the highlights of Bourke’s Luck Potholes, the Three Rondavels and God’s Window before returning to camp in the late afternoon.
Day 4, Kruger National Park to Swaziland
Set out early this morning as you re-enter the Kruger National Park. Your Nomad truck offers an execellent platform as you game drive your way to the south.
Exiting the park in the afternoon, you'll cross the border into Swaziland and set up for the night.
Day 5, Swaziland
Your stay in Swaziland presents you 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 you are invited by the Chief to visit his village and learn more about the traditions of this proud nation.
Day 6, Swaziland to Maputo
With the beaches of the Indian Ocean beckoning we enter Mozambique and make your first stop in Maputo, the capital city offers a vibrant and eclectic mix of cultures.
After checking-in at your hotel and enjoying a lunch out at a popular local restaurant, you'll have the opportunity to 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 you'll eat out and get a chance to experience the night-life of this intriguing city.
Day 7, Inhambane to Barra Beach
Setting out for the Inhambane District, you'll travel the northern road along the coast.
While it is a long day on the road there is much to see as you pass the many villages and plantations of coconuts, cashews and sugar cane.
Your journey will bring you to the palm lined beaches for two days of relaxation and ocean fun. Tonight you are welcomed with a traditional Mozambique dinner.
Day 8, Inhambane
With two days of beach time, you'll have an opportunity to relax and enjoy tyhe warm waters of the Indian Ocean.
While the beaches at Barra are safe for swimming, the reefs on this stretch of coast offer excellent opportunities for diving or snorkelling.
Day 9, Inhambane
Today you 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 you some flexibility to adapt to the weather.
Day 10, Inhambane to Vilanculos
This morning you 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 you will travel north to your next stop at Vilanculos.
Day 11, Bazaruto
Islands of the Bazaruto Archipelago, one of the largest Marine reserves in Southern Africa.
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. You'll return in the afternoon and enjoy a well-earned night of rest.
Day 12, Bazaruto to Xai Xai District
Well reseted, we'll set a course for the Xai-Xai district, arriving in the ate afternoon - you have time to walk on the beach or a sundowner to bid farewell to the Indian Ocean and the pristine beaches of Mozambique.
Day 13, Xai Xai District to Malelane
Early risers can enjoy the sunrise on the beach this morning before you depart today. We pass through Maputo and continue to the border, returning to South Africa and your final night near the town Malelane.
Day 14, Malelane to Johannesburg
Your final road trip takes you back to Johannesburg as you reflect on the wildlife and beaches that have filled your days.
All travellers are invited to join us for a traditional meal tonight, this can be booked with your guide on the day before arrival.
Many great tales are shared and tonight presents an opportunity to join fellow travellers in celebrating the many wonders of African travel. Your tour ends upon arrival at Belvedere Estate.
Meals included in your tour cost
13 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 12 Dinners
Highlights included in your tour cost
Gorgeous Bazaruto Archipelago Tropical Mozambique waters White sand beaches Glorious coral reefs and fishlife
View the Big 5 in their own environment World Famous Kruger National Park
Old European settlement Colorful history Vibrant trading center Portuguese influence Warm tropical water
This tour goes through: Kruger National Park, Inhambane, Bazaruto & 5 other destination(s) in Africa.TOUR DETAIL
Crew: 2 crew (including cook)
Vehicle: Overland Truck
Other: Sleeping mat included
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— Anne B (27) from Ireland
The trip was great! A very relaxed ride in a mokoro, followed by camping in the Okavango Delta and watching the animals on the islands was awesome!
— Michael & Silke from Germany
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— JoJo E (61) from Switzerland
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— John E from Canada
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