1. Day: Johannesburg - Blyde River Canyon
After your arrival in Johannesburg you are welcomed by your tour guide and brought to your vehicle. The tour starts with a 4 hours drive to the mighty Blyde River Canyon, the deepest canyon in South Africa. You spend your first night at Hannah Lodge in Ohrigstad. You are brought to your room and sthen start a little tour through the property with its wonderful views and the chance to see the first animals. The Hannah Lodge is located in a private reserve near the Blyde River Canyon. In the reserve you will amongst others find buffalos and antelopes and with a little bit of luck even leopards. After dinner you enjoy your first night in South Africa.
2. Day: Blyde River Canyon - Kruger National Park
You start your first complete day in South Africa after breakfast with a guided tour around the Blyde River Canyon where you visit lots of waterfalls lookout points. Little walks of up to 20 minutes bring you to the most beautiful places of the canyon. In the little village Pilgrims Nest you have the possibility to have lunch in a little restaurant. In the late afternoon you continue to Kruger National Park. The park is world famous for its diversified flora and fauna. You have good chances to see the Big Five as well as many other animals. You spend the next two nights in a private bush camp, the Sefapane Kruger Lodge, a nice lodge in a private reserve, located one kilometre away from the park entrance. You enjoy dinner at the lodge.
3. Day: Kruger National Park
Getting up early is the best way to discover animals so you start early with your first game drive in the park. Breakfast is served as a picnic at a lookout point in the park, so will be lunch. Today you spend 8-10 hours in your open safari vehicle with a private guide and look out for the Big Five and of course the other animals of the park. After an exciting day you are brought back to your lodge where you enjoy dinner.
4. Day: Kruger National Park - Limpopo National Park
Today you again get up early and continue your tour directly after breakfast through Kruger National Park and on to Mozambique. You cross border at the Giryondo border post, until then you enjoy the drive through the park and watch out for animals. In the afternoon you reach Machampane Wilderness Camp where you will start a short safari walk in the park. The experienced guides are used to living in the bush and will give you totally new information on the nature around you. The Machampane is a simple but charming bush camp, located ideally at a water hole. IMPORTANT: Please apply for your visa to Mozambique before your arrival at the Embassy of Mozambique in your home country.
5. Day: Limpopo National Park
An early breakfast with coffee, tea and cookies gives you the power for your first guided hike through Limpopo National Park in the morning. Enjoy the beauty of the park and listen to the stories and explanations of your experienced guides. After your return to the camp a nice and huge breakfast awaits you. Afterwards you spend some free time at the camp. In the afternoon a second hike is offered where you will learn lots of interesting things about the flora and fauna of the park - the ideal tour for bird and insect enthusiasts. Dinner is served at the campfire.
6. & 7. Day: Limpopo National Park - Chiduenguele
After breakfast and on your way to the coast you pass amongst others the Massingir dam as well as little villages in the inland. The drives takes about six hours and you will have a picnis during a stop. In the afternoon you reach Naara Eco Lodge in Chidenguele. Your English speaking Mozambican guide is waiting for you in Maputo and will accompany you for the rest of the tour.
The Naara Eco Lodge is located at the shore of the pictorial Nahmbavale Lake that lies about 10 minutes away from Chidenguele beach. Solid luxurious tents with double bed and indoor and outdoor shower offer fantastic sunsets and sunrises.
Two days of relexation are waiting for your. A kayak tour is optionally included in the program as well as visits in villages, massages or horseriding at the beach. You can book these activities on arrival. You can enjoy lunch and dinner at the restaurant of the lodge.
8. - 10. Day: Chiduenguele - Vilanculos
You continue north to Vilanculas, the pearl of the South Coast and the gate to Bazaruto Archipelago. After a drive of about 5-6 hours you arrive at Vilas do Indico where a room with sea view is already waiting for you. You spend three nights at this wonderful resort outside of Vilanculos. On one day, an excursion with a traditional dhow to Bazaruto Archipelago is planned. There a relaxing picnic on one of the islands is waiting for you after you have explored the islands and went snorkelling through the reefs that are rich of fish. Further acitivities like riding, kite surfing, snorkelling, diving, visits of villages and many more are offered on site. On one day you enjoy an excursion to the village project "Machilla Magic" Here you will learn from the locals how artwork is designed and have the possibilty to build your own souvenir. Of course you can also buy some souvenirs for the people at home. The rest of the time you can relax at the pool or at the beach, the long and white beach invites for walks. Lunch and dinner is offered at Vilas do Indico, for example enjoy the delicious fresh seafood and fish.
11. - 13.Day: Vilanculos - Tofo Beach
Today you drive south, and after breakfast you start your tour towards the pictorial fishing village Tofo which you will reach after a 4 hours drive. You spend three nights at Corasiida Guesthouse or another 3-star accommodation at the beach including breakfast.
Corasiida is located directly at the beach near the centre of the village and the market with many restaurants. Discover the village on your own and by foot so that you receive a personal insight in the life going on, during day and at night. A special highlight is the planned ocean safari that you will enjoy on one day. With a rubber boat you drive over the ocean and look out for mantas, dolphines and whale sharks. With a little bit of luck you have the opportunity to swim and snorkel with this great and mighty animals. From July to October also the humpback whales are swimming in front of the coast, you will also be able to watch these during your ocean safari.
But also the culture shouldn't be missed out and so we have additionally planned a 2 hours tour through the province capital Inhambane. Discover the picturesque Old Town with your guide and enjoy the life of the city and the market first-hand. A visit at a village and a tour through the mangroves as well as a lunch in a little village are planned for your second day. Many other activities like riding, quad tours, diving or kite surfing are optional. The numerous rstaurants in Tofo will no desire left unfulfilled, and your guide will be happy to lead you to the best around.
14 & 15 Day: Tofo Beach - Maputo
Your tour is coming to an end. After a 6 hours drive you reach the pulsating capital Maputo. The Palmeiras Guesthouse is located in the middle of the city.
You make your first discoveries in the afternoon at "Nucleo de Arte", a little alternative art workshop in the city and also in the evening during your way to the restaurant through the city where your guide will lead you. On your next day a whole day guided city tour is planned where you will discover the architectural and cultural highlights of the capital. Your guide is a local architect student who will be happy to answer all your questions and lead you to insider tips of the city. On your last evening we will invite you to a nice local restaurant where you can end the tour on a cozy note.
16 Day: Maputo - Airport
You are brought back to the airport just in time for your return flight. We hope you enjoyed your time and will be glad to welcome you back again here soon.
Dates of departure: flexible
Group size Minimum: 4 persons
Handicapped accessible: This journey can be carried out handicapped accessible on request.
Travel guide: English
Type of travel: Small group safari, individual tour
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This exemplary itinerary can individually be amended to your wishes. Of course, also other accommodations are possible. The exemplary route can be individually changed. We can for example shorten or lengthen the route, include additional stops, mix lodges etc.
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