14 day Kruger and Mozambique Overland

From R 26950

DURATION:

14 DAYS

STARTING POINT:

JOHANNESBURG

ENDING POINT:

JOHANNESBURG

TOUR TYPE:

Overland Tour

TOUR CODE:

ANOMO14

14 day Mozambique Overland Tour

The perfect way to experience the beautiful beaches of Mozambique and also get in some great wildlife sightings in Kruger National Park.

Starting in South Africa and heading straight to the famous Kruger National park in search of the big 5 before heading down to Swaziland. From Swaziland you will make your over to Mozambique’s capital of Maputo, where you will start heading North up to the Inhambane are and Vilanculos. Both famous for their white sandy beaches and amazing snorkeling. Finally making your way back into South Africa and heading back to Joburg where your tour ends.

This adventure overland and African budget safari combination is the perfect way to experience the best of both worlds.

14 day Kruger and Mozambique Overland

Day 1 – Johannesburg – Hlane Game Reserve, Eswatini

We depart Johannesburg and travel through scenic Mpumalanga until we reach Eswatini. Crossing into the country we enter Hlane Royal NP, home to numerous animal species and diverse birdlife. The 30,000 hectare Nature Reserve has a wide variety of optional activities available.

Accommodation: Hlane game reserve www.biggameparks.org/hlane
Accommodated: Permanent tent with en-suite bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Johannesburg to Eswatini
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 – Eswatini

Our stay in Eswatini presents us with an opportunity to enjoy a morning game drive in Hlane Game Reserve, after which we depart Hlane and head to another great reserve of Eswatini, Mlilwane.

Accommodation: Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary http://biggameparks.org/properties/mlilwane-wildlife-sanctuary
Accommodated: Two per hut with en-suite bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Rhino Game Drive in Hlane Game Reserve

Day 3 – Eswatini

An interwoven network of 9 trails traverse Mlilwane and this morning you will have the opportunity to explore these trails with your guide.  After enjoying lunch the afternoon will be spent at leisure.  Mlilwane offers an array of activities and adventures in the Ezulwini Valley.

Accommodation Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary http://biggameparks.org/properties/mlilwane-wildlife-sanctuary
Accommodated: Two per hut with en-suite bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Morning walk with your guide
Optional Activity: Consult your overland guide 

Day 4 – 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. 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.

Accommodation: Southern Sun Maputo www.tsogosunhotels.com/hotels/maputo/     
Accommodated: Two per room with en-suite bathroom

Route: Eswatini to Maputo
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Maputo Walking Tour

Day 5 – 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.

Accommodation Bay View Lodge http://www.bayviewlodgemoz.com
Accommodated: Two per room with en-suite bathroom
Camping: Two per room with shared ablutions (Group House)
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Maputo to Inhambane
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 – 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.

Accommodation Bay View Lodge http://www.bayviewlodgemoz.com
Accommodated: Two per room with en-suite bathroom
Camping: Two per room with shared ablutions (Group House)
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activities: Ocean Safaris, Quad Biking, Scuba Diving, Snorkelling and more

Day 7 – 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.

Accommodation Bay View Lodge http://www.bayviewlodgemoz.com
Accommodated: Two per room with en-suite bathroom
Camping: Two per room with shared ablutions (Group House)
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Visit to Tofo
Optional Activity: Ocean Safaris, Quad Biking, Scuba Diving, Snorkelling and more

Day 8 – 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.  This 11th century city is surrounded by magnificent beaches and numerous coconut palms.  This city was also well known as a major centre for ivory trade, as well as for whaling.  After spending time in Inhambane, we travel north to our next stop at Vilanculos.

Accommodation: Sailaway Safaris www.sailaway.co.za
Accommodated: Two per room with en-suite bathroom
Camping: Campsite with shared ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Inhambane to Vilanculos
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Explore Inhambane on foot (self-guided walk)

Day 9 – Bazaruto Archipelago Excursion

We set sail on a traditional dhow this morning and head towards the islands of the Bazaruto Archipelago. Our destination is one of the largest Marine reserves in Southern Africa. Today is spent exploring the islands, snorkelling and enjoying the beaches of this paradise. Be sure to keep your sunblock handy.

Accommodation Sailaway Safaris www.sailaway.co.za/
Accommodated: Two per room with en-suite bathroom
Camping: Campsite with shared ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Bazaruto Island day excursion (full day)

Day 10 – Xai Xai District

Well rested, we set off for the Xai-Xai district. Arriving in the late afternoon we have time for a walk on the beach or a sundowner to bid our farewells to the Indian Ocean and the pristine beaches of Mozambique.

Accommodation Sunset Beach Lodge – www.sunsetbeachlodge.com
Accommodated: Two per room with en-suite bathroom
Camping: Shared ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Vilanculos to Xai Xai District
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 – Mozambique to Kruger National Park, South Africa

Shaking the sand from our shoes, we pack up and depart Mozambique for the sounds of the bush.

Accommodation Nkambeni Reserve: www.nkambeni.com
Accommodated: Permanent tent with en-suite bathroom
Camping: Campsite with shared ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Xai Xai to Kruger National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 – Kruger National Park

Rising early this morning we enter the Kruger National Park to do a full-day of game viewing. The abundance of wildlife allows us opportunities of excellent sightings. Kruger is also home to all of Africa’s Big-5. The game drive offers the excitement of experiencing the park from an open-sided 4×4 vehicle. Returning to camp this afternoon, there will be an opportunity to embark on an optional sundowner drive. Booking is essential and your guide can assist with this.

Accommodation Nkambeni Reserve www.nkambeni.com
Accommodated: Permanent tent with en-suite bathroom
Camping: Campsite with shared ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Kruger Park Full-Day Game Drive in 4×4 Vehicles

Day 13 – Panorama Route

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. This evening there is an opportunity for the optional Sundowner Drive.

Accommodation Nkambeni Reserve www.nkambeni.com
Accommodated: Two per hut with en-suite bathroom
Camping: Campsite with shared ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Three Rondavels and God’s Window

Day 14 – Johannesburg

Our final road trip takes us back to Johannesburg as we reflect on the wildlife and beaches that have filled our days. We arrive at Belvedere Estate in the late afternoon and 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 is for celebrating the many wonders of African travel.

Accommodation: Of your own arrange ment Post tour accommodation can be booked through your agent.

Route: Kruger Park to Midrand
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Optional Activity: Traditional meal at Belvedere Estate

Camping – R26950

Camping Single Supplement – R1750

Accommodated – R33250

Accommodated Single Supplement - R3000

Includes:

  • All meals as per itinerary which are prepared and served at the truck
  • Accommodation
  • Qualified crew
  • Filtered water
  • Transport in the truck
  • Included highlights as per the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to National Parks.

    Excludes:

  • Items of a personal nature (snacks, alcohol, soft drinks, tips)
  • Entrance fees (associated with optional activities)
  • Optional activities
  • Souvenirs
  • Please note that maps shown are a rough guide. Exact locations and routes might differ slightly to what is shown. Please refer to the tour itinerary for a more precise route.

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    14 day Kruger and Mozambique Overland

    R26,950.00

    The perfect way to experience the beautiful beaches of Mozambique and also get in some great wildlife sightings in Kruger National Park.

    Starting in South Africa and heading straight to the famous Kruger National park in search of the big 5 before heading down to Swaziland. From Swaziland you will make your over to Mozambique’s capital of Maputo, where you will start heading North up to the Inhambane are and Vilanculos. Both famous for their white sandy beaches and amazing snorkeling. Finally making your way back into South Africa and heading back to Joburg where your tour ends.

    This adventure overland and African budget safari combination is the perfect way to experience the best of both worlds.

    Description

    Day 1 – Johannesburg – Hlane Game Reserve, Eswatini

    We depart Johannesburg and travel through scenic Mpumalanga until we reach Eswatini. Crossing into the country we enter Hlane Royal NP, home to numerous animal species and diverse birdlife. The 30,000 hectare Nature Reserve has a wide variety of optional activities available.

    Accommodation: Hlane game reserve www.biggameparks.org/hlane
    Accommodated: Permanent tent with en-suite bathroom
    Camping: Campsite with Shared ablutions
    Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

    Route: Johannesburg to Eswatini
    Meals: Lunch, Dinner

    Day 2 – Eswatini

    Our stay in Eswatini presents us with an opportunity to enjoy a morning game drive in Hlane Game Reserve, after which we depart Hlane and head to another great reserve of Eswatini, Mlilwane.

    Accommodation: Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary http://biggameparks.org/properties/mlilwane-wildlife-sanctuary
    Accommodated: Two per hut with en-suite bathroom
    Camping: Campsite with Shared ablutions
    Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Included Highlight: Rhino Game Drive in Hlane Game Reserve

    Day 3 – Eswatini

    An interwoven network of 9 trails traverse Mlilwane and this morning you will have the opportunity to explore these trails with your guide.  After enjoying lunch the afternoon will be spent at leisure.  Mlilwane offers an array of activities and adventures in the Ezulwini Valley.

    Accommodation Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary http://biggameparks.org/properties/mlilwane-wildlife-sanctuary
    Accommodated: Two per hut with en-suite bathroom
    Camping: Campsite with Shared ablutions
    Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Included Highlight: Morning walk with your guide
    Optional Activity: Consult your overland guide 

    Day 4 – 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. 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.

    Accommodation: Southern Sun Maputo www.tsogosunhotels.com/hotels/maputo/     
    Accommodated: Two per room with en-suite bathroom

    Route: Eswatini to Maputo
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Included Highlight: Maputo Walking Tour

    Day 5 – 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.

    Accommodation Bay View Lodge http://www.bayviewlodgemoz.com
    Accommodated: Two per room with en-suite bathroom
    Camping: Two per room with shared ablutions (Group House)
    Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

    Route: Maputo to Inhambane
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 6 – 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.

    Accommodation Bay View Lodge http://www.bayviewlodgemoz.com
    Accommodated: Two per room with en-suite bathroom
    Camping: Two per room with shared ablutions (Group House)
    Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Optional Activities: Ocean Safaris, Quad Biking, Scuba Diving, Snorkelling and more

    Day 7 – 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.

    Accommodation Bay View Lodge http://www.bayviewlodgemoz.com
    Accommodated: Two per room with en-suite bathroom
    Camping: Two per room with shared ablutions (Group House)
    Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Included Highlight: Visit to Tofo
    Optional Activity: Ocean Safaris, Quad Biking, Scuba Diving, Snorkelling and more

    Day 8 – 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.  This 11th century city is surrounded by magnificent beaches and numerous coconut palms.  This city was also well known as a major centre for ivory trade, as well as for whaling.  After spending time in Inhambane, we travel north to our next stop at Vilanculos.

    Accommodation: Sailaway Safaris www.sailaway.co.za
    Accommodated: Two per room with en-suite bathroom
    Camping: Campsite with shared ablutions
    Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

    Route: Inhambane to Vilanculos
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Included Highlight: Explore Inhambane on foot (self-guided walk)

    Day 9 – Bazaruto Archipelago Excursion

    We set sail on a traditional dhow this morning and head towards the islands of the Bazaruto Archipelago. Our destination is one of the largest Marine reserves in Southern Africa. Today is spent exploring the islands, snorkelling and enjoying the beaches of this paradise. Be sure to keep your sunblock handy.

    Accommodation Sailaway Safaris www.sailaway.co.za/
    Accommodated: Two per room with en-suite bathroom
    Camping: Campsite with shared ablutions
    Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Included Highlight: Bazaruto Island day excursion (full day)

    Day 10 – Xai Xai District

    Well rested, we set off for the Xai-Xai district. Arriving in the late afternoon we have time for a walk on the beach or a sundowner to bid our farewells to the Indian Ocean and the pristine beaches of Mozambique.

    Accommodation Sunset Beach Lodge – www.sunsetbeachlodge.com
    Accommodated: Two per room with en-suite bathroom
    Camping: Shared ablutions
    Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

    Route: Vilanculos to Xai Xai District
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 11 – Mozambique to Kruger National Park, South Africa

    Shaking the sand from our shoes, we pack up and depart Mozambique for the sounds of the bush.

    Accommodation Nkambeni Reserve: www.nkambeni.com
    Accommodated: Permanent tent with en-suite bathroom
    Camping: Campsite with shared ablutions
    Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

    Route: Xai Xai to Kruger National Park
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 12 – Kruger National Park

    Rising early this morning we enter the Kruger National Park to do a full-day of game viewing. The abundance of wildlife allows us opportunities of excellent sightings. Kruger is also home to all of Africa’s Big-5. The game drive offers the excitement of experiencing the park from an open-sided 4×4 vehicle. Returning to camp this afternoon, there will be an opportunity to embark on an optional sundowner drive. Booking is essential and your guide can assist with this.

    Accommodation Nkambeni Reserve www.nkambeni.com
    Accommodated: Permanent tent with en-suite bathroom
    Camping: Campsite with shared ablutions
    Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Included Highlight: Kruger Park Full-Day Game Drive in 4×4 Vehicles

    Day 13 – Panorama Route

    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. This evening there is an opportunity for the optional Sundowner Drive.

    Accommodation Nkambeni Reserve www.nkambeni.com
    Accommodated: Two per hut with en-suite bathroom
    Camping: Campsite with shared ablutions
    Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Included Highlight: Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Three Rondavels and God’s Window

    Day 14 – Johannesburg

    Our final road trip takes us back to Johannesburg as we reflect on the wildlife and beaches that have filled our days. We arrive at Belvedere Estate in the late afternoon and 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 is for celebrating the many wonders of African travel.

    Accommodation: Of your own arrange ment Post tour accommodation can be booked through your agent.

    Route: Kruger Park to Midrand
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    Optional Activity: Traditional meal at Belvedere Estate

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