14 Day Kruger, Mozambique & Swaziland

From R 30285

DURATION:

14 DAYS

STARTING POINT:

JOHANNESBURG

ENDING POINT:

JOHANNESBURG

TOUR TYPE:

Overland Tour

TOUR CODE:

AAOKMS14

mozambique boats

This amazing 14-day tour brings you to the most beautiful beaches of Mozambique and to the flagship National Parks of Swaziland and South Africa.

Your tour starts in Johannesburg, from where you will travel to Swaziland to overnight either in Hlane Royal National Park or Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary. The next day you will enjoy a traditional Swaziland cultural experience and there is an option for a game drive. On the third day, the tour continues to Mozambique where you will visit the best beaches for the next few days.

On day 11 you will head back to South Africa to explore the amazing Kruger National Park where you will have the opportunity to spot the big 5! On your way back to Johannesburg you will be blown away by the breath taking Panorama Route.

14 Day Kruger, Mozambique & Swaziland

Day 1: Swaziland

Departing early from Johannesburg, we head towards the incredible Lubombo mountains, to overnight either in Hlane Royal National Park, or Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary.
Encompassing an area of 22,000 hectares, Hlane Royal National Park is home to lion, elephant, white rhino, giraffe and many other species; including the most concentrated population of nesting white backed vultures in Africa. The word Hlane means “wilderness” in the local language siSwati, and the rugged natural surrounds are beautiful and unique.
Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary is Swaziland’s pioneer conservation area. Once a farm, Mlilwane was proclaimed as a reserve in 1961. Although it is modestly sized at 4,560 hectares, it is Swaziland’s most popular eco-destination for its outstanding diversity of species, which can be enjoyed in safety because of the relative lack of predators within the sanctuary.
You have the option today of a sunset game drive at Hlane or Mlilwane, dependent on place of stay.

**Today we cross a border so please have your passport ready**

Optional activity: Game drive, Hlane / Mlilwane
Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Swaziland

Today we will enjoy a traditional Swaziland cultural experience performed by skilled dancers. You may well be invited to participate!
A game drive or guided walk can be taken at Hlane or Mlilwane, dependent on place of stay.

Included activity: Cultural experience
Optional activities: Game drive, Hlane / Mlilwane, Swazi candle factory – Mlilwane only
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Swaziland and Mozambique

This morning after an optional game drive in Hlane (subject to availability), we will cross the border into Mozambique.
Our accommodation for the night is at Macaneta, a small island of sorts, separated from the mainland of Mozambique by a channel. Previously only accessible by ferry, the island is now accessible via a bridge. Away from the hustle and bustle of the capital city Maputo, this is a nice location and a good relaxing start to your holiday.

**Today we cross a border so please have your passport ready**

Optional activity: Morning game drive – Hlane
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Barra Beach-Inhambane

Departure today is early as we have a long distance to cover. Our destination is the postcard-perfect Barra beach, with its azure sea and white sandy beaches. The diving here is spectacular; if you are a diver, arrangements will need to be made for days 6 and 7.

Tonight we enjoy a traditional Mozambican Portuguese-style dinner.
Included activity: Traditional Mozambican Portuguese-style dinner
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: Barra Beach-Inhambane

Today is ours to enjoy the ocean safari (kitty activity), which offers an excellent chance to see a wide variety of marine life in the area. Barra is home to one of the world’s largest whale shark populations – in the summer months sightings are more likely, and groups of up to 30 sharks are sometimes seen! The magnificent manta ray, and pods of playful dolphins are also on the list of possibilities.

Kitty activity: Ocean safari
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Barra Beach-Inhambane / Tofo

The entire day is yours to enjoy at leisure – this is a day on which dives can be taken for those who are suitably qualified. In the afternoon you can join us for a visit to the bright and colourful craft markets at Tofo, where the locals will be happy to negotiate a fair price with you.

Included activity: Visit to Tofo
Optional activities: Diving, snorkelling, quad biking, horse riding, surfing, craft market visit
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7: Barra Beach-Inhambane

A final day for you to laze around soaking up the sun on the beautiful Barra beach, or to enjoy one of the many optional activities on offer, whether quad biking, diving, snorkelling, horse riding or surfing in nearby Tofo.

Optional activities: Diving, snorkelling, quad biking, horse riding, surfing, craft market visit.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8: Vilankulo

Vilankulo is a coastal town in the Vilanculos district of Inhambane. The town is named after local tribal chief Gamala Vilankulo Mukoke, and some of the locals are named after his sons.
After a short tour of Inhambane, a very interesting town, we will head north to Vilanculos; a highly sought-after destination.
From here we are ideally positioned to explore the Bazaruto Archipelago. Snorkelling the reef gives a glimpse into the richness of the Indian Ocean, and the spectacular sea life to be found here. After settling in to our accommodation, we will receive information about the Bazaruto island hopping excursion taking place tomorrow.

Included activity: Inhambane walking tour
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Bazaruto Excursion

Bazaruto Island falls within the Bazaruto National Park, one of largest marine parks in Southern Africa and an absolute wealth of sea life. Clear, turquoise waters make for clear views of the brightly coloured fish that frequent the reefs.
There are five main islands in the archipelago and we will visit one of them on the full day boat ride (kitty activity). Snorkelling will be done on one of the beautiful reefs, and the boat crew will cook a lovely local lunch for you.

Kitty activity: Bazaruto Archipelago day tour
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Praia de Chizavane (Xai Xai)

Our location for tonight is situated on a white sandy beach, 40 kms north of the small town of Xai Xai. Your last evening on the beach can be spent swimming, snorkelling, exploring the nearby rock pools or keeping an eye out for humpback whales, which frequent the area between May and November.
Or, simply sit around enjoying some sundowner drinks at the bar, gazing out over the sea.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Kruger National Park area

Today is a long drive day and we will start out early.
After crossing the border, we will head north towards Kruger National Park; home to an amazing 147 mammal species including the ‘Big Five’; leopard, lion, rhinoceros, buffalo and elephant, along with 114 reptile and 502 bird species.
We will be on the lookout for wildlife en route to our camp. Located just outside the Numbi gates of Kruger Park-proper, Nkambeni forms part of the greater Kruger Park. The animals are free to wander across the boundaries, and all manner of wildlife can be seen.
After settling in you will have a chance to relax before taking an optional sundowner game drive with an experienced guide. This drive lasts 3 hours, giving you the opportunity to see plenty of wildlife. On your return your guide will have dinner ready for you.

**Today we cross a border so please have your passport ready**

Optional activity: Sundowner game drive, Kruger National Park
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Kruger National Park area

The day starts early with a full day open vehicle game drive in Kruger National Park (kitty activity). For this you will be accompanied by an experienced guide who specialises in the area. You will stop off at one of the park’s main camps for lunch (own account), before making your way to our second base camp.
For those who do not take this option, a game drive will be done in the mini bus.
A second optional sundowner game drive can be arranged for you should you wish.

Kitty activity: Full day 4×4 game drive, Kruger National Park
Optional activity: Sundowner game drive, Kruger National Park
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 13: Panorama Route

This morning there is one last chance to take an optional game drive, at sunrise, in Kruger National Park.
Afterwards we head for the spectacular Panorama Route, stopping to view Graskop, God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, and the Three Rondavels before finally reaching Blyde River Canyon. Tonight we will stay at Forever Resorts Blyde River, a truly stunning location. For dinner we will enjoy a farewell braai.

Included activities: Panorama Route: Graskop, God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Three Rondavels, Blyde River Canyon
Optional activity: Sunrise game drive, Kruger National Park
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 14: Johannesburg

Today we will head to our final destination, Johannesburg. We will arrive back at approximately 4pm.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour price: Accommodated – R30285
Single room supplement – R4,550
Activity kitty (Optional) - R4,550

Includes:

13 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 13 dinners (Please note: unless otherwise specified, meals will be prepared by the crew and group), Hlane Royal National Park OR Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Cultural experience, Swaziland, Inhambane tour, including entry to museum, A traditional Mozambican Portuguese-style dinner in Barra, Greater Kruger National Park, Panorama Route – Three Rondavels, Blyde River Canyon, Bourke’s Potholes, God’s Window, and Graskop.

Excludes:

International flights, Airport departure taxes, Departure transfer, Visas, Meals unless otherwise stated, Travel insurance: mandatory, Tips

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, Mozambique & Swaziland

R30,285.00

This amazing 14-day tour brings you to the most beautiful beaches of Mozambique and to the flagship National Parks of Swaziland and South Africa.

Your tour starts in Johannesburg, from where you will travel to Swaziland to overnight either in Hlane Royal National Park or Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary. The next day you will enjoy a traditional Swaziland cultural experience and there is an option for a game drive. On the third day, the tour continues to Mozambique where you will visit the best beaches for the next few days.

On day 11 you will head back to South Africa to explore the amazing Kruger National Park where you will have the opportunity to spot the big 5! On your way back to Johannesburg you will be blown away by the breath taking Panorama Route.

Description

Day 1: Swaziland

Departing early from Johannesburg, we head towards the incredible Lubombo mountains, to overnight either in Hlane Royal National Park, or Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary.
Encompassing an area of 22,000 hectares, Hlane Royal National Park is home to lion, elephant, white rhino, giraffe and many other species; including the most concentrated population of nesting white backed vultures in Africa. The word Hlane means “wilderness” in the local language siSwati, and the rugged natural surrounds are beautiful and unique.
Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary is Swaziland’s pioneer conservation area. Once a farm, Mlilwane was proclaimed as a reserve in 1961. Although it is modestly sized at 4,560 hectares, it is Swaziland’s most popular eco-destination for its outstanding diversity of species, which can be enjoyed in safety because of the relative lack of predators within the sanctuary.
You have the option today of a sunset game drive at Hlane or Mlilwane, dependent on place of stay.

**Today we cross a border so please have your passport ready**

Optional activity: Game drive, Hlane / Mlilwane
Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Swaziland

Today we will enjoy a traditional Swaziland cultural experience performed by skilled dancers. You may well be invited to participate!
A game drive or guided walk can be taken at Hlane or Mlilwane, dependent on place of stay.

Included activity: Cultural experience
Optional activities: Game drive, Hlane / Mlilwane, Swazi candle factory – Mlilwane only
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Swaziland and Mozambique

This morning after an optional game drive in Hlane (subject to availability), we will cross the border into Mozambique.
Our accommodation for the night is at Macaneta, a small island of sorts, separated from the mainland of Mozambique by a channel. Previously only accessible by ferry, the island is now accessible via a bridge. Away from the hustle and bustle of the capital city Maputo, this is a nice location and a good relaxing start to your holiday.

**Today we cross a border so please have your passport ready**

Optional activity: Morning game drive – Hlane
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Barra Beach-Inhambane

Departure today is early as we have a long distance to cover. Our destination is the postcard-perfect Barra beach, with its azure sea and white sandy beaches. The diving here is spectacular; if you are a diver, arrangements will need to be made for days 6 and 7.

Tonight we enjoy a traditional Mozambican Portuguese-style dinner.
Included activity: Traditional Mozambican Portuguese-style dinner
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: Barra Beach-Inhambane

Today is ours to enjoy the ocean safari (kitty activity), which offers an excellent chance to see a wide variety of marine life in the area. Barra is home to one of the world’s largest whale shark populations – in the summer months sightings are more likely, and groups of up to 30 sharks are sometimes seen! The magnificent manta ray, and pods of playful dolphins are also on the list of possibilities.

Kitty activity: Ocean safari
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Barra Beach-Inhambane / Tofo

The entire day is yours to enjoy at leisure – this is a day on which dives can be taken for those who are suitably qualified. In the afternoon you can join us for a visit to the bright and colourful craft markets at Tofo, where the locals will be happy to negotiate a fair price with you.

Included activity: Visit to Tofo
Optional activities: Diving, snorkelling, quad biking, horse riding, surfing, craft market visit
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7: Barra Beach-Inhambane

A final day for you to laze around soaking up the sun on the beautiful Barra beach, or to enjoy one of the many optional activities on offer, whether quad biking, diving, snorkelling, horse riding or surfing in nearby Tofo.

Optional activities: Diving, snorkelling, quad biking, horse riding, surfing, craft market visit.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8: Vilankulo

Vilankulo is a coastal town in the Vilanculos district of Inhambane. The town is named after local tribal chief Gamala Vilankulo Mukoke, and some of the locals are named after his sons.
After a short tour of Inhambane, a very interesting town, we will head north to Vilanculos; a highly sought-after destination.
From here we are ideally positioned to explore the Bazaruto Archipelago. Snorkelling the reef gives a glimpse into the richness of the Indian Ocean, and the spectacular sea life to be found here. After settling in to our accommodation, we will receive information about the Bazaruto island hopping excursion taking place tomorrow.

Included activity: Inhambane walking tour
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Bazaruto Excursion

Bazaruto Island falls within the Bazaruto National Park, one of largest marine parks in Southern Africa and an absolute wealth of sea life. Clear, turquoise waters make for clear views of the brightly coloured fish that frequent the reefs.
There are five main islands in the archipelago and we will visit one of them on the full day boat ride (kitty activity). Snorkelling will be done on one of the beautiful reefs, and the boat crew will cook a lovely local lunch for you.

Kitty activity: Bazaruto Archipelago day tour
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Praia de Chizavane (Xai Xai)

Our location for tonight is situated on a white sandy beach, 40 kms north of the small town of Xai Xai. Your last evening on the beach can be spent swimming, snorkelling, exploring the nearby rock pools or keeping an eye out for humpback whales, which frequent the area between May and November.
Or, simply sit around enjoying some sundowner drinks at the bar, gazing out over the sea.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Kruger National Park area

Today is a long drive day and we will start out early.
After crossing the border, we will head north towards Kruger National Park; home to an amazing 147 mammal species including the ‘Big Five’; leopard, lion, rhinoceros, buffalo and elephant, along with 114 reptile and 502 bird species.
We will be on the lookout for wildlife en route to our camp. Located just outside the Numbi gates of Kruger Park-proper, Nkambeni forms part of the greater Kruger Park. The animals are free to wander across the boundaries, and all manner of wildlife can be seen.
After settling in you will have a chance to relax before taking an optional sundowner game drive with an experienced guide. This drive lasts 3 hours, giving you the opportunity to see plenty of wildlife. On your return your guide will have dinner ready for you.

**Today we cross a border so please have your passport ready**

Optional activity: Sundowner game drive, Kruger National Park
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Kruger National Park area

The day starts early with a full day open vehicle game drive in Kruger National Park (kitty activity). For this you will be accompanied by an experienced guide who specialises in the area. You will stop off at one of the park’s main camps for lunch (own account), before making your way to our second base camp.
For those who do not take this option, a game drive will be done in the mini bus.
A second optional sundowner game drive can be arranged for you should you wish.

Kitty activity: Full day 4×4 game drive, Kruger National Park
Optional activity: Sundowner game drive, Kruger National Park
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 13: Panorama Route

This morning there is one last chance to take an optional game drive, at sunrise, in Kruger National Park.
Afterwards we head for the spectacular Panorama Route, stopping to view Graskop, God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, and the Three Rondavels before finally reaching Blyde River Canyon. Tonight we will stay at Forever Resorts Blyde River, a truly stunning location. For dinner we will enjoy a farewell braai.

Included activities: Panorama Route: Graskop, God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Three Rondavels, Blyde River Canyon
Optional activity: Sunrise game drive, Kruger National Park
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 14: Johannesburg

Today we will head to our final destination, Johannesburg. We will arrive back at approximately 4pm.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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