Mozambique, Kruger & Swazi Discoverer
Want to tell a better travel story at your next dinner party? Tell -em about the time you went to southeast Africa. Nature is front-and-centre on this 13-day trip across three countries South Africa, Swaziland, and Mozambique with plenty of time devoted to the region's amazing national parks and spotless beaches. Wander around the Portuguese-influenced cities of Mozambique, take a traditional dhow safari boat around Bazaruto National Park, track the Big Five in Kruger National Park, and drive the legendary Panorama Route to Johannesburg. Your stories are improving already.
Search for the Big Five on breathtaking wildlife safari drives, enjoy a dhow safari in Bazaruto National Park, indulge in mouth-watering seafood, snorkel in the turquoise waters off Mozambique, experience the Portuguese flavour of the port towns.
Private bus, dhow, walking.
Hotels (3 nts), chalets/bungalows (7 nts, some multi-share), safari park huts (1 nts), camping (1 nt).
Wildlife walk in Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary. Maputo orientation walk. Inhambane orientation walk. Beach time in Praia do Tofo & Vilanculos. Bazaruto National Park entrance. Traditional dhow (boat) safari. Kruger National Park wildlife safari drive. Panorama Route drive. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Day 1 Johannesburg
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Johannesburg/Mlilwane (1B)
Cross the border to Swaziland and stop at the local markets to find authentic Swazi crafts.
Day 3 Mlilwane/Maputo (1B)
Enjoy an early morning guided walk in Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, before departing for Mozambique.
Day 4 Maputo/Inhambane (1B)
Head to Inhambane as a base for exploring Praia do Tofo. Enjoy a short orientation drive around town before continuing to the beach.
Day 5 Inhambane (1B)
Enjoy free time to laze on the white-sand beach, go swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving and take plenty of time to enjoy the laid back atmosphere.
Day 6 Inhambane/Vilanculos (1B)
A full travel day north ends in Vilanculos, the perfect spot for more beach time.
Day 7 Vilanculos (1B, 1L, 1D)
Enjoy a traditional dhow (boat) safari through Bazaruto National Park and beach camping on the mainland.
Day 8 Vilanculos (1B, 1L)
Head to Bazaruto Island to hike the sand dunes. Visit 2 Mile Reef for another excellent snorkelling opportunity. Enjoy lunch on the island before heading back to mainland Vilanculos for a night in town.
Day 9 Vilanculos/Xai-Xai (1B)
Head to the lodge outside Xai-Xai. Take a walk on the beach, enjoy a local beer at the restaurant, or just relax and take in the beautiful scenery.
Day 10 Xai-Xai (1B)
Visit Xai-Xai town to visit the markets, shops, and restaurants on the Limpopo River. Opt to spend free time in the afternoon on the beach.
Day 11 Xai-Xai/Kruger National Park (1B)
Cross back into South Africa and stay in Kruger National Park, the most famous wildlife park in the country.
Day 12 Kruger National Park/Manyeleti (1B, 1D)
Enjoy a full-day wildlife safari drive in Kruger travelling from the camp to Orpen Gate. Spend the evening around the campfire, and enjoy a traditional dinner and local dancing.
Day 13 Manyeleti/Johannesburg (1B)
Travel from the Kruger area back to Johannesburg where the tour ends on arrival.