16 Day Mozambique Explore

Dates

Code Start End
ME 1 06 Apr 2018 21 Apr 2018
ME 2 27 Apr 2018 12 May 2018
ME 3 17 Aug 2018 01 Sep 2018
ME 4 07 Sep 2018 22 Sep 2018

Client involvement:

The degree of satisfaction and enjoyment you feel at the end of each day and the end of the trip will depend on you and your capacity to enjoy yourself. This capacity, combined with an active and inquiring mind and a willingness to participate, is essential for all our tours. If you wish to be pampered and amused with minimal effort on your part, then our tours are not for you. Participation is essential on all trips and everyone is expected to help with chores to ensure the smooth running of the tour. A degree of flexibility is also essential because of the nature of the parameters in which we have to operate.

 Overview:

Golden Rules for Eco Friendly Diving To make sure that you don't damage anything during your dive, please follow the five “golden rules” listed below. By doing so, you'll be making sure that your presence underwater is as harmless as can be! Keep a low diving profile. Make sure that you have secured all of your diving gear before entering the water. Use an octopus clip and make sure it is secured. This is the best way to make sure that if you do lose anything, it won’t drag against the reef and cause any damage Never touch the coral. It is very fragile and you could well undo centuries of growth with just one clumsy act Don't molest the marine life. You can look, but you can't touch If you see any garbage lying around, do the right thing and pick it up. You can throw it in the garbage bin as soon as you get back on board the boat Lead by example. By doing so, your fellow drivers are going to learn from you the right way to go about things!

Highlights:

  • Kruger National Park
  • Limpopo Trans frontier Park
  • Parque Nacional do Limpopo
  • Banhine National Park
  • Vilanculous
  • Idyllic Bazaruto Archipelago
  • Morrungulo
  • Inhambane
  • Manta Reef
  • Bilene
  • Hlane Royal National Park
  • Mlilwane Nature Reserve
  • Ezulwini Valley

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Kruger National Park, Camping. 450km+/-5.5Hours

We leave Johannesburg at 06:30 and travel to the East and the great Kruger National Park. In the afternoon we arrive at our camp and we build our tents on the first day of our safari. In the evening around the campfire we have the opportunity to get acquainted with our travel companions. (B,D) Lunch own expense.

Day 2: Kruger Park, Camping. 75km+/-Half day.

We start today with a game drive looking for the many animals in the Kruger National Park. Optional is a night drive in an open game drive vehicle. (B,L,D)

Day 3-4: Limpopo Trans frontier Park, Wild camping. 230km+/-3.5Hours

Today we cross the border from the Kruger Park near the border with Mozambique Pafuri post in the north. Our trip goes through the Limpopo Trans frontier Park. Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park straddles the borders of Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe and joins some of the most established wildlife areas in Southern Africa into a huge conservation area of 35 000km² (± the size of the Netherlands). This forms the core of the second-phase Transfrontier conservation area (TFCA), measuring almost 100 000km² - the world's greatest animal kingdom. The larger transfrontier conservation area will include Banhine and Zinave national parks, the Massingir and Corumana areas and interlinking regions in Mozambique, as well as various privately and state-owned conservation areas in South Africa and Zimbabwe bordering on the Transfrontier Park. En-route we make chance to see all sorts of animals and this part of the safari is already a real expedition. We store our camp in the wild in the Parque Nacional do Limpopo for the first night. The second night we sleep under the stars in the Banhine National Park. This will truly be a wild experience's. We will pass all the local villages on our way to the cost. Here you’ll have an opportunity to meet some of the local people. (B,L,D)

Day 5-7 Vilanculous- Banda’s. 250Km, +/-3.5Hours

Today we pass through the many vibrant and bustling villages en route to the north coast. Our next stop is Vilanculos - on the shores of the warm azure Indian Ocean, overlooking the Idyllic Bazaruto Archipelago. We spend two nights here in Casitas, situated literally on the beach. We will enjoy a traditional Dhow trip to the islands and will have the opportunity to snorkel along a reef in this marine reserve (this trip is dependent on weather conditions). One night we will enjoy a meal at a local restaurant. (B, L) One dinner included.

Day 8: Morrungulo, camping.100km+/-2.5Hours

Thousands of coconut palms flanking our way to Inhambane, where we know the colonial Africa. Inhambane is the second oldest European settlement in southern Africa-na-. We visited the historic buildings; the two hundred year old church is worth a visit. On the lively market we enjoy the typical atmosphere of Arab-African Mozambique. After a short drive we arrive then in Morrungulo. (B,L,D)

Day 9: Morrungulo, camping.

In Morrungulo there is free program. The endless stretches of coconut palms  & beaches invites to lazing or water sports. In the clear warm waters of the Indian Ocean may well be dived or snorkeled. Depending on the weather and seasonal whale watching boat trips are also possible. Excursions are for your own account, and local easy booking. (B,L,D)

Day 10-11: Barra & Tofu Inhambane, Banda’s. 120km+/-3Hours

We travel further south, along the Indian Ocean. Our destination is the sheltered bay of Barra and Tofu, with white beaches. The sea live that lie just off the coast are excellent for snorkeling and diving. The call to do things to protect the environment can be heard everywhere we go nowadays. Everyone, it seems, is going green. And that's something we at Bush Whisper Expeditions adhere to as well. Eco friendly diving is our number one aim, we love the ocean and the excitement that its natural beauty offers us, and so we will always strive to protect it. Scuba diving is just about as eco-friendly as you can get from a sport. Even so, there are lots of steps that both we and you can take to keep our oceans clean, protect the coral reefs and all its inhabitants. By learning how to protect this priceless resource we have been given, we can maintain it for future generations, meaning everyone will be able to enjoy the unique pleasures of diving for years and years to come. Manta Reef is particularly spectacular by the manta rays swim around here. At the bar on the beach, they have delicious cold drinks. We stay on the beach at the Mango Beach Lodge. (B,L) Dinner not included.

Day 12: Bilene Mozambique, Banda’s 320km+/-5Hours

After an early morning swim in the clear waters of the inland lake that stretches for 27 km, breakfast is served where after you can relax on the beach at our campsite. The rest of the day you can familiarize yourself with the local fisherman and maybe even go prawning with them. This is an excellent time to immerse yourself in their culture and get to know how the locals live. There is a local market where you can find an assortment of curious and a walk through of the town is a must. Your guide will organize a trip across the lake and take you to one of the best places to see the turtles that make Mozambique there home. (B,L,D)

Day 13-14: Hlane Royal National Park – Swaziland, Traditional Huts.

We depart Bilene and travel south to Maputo. We will do a city tour before we make our way to Swaziland. Crossing into Swaziland we enter Hlane Royal National Park which is home to lion, elephant, white rhino and diverse bird life. The 30,000 hectare Nature Reserve has a wide variety of optional activities available. The Hlane nature reserve is Swaziland’s largest protected area and was originally the private hunting grounds of the Swazi Royal family. Today the area is held in a trust and managed by Big Game Parks. The lions are housed in a fenced enclosure inside the game park, so it is possible to hike inside Hlane. After a day of exploring this vast wilderness area we enjoy a display of traditional Swazi dancing following dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 15: Mlilwane Nature Reserve. Traditional Huts. 135km,+/-2Hours

Next stop is Mlilwane, Swaziland’s pioneer conservation area, is a beautiful, secluded sanctuary situated in Swaziland’s “Valley of Heaven”, the Ezulwini Valley, in between Mbabane and Manzini. With 24-hour access to the Sanctuary, guests are free to enjoy the neighboring tourist hubs of Ezulwini and Malkerns, with their many unique attractions and craft shops. From the western boundary, the huge Usutu Forest provides a dramatic backdrop stretching into the distant hills. (B,L) Dinner own expense.

Day 16: JHB, BB. 350km+/-4Hours

After a last game drive and breakfast we make our way to JHB. We will arrive in JHB in the late afternoon. We will spend the last night as a group and we will enjoy the last dinner together. (B,D)

All included:

All accommodation (spacious bow tents with mattresses), Lodges all transfers, game drives and activities as per the itinerary, all meals that are indicated (B - breakfast, L - lunch, D - dinner) and tea/coffees, services of a professional guide, entry and activities included on itinerary and transport in specialized safari vehicles.

Not included:

Restaurant meals, visa, tips, curios, optional excursions beverages (alcohol, soft drinks and bottled mineral water), insurance to cover for cancellation and curtailment, medical, baggage, emergency evacuation, sleeping bag (and small pillow) on all camping safaris and flights.