3 Country Safari

South Africa -  Mozambique – Swaziland

 

Itinerary: Johannesburg to Johannesburg

Duration: 14 days

Group size: 6-12 people

Lodge Safari Price: 1995 €

 

Highlights

South Africa:

  • Game viewing in the Kruger National Park, as well as the Mkuze and Kosi Bay nature reserves

Swaziland :

  • Bush walks through the HlaneNational Park

Mozambique:

  • Lonely beaches, snorkelling, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing and the lagoon in Inhambane

Info

This tour is a new addition to our safaris and offers an unforgettable experience far off the beaten tracks.

Starting off in Johannesburg, we travel to Kwa Zulu Natal where we will explore the Mkuzi and Kosi Bay Game Reserves.Mozambique, a country that has just recently been rediscovered for tourism is visited. We explore lonely beaches surrounded by tropical fauna, and a rich portuguese, as well as arabic cultural heritage. One of the main highlights of this safari is to experience the incredible variety of species of the Indian Ocean that we will explore on snorkeling and scuba diving excursions and the Big 5 and other unique wildlife in the Kruger Park.

Day 1 & 2:  Mkuze Game Reserve, South Africa

Day 3-5: Kosi Bay

Day 6: Hlane Nationalpark, Swaziland

Day 7: Maputo, Mozambique

Day 8,9,10: Snorkelling excursion near Barra Lodge

Day 11: Bilene

Day 12 & 13:  Kruger National Park

Day 14: Kruger – Johannesburg


Itinerary*

Day 1 & 2:  Mkuze Game Reserve, South Africa

We depart from Johannesburg and travel to Kwa Zulu Natal where we will visit the Mkuze Game Reserve, well known for its endangered black and white rhino. We explore the reserve on game drives and visit a hide overlooking one of the waterholes to watch many different animals and birds. A local guide will take us on a walk in the neighbouring village where we meet local Zulu people and are introduced to their culture and customs. BLD

Day 3-5: Kosi Bay               

Kosi Bay Nature Reserve is famous for its fertile estuary, mangroves, dune forest and lakes, which we explore on foot and by boat. We visit Bunga neck and watch leatherback turtles laying eggs (only in season; November – January). We then visit theKosiBayriver mouth to snorkel on a reef and watch the local fisherman. BL 2xD

Day 6: Hlane Nationalpark, Swaziland

Our lodge in Hlane Game Reserve,Swaziland, is surrounded by beautiful african bushveld. We go on a game walk with a local ranger looking for white rhinos, elephants and some of the more than 300 different bird species. BLD

Day 7: Maputo, Mozambique

We enter Mozambique at the Namaacha border post and travel to Maputo, the capital of Mozambique. Here portuguese and african cultures meet in an exquisite blend of seafood and vibrant life. Sample the excellent seafood in a local restaurant (at own expense). BL

Day 8,9,10: Snorkelling excursion near Barra Lodge

The region around Barra Point is well known for its huge whale sharks and manta rays that we might see when snorkelling. Those holding a licence can go scuba diving (at own expense, approx. Euro 30). Those who prefer staying on shore can go for long walks on the endless beach. BLD

Day 11: Bilene

We turn south along the coast to the town ofBilenesituated on the shores of the Uembje lagoon. The lagoon is 8km wide and 27km long with clear water and white, sandy beaches. We spend the afternoon exploring the lagoon with options of kayaking and snorkeling (own expense), and swimming in the shallow, calm waters. BL

Day 12 & 13:  Kruger National Park

We visitKruger National Park,South Africa, to see some of the big game there! We undertake several exciting game drives to try and spot lions, giraffes, elephants, buffalos and maybe even an elusive leopard. This is one of the most important National Parks inSouthern Africaand we enjoy the solitude there for 2 days. BLD

Day 14: Kruger – Johannesburg

After an early morning game drive we return toJohannesburgin the evening, sun-tanned, laid-back and ready to rejoin life. Tour ends. B

Meals:   B= Breakfast   L= Lunch   D= Dinner

*Subject to change without notice

Price and Services

Price: 1995 €
Single supplement: 395 €
                                                             


Price includes:                                                                 

  • Transport in reliable, comfortable vehicles
  • Game Park entrance fees
  • Kosi Bay canoe excursion
  • 13 nights guest house/ cabin/ chalet
  • 2-3 wholesome meals a day (except where indicated)
  • Professional guide

 

Not included:

  • Flight
  • Visa
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory: luggage, accident and medical cover)
  • Soft drinks, alcohol, tips and other personal expenses

FURTHER INFORMATION 

Group size: 6-12 participants

Single tent/ room: Available at extra cost (Euro 295)

Visa: Required inMozambique; can be arranged through Out of Africa Safaris before tour starts

Entry: Passport (at least 6 month valid from date of departure)

Departures

 

Departures 2014: 06.07. / 13.07. / 27.07. / 03.08. / 17.08. / 24.08. / 07.09. / 14.09. / 28.09. / 05.10. / 19.10. / 26.10. / 09.11. / 16.11. / 07.12. / 21.12.

(bold : german tour guide)

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