10 Day Bush & Beach Safari - 10 Days

Overview

On this safari, we visit two countries, South Africa (Panorama Route & Kruger National Park) and Mozambique.

Our journey takes us to world-renowned Kruger National Park, in South Africa to white sandy beaches of Mozambique and the warm Indian Ocean.
This safari offers two very diverse but equally captivating wildlife and cultural experiences and is perfect for private small groups.

Starting in Kruger National Park – a renowned Big 5 destination; you will have the opportunity for thrilling, memorable wildlife sightings during day and night drives.

To end our Kruger experience we travel through the Kruger Transfrontier Peace Park into Mozambique and on to the sandy white beaches and the tropical Indian Ocean – where you can have some real beach time to scuba, snorkel, fishing and many more. The included Ocean Safari will give you the chance of seeing dolphins, manta rays and even the magnificent whale shark.

 

Itinerary

Day 1
Johannesburg - Panorama Route - Hazyview, South Africa

Collection at OR Tambo International airport or surrounding lodges will be between 6:00 – 7:30 am. My offices will advise clients of the pickup time the day before.

Today we will follow the picturesque Panorama route, heading past unique small towns like Dullstroom & Lydenburg.

We will visit the Blyde River Canyon (the world’s 3rd largest canyon), as well as Bourke’s Luck potholes, followed by Lisbon Falls as well as the famous God’s Window.

We will enjoy lunch en-route. The last stop is a peaceful little town called Graskop where clients will enjoy a wide variety of curio shopping before heading to our accommodation for the next few nights, arriving late afternoon. Leisure time is enjoyed after dinner before the next day’s safari.

Accommodation: Camping, upgrade to Lodge possible at own expence.
Included Meals: Dinner only.
Included Highlights:

  • Pick up from your accommodation.
  • Panorama Route, Blyde River Canyon, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Lisbon Falls & God’s Window.

Day 2
Kruger National Park, South Africa

We enter the Kruger National Park once the gates are open then go on to explore the Park on the lookout for lions, majestic herds of elephants, a solitary leopard lying in a shady tree, the amazing rhino, and herds of buffalo, as well as a multitude of other wild animals and birds, like hornbills, eagles, hippo, zebra, giraffe, not forgetting the abundance of buck, like impala & kudu. We spend the night camping at one of the Reset Camps in Kruger National Park.

Accommodation: Camping at one of the Rest Camps in KNP
Included Meals: B, L & D.
Included Highlights:

  • All day game drives in KNP.
  • All Conservation Fees.

Day 3
Kruger National Park, South Africa

Today we travel north towards Olifants Camp where we will camp the night. We go on to explore the Park on a guided game drive stopping off at the various pic-nic spots or rest camps. We spend the night camping at one of the Reset Camps in Kruger National Park.

Accommodation: Camping at one of the Rest Camps in KNP.
Included Meals: B, L & D.
Included Highlights:

  • All day game drives in KNP.
  • All Conservation Fees.

Day 4
Kruger National Park - Praia de Bilene, Mozambique

Today we travel towards Giryondo Border Post where we will exit South Africa and enter into Mozambique as part of the Greater Kruger Transfrontier Peace Park. We travel via the Massinger Dam towards the town of Bilene – a small and idyllic holiday destination surrounded by inland lakes.

Accommodation: Camping at one of the Reseorts in Bilene.
Included Meals: B, L & D.
Included Highlights:

  • All day game drives in KNP.
  • All Conservation Fees.

Day 5
Praia de Bilene - Praia de Tofo Beach, Mozambique

Start the day with a swim in the large saltwater lake (an incredible 27km long). before sitting down to a tasty tropical breakfast.
Our journey continues north to the town of Inhambane. This sleepy town is set around one of the best markets in Mozambique, and stopping here you have the chance to buy some of the beautiful wooden carvings or woven straw baskets that sit alongside the piles of cashew nuts and colorful spices.

From Inhambane, it is a short drive to the wide, white open beaches of Praia de Tofo Beach with an 8km stretch of soft white sand with rolling waves and year-round sunshine our home for the next two nights.

Accommodation: Lodge at Tofo Beach.
Included Meals: B, L & D.
Included Highlights:

  • Transfer to Inhambane and Tofo Beach.
  • Local markets.
  • Pristine Mozambique beaches.

Optional Activities:

Day 6
Praia de Tofo Beach, Mozambique

Today you can spend living the tropical beach life: lazing in the sunshine, swimming in the clear ocean, playing beach volleyball or stroll down to the beach bar for sundowners. A real highlight is the Ocean Safari, organized by your guide and included in your tour. For the non-divers, you have an excellent chance to view Mozambique’s larger see creatures and you might even find yourself swimming with dolphins, manta rays, or whale sharks. a True bucket-list experience!

The rolling waves and warm water of Tofo makes it the perfect place to learn how to surf. So if you always wish wanted to give it a try then sign up at one of the local surf schools. As for the town itself, it has a small curio and food market that is worth exploring and then there is a couple of seafood restaurants.

Accommodation: Camping at one of the Resorts in Tofo.
Included Meals: B, L & D.
Included Highlights:

  • Pristine Mozambique beaches.
  • Ocean Safari

Optional Activities:

Day 7
Praia de Tofo Beach – Vilankulos, Mozambique

This morning after breakfast we drive the 8 km’s back to Inhambane where you will board a traditional Dhow to sail across the Bay to the Town of Maxixe. While you enjoy your Dhow sailing experience I will drive around the Bay and pick you up in Maxixe. From here we continue our journey north to the coastal town of Vilankulos. The town of Vilankulos is a popular tourist destination and the gateway to the Bazaruto Archipelago. It is a great fishing area and is ranked the best black marlin destination in the eastern Indian Ocean. …
Accommodation: Lodge at Vilanculos.
Included Meals: B, L & D.
Included Highlights:

  • Dhow trip from Inhambane to Maxixe.
  • Scenic transfer to Vilankulos

Optional Activities:

Day 8
Vilankulos – Bazaruto Islands, Mozambique

Today we embark on a full day safaris to Magaruque Island and Bazaruto Archipelago.

Magaruque is the closest island to Vilankulo. Easy drift snorkeling off the base reef, island beaches to explore and sand dunes to climb on the eastern side of the island. Enjoy a delicious seafood lunch under some shade on the beach.

The safari also includes snacks on route, refreshments, snorkeling equipment and excludes park entry fees.

Accommodation: Lodge at Vilanculos.
Included Meals: B, L & D.
Included Highlights:

  • Day Safari to Bazaruto Islands, includes snacks on route, refreshments, snorkeling equipment .
  • Magaruque Island time

Optional Activities:

Day 9
Vilankulos - Maputo, Mozambique

Today the journey takes us down the coastline of Mozambique pass Inhambane, Xai Xai to Maputo, the capital city of Mozambique. Maputo 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: Lodge in Maputo.
Included Meals: B & L.
Included Highlights:

  • Transfer to Maputo.
  • Maputo City Tour.
  • Maputo Nightlife..

Day 10
Maputo - Johannesburg, South Africa.

Today the journey takes us back to South Africa with a border crossing at Komatiepoort. We transfer back to Johannesburg/Pretoria arriving late in the afternoon. Drop-off at airport or your accommodation establishment.

Accommodation: None.
Included Meals: B only.
Included Highlights:

  • Transfer to Gauteng.
  • Drop-off.

Included/Excluded

Cost Includes:

  • Pick up from your accommodation in Gauteng.
  • Panorama Route - Blyde River Canyon, Three Rondawels, Bourke's Luck Potholes, Lisbon Falls, God's Window, Graskop.
  • Conservation & Entry Fees to Kruger National Park.
  • All game drives in Kruger National Park.
  • Game drive & Transfer through the Transfrontier Peace Park.
  • Local markets at Inhambane
  • Ocean safari at Praia do Tofo Beach
  • Dhow Sailing trip from Inahambane to Maxixe.
  • Day Safari to the Bazaruto Archipelago with snorkeling at 2 Mile Reef.
  • Maputo City Tour.
  • A drop-off in Johannesburg.
  • All accommodation as specified by the itinerary.
  • All included meals as specified by the itinerary.
  • All included activities and highlights as specified by the itinerary.
  • All transport as specified by the itinerary.
  • Services of a qualified driver/guide

Cost Excludes:

  • All flights and Airport Taxes.
  • All items of personal nature.
  • All alcoholic and soft drinks.
  • All optional activities.
  • All excluded meals as specified on the itinerary.
  • Tips & Gratuities.

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10 Day Bush & Beach Safari

Trip Facts

  • WTE-349
  • 10 Days/9 Nights
  • Johannesburg
  • Johannesburg
  • Mobile Safari
  • Dame Drives, Ocean Safari, Scenic, Culture
  • Max 8/Min 4
  • Custombuilt Safari Vehicle
  • 12
  • 60